There is one God, eternally existent in a complex unity of three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Father is all fullness of the Godhead invisible. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through faith in Messiah Yeshua.
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Jewish virgin, Miriam. He was sinless in His life and He made atonement for the sins of the world, by the shedding of His blood unto death. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly work for us, and His pre-millennial return to the world according to His promise.
The Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is a person of the Godhead; and as such, He possesses all the distinct attributes of Deity. He is ever present to glorify and testify of Messiah Yeshua. We believe that according to the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant/Testament), the Ruach Ha Kodesh permanently indwells, regenerates, and seals the believer. He empowers, sovereignly imparting at least one spiritual gift to every believer for the purpose of edifying and equipping the Body of Messiah (worldwide body of believers). He also guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers and convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. We believe the immersion of the Ruach HaKodesh is both initiatory and universal. Believers should, therefore, seek to identify, utilize and develop their God-given gifts for service in the Lord.
The Bible is God’s completed Word and was inerrantly written by divinely inspired men. It is the supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct and is true in all it affirms.
All humanity was created in God’s image, but it was man’s sinful nature and choices that have alienated him from God. Man has no possible means of reconciling himself to God and by persisting in the sinful state of unbelief, man is justly condemned by God to eternal punishment.
Man is reconciled to God and justified by grace through faith in the atoning work of Messiah Yeshua. Being reconciled, man has peace with God and direct access to Him through Messiah Yeshua and has the hope of eternal glory in Heaven with God. Furthermore, there is no way of salvation apart from faith in Messiah Yeshua for any person, Jewish or Gentile.
The people of Israel, comprised of the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are chosen by God. The Abrahamic Covenant expressed God’s choice of Israel and His irrevocable, unconditional covenant to the Jewish people. Jewish believers have a unique two-fold identity as both the spiritual remnant of physical Israel and as members of the body of Messiah Yeshua. Non-Jewish believers become adopted sons and daughters of Abraham and partakers of the spiritual blessings of Israel and are, therefore, grafted into the Jewish olive tree for service. According to the Scriptures, it is the believer’s duty and privilege to communicate the Good News of Messiah Yeshua to the Jewish people first, and also to the Gentiles, in a clear, yet sensitive way. The believer also has the duty to support the God-given rights of Israel to her land while opposing anti-Semitism according to the provisions of the Abrahamic Covenant. God has a special purpose and role for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, and we believe in the full physical and spiritual restoration of Israel at the Second Coming of the Messiah as proclaimed in the Scriptures.
Torah & Appointed Times
The Law of Moses (Torah) was never meant for salvation, justification, or sanctification; these come only by grace through faith in the atoning work of Messiah. We believe followers of Messiah Yeshua will be transformed by the Ruach HaKodesh as the Torah is written on their hearts through the hearing of the Word and discipleship. Both Jewish and non-Jewish believers should use good stewardship in applying the Torah of Moses to their lives through New Covenant revelation. Believers in Messiah Yeshua are encouraged to use the Moedim (festivals and Sabbath/Shabbat) as a means to express the faithfulness of God to His people.