STATEMENT OF FAITH

I BELIEVE

 

  • That the Bible, composed of both the Old Covenant (Tanakh) and the New Covenant (Brit Hadasha) is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)

 

  • That God is “Echad”, as declared in the Shema (Deut. 6:4), “a united one” or a “compound unity” eternally existent in three Persons as expressed in Isaiah 48:16-17.

 

  • In the Deity of Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus, the Messiah), that He is the “Seed of the Woman” promised by God in Genesis 3:15 and that His virgin birth was to be a sign to Israel of His Messiahship as stated in Isaiah 7:14. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

 

  • We affirm, as stated in 1 John 4:2-3, that Yeshua Ha Mashiach came in the flesh. Realizing that all men are born in the flesh, but that Yeshua is Yahweh, Emmanuel (God with Us), Yahweh come from Heaven, and is All God and All Man.

 

  • In Messiah’s life, His miracles yesterday and today, His vicarious and sacrificial death as our atonement, His bodily resurrection, His appearance thereafter in Jerusalem, His ascension, His personal future establishment of His kingdom on earth.

 

  • In the Blessed Hope of the Lakakh (taking away) of the Church at Messiah’s Coming

 

  • That the only means of being cleansed from sin is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua Ha Mashiach and that regeneration by the Spirit of God is absolutely essential for personal salvation. (Leviticus 17:11, Ephesians 2:8)

 

  • To the present ministry of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

 

  • In the resurrection of both saved and lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to eternal separation from God, the latter being consigned to the state of everlasting punishment. (Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46)

 

  • That the New Covenant body of the Lord is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua Ha Mashiach as the Promised Redeemer, worshipping together in the House of God. (I Corinthians 12:13, Hebrews 10:25, Ephesians 2:12-14)

 

  • In the partaking of the communal elements of the matzah (unleavened bread) and the wine, as instituted by Yeshua Ha Mashiach at His last Passover Seder, that the elements are symbolic of the Lord’s death and His resurrection. (I Corinthians 11:23-24)

 

  • In water immersion of believers (Mikvah aka baptism), at the age of accountability as commanded by the scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the old man and the resurrection unto newness of life. (Matthew 3:16, 28:18-20)