Definition: (adjective) Narrowly restricted in scope or outlook.
Usage: After moving to a big city, she had little patience for what
she considered to be her parents' parochial attitudes.
Imagine, if you will, the old black-and-white television sets that had a screen about as big as a 5X6 card. They were small, fuzzy, had a poor-quality picture and was a generally a parochial way to watch images.
Now, leap forward to 2006 and imagine the massive 6 by 4 foot big screen tvs, full color, with THX surround sound and HDTV quality reception.
So, too, is the difference between modern christianity and the Torah-centered gospel.
Christianty, in many ways, is parochial -- just like those old, black-and-white tvs that you could buy in the 40's.
Christianity is stripped of all the color of the Hebrew Feasts which paints such vivid pictures of our Messiah. Paul talked about how the New Moons, sabbaths and feast days point toward what is still to come -- Christrianity leaves one blind as it honors pagan feasts rooted in the pagan past.
Christianity limits one's health, allowing consumption of non-foods such as pig and shellfish -- foods that are medically proven to cause heart disease and a shorter life span.
Christianity disallows holiness, allowing its weaerers to really dress in whatever manner they want, having no set standard except maybe man-made standards not really rooted in scripture.
Christianity misses out on the utter pleasure of the sabbath, and instead honors the day of the sun and most christians do not even "sabbath" the entire of day of the sun, but do other business after their 2-hour church services.
Over and over again we see how parochial christianity really is. In contrast, the Torah is boundless, limitless, infinite in scope, eternally bringing its doers closer and closer to YahShua, even Almighty YHVH.
Form the Hebrew Feasts to the clean-foods diet to what we wear to the sabbaths we honor, every jot and tittle sets us free, opens up a whole new world that paints vivid pictures of our precious Messiah. What many Christians and the world view as a set of rules that are burdensome, really sets a person free like never before. It is the Law of Liberty, this Torah of Moshe, and by serving it in newness of Ruach, this Torah sets a heart free and breathes the wind of Yah into the dusty temple of a weary human being.
His burden is light and His yoke is easy -- truly the burden of Torah is no burden at all. It is a wonder and a delight even as the Psalmist declares, by the Ruach -- LET ME BEHOLD WONDROUS THINGS OUT OF THY TORAH! How many Christians never behold this for they reject Torah's modern application to their lives.
Away with this parochial christianity! Embrace the Torah of Moshe -- the wide-screen tv of full, digital color that leaves christianity in the dust.