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STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

 

We believe that the Bible in its original text, from Genesis to Revelation, is the inspired, infallible, Word of God. It is the final authority in establishing all doctrinal truths and determining how God desires His people to live and worship.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

We believe in the Creator of heaven and earth, who is eternally existent in the plural unity revealed in the Shema: “Hear O Israel, the LORD our God, is one (echad) LORD.” The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are united in God. 

 

Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 11:1-2, Isaiah 61:1-3, Luke 4:18-21, John 17:21-24

 

We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth is the Messiah, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), as foretold by the Prophets, was born of a virgin, and came to earth as God made manifest in the flesh. Yeshua our Messiah lived a sinless life, died for the forgiveness of our sins to redeem us back into the covenant, was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father. Yeshua is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, who sits in the midst of the throne in heaven.  He was, and is, and is to come. His sacrifice allows His disciples to enter into the presence of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, with our praises, prayers, and petitions. Yeshua accomplished the foretold event of the restoration of the Kingdom so He may reign over the house of  David. Yeshua will return physically as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to rule and reign over all the earth. 

 

Micah 5:2, 1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 7:14, Ezekiel 37:15-28, Luke 1:34, 1 John 4:10, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Mark 16:19, Zechariah 14, Acts 1:1-9, Revelation 6:5, Revelation 19:11-16

We believe the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), indwells all Believers to lead, guide, teach, comfort and empower to live a righteous life. Messiah Yeshua promised the Comforter, who He described as the Spirit of Truth, would testify of Him and give power to His people to be His witnesses. This empowering of the Spirit (Ruach) is the same today, as it was in the day of Pentecost (Shavuot), as recorded in the Book of Acts. The infilling and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) are still available and operative in the lives of His redeemed precious saints. The Spirit (Ruach) writes God’s law (Torah) on the hearts of His people to bring them to a place of loving obedience to the commandments of God. 

 

John 14:26, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 Corinthians 14:26, 1 Corinthians 12:4-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:14-19, John 15:26-27, Ezekiel 36:26-28

We believe the Torah is the instructions of a loving and gracious Father to His children. It is the perfect law that gives liberty. The Torah was not given for salvation or to earn favor with God. Instead, it is the loving instruction of how a redeemed, set apart people should live. The Torah was given to the covenant community of Israel. This Torah is the same for the native born of Israel, as it is for those who sojourn among them who convert (i.e Ruth). The Torah is to be written on the hearts of New Covenant Believers.  Honoring Torah is an act of love toward God and our fellow man.  Yeshua kept His Father’s commandments and lived in His love. We are to walk as He walked. We are to obey Yahweh’s commandments and to hold to the testimony of Yeshua.

 

Joshua 22:5, Exodus 12:49, Jeremiah 31:31-33, Hebrews 8:8-10, James 1:25, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 3:24, 1 John 5:3

We believe all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. All people, both the Jew and the non-Jew (or born or not born of any of the 12 tribes), need the Salvation (Yeshua) provided by the grace of Yahweh. We believe that salvation is by faith alone and is a gift that cannot be earned by personal efforts. The new birth is a work of the Ruach, as evidenced in a heart that is circumcised to love the Holy One of Israel.

 

Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-10, Deuteronomy 30:6, Romans 2:29

We believe that when a Jew or a convert put their trust in Yeshua as Messiah, they are grafted (or re-grafted) into the olive tree of Israel, by the Covenant Redeemer, Yeshua. Faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua makes one a member in the Commonwealth of Israel. Our Father, Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. If we are in Messiah, we are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the Promise, though conversion is a rite of the covenant. Those converted in Messiah by the governing body He established are full members of the household of faith with the same laws, expectations, benefits, and promises as anyone else regardless of birth status. We believe in free will to accept or reject the Messiah's atonement for our sins.

 

Romans 11:17-27, John 8:33-39, Ephesians 2:11-19, Galatians 3:29

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved. The saved will have everlasting life and the unsaved will perish. Without Yeshua sinful man is lost and must be born again by the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) to gain everlasting life. The infilling and gifts of the Spirit (Ruach) are available and operative in the lives of all Believers.

 

John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:5-6, John 3:3-7, 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

We believe the family is the basic unit of the community of faith founded through the uniting of one man to one woman in holy matrimony. From the beginning, marriage is depicted and described as one man married to one woman, in the uniting of Adam and Eve. This Biblical depiction and description is confirmed by Yeshua and His Bride. The family unit is the basis of Biblical nurture. The Torah commandments are to be taught diligently to our children as we walk by the way and as we lie down. These commandments, written on our hearts, are the basis of the Spirit of Elijah that is being restored in our day

 

Genesis 2:24, 2 Corinthians 11:2, Ephesians 5:31-33, Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy. 6:7, Malachi 4:4-6

We believe that the weekly seventh day Sabbath and annual Feasts of the Lord (Yahweh) are “statutes forever” and should be celebrated by the body of faith represented by Believers in Yeshua. The feasts of the LORD, or moedim, are appointments for the Bride to meet with her Husband to learn more of Him and His Kingdom to come.  We long for the day when His Kingdom is restored to Israel and His will is done on earth as it is in heaven. We believe in the New Heaven and the New Earth, which is the world to come. 

 

Leviticus 23, Zechariah 14:16-19, Matthew 6:10, Acts 1:6, Revelation 21:1, Revelation 22:17

We believe we are to be One (Echad) in Messiah. This oneness is fueled by actions of love. We are to live in the Father’s love and abide in Messiah Yeshua. This will demonstrate to a lost and dying world that we are One (Echad). We must live in His love to live out the testimony of Yeshua. If we keep His commandments we shall abide in His love; even as He has kept His Father's commandments and abides in His love.

 

John 13:34-35, John 15: 10-17, John 17:11, Philippians 2:2, Galatians 5:14, Revelation 12:17