January Anchors of Truth Series Highlights Common Roots of Christian and Jewish Faiths


Our newest Anchors of Truth series was born out of a conversation at last year’s ASI Convention in Orlando, Florida. 3ABN production manager, C. A. Murray says, “We were pleasantly surprised at the popularity of our new Jewish heritage program entitled, Back to Our Roots, and we wanted to expand on it and answer the many questions our viewers were sending in concerning ministry among our Jewish brothers and sisters.

“As Pastor Jim Gilley and I spoke with pastors Alex Schlussler, Jeff Zeremsky, Sasha Bolotnikov, and Ralph Ringer, we recognized their desire to highlight the common roots of the Christian and Jewish faiths,” he continues. “There was also a strong wish to sensitize the Christian community on how to meet and socialize with the Jewish community in redemptive, nonjudgmental, and non-confrontational ways.

“We believe the Lord brought these things together, and that the common thread that united all these needs was the Messiah, Himself—and that’s how our theme came to be, ‘One in the Messiah.'”

Don’t miss this wonderful series beginning Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. Central (UTC-6).

Anchors of Truth: “One in the Messiah”
Broadcast Times – Live from Plantation, Florida

Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m. – Pastor Alex Schlussler, “One in the Messiah”

Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. – Pastor Jeff Zeremsky, “How Bad Are the Jews?”

Friday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m. – Pastor Sasha Bolotnikov, “From the Old to the New”

Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 a.m. – Pastor Alex Schlussler, “God Never Gives Up”

Saturday, January 11 at 2:00 p.m. – Pastor Ralph Ringer, “God’s Answer to Daniel’s Prayer is the Messiah”

All times Central Standard Time (UTC–6)

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7 Responses to “January Anchors of Truth Series Highlights Common Roots of Christian and Jewish Faiths”

  1. Roger

    , I could write a book (if you managed to read all my blog posts here, you'd etnavuelly get the whole story).Ultimately, I've come to the conclusion that even though we non-Jewish disciples of the Jewish Messiah are grafted in to the root of Jesse, that doesn't make us Jewish in any sense or delete the covenant uniqueness of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. We *are* co-heirs of the Kingdom of God and are equally loved in His sight, but that doesn't translate into any actual requirement to keep the Torah mitzvot (although voluntary following some of the commandments isn't objectionable and most Christians already keep the weightier matters of Torah ).I'm somewhat hesitant to discuss my opinions of Michael Rood and Jim Staley since I don't want to tell tales out of school, as they say here in Idaho. As you already know, I tend to recommend as an excellent information source. You've already visited Gene's blog, and you'll probably want to visit as well. We all share pretty much the same understanding and vision for the Messianic movement and for Christianity. Also, as you've already determined, anything with the name Messianic attached to it potentially is located inside a verbal and conceptual minefield of opinion and sometimes heated discussion, so be careful out there.Most or all of the answers to your questions are probably located in the last two months or so of blog posts I've written. Since I write a ridiculous amount of morning meditations (and extra meditations ), that's a lot of material to go through. You could also just follow what I produce from here on in to get an idea of what I'm thinking and feeling about everything you've asked. I'm relatively uncensored, so what you read is who I am.More than anything else though (and I hope I've answered at least some of your questions), as a friend of mine recently reminded me, don't seek Christianity and don't seek Judaism. Seek God. That's always a good place to start.Peace.

    • G. Altink

      Re: "but that doesn't translate into any actual requirement to keep the Torah mitzvot "
      What do you make of Ecclesiastes 12:13 Where it says that the mitsvot apply to kol ha adam, all of mankind. And mitzvot are derived from the 613 instructions. Of course originally given in a setting that cannot be transplanted directly into our western world. But wouldn't it be enriching to see how we can give a modern interpretation to every one of the 613?

      • Cecil

        Have you considered reading not only Ecclesiastes 12:13 but also 14
        If you think that this verse 13 was applicable only to one set of People (be they Jews or Gentiles) verse 14 should answer your concerns. That verse says: God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or evil. The statement every work, and every secret thing implies every body who ever lived on this evil Earth.
        Therefore, you don't have to get to indeep into the ethniticy of racial boundaries
        Just live righteous, godly and holy in this present world and accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life and you will walk through one of those New Jerusalem
        Gates over their arch are the Namesof the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Therefore, you will be classified as an Israelite. God bless

  2. Michael Dewar

    By accident or providence I was flipping from one religious station to another looking for a fresh word from the Lord, and I stumbled upon Dr. Bolotnikov''s presentation "From the Old to the New [covenant" on 3ABN on Friday, Jan.10th 2014 and it was informative, inspiring and deeply moving.

    Frankly, in 40 years of ministry I never heard an explanation quite like the one he gave; everything he said is right there in the word. He was not giving some strange, twisted translation or interpretation to the text or taking it out of context. It was a masterful presentation. I would like to know how I can purchase the entire series.

  3. Jill Harwood

    Baruch Ha Shem! To be alive to reach this season. I'm very pleased to see this series.It answered a lot of questions. Todah rabah from Bubbie.

  4. Judy L.

    Does anyone know when this series will be rebroadcast?I DVRed the first 2,but We were out of town and the last 2 did not record.So want to see and share the last 2,Looking forward to a reply from someone.

    • Michael Prewitt

      It will most likely be rebroadcast, but it is not scheduled yet. Live programs go through an editing process before they are re-aired. You could call us in a couple weeks for an update, or buy the DVD version from our store.