Articles of Faith
There is One Sovereign Living Elohim (G-d), and He is “Echad” as declared in the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4).
There is only one mediator between Elohim (G-d) and men, Yeshua the Son of Elohim (G-d), the Messiah in Whom we have redemption by the grace of Elohim (G-d), in His blood and justification through faith; never by works. There is no other Name than that of Yeshua by which all Jews and Gentiles must be saved. (Ephesians 2:8; Acts 4:12)
Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Yeshua the Messiah) 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 lived a sinless life with perfect obedience to the Torah (Law). He died at Passover as the Lamb of G-d with an Atoning death for all people. He was buried and rose three days later. 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 dead, and will establish His worldwide rule from Jerusalem. (Matthew 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)
We believe in the manifestation of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit). (1 Corinthians 12:7)
The Scriptures of the Tanak (Old Covenant) and the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant), from Genesis to Revelation, are divinely inspired, verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings, and are the only infallible, authoritative Word of G-d in all matters of faith and conduct. (Numbers 12:6-8; Isaiah 8:20; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
The Torah (Law) contains the instructions for a righteous and fruitful life through the eternal commandments and principles broken down in it. Yeshua did not come to abrogate the Torah but to interpret it in its fullest sense. (Matthew 5:17-19)
G-d 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 G-d, suffer physical and spiritual death; and that all human beings with the exception of Yeshua Ha Mashiach are sinners by nature and practice. (Genesis 1:27, 3; Psalms 51:7; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
We participate in Tevillah (mikvah immersions-water baptisms) 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. When arising from the water, a change of state has happened in your life and now symbolically you are a new man with a new life. It is a symbol of salvation and of the identification of the messianic believer through the death and resurrection of Yeshua. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 19:2-6; Romans 6:4; Hebrews 6:1-2; 1 Peter 3:21)
Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved ones to everlasting life and the lost ones to eternal separation from G-d, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment. (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46)
The believer must live a set-apart (holy) life in accordance with the Scriptures and bear the fruit of true repentance. (Leviticus 20:26; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Hebrews 12:14; Romans 6:22; Matthew 3:8; Acts 3:19)
Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Isaac, whether through the 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. Gentiles, who place their faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua, are also sons and daughters of Israel. (Romans 2:28-29; Romans 11:17; Galatians 3:28-29)
Israel exists as a Covenant People through whom G-d 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 G-d, as One People. (Ephesians 2:2-14; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:25)
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