- THE SCRIPTURES (IN GENERAL) - We believe by
perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed be He, is the author of the
TaNaKH and B'rit Chadashah in their original autographs), and that it
contradistinction to other religious scriptures) is the only
Word of HaShem (a reverent title for the memorial name of God). This
plenary Word of HaShem has been made available to all men. The product
holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved upon by the
HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), we accept it as our infallible guide in matters
to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
- THE UNITY OF HASHEM- We believe by perfect faith that there is one God
(Y-H-V-H), eternally existent in a Unity of
Three (...); the Father, the Son, and the Ruach HaKodesh (Deut. 6:4;
1:1-2, 14:18; 10:30; 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-15).
- YESHUA, THE MESSIAH - We believe in the deity of Yeshua HaMashiach (John
1:1-18), and his virgin birth (Is. 9:6; Is 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25), in his
life (Is. 53; 2 Cor. 5:21; Lk. 1:35), in his miracles (Matt. 4:23-25),
in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood (Is 53; Dan.
Rom. 3:21-31; Heb. 9&10), in his bodily resurrection (Zech. 12:10
ch. 14; Matt. 28), in his ascension to the right hand of the Father
16:10 & ch. 110; Acts 1:1-11; Heb. 1:1-3), and in his personal and
physical return in power and glory (Dan. 7:9-14; Matt. 26:57-64; Rev.
believe that Yeshua is the way,
the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through him (John
40, 44; 14:6; 1 John 5:11-12).
- MAN, HIS
FALL AND REDEMPTION - We believe by
perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed be He, is the Creator of all
men, and that all men are made in the likeness and image of HaShem, but
through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "…since
all have sinned and
come short of earning God's praise." "As the TaNaKH puts it, "There is
one righteous, not even one!"" Yeshua, the Messiah, the Son of God, was
to undo the work of haSatan (the Adversary) and gave his life and shed
to redeem and restore man back to HaShem (Rom. 3:10, 23; 5:14; 1 John
Salvation is the gift of HaShem to man, separate from works and the
and is made operative by grace through faith in Yeshua, producing works
to HaShem (Eph. 2:8-10).
- ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH- We believe by
perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed be He, is not willing that any
should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn from his sins (2
Peter 3:6). Man's first step towards salvation is godly sorrow that
leads to repentance. In order to become a genuine follower of HaShem,
the New Birth is necessary to all men and, when fulfilled, produces
eternal life (2Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12 ).
- BAPTISM IN THE RUACH HAKODESH (HOLY SPIRIT) - We believe by perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed
be He, desires that all of his children appropriate and internalize the
power and fullness of his gracious Spirit. The Baptism in the Ruach
and fire is a gift from HaShem as promised by Yeshua the Messiah to all
believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth (Matt. 3:11; John
14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 2:38, 39). The gift of tongues is but one of the
manifestations of the Ruach HaKodesh (Acts 2:4; 19:1-7; 1 Cor. 12:1-13;
ch. 14). We believe in the operation of all of the gifts of the Ruach
as enumerated in HaShem's Word. We embrace the complete ministry of the
Ruach HaKodesh (Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12:1-13).
- SANCTIFICATION- We believe by
perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed be He, commands his genuine
followers to be holy, even as he is holy. The whole of the unified Word
of God (TaNaKH and B'rit Chadashah) teaches that without holiness no
man can see HaShem. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a
definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of
regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (1 Cor.
1:30; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 12:14; 2 Peter 3:18; Rev.
- THE TORAH- Etymologically the word Torah is
taken from the root Hebrew word "yarah" meaning "to shoot an arrow" or
"to hit the mark". Properly used, the word "torah" means, "to teach".
In a broad
sense, Torah is the revelation of HaShem to His people. Within this
and depending on the context used both by many rabbis and some
scholars, the term "Torah" can mean: (1) The five books of Moshe; (2)
plus the Prophets and the Writings; (3) that, plus the Oral Torah,
includes the Talmud and later legal writings; (4) that, plus all
teaching from the rabbis, including ethical and "aggadic" materials; or
all of the above as understood and interpreted in light of what Yeshua
Messiah and the rest of the New Covenant Scriptures have said about it.
the most part, we will use definitions number (1), (2), and (5). We
that it is crucial for us to understand theologically, that the primary
in HaShem's giving of the Torah, as a way of making someone righteous, only
achieves its goal when the person, by faith, accepts that Yeshua is the
promised Messiah spoken about therein. Until the individual reaches
his familiarity of the Torah is only so much intellectual nutrition.
by believing in Yeshua will the person be able to properly understand
and consequently, his Word. Therefore, we strongly encourage all
both Jews and Gentiles, to affirm, embrace, and practice these
laws (Torah) and ways (halakha, i.e., practical applications) as
through the Torah (teachings) of Messiah Yeshua (Ex. 19 & 20; Deut.
Jer. 31:31-34; Matt. 5:17-19; Rom. 3 & 4; 1 Cor. 7:19; Heb. 8:10;
- THE DECALOGUE - We believe that the Asarat
(Ten Words/Commandments) are a comprehensive summary of HaShem's
laws and ways, as found in both the original and renewed covenants (Ex.
& 20; Deut. 5; Jer. 31:31-34; Matt. 5:17-19; Heb. 8:10). Therefore,
strongly encourage all believers, both Jews and Gentiles, to affirm,
and practice these foundational teachings (Matt. 5:17-19; Rom. 3:29-31;
Cor. 7:19; Rev. 14:12).
- ISRA'EL - We believe in
HaShem's irrevocable choice of the Jewish People as His Family; the
Land of Israel as His special place; the City of Yerushalyim as His
royal capital; the
family of David as His royal dynasty (Gen. 12:1-3; 13:14-17; 17:9-14;
22:15-18; Ex. 19:5; Deut. 4:5-8; 6:4; 12:5, 11, 21; 14:23, 24; 2 Sam.
1 Kings 2:45; Ps. 76:1, 2; 102:18-22; Is. 2:1-3; Jer. 31:35-37; Ez.
34:20-24; 37:21-28; Rom. 9:1-13; 11:1-6, 11-29).
- THE CONGREGATION OF HASHEM - We believe by perfect faith that the
Holy One, Blessed be He, commands his true sheep to worship him in
spirit and in truth, therefore we believe in the spiritual unity of all
believers in the only True Shepherd, Yeshua the Messiah. We believe
that Jewish followers of Yeshua are called to maintain their Jewish,
biblical heritage and remain a part of their people Isra'el as well as
the universal Body of Believers. This is part of their identity and
serves as a witness to HaShem's faithfulness. We believe that Gentile
Believers in Messiah are grafted into the Jewish Olive Tree, Isra'el
(Rom. 11), thereby making them fellow citizens and full-participants
with the Commonwealth of Isra'el (Eph. 2), thus granting them the
divine privilege of following the whole of the Torah (see paragraph 8
above). We believe that HaShem has written this very same Torah upon
every heart (Jew and Gentile) of those who have placed their trusting
faithfulness in Yeshua (Jer. 31:31-34; Heb. 8:7-12). We believe that
this same Torah is a foundational revelation of the righteousness of
HaShem and serves as a description (along with the rest of the
Scriptures) of the lifestyle of the Redeemed Community (James 1:16-27).
- THE RESURRECTION- We believe in the
personal return, in power and glory, of Yeshua the Messiah to judge the
living and the dead (Dan. 7:9-14; Matt. 26:57-64; Rev. 1:1-18). We
believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that
are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost to the
resurrection of damnation (John 5:19-29).
SPIRIT WORLD - We believe by
perfect faith that the Holy One, Blessed be He, is the Creator of all
heavenly principalities, and that in submission to their rebellious
leader haSatan, one third of the order of angels also fell into
rebellion and direct disobedience to HaShem (Is. 14:12-19; Ez.
28:12-19; Rev. 12:1-9). We believe that through the redemptive work of
Messiah Yeshua these fallen angels, along with their leader, are
a defeated foe, and that one day God the Father will indeed vindicate
Holy Name by casting them completely down to the sides of Sh'ol (Hell)
the Lake of Fire, which was prepared for haSatan and his evil minions
14:15-20; Ez. 28:16-19; Dan. 7:11; Matt. 25:41b; Col. 2:15; 2 Thess,
9; Rev. 19:20). We believe that the angels of light are ministering
unto those who in genuine trusting faithfulness name the name of Yeshua
Salvation unto all men, and that in conjunction with Yeshua's mighty
these faithful followers have also been given power and dominion over
works of haSatan (Matt. 9:32-10:8; 17:14-21; Mark 6:12, 13; Lk. 10:17;
14:12; Acts 10:38; Eph. 6:10-18; Phil. 4:13;; Heb. 1:4-14).