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Jason Harris

Jason loves to communicate God's word both in the local church and at conferences and retreats. Jason has been involved with Worship Music since 1996 and InFocus since 2005. Jason has degrees in theology, music, accounting, and research and is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer in the College of Business, Law, and Governance at James Cook University, Cairns. Jason is also a pastor at CrossPoint Church. You can contact Jason at


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    Our church does the passover thing…

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    Articles like these are the reasons I read this blog. Thankyou Jason.

    If I have time in the next day or two I will give you some feedback.

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    I would agree with 1-6, not so sure about 7.

    They can certainly be beneficial to gentile Christians in the 21st century, since we are largely ignorant of Jewish manners and customs, especially in our exegesis and interpretation of the OT and some parts of the NT.

    Whether they should be practiced in church, e.g. Passover, is questionable, sure we have the freedom to do so with the understanding that they are not necessary for our justification or sanctification, but it may be a distraction if not handled properly.

    Another angle is whether Jewish Christians need to practice their traditions that are a part of their culture, with the understanding that they are not necessary for their justification. Perhaps even more difficult is whether they should practice the pre-Mosaic custom of circumcision.

    Personally, I think they should practice circumcision, but the other ones are optional.

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    Jason Harris

    Thanks for the comments so far. I’ve been busy but will try to interact a little soon.

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    Brian Hyde

    I think your propositions should be directed at the inroads that the Hebrews Roots Movement is making into Christianity. The Christian gospel is under threat already within Christianity from ultra conservative groups embracing Christian zionism. Satan has repackaged Judaism and given it a different brand name which makes it all the more dangerous to the unwary so why should we encourage anything in the church that would present Judaism as remotely acceptable? Paul’s ministry was under constant attack from Judaisers so lets not encourage them back into the church in any shape or form.
    In His Grace


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