Shalom! Last week I put out a blog titled “Cross Vs. Tzitzit,”which got mixed reviews. Although there were some who agreed and added insightful notes, others to provide me with their critical “teacher’s notes”. I believe my message got lost with some, and I want to clear up some things. Feel free to go back and read the blog here before we continue. The blog title was not to put Torah believe against Torah believer, but to get us to think about the things we encounter on our journey. Honestly, I do not care in what era of time the pagan cross was introduced. The issue is, we have no scriptural evidence of an actual cross. Some Facebook commentators mentioned “Tav” in Genesis. Tav is the ancient Hebrew alphabet for “T” and means “mark or sign”. The symbol also resembles our “common day cross” and does not represent the same thing. I was not talking about the Tav, but the cross that we are familiar with today. (Please view Jeff Benner’s book here, it was a gift from a wife and it really helped me out when I started in Torah.)
One commentator advised, I was putting opposition in the Torah community. First of all, If you are born again and want to honor Yah, you should NOT be wearing a cross, point blank. It has nothing to do with Yeshua or Yah. I honestly invite anyone to show me where they see the “cross” used in scripture. Some people said, ” His feet and hands was pierced”, so it had to be on a cross I assume??? Last time I checked , a person can also be nailed to a tree, BUT that is not the point I swear!!! The point is why has the cross been shoved down our throats all of our lives, and it has nothing to do with the Bible. We should want to distance ourselves from things that have pagan roots. It does not matter if Constantine ordained or Nimrod, the point is we shouldn’t be wearing it.
Now, on to Tzitzits. Although I personally choose to wear Tzitzits, I cannot say you are required to wear them. ( ***see comment below)When I realized there was something I could wear that the Father allowed, I was overjoyed. Also, when I learned the function of the Tzitzits, I realized they also serve a purpose. I mean, following Yah’s commandments are a new thing for most of us, so they could be beneficial to a new believer. As stated, I do not think they are required now, because we know many people that wear them, and have prideful hearts. I am aware that there is a difference in the Book of the Law and the Book of the Covenant. Again, if you choose to wear Tzitzits or not, we should always inspect our heart and our true reasoning behind it.
Again, this blog was not put out to stir up confusion, but clear up the confusion. Say what you will, crosses do not carry the message of Yah or Yeshua. Tzitzits can be worn or not be worn, but we should make sure we are keeping ourselves humble and seeking Yah’s truth in everything. We should keep things simple, and beware of mans’ tricks. Let me know what you feel below.