Sunday, 20 August 2017
Members of the Body who have a legalistic, critical bent (which is all too common among human beings) use conformity to a tradition as the basis for judging others. If a phrase is changed in a service or a substitution made, or if a particular order is changed, there is a response of anger and intolerance ... Most Jewish people today are not desirous of a demand for regular conformity in all of the details of their lives and worship. In addition, judgmentalism and rigid conformity requirements in life and worship destroy creativity, Wherw will there then be room for new prayers, songs, drama, and dance that God would desire in our midst?
Worship material of value can be produced today as well as a thousance years ago. New material and style reflects our identity and expression today as messianic Jews. It is also necessary. Ancient material roots us in our history; new material shows the creative.
Jewish Roots, Chapter Ten: Dangers to be Faced