Sabbath Keeping in the Messianic Movement

Sabbath Keeping in the Messianic Movement

Dr. Daniel Botkin

“My spiritual identity is centered in Jesus (Yeshua), not in Sabbath keeping. However, this does not lessen the importance of keeping the Sabbath, any more than it lessens the importance of keeping any of the other nine of the Ten Commandments. Keeping the seventh day Sabbath is very important to me and to others who, like me, are active in a movement that is usually called the Messianic Movement. Some people call this movement by other names — the Jewish Roots Movement, the Hebrew Roots Movement, the Torah Movement, the Messianic Israel Movement, and perhaps other names I have not heard. But the term most commonly used is the Messianic Movement.

The modern Messianic Movement grew out of the Messianic Jewish Movement, which grew out of the Hebrew Christian Movement of the 1800s. Of course Hebrew Christians/Messianic Jews existed long before the 1800s. Of course Hebrew Christians/Messianic Jews existed long before

the 1800s. As most readers of The Sabbath Sentinel probably know, the first-century ecclesia (church) in Acts started with Jewish believers in Jesus, and for several years consisted only of Jews and of proselytes who converted to Judaism.”

(this article is an excerpt from the May-June 2013 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

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