We believe that Yahweh (God) is One, as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1; Hebrews 1)
Yeshua – Salvation
We believe that Yeshua the Mesiah is the Son of Yahweh, the Eternal One in Whom all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. He is the Word Who became flesh and dwelt (tabernacle) among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the one and only begotten Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1: 1-14; Colossians 2:9)
Deity of Yeshua
We believe in the Deity of Yeshua, His virgin birth (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14; Matt 1: 18-25), His sinless life (Isaiah 53, 2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Matthew 4: 23-25), and His atoning death through His shed blood (Isaiah 53, Daniel 9: 24-27, Romans 3: 21-31, Hebrews 9 &10). We believe in His bodily resurrection (Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 14, Matthew 28), and in His personal and physical return in power and glory (Daniel 7: 9-14, Matthew 26: 57-64, Revelation 1: 1-18).
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Former Covenant (Old Testament) and Renewed Covenant (New Testament) to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of YHWH. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and YHWH-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Former and Renewed Covenant are the complete and divine revelation of YHWH to Man. We believe that the Bible – Genesis through Revelation – is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of YHWH. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe that Man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of Elohim, and that “...all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). Salvation is the free gift of YHWH to man, apart from works and the Torah. Salvation is by grace through faith in Yeshua, producing works acceptable to Yahweh. One may not earn or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. (Ephesians. 2: 8-9, Romans 5 & 6)
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of YHWH; but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from Yahweh. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
We believe that the Torah (Five Books of Moses) is not Law, but rather Yahweh's teaching, instruction, and direction; a comprehensive summary of His Covenants and teachings. (Exodus 19 & 20, Deuteronomy 5, Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 8:10, Matthew 5: 17-19). We encourage all believers in Yashua to affirm, embrace, and practice these foundational teachings and commands as clarified through the words and lifestyle of Yeshua the Messiah, and the understanding given by His Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5: 17-19, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 7:19, Revelation 14:12).
Holy Spirit (Ruach HaQodesh)
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as the gift of YHWH promised by Yeshua to all believers. (Matthew 3:11, Luke 24:49, John 14: 16-17, Acts 2: 38-39) We believe and embrace the operation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in the Scriptures, with the gift of Languages (not tongue babbling) being one of the manifestations of the Spirit. (Acts 19: 1-7, I Corinthians 12: 1-11) We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:8-11)
We believe that believers are part of Israel, both natural and wild branches grafted into Israel by the blood of the Messiah (Romans 11). We believe and teach that believers have become part of, joint-heirs of the promise, and members of the Commonwealth of Israel. (Eph. 2:11), having the Torah written upon their hearts and minds according to the New Covenant. (Romans 11: 11-24, Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 8: 8-12)
We believe in the ingathering (rapture) of the entire congregation of Israel, once scattered to the nations. (Hosea 9:17, Isaiah 49, Isaiah 11:12, Rev. 14)
Heaven and Hell
We believe in the resurrection of the living and the dead. Those who trust in Yeshua have received eternal life in the presence of Yahweh, having their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Heaven). Those who do not believe experience eternal separation from the presence of Yahweh, having their names blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life (Hell). (Romans 1:18, 1 Corinthians 15, John 5: 19-29, Revelation 3:5; 20 & 21)
Though not crucial to your salvation, we also believe and teach that:
- Knowing the culture, language, idioms, and people who penned the scripture is imperative to understanding the Renewed Covenant (New Testament).
- The Renewed Covenant (New Testament) is Yeshua's interpretation of the Tanakh (Old Testament).
- The work and ministry of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
- Torah (Law) has never redeemed, only His grace through faith. The Torah is designed to instruct us in how we should live and to bless the followers of God.
- Yahweh's desire, purpose, care, and will for man has never changed. His Torah (teachings and instructions) are for us because He loves us so.