Articles of Faith

We Believe...

There is one sovereign living God, and He is "Echad" as declared in the Sh'ma (Deuteronomy 6:4, a "united One" or "compound unity" eternally existent (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as expressed in Isaiah 48:16-17 and Mathew 28:19

Yeshua HaMashiach; Jesus is the Messiah; He is eternally pre-existent and is co-equal with God the Father, He took on Himself the nature of man through the virgin birth which was to be a sign to Israel of his Messiahship (Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:1-14)

The Messiah lived and performed miracles yesterday, and lives and performs His miracles today. He was born of a virgin, free from sin, free form the adamic sin nature and lived a sinless life. He died at Passover as the Lamb of God with an Atoning death for all people. He was buried and rose three days later at the time of the Feast of Firstfruits. He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven to become the eternal Great High Priest Interceding for us. He will return for believers, both living and death, and establish of His worldwide rule from Jerusalem (Mathew 20:30-34, 2 Corinthians 5:2,; John 20; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1, John 14:3; Zechariah 8:3; Zechariah 12:10, 13:1)

Ruach Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit) is co-equal and co-eternal with the father and with the son; He was active in the creation of things and continues to be so in providence; He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement; He regenerates, sacrifices, baptizes, indwells, seals, illuminates, guides, fellowships with believers and bestows His gifts upon all believers. (Gen 1:26; Ezekiel 36:26; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Matthew 3:11; 1 Corinthians 13:14 and 12:7)

The scriptures of the Old Covenant (Tanakh) and the New Covenant (Brit Chadasha) are divinely inspired, verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings, and are the only infallible, authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct. (Numbers 12:6-8; Isaiah 8:20; Timothy 3:16-17)

Adonai God gave the Torah for instructions and these laws are still valid as a reflection of God's righteousness. They are a standard as a means of preserving a distinct nation of Israel. Righteousness with God is solely by grace through faith. (Deut 6:4-6, 6:20-25, 30:11-20; Psalms 19:7-14; Matthew 5:17-19; Romans 3:27-31; Ephesians 2:8-9)

God created man in His own image; but that, because of the disobedience of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, they lost their innocence and both they and their descendants, separated from God, suffer physical and spiritual death; and that all human beings with the exception of Yeshua HaMashiach are sinners by nature and practice (Gen 1:27, 3; Psalms 51:7; 2 Corianthians 5:21)

The only means to be cleanse from sins is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua HaMashiach, and that repentance from sin and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakidesh) is absolutely essential for personal salvation. There is no other Name than that of Yeshua by which all Jews and Gentiles) must be saved. (leviticus 17:11; Ephesians 2:8; James 2:14-26; Matthew 18:3; John 3:3; Acts 4:12

Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Issac, whether through bloodline of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel. They are still Jews. Gentiles or the Nations who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua, become sons and daughters of the God of Israel and are grafted into this Salvation. Jews and Gentiles, one in Messiah. (Romans 2:28-29; Romans 11:17; Galatians 3:28-29)

Israel exists as a covenant people through whom God continues to accomplish His purposes; and that, in accordance with the New Covenant, Jews and Gentiles who acknowledge Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer are an elect people and now worship together in the house of God (Ephesians 2:2-14; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:25)

Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the save ones to everlasting life and the lost ones to eternal separation from God, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46)

We should partake of the comunal elements of the matzo (unleavened bread) and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Yeshua HaMashiach at His last Passover Seder; that the elements are symbolic of the Lord's death and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 11:23-34)

We participate in Mikvah immersion (water baptism) of believers as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the "old" man and the resurrection into newness of life. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 19:2-6; Romans 6:4)

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