WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

THE BIBLE

All 66 book books of the Bible, the TANAK (OT) and the Apostolic Scriptures (NT), are the only inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible alone, for all mankind, is the complete guide and rule for life. Any other writings or books are, therefore, not God’s Word or authoritative in our lives. We do not hold that the Apocrypha is Scripture.

II Tim. 3:16 

II Pet.1:20-21 

 

YESHUA/JESUS

Yeshua is God in the flesh. He is God the Son, the eternal Word, who took human nature to Himself. He is the promised Messiah. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, rose again, and ascended into heaven unto the right hand of God. We await the in-gathering of the exiles of Israel from all four corners of the earth. When Yeshua returns to the earth, He will rule and reign as King.

Matthew 1:23 

Isaiah 9:6-7 

Hebrews 4:15

Revelation 20: 4-7

 

SALVATION

To be part of the kingdom of God, one must be born-again from their state of sin and separation from God. A person is saved by grace through faith and not by works. The wages of sin is death.

Only God Himself redeems us from sin. He sent His Son Yeshua, who shed His sinless blood, in order to save us from death and hell. When our old self is put to death in Yeshua, we are born-again as a child of God and as such, become a true child of Abraham and a member of Israel.

All those who are in Messiah Yeshua are fellow-citizens in the commonwealth of Israel. We no longer live as strangers from the covenants of promise but, being of the seed of Abraham, as full citizens. There is, and always has been, only one people of God — Israel (i.e. those saved by grace through faith in the Messiah Yeshua). The remnant of Israel is all those who trust in Yeshua for salvation and keep His commandments.

Romans 3:23 

Romans 5:12 

Romans 6:23 

II Corinthians 5:19 

Hebrews 9:11-14 

Ephesians 2:8-9 

John 3:3-7 

Ephesians 2:11-22 

Romans 10:9-11 

Colossians 1:9-14 

 

HEAVEN, HELL AND SATAN

Heaven and hell are both real places. Heaven is the abode of those who have accepted Yeshua as Lord and Saviour. Hell is the abode of those who have rejected Yeshua as Lord and Saviour. Satan (the Devil) is real. He is the adversary of God, Yeshua, His people, and of mankind. His doom was sealed at the Cross. Believers are assured of victory over him.

Matthew 23:33 

Luke 16:23-31 

Revelation 20: 7-15 

Mark 1:13 

Luke 10:18

1 Peter 5:8 

 

BAPTISM

We uphold that all believers should be immersed (baptized) as evidence of their faith and born-again state. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour. The believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Messiah Yeshua are pictured in the act of immersion. It is a testimony to the believer’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead.

Matthew 3:13-17 

Matthew 28:18-20

Luke 3:21-22

Romans 6:1-6

 

GIFTS/FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

All the gifts of the Spirit of God are still in effect today and have always been. They must, however, be manifested in coherency with the Scripture to be verified as authentic, trustworthy, and from God. The fruit of the Spirit balances out the over-emphasis upon the more miraculous gifts such as tounges. Often they get focused upon and thus overshadow the rest of the gifts.

1 Corinthians 12: 7-12 

1 Corinthians 12: 28-31 

Galatians 5:22-26 

 

PRACTICAL OUTWORKING OF OUR BELIEFS

All followers of Yeshua should live a life just as He and His followers did. Yeshua kept and lived out the Torah. As His followers, we choose to live a life of obedience to the Torah (i.e., the whole Word of God). We observe the 7th day Sabbath as a day of rest from work and commerce. We observe all of the Biblical festivals (Passover and the like) instead of festivals such as Christmas and Easter. We also embrace the dietary laws of clean and unclean foods.

Because there is no Temple or functioning Priesthood, many of the instructions and commands in the Torah cannot be lived out in totality. However, as an expression of our love, devotion, and obedience to our Heavenly Father, we endeavor to obey Him the best we can. In doing so, we also realize that our actions do not gain us any special favor or merit with God. Salvation is not in any way dependent upon these acts of obedience. By our actions, we seek to express gratefulness for all He has done for us in and through Yeshua.