Statement of Faith

  1. We believe that the Bible, consisting exclusively of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments (Hebrew: Tanach and Brit Hachadasha), was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit,[1] was inerrant in the original manuscripts, was then and is today the authoritative Word of God,[2] alone infallible in all matters of faith and doctrine;[3] God’s complete and final revelation to man until the Messiah returns.[4]
  2. We believe that there is but one God,[5] eternally existent in three persons equal in essence: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,[6] who is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, infinite and perfect, and who created all that exists except for Himself.[7] We affirm that He loves all men and is the rewarder of all those who diligently seek Him.[8]
  3. We believe that the Son,[9] Yeshua, is the divine Word,[10] the eternal wisdom of God[11] by whom all things were created,[12] and at the appointed time became man,[13] begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of Miriam in her virginity,[14] and is true man as well as true God.[15] He lived a sinless life; perfectly fulfilling the Torah, yet willingly died for man’s sin as a sacrifice of atonement;[16] was buried and rose bodily from the dead on the third day, being seen of many witnesses.[17] He ascended to the Father to continue His intercessory work for believers[18] and will return bodily and visibly to receive to Himself all believers both the dead and the living.[19] In all these things He fulfills the words of the prophets. We affirm His miracles and teachings.
  4. We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit of God,[20] whose work on earth is to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment,[21] to draw men to know God and to reveal the person and work of Yeshua.[22] The Spirit of God regenerates the believer in Yeshua,[23] applying to him the Messiah’s atoning work;[24] and, indwelling him at the moment of salvation, enables him to live a sanctified life.[25] We affirm that the Holy Spirit dwells in the community of the saved,[26] imparting His gifts and ministries for the edification of the believers and the glorification of God.[27]
  5. We believe that the first man, Adam, created male and female in the image of God,[28] sinned by disobeying God’s command, and consequently experienced both physical and spiritual death.[29] Because of Adam’s sin, all men have guilt imputed; all men sin and all are subject to the same penalty.[30] No man is righteous before God and can never be so, except through the saving work of Yeshua the Messiah.[31] Repentance and regeneration (new birth) by the Holy Spirit are essential for that salvation,[32] which includes the remission of sins, the imputation of Yeshua’s righteousness, and the gift of eternal life received by faith alone, apart from works.[33]
  6. We believe that the congregation of God consists of all those who are regenerated (born again); baptized by the Spirit of God[34] into the body of Messiah at the time of regeneration.[35] This body is comprised of both Jews and Gentiles made spiritually one by the sacrifice of Yeshua;[36] the dividing wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile having been destroyed by Messiah’s sacrifice.[37] We therefore encourage cooperative unity in our diversities of expression.[38] We affirm that the ordinances of the local congregation are water immersion and the Lord’s Supper, until He returns.[39] We affirm that Yeshua instructed the congregation to go into the entire world[40] and preach the gospel to every person, baptizing and teaching those who believe.[41]
  7. We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Yeshua;[42] that it will be bodily, personal and visible to all;[43] that He will sit as righteous judge of all the earth;[44] that both the saved and the lost will be resurrected from the dead;[45] they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of condemnation.[46] We affirm that Israel is and will continue to remain an elect nation in the redemptive plan of God,[47] although at this present time, she is in unbelief.[48] We affirm that God will purify that nation,[49] bringing the true House of Israel[50] to repentance and recognition of Yeshua as King and Messiah;[51] will restore her completely to her ancient land as promised in His covenants to her,[52] and that she will fully take up her role as a light to the nations after her national salvation.[53] We affirm that the kingdom of God will include all those who lived before the sacrifice of Yeshua, yet lived holy lives, believing God as Abraham did.[54] We affirm that God will bring all creation to the revelation of the sons of God, releasing it from the corruption that now rests upon it;[55] and will bring about the eventual end of this present world and the creation of new heavens and new earth.[56]

[1] Isaiah 40:8; 55:11; 1st Peter 1:21

[2] Matthew 5:17,18

[3] John 10:35; 2nd Timothy 3:15-17

[4] Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 30:5,6; Jude 3

[5] Deut. 6:4-9

[6] Genesis 1:1,26; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:18-20

[7] Genesis 1:1-2:1

[8] Jeremiah 29:13; Hebrews 11:6

[9] Psalm 2; John 1:34,49; 3:16

[10] Revelation 19:14

[11] 1st Corinthians 1:30

[12] John 1:1-3

[13] Philippians 2:5-11

[14] Luke 1:30-35; John 1:14

[15] Isaiah 9:6,7; Colossians 1:13-19

[16] 1st Corinthians 5:6-8; 2nd Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 53:9 (1st Peter 1:22)

[17] Isaiah 53:8-11; Psalm 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-32; Matthew 12:40; Luke 24:44-47

[18] Isaiah 53:12; Romans 8:33; 1st John 2:1

[19] Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30,31; 1st Thessalonians 4:14-17

[20] Genesis 1:2; 2nd Samuel 23:2

[21] John 16:8-11; Genesis 6:3; Nehemiah 9:31

[22] John 16:12-16; 1st John 2:20; John 14:26; 1st Corinthians 2:6-12

[23] John 3:5-8; 6:63; Romans 8:11

[24] Romans 8:1-4

[25] Acts 2:38,39; 2nd Thessalonians 2:13

[26] Ephesians 2:19-22

[27] 1st Corinthians 11:4-11; Romans 12:11

[28] Genesis 1:27

[29] Genesis 2:16,17; 3:6,17-19,22-24

[30] Psalm 14:2,3; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23; 5:12-14

[31] Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:4,5,8-12; 1st Corinthians 15:22; Hebrews 9:11-14

[32] John 3:1-5

[33] Titus 3:4-6; Ephesians 2:8,9

[34] 1st Corinthians 12:13

[35] 1st Corinthians 12:12,27;Ephesians 1:22,23; 4:3-5

[36] Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 3:6

[37] Ephesians 2:11-18; Romans 3:27-31

[38] Acts 15:7-9; Ephesians 4:1-3

[39] Acts 2:38.39; 1st Corinthians 11:23-26

[40] Acts 1:8

[41] Matthew 28:19,20

[42] (imminent = impending, ready to take place) Matthew 24:42-44Revelation 22:12

[43] Isaiah 66:15-18; Zechariah 12:10; 1st Thessalonians 4:16,17; Revelation 1:7

[44] Psalm 9:7-10; Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 26:31-46; John 5:25-27

[45] Revelation 20:5,6,12,13

[46] John 5:28-30

[47] Jeremiah 31:31-36

[48] Romans 10:14:16; 11:20,23; Hebrews 3:12-19

[49] Romans 9:27-29;  Zephaniah 7:11-13

[50] Romans 2:28,29; 9:6; Deuteronomy 30:6

[51] Romans 11:25-29

[52] Jeremiah 30:3; Isaiah 49:8

[53] Isaiah 42:6; 60:1-3

[54] Romans 4:9-12,16,17; Hebrews 11:39,40;12:22-24 (23b) 1st Peter 3:18-21

[55] Romans 8:19-21

[56] Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; Revelation 21:1-5