Statement of Faith

 

We believe that God is One (Echad), eternally existent in three Persons called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Mt. 28:19; John 10:30).

We believe the Father is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, the Creator and Ruler of all things Who has revealed Himself to man, and only through that revelation can He be known by man (John 5:26-28; 14:21; Rom. 8:  Eph. 3:9).

We believe the Lord Yeshua Messiah is the Son of God, equally divine and eternal with the Father (John 10:33; Col. 2:9), and is also the Son of Man, fully human but without sin (Mt. 1:23; Lk. 1:34-35).  We believe in His pre-incarnate existence (John 8:58), virgin birth (Is. 7:14; Mt. 1:23; Lk. 1:34-35), sinless life (Heb. 4:15; 7:26), miracles (John 2:11), vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (1 Cor. 15:3; Eph. 1:7; Heb. 2:9), bodily resurrection (John 11:25; 1 Cor. 15:4), ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mk. 16:19), and personal return to earth in power and glory to rule over an earthly Kingdom for a thousand years (John 5:26-29; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:23; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Tim. 6:14;  2 Tim. 4:8; Rev. 19:11-16).

We believe the Holy Spirit is a Person, One with the Father and Son, Whose work it is to glorify the Father in Messiah through convicting men of sin and regenerating those who trust on Yeshua.  We believe that spiritual regeneration is absolutely essential for the salvation of men (John 3:16-19; 15:26; 16:7-8; Rom. 3:23; 5:8-9; 8:26-27; Eph. 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling believers are enabled to live a godly life of obedience to the Word of God (Jer. 31:33; Ezek. 36:26-28; Rom. 8:13-14; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19-20; Eph. 4:30; 5:18).

We believe the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation is the only inspired, infallible, authoritative written Word of God and inerrant in the original manuscripts (Ps. 119; John 1:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:21).

We believe that salvation is only in Yeshua through His atoning death on the cross.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the redeemed and the lost — the redeemed to eternal life with God and the lost to eternal damnation eternally apart from God (John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; 1 Cor. 15:1-23; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:7-8).

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the Lord Yeshua Messiah (John 10:16; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; Gal. 3:26-28). 

We believe in a Hebrew/Torah-centered community of believers in Yeshua (Ps. 19:7-8; Ps. 119; Jer. 31:33; Ezek. 36:27; Mt. 5:17-18; Rom. 2:13; 7:6; 8:1-4; James 1:21-25).  We believe in a visible spiritual unity of both Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua (John 10:16; Rom. 2:28-29; Eph. 2:11-22).  We believe that we should encourage Jewish believers in Yeshua to identify with Israel as the true remnant according to God’s grace and encourage Gentile believers in Yeshua as a grafted-in branch of remnant Israel, respectively (Rom. 11:11-24).

We believe in the observance and celebration of a weekly, seventh-day Sabbath and the seven yearly Feasts of the Lord as instructed by God, observed by Yeshua and the disciples in Apostolic times, never changed, and still in effect today (Gen. 2:2-3; Lev. 23; Mt. 5:17-20; James 1:21-25).