One of the hottest new teachers in what has become known as the “Hebrew Roots Movement” is Jim Staley of Passion for Truth Ministries.
His video teachings, highly produced works, are bestsellers in the WND Superstore, tackling assumptions and traditions within orthodox Christianity and reasserting Bible-only interpretations of how we are to live.
The latest from Staley is “To Eat or Not to Eat” – a no-holds-barred examination of what the Bible actually says about clean and unclean foods.
Did Jesus, of Yeshua, as He is known in Hebrew, actually change the dietary laws? Or are they meant for today? How did we get the tradition of eating ham on Easter? What are the health implications of eating things categorized by God as “unclean”?
This teaching leaves no stone unturned as every single scripture used by theologians and church-goers alike concerning the subject is thoroughly examined. You will be amazed and shocked when you see for yourself that for over 1800 years we have read into the scriptures things that just aren’t there.
What other new videos and films have been added to the WND Superstore this week?
- “The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story” directed by Robert Buchar: Many Americans today are not happy with the direction the country is heading. They are wondering why the progressive movement got so strong, moving the country to become another big EU. But the spread of socialism in the United States is not just an internal issue. To fully understand what is going on in America today we need to know where the conquest to destroy our way of life was seeded, by whom, and what is the underlying strategy? Did communism really die in 1989 with the end of the Cold War as we were told by the media and our politicians? Nikita Khrushchev said to the Vice President Richard Nixon back in 1959: “You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands.” For five years Robert Buchar has been interviewing intelligence experts, dissidents, defectors and Cold Warriors. What he discovered was an altogether different reality. The United States is heading for trouble and the only way to understand it in all its complexity is to learn what really happened in the past. As we near the final destination of a so-called New World Order, it is very important to realize who planned this journey. Is it possible that the political establishment in the West simply doesn’t want to know the truth? You’ll hear from experts such as Vladimir Bukovsky, Tennent H. Bagley, Angelo Codevilla, Petr Cibulka, Joseph D. Douglass, Frantisek Doskocil, Robert Gates, Edward Jay Epstein, Oleg Gordievsky and Bill Gertz.
- “Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure” directed by Duane Barnart and starring Kirk Cameron: Monumental is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover America’s true “national treasure” – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known. Monumental is heralded as “inspiring,” “beautifully executed,” “powerful,” and “one meant to teach.” Long regarded as “the land of opportunity,” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known? What formula did they discover? What motivated them to come here in the first place? More importantly, how can we apply these same foundational truths today? Take your family on a new adventure to discover the true national treasure of America.
- “Economics for Everybody: Applying Biblical Principles to Work, Wealth & the World” by R.C. Sproul, Jr.: Everybody talks about it. The news is full of it. But most Christians know very little about it. Economics: it’s everywhere, influencing everything, yet so rarely understood. Economics for Everybody seeks to remedy that through an insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. It’s funny, clever, profound and instructive. If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, it’s a message every Christian needs to hear. Package includes DVD and Study Guide.
- “Urban Danger: A Documentary Film”: Danger is stalking the city. Like it or not, it’s a fact … life in urban areas is about to radically change due to developments most people are not aware of. Find out what the issues are and what YOU can do to not only survive but also thrive. Far from a “survivalist” film, Urban Danger takes a common-sense look at our roots, finding practical solutions to problems we face today. You will meet many people from all walks of life who show you the common-sense preparations they are making for difficult times ahead. And in the process, they have found a superior quality of life. They have found what “real living” is all about.
- “Inside Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years” directed by Joel Gilbert, the filmmaker behind the No. 1 documentary in the country, “Dreams of My Real Father”: Once called “Dylan’s God Awful Gospel” by his most loyal fans, Bob Dylan’s “Jesus Years” are today regarded as among the best of his career. Finally, here is an insider’s view into Bob Dylan’s “Born Again” transformation, and its effect on his life and music. In late 1978, Bob Dylan fell into the arms of the Lord through the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Church. In his first-ever interview, Dylan’s Bible class teacher, Pastor Bill Dwyer, details Bob Dylan’s embrace of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Dylan then made three Gospel albums, winning a Grammy for “Gotta Serve Somebody.” However, Dylan’s radical new direction alienated fans and enraged critics as he preached evangelical messages from the Book of Revelation. Director/Producer Joel Gilbert weaves the story of Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years through revealing insider interviews, including legendary “Slow Train Coming” producer Jerry Wexler, background singer Regina McCrary, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, iconic San Francisco Chronicle rock reporter Joel Selvin, award-winning songwriter Al Kasha, and Dylanologist AJ Weberman. Included are rare photos and exclusive live concert footage from 1978-1981, while Bob Dylan himself explains the impact of Jesus on his life and art in a recently unearthed interview from 1981. Visits to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Vineyard Church, and the Fox Warfield Theatre all help tell the intimate tale of Bob Dylan’s Jesus Years.
- “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story”:JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed – a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting to evacuate the hostages to safety. During the mission, shots burst in the night – and a sharp cry for help is heard. That cry would become the cry of an entire nation, mourning the loss of its prodigal son… Thirty-year-old Yonatan Netanyahu has been shot dead. After leading the dramatic raid to free the hostages at Entebbe, Yonatan Netanyahu becomes the “impossible mission’s” most tragic casualty. With his death, Yonatan became an international hero. “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” is an intimate journey into a young hero’s mind. The narration for this compelling film was drawn from Yonatan Netanyahu’s own letters and words, which unveil the complex character of this thoroughly modern young hero. Yonatan’s words are deeply moving through his deep-rooted introspection, self-understanding, and heartfelt passions. Yonatan Netanyahu’s American/Israeli adolescent life took a dramatic turn when he entered the Israeli military at the age of eighteen. His thoughts and worry turned from relationships and girls to guns and nationalism. Through his bravery and selflessness on the battlefield, he was recognized as a national hero. However, Yonatan questioned the core value of war. Obsessed with his duty to his young country, he put aside his personal life and feelings, resulting in a failed marriage. Years later, Yonatan would find love again and vow to change his life’s course… but it was not meant to be, as his life was suddenly cut down on the airstrip in Entebbe, Uganda.What makes Yonatan’s story both universal and unique are his poetry, prose and letters which allow us to see beyond this tough soldier’s exterior, into a deep inner personality where heroism, duty, love, turmoil and doubt raged. Yonatan’s writings describe with striking clarity the exhilaration and fear he faced during the critical crossroads of his short but fascinating life. But the most important aspect of Yonatan’s letters is the recognition of his human frailty. Yonatan’s sensitivity to his shortcomings and flaws led to his seemingly prophetic knowledge that these very flaws would lead to a tragic, untimely death. Nevertheless, Yonatan Netanyahu dared to make a difference, and is a true modern day hero. Featuring interviews with three Israeli prime ministers, Yoni’s ex-wife (for the first time on film), and recently released audio from the Entebbe operation itself – “Follow Me” brings a rare portrait of Israel’s elite soldiers and their greatest hero to the big screen.The film consists of two story arcs that tragically and heroically connect. The first is the dramatic Entebbe hijack and rescue – eight days when a nation held its breath and executed a military miracle that redefined the Jewish nation’s call – “Never Again!” The second is the remarkable life story of Yonatan Netanyahu, a young soldier who struggled to find the balance between his family and the Nation he loved.