While I entertained the idea of writing a book dealing with the HRM upon my first visit to that church, following the debate, I felt called by God to do it. But as is often the case, the busyness of life crept in and it would be several more years before I actually began the work on it. And I am now overjoyed to announce, I have completed the work on the book and it will be available next month! I feel like I have released a great burden.
There may be some who have not been directly involved by the Hebrew Roots teaching and have little interest in a work dealing with it. But this book, while specifically focused on the HRM and its teaching, really deals with the larger issue of legalism in general.
So, what is legalism? Legalism is “anything we believe we must do or perform in order to be right with God.” What legalism does is deny one of the most important truths of the New Testament…our complete dependence on God’s grace and reliance on the finished work of Christ. No act of obedience will make us more worthy to enter into the kingdom of God. In this respect, the Hebrew Roots Movement is like many others that have preceded it and will likely follow in the future. These movements stress the need for good conduct as the basis for entering the kingdom of God.
This book simply deals with one particular form of it but there are many different forms it takes. And so, this book will be meaningful for many different people, since the topic of avoiding legalism is relevant at all times. Those who have read an earlier release have testified to the fact that reading it helped them better grasp the gospel of the grace of God. Thus, they were better equipped to deal with legalism.
I am praying and asking the Father of glory to use this book as a powerful instrument to equip believers and leaders to defend the gospel, while also helping those desirous of learning about the Hebrew roots of the faith without falling into legalism.