Faith & Values
We believe that the Bible - the Tanakh and the New Covenant - is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one God, as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures (Deut. 6:4).
We believe that Yeshua is the Son of God, the Messiah, the Eternal One in whom all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form. He is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the uniquely begotten son of God, full of chesed (grace) and truth (John 1:1-14, Col. 2:9).
We believe in the Deity of Yeshua, His virgin birth (Isaiah 9:6, & 7:14, Matt. 1:18-25), His sinless life (Isaiah 53, II Cor. 5:21), His miracles (Matt 4:23-25), His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Isaiah 53, Dan 9:24-27, Rom 3:21-31, Heb 9 & 10), His bodily resurrection (Zech. 12:10, Zech. 14, Matt. 28), and His personal return in power and glory (Dan. 7:9-14, Matt. 26:57-64, Rev. 1:1-18). We believe that Yeshua is the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father (HaShem), except through Him (John 14:6, 6:29, 40, 44, 1 John 5:11).
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of HaShem. Through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of HaShem." As it is written, "There is none righteous, no, not one." Yeshua, the Messiah, the Son of HaShem, was manifested to undo the work of the devil. Yeshua gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to HaShem (Rom 5:14, Rom 3:10, Rom 3:23, I John 3:8). Salvation is a gift of HaShem to man, separate from works and the Torah, and is made operative by grace through faith in Yeshua, producing works acceptable to HaShem. One may not earn, merit or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. A new creation is the work of God alone (Eph. 2:8-9, Rom. 5, Rom. 6).
We believe that the Torah (the five books of Moses) is a comprehensive summary of HaShem's universal foundational laws and ways, as found in both the New - or "Renewed" - and Older Covenants (Ex. 19, Ex. 20, Deut. 5, Jer. 31:31-34, Heb. 8:10, Matt. 5:17-19). Therefore, we encourage all Believers, both Jews and Gentiles, to affirm, embrace and practice these universal foundational laws and ways as clarified through the teachings of Messiah Yeshua (Matt. 5:17-19, 1 Cor. 7-19, Rev. 14:12).
We also believe that the Torah provides specific laws of Jewish responsibility. Non-Jewish people who trust in Yeshua are grafted into Israel, and when specially called to a Messianic Jewish congregation, are invited to participate in Jewish expressions of Torah as part of their commitment to the community. In the New Covenant order, Torah - both the universal and the Jewish specific parts - are embraced in a new way through Yeshua. It is written upon our hearts and minds as participants of the New Covenant (Rom. 2:11-14, Jer. 31:31-34).
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see HaShem. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Heb. 12:14, 1 Thess. 5:23, 2 Pet. 3-18).
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from HaShem promised by Yeshua to all Believers. This is received subsequent to the New Birth (Matt. 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 2:38-39). The gift of tongues is one of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7, 1 Cor 12:1-11). We believe in the operation of all gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in HaShem's Word. We embrace all the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the resurrection of both the wicked and the righteous. Those who have trusted in Yeshua will be resurrected unto life and those who die without having believed in Yeshua will experience the eternal wrath of God (Rom. 1:18, 1 Cor. 15, Rev. 20, Rev. 21, John 5:19-29).