I. BIBLE (Torah)
We believe the complete Bible (66 books) is the inspired word of YHVH (G-d), It is the supreme and final authority in all matters. We believe every word of the Scriptures and it was scripted under the control of the Ruach (Holy Spirit). We believe and accept the scriptures in their entirety as being inerrant (in the original Hebrew writings), infallible and the divine council of YHVH.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21
We believe there is only one sovereign, true, eternal, living G-d. G-d is the sustainer of all life and can be known through many absolute and relative attributes revealed in the Holy Scriptures. He, according to His own testimony will decree whatsoever comes to pass. YHVH is the transliteration of the Hebrew name of G-d.
Exodus 3:14, Deuteronomy 6:4, Colossians 1:15-17, Romans 1:19, 20, Isaiah 14:24-27, Ephesians 1:3-12
We believe, although there is only one true G-d, G-d consists of three distinct Persons, each of whom is co-eternal and co-equal. We believe:
• Father (Abba) is G-d, He is the author of eternal salvation
• Son (Ha Ben) is Yeshua, who is pre-existent and co-equal with G-d the Father.
• Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) is co-equal, co-eternal with the Father and the Son. He was active in the creation of all things and continues to operate on Earth. He convicts the world of sin and testifies of Yeshua.
Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:18-20, John 1:1, 14; John 5:23, John 6:27, John 10:30, Acts 5:3, 4, Romans 8:14-17
IV. YESHUA (Jesus)
We believe Yeshua is the Messiah of promise; spoken about in Daniel 7:14. We believe in the miraculous birth of Immanuel in Luke 1:30-33. He is absolute deity, the incarnated, the eternal son of G-d, who became man without ceasing to be G-d. He is both fully G-d and fully man.
Isaiah 9:6, 7, Matthew 1:18-25, John 3:16, Hebrews 1:8, Philippians 2:6-11, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:15, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:16, 1 John 4:9, 10
• We believe Yeshua voluntarily laid down His life, as the sacrificial atonement bringing peace (Shalom) between sinful mankind and a Holy G-d.
John 10:17, Hebrews 9:14, 28; 1 Peter 3:18, Matthew 16.21, Matthew 20:28
• We believe He was resurrected and presently is our High Priest, intercessor and Advocate, the only true Mediator between YHVH and man.
John 2:19-22, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 1:3, John 11:25, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 4:14, 1John 2:1, 1 Timothy 2:5
V. RUACH HAKODESH (Holy Spirit)
We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh is deity, a divine person of the G-dhead. He is equal with the Father and the Son. He is the gift that Yeshua sent after His resurrection and gives spiritual gifts to every believer the moment he is regenerated, and these gifts are to glorify Yeshua as well as for edifying and perfecting the Body of Messiah. He is to convict the world of sin and testify of Yeshua Messiah.
Acts 1:5-8, 1Corinthians 13:9, 10
We believe G-d created man in His image and he was able to have intimate fellowship with G-d. Because of the disobedience of our first parents (man’s disobedience), they and their descendants became separated from G-d, suffering a physical and spiritual death and left totally depraved, unable to remedy his own situation. Yeshua the Messiah died for our sins according to Scripture as a substitutionary sacrifice that all who believe in His righteousness and atoning blood would be saved.
Genesis 1:26, 27 & 2:7; Genesis 3:6-13, Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15: 21, 22, Ephesians 2
We believe that sin is the breaking of the commandments of G-d or anything that does not conform to the character and nature of G-d.
1 John 3:4; 5:17
We believe all of mankind sinned in the first Adam, the head of the human race, and that each human being has a sin nature and also have committed personal sin.
Romans 5:12, 1:18, 3:20, 1 John 1:8-10
LUCIFER (Satan) and Falling Angels
We believe that Lucifer meaning “Light bearer” was once a powerful angelic being who rebelled against his Creator G-d, greatly desiring to exalt this position above the Most-High, YHVH. The Bible does not give explanation for his evil disposition; however, the Lord would not leave us without understanding the accuser, we can draw from many passages that would help us discern his nature and purpose. Ezekiel prophesied against the King of Tyre, in the 28th chapter verses 11-19, the references of his being a cherub, present in Eden, the garden of G-d most likely is regarding Lucifer and therefore means that we can indirectly learn about Lucifer himself. He was once archetypal of perfection, a created being (Ex 29:12, 13), a guardian cherub; but wickedness was found in him and he seduced other angels to rebel. (Jude 6, 2 Pet. 2.4) Lucifer became filled with violence and sinned. He is also referenced in Isaiah 14.12 as the light bearer, which is the definition of the name Lucifer, this brilliant star denotes an illustrious prince. Because he rebelled against YHVH, he was thrown down to earth. Yeshua testifies In Luke 10:18 that he was present when this great heresy happened. Lucifer who has been thrown out and left his position is reduced and now is known as a “Satan”.
Satan (ha-satan) is a noun, not a proper name. The Hebrew language has two spellings for Satan, seen-tet-nun, and samech-tet-nun. The former is the one used in Scripture, in Num 22:22, 32; 1 Sam 29.4; 2Sam 19:22; 1Ki 5:4, 11:12,23,25, Zech. 3:1,2; Ps. 109.6; Job 1:6-9,12 and 1Chr 21.1. The latter spelling does not appear in Scripture. “Satan” means adversary, archenemy, devil, the Evil One, hinderer and accuser. The verb form means to hate, condemn and speak against. The very word “Satan” tells us its purpose, method and motivation. We are also able to determine his purpose by the Hebrew letters that form this word, Noon, Tet, Sheen. (John 10:10) Creatures that also represent this spirit in the Bible includes, dragon, serpent and Leviathan (Isa. 27:1) all representing the evils and endeavors.
We believe that “Satan” and the falling angels are subservient to YHVH and could be destroyed at any time, they cannot work contrary to YHVH’s will (Job 26.13) YHVH has ordained the use of the adversary for His glory. We believe the adversary is used to instigate men to sin and rebel through fear (Jn 3:2, 1 Pe 5:8, Matt 13.19) eventually causing men to apostate. (Daniel 7:25, 2Thess 2:3,4; 1Tim 4:1,2; 2Pe 2:20-22; Heb 3:12, 13)
Throughout the Bible, G-d’s people have faced many adversaries, each one a terror or colossal problem which all existed for good; after each predator was slain, disarmed and beheaded in victory, it showed forth the mighty power of YHVH. Satan fulfills YHVH’s purpose (Romans 11:36) to bring about awareness and gives YHVH the opportunity to manifest His saving grace. As we face these giants, that YHVH allows in our life we are to stand in Messiah displaying the results of righteousness, (Ro 5:3-5) knowing that all things are within the ultimate control of YHVH (Isa 45.7, 1Ki. 22:19-22).
We believe that the Adversary’s demise is coming soon, his influence, power and work of darkness will be entirely defeated under the hand of Yeshua the Messiah and the Messiah’s glory will shine brightly.
Matthew 25:41, 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 12:9; 20:3; 21.4
The translation of the word “Torah” in Hebrew means Instructions, teaching or law, it can also more specifically mean Pentateuch, the first five books of Moses. We believe the law is a schoolmaster to drive one to Yeshua (Jesus). We do not look to the Law for salvation, nor are we justified by the law, but we are proven guilty and in need of a Savior. The law is weak through the flesh in our sinful fallen nature, it has no power to transform us into righteousness; it is only in Yeshua the Messiah we can be restored from brokenness. Yet the law is holy!
One of the key elements during Yeshua’s ministry in expressing the love of the Father and the revelation of G-d’s will is that Yeshua interpret the Torah (Matthew 22:37-40) through his teachings and most importantly He fulfilled the law. Yeshua fulfilled the law i.e. He was the Passover (Pesach) Lamb (1Corinthians 5:7) and He is our High Priest (Hebrew 4:14). Yeshua also said in John 14:15 “If you love me, you will keep my commands…” signifying that love produces obedience. We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) enables us to walk in G-d’s instructions and our obedience will express our love for Yeshua.
Psalms 105:45; 119:4, Luke 11:28, 1 Corinthians 7:19, 1 John 5:3
We believe salvation is the loving act of G-d whereby man is brought into a proper relationship with Him. It is through the 2nd Adam (Yeshua) sacrifice that we are made spiritually alive. We believe this is accomplished by the grace of G-d through man’s faith in the death, burial and bodily resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. The 1st Adam became a living being from the ground, the 2nd Adam (Yeshua) is the life giving spirit from heaven. The concept of Salvation is rooted in the children of Israel deliverance from Egypt.
Psalms 3.8, John 3:16-18, Ephesians 2:1, 2, Romans 5:18-19, 1 Corinthians 15:21-23; 45-47, 2 Corinthians 5:21
X. BODY OF YESHUA
We believe the Body of Yeshua is a living organism and Yeshua the Messiah is the head. The Body of Yeshua is made up of regenerated, redeemed Believers of Messiah (Jew and Non-Jew) making the One New Man.
Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:11-22; 5:23, Colossians 1:18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:1-4
We believe all who believe in Yeshua the Messiah are called through repentance and are urged to be baptized. Baptism is the first act of obedience ushering us into walking with the Messiah. However, we also believe one is not saved by baptism, only by the cleansing blood of Messiah alone.
Matthew 3:14-16, Acts 2:38, Romans 2:28, 29, Colossians 2:11, 12
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the Body of Yeshua through which all believers will be caught up to meet Yeshua in the air, taken out of the world prior to the Great Tribulation, known as the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” and the 70th Week of Daniel. Believers who will be taken in the Rapture will not be on earth to witness the Great Tribulation or the Second Coming of Yeshua the Messiah; but will witness from a different vantage point (Heaven). The departure of all believers does not trigger the Tribulation. However, the Messiah’s second coming will immediately follow on the heels of the Great Tribulation, His second coming is (Matthew 24:29- 31) when He returns (Matthew 23.39) with His myriads of Angels and His Body to Jerusalem.
Isaiah 26:20, Luke 21:36, Roman 5:9, 1Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-18, Jude 14, Revelation 7:13, 14; 19:14