Wednesday, October 16, 2019
We believe the Bible, composed of the Tanakh (Hebrew Scripture) and the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant Scripture), is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. We believe that, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished into all good works" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe God is One (echad), as declared in the Shema, the core Jewish prayer drawn from Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The word echad means “a united one” or “compound unity”; this compound unity is eternally existent in three co-equal, indivisible persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.
We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) HaMashiach is the Messiah, God Himself in the form of man. We believe He was miraculously born from a virgin as Scripture prophesied, and that His virgin birth was to be a sign to Israel of His Messiahship.
We believe Yeshua demonstrated his Messiahship through many miracles during his earthly ministry – and that He continues to do miracles today.
We believe in Yeshua’s sacrificial death as our atonement. We believe that the only means of being forgiven of our sin is through the mercy and unearned, undeserved favor of our loving heavenly Father. We believe that individual salvation comes solely through faith in the shed blood of Yeshua, the Lamb of God who paid the price for our sin through His perfect life and self-giving death. “For grace we are saved through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8).
We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) dwells within Believers, convicting, comforting, teaching and empowering Believers to live a life pleasing to God.
We believe in the Gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh is still empowering believers today as stated in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11: “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Ruach for the benefit of all. For one is given through the Ruach a word of wisdom, to another a word of knowledge according to the same Ruach, to another faith by the same Ruach, to another gifts of healings by the one Ruach, to another workings of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Ruach activates all these things, distributing to each person individually as He wills.”
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved to everlasting life and the unsaved to eternal separation from God and a state of everlasting punishment.
We believe Jewish followers of Yeshua are called to maintain their Jewish biblical heritage and remain part of the Jewish people in addition to functioning as part of the universal body of Believers, the Church. This is part of our identity and a witness to the faithfulness of God.
We believe the New Covenant body of Believers consists of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah) as the promised Redeemer. We believe that the “middle wall of partition,” which in times past separated Jews and Gentiles, has been demolished and the enmity between them is eliminated by the Messiah Yeshua according to Ephesians 2:12-14.
|"...that they may be one as we are." John 17:11|