OUR CORE BELIEFS

That we might have unity among us, and that we all speak the same thing in regards to the foundation of our faith, and that with integrity we present our witness of Yeshua the Mashiach as those who walk in His light (I Corinthians 1:10 & Acts 2:42), let it be hereby established that we believe…


1. All Scripture (Tanach - Torah, Prophets & Writings) which is completed in the B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) is given by the Spirit of Elohim (G-d), and is to be used for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21)


2. Hear, O Israel: The L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is One. He alone is Adonai. (Deuteronomy 6:4 & Isaiah 43:10-11)


3. The nature of Adonai is a compound unity expressed in aspects of Abba (the Father), Yeshua (Jesus, the Son, the Mashiach) and the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit or Breath) in this age. (Matthew 28:19 & Isaiah 48:16-17)


4. Adonai and His Word are eternal. That is: He, His Word and His Will has always been, and will always be, the same. (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8 & Matthew 5:18; 24:35)


5. The Shabbat, the seventh day of the week, is the created holy day of Adonai, which He gave to mankind and covenanted with His people as a sign forever. (Exodus 31:16, Genesis 2:2-3, Isaiah 58:13-14 & Matthew 12:8)


6. Yeshua of Nazeret (Jesus) is the Mashiach of Israel, the Savior of the world, the King of kings and L-rd of lords. He is Adonai who appeared among mankind in the flesh, and now is glorified with all power in Heaven and in Earth, at the right hand of Abba. (John 1:12-14, Acts 7:55-56 & Hebrews 10:12)


7. Mashiach Yeshua is the ultimate and final Passover Lamb required for the removal of sins. He was born of a virgin, was sinless and performed miracles. He died by crucifixion an atoning death and rose from the dead three days afterward. Everyone who repents of their sins and trusts that Yeshua is the Mashiach, who died as our Passover Lamb and rose again (as witnessed by more than 500 people in that day and time), are forgiven their sins and come into a covenant relationship with Adonai through Him. Therefore they become inheritors of all the promises Adonai made with Abraham and Israel. (John 1:29, Isaiah 7:14;9:6-7, Matthew 1, Hebrews 4:15; 2:4, Leviticus 17:11, Isaiah 53, Psalms 22, Romans 5:6-11, Ephesians 2:8, Matthew 27:50-28:20, I Corinthians 15:4-8, Romans 10:9-12 & I Corinthians 5-7)


8. The B’rit Hadashah (New Testament) in Mashiach Yeshua brings with it a new creation of the human spirit. The Torah (Law, Teachings & Instructions) of Adonai is planted inside so the Ruach may indwell. An external immersion in water (mikveh) is performed to declare that this has taken place. (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 36:26-27; 39:29, Matthew 3:16; 28:18-20 & Acts 2:38)


9. The various enablements or gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh are given with authority to all those who ask Adonai and obey His commandments. The Promise of Abba, power and boldness for witnessing, is an immersion (spiritual mikveh) by the Ruach HaKodesh, as initially evidenced with speaking in other languages. Each follower should seek to be filled with the various gifts of the Ruach, who gives them as He wishes. (Joel 2:27-29, Isaiah 28:11-12, Luke 11:13, Acts 1:4-5; 2:4; 5:32; 10:44-48, I Corinthians 12:1-13 & Ephesians 1:13)


10. The people of Adonai are a holy - called out congregation, which is not of this world, in order to gather and celebrate Him at His appointed holy feasts, to shine as lights of truth in the darkness and to be a royal priesthood which praises His Name. (Leviticus 23, Matthew 16:18 & I Peter 2:9)

11. The goals of the people of Adonai are:


a. To be followers of Yeshua the Mashiach until we mature into the example He left us and to know Him. (Ephesians 4:13 & Matthew 7:20-27)


b. To be holy and separate from the world as HaShem is holy. Therefore, we are to learn and act on those things which makes us holy in His sight. (Leviticus 11:44-45 & Ephesians 5:27)


c. To be righteous (right decision-making) and G-dly (forgiving in this world). (Titus 2:12)


d. To be clean, first in our conscious inner man, and also in our outward walk accordingly as we grow in the Ruach (Spirit) and understanding of the Word. (Psalms 51:10 & I Thessalonians 4:7)


e. To be full of love for one another, thus proving we are Yeshua’s disciples; and caring for a lost world, to take the message of the Coming Kingdom of Yeshua to the Jew first and also to the nations. (John 13:34-35, Romans 1:16 & I John 4:7-8)


12. The promise of a continually faithful trust in Yeshua, while walking according to the will of Adonai, is resurrection from the dead, eternal life and ruling with Yeshua Mashiach Ben David forever in the place where His Kingdom will rule. He will yet rule in Jerusalem/Zion, and finally in the New Jerusalem in the New Creation forever. (Job 19:25-27, I Thessalonians 4:13-18 & Revelation 19-22)


13. Yeshua will judge all mankind of every act and word ever committed. He will decide the sentence for punishment, and all those not meeting His standards will be sent away from His presence, into outer darkness and eternal punishment for their sin. (Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:31-46 & Revelation 20)


14. The final plan for the Israel of G-d is to bring the remnant of the faithful Jewish people, and the remnant of those believers who were formerly Gentiles, but recovered from the world by faith, back together and united into one holy people under one Shepherd, namely Yeshua, the Mashiach. This will complete the tearing down of the wall of partition, which is a necessary part of the restoration of all things spoken by the prophets. (Isaiah 56:8, Hosea 1-2, John 10:16, Romans 9:26 & Acts 3:21)


15. Jews according to the flesh (descendents of Abraham through Isaac, whether through the bloodline of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel’s Mashiach Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel. Thus they should celebrate their heritage and traditions. Gentiles who place their faith in Israel’s Mashiach Yeshua are also spiritually sons and daughters of Israel and thus also share in this rich and meaningful heritage. (Romans 2:28-29, Acts 21:17-26, Galatians 3:28-29 & Deuteronomy 28)


16. The middle wall of partition which in times past separated Jews and Gentiles has been broken down; the enmity between them eradicated by the Mashiach Yeshua. (Ephesians 2:12-14)


17. The Renewed Covenant body of Adonai is comprised of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Israel’s Mashiach Yeshua as the promised Redeemer and now they are to worship together in the House of Elohim. (John 10:16, I Corinthians 12:13 & Hebrews 10:25)


18. It is our prayer that Adonai will bring back the church to an understanding of it’s Jewish heritage and roots so that both Jew and those who were once Gentile may know the spiritual reality of being one in the Mashiach Yeshua.

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