Statement of Faith
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
We believe that the Bible (in its original manuscript) is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. Both the Tanakh (Old
Testament) and the Apostolic Writings (New Testament) are equally inspired by God and serve as our infallible guide in all matters
pertaining to conduct and doctrine (Ps. 119:160; Matt. 5:18; 2 Tim 3:14-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25).
One True God
We believe in one eternal God (Yahweh - YHWH), who is self existent and has revealed Himself as God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26-27; Deut. 6:4; Is. 48:12-16; John 1:1-2, 14-18; John 10:30; John 16:7-15; Acts 5:3-5; Col.
We believe in the deity and pre-existent incarnation of Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) of Nazareth (John 1:1-2;
Acts 7:37-38); in His conception by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38); in His virgin birth (Is. 9:6; Is. 7:14; Matt.1:18-25); in His
sinless life (Is. 53; 2 Cor. 5:21; Lk. 1:35); in His miracles (Matt. 4:23-25); in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross
(Is. 53; Dan. 9:24-27; Rom. 3:21-31; Heb 9 & 10); in His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
where He makes intercession for His people (Zech. 12:10; 14:1-21; Matt. 28:1-10; Ps. 110; Ps. 16:10; Acts 1:1-11; Heb. 1:1-3; 7:25).
Man's Creation and Fall
We believe that God (YHWH) created mankind (male & female) in His own image and likeness (Gen 1:26-27; 2:4). But through
Adam's transgression, sin entered the world and caused mankind to fall from his original state of glory and holiness: "For all have
sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). As a result, every man is born with a sin nature that must be redeemed in
order to be saved.
Man's Redemption and Rebirth
We believe that man can not be saved (redeemed) through his own good works, but only by grace through faith in the atoning
blood of Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) that was shed on Calvary's Cross (2 Tim. 1:9; Eph. 1:7; 2:8-9; Rom 5:12-21; 1 Cor. 15:1-4).
This faith causes us to experience true godly sorrow that leads to repentance, and we become "born again [spiritually regenerated] to
a living hope through the resurrection of Messiah Jesus from the dead" (1 Peter 1:3; John 3:3-5; 2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12).
Consequently, we believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one comes to the Father except through
faith in Him (John 14:6; John 6:40; 10:7-9; I John 5:11-12).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that when a person is truly "born again" they receive the indwelling presence of God's Holy Spirit
which is known as the first fruits of the Spirit (John 20:22; Rom. 8:23). The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Yeshua (Jesus),
to comfort and lead believers into all truth, to convict men of sin and righteousness and judgment, and to empower God's people unto
good works in Messiah (John 15:26; 16:7-16).
Water Baptism (Mikvah)
We believe that water baptism (mikvah) is a biblical rite that has been practiced among God's people since the days of
Moses (Ex. 29:4) and is considered to be one of the foundational doctrine of faith in Messiah (Heb. 6:1; Acts 2:38). Mikvahs (Baptisms)
are ritual baths that symbolize repentance from sin and purification from the world. This ritual was practiced by the Levitical
Priesthood as part of there service to God (Lev. 16:2-4). It was also practiced by Yeshua (Jesus), who is the High Priest of the
Melchizedek Priesthood (Matt 3:13-16; Heb. 7:15-17). Receiving water baptism after accepting Yeshua (Jesus) as Savior identifies us
with His death, burial and resurrection (Col 2:9-13). It also identifies us as New Covenant priests after the order of Melchizedek
(Heb. 7:18-28; Rev. 1:6).
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift that God has promised to all believers and is received subsequent
to the spiritual regeneration of the new birth (Matt. 3:11; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:1-8; Acts 2:33, 38-39). This baptism empowers believers
to walk in obedience to God's commandments as a witness to His life changing power. This baptism also releases the supernatural
"gifts of the Holy Spirit" to operate in the believer's life (1 Cor. 12:4-11). Although the initial evidence that a person has
received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the gift of "speaking in tongues" and "prophecy" (Acts 2:1-4; 10:44-46;
19:6; Mark 16:17), we embrace all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and encourage God's people to know and use them as the Holy Spirit
We believe that God's people are called to be holy (sanctified) just as God is holy, "for without holiness no man can see
God" (Lev. 19:2; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; Heb. 12:14). Sanctification is an ongoing and progressive work of grace that sets the believer apart
unto God in spirit, soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23). Faith in Messiah's shed blood sanctifies us in spirit (Heb. 13:12; 2 Thess. 2:13),
renewing our minds in God's Word sanctifies us in soul (Ps. 19:7; Rom. 12:1-2), and obedience to His commandments sanctifies us in
body (Ps. 19:8-11; Matt. 17:17-20; Eph. 5:26; Heb. 9:13-14).
Validity of the Torah
We believe that God's Torah (five books of Moses) has not passed away, but is the source of all wisdom that leads to
salvation by faith in Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and for instruction in righteousness (Deut. 4:5-6; 2 Tim. 3:15-17). The Torah
contains God's laws and commandments (teachings and instructions) that guide, protect and sanctify His people. Therefore, we
encourage New Covenant believers, both Jews and Gentiles, to study and apply God's Torah as clarified through the teachings of Yeshua
(Jesus) and the apostles (Matt. 5:17-19, 11:28-30; Acts 24:14; 28:23; I Cor. 7:19; Rev. 14:12).
We believe that Israel first originated when God changed Jacob's name to Israel (Gen. 32:28). Then Jacob (Israel) had
12 sons, whose offspring became a mighty nation known as "the sons of Israel" (Ex. 1:1-7). When God delivered Israel out of
Egyptian slavery under the blood of the Passover Lamb, a mixed multitude of gentiles "sojourners" (gerim) came out with them
(Ex. 12:37-38). Together, both native born Israelites and believing gentiles became the "church [called out ones] in the
wilderness" who followed the one true God (Yahweh – יהוה) together as one people under one law (Lev. 15:15-16; Josh. 8:35;
Acts 7:38). Israel is God's chosen people, "to whom belongs the adoption as sons and the glory and the covenants and the
giving of the Law and the temple service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the
flesh" (Rom. 9:4-5). Although Israel was called out of Egypt (the world) to reflect God's kingdom on earth, they rejected His
voice and refused to walk in His commandments. Consequently, they lost there status as "the church" (called out ones) and
became "the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matt. 10:5-6). In the Apostolic Writings of the New Testament, Israel is
referred to as the natural olive branches that were cut off from the natural olive tree (Covenants of Promise representing salvation in
the Messiah) for their disobedience and scattered among the nations. Since 1948, God has been gathering the natural branches of Israel
back to the Promised Land a "second time" in fulfillment of Bible prophecy (Is. 11:11-13). Once they are back in the Promised
Land, God swears an oath to pour out His Spirit upon them and graft them back into the natural olive tree again (Ez. 36:7-38; Rom.
The New Covenant Church
We believe that the true Church is comprised of New Covenant believers (Jews and gentiles) who are saved by grace through
faith in Yeshua's (Jesus') atoning death on the cross and have been regenerated ("born again") by God's Holy
Spirit (John 3:3). The Church (ekklesia – "called out ones") began as a body of Jewish believers who were "called
out" of the manmade oral laws and traditions of Pharisaic Judaism and into the New Covenant salvation of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus)
that writes God's Torah on the heart (Jer. 31:31-33; Heb. 8:8-10). Like ancient Israel, these Jewish believers were joined by a
mixed multitude of gentiles, who were grafted into God's natural olive tree (Covenants of Promise representing salvation in the
Messiah), which also made them partakers of the commonwealth of Israel (Rom. 11:17-18; Eph. 2:11-13). Consequently, God established
the New Covenant Church (both Jews and gentiles) as a sect of Judaism which represents redeemed Israel. Although New Covenant believers
(Jew and gentile) are all part of Israel's commonwealth, both Yeshua (Jesus) and the apostles distinguished them from unbelieving
(unredeemed) Israel by referring to them 112 times as "the Church" (Matt. 16:18; Acts 9:31; Eph. 3:8-10; Rev. 2 and 3; 22:16).
This Messianic Church (congregation) separated itself from the manmade oral laws of Pharisaic Judaism, but it did not stop following
God's written Torah (Acts 13:44-47; Acts 24:14; 28:22). As the Jews increasingly rejected the Gospel and gentiles increasingly
received it, the population of the Church became mostly gentile which was part of God's plan for taking the Gospel to the nations
(Acts 13:44-47; Is. 42:6-9; Rom. 11:7-11). As the gentile Church grew in numbers, it largely abandoned God's Torah as a way of
life, which was never His will. On the contrary, the Apostolic Writings of the New Testament call both Jew and gentile to embrace
Yeshua's (Jesus') teaching and proper application of the Torah in their lives (Matt. 5:17-19; 11:29-30; Act 28:23; 1 Tim. 1:8;
2 Tim. 3:14-17). When gentile believers embrace God's Torah as a way of life, it is known as the "fullness of the
gentiles". In the last days, this provokes the natural braches (unredeemed Israel) to jealousy which causes them to believe in
Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah, and they are grafted back into God's natural olive tree again and "thus all Israel is
saved" (Rom. 11:11, 22-27). This is when the Church, both Jew and gentile, comes into the fullness of the "new creation"
and "one new man in Messiah" which emerges as the true "Israel of God" (Eph. 2:14-15; Gal. 6:12-16).
We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) and the apostles used many of the customs within the Hebrew culture when clarifying truth
in their teaching and ministry of the New Covenant. Therefore, the Hebraic model of ministry and congregational life must be understood
and taught in the church in order to fully comprehend the truths found in the Apostolic Writings of the New Testament (Acts 24:14; 28:23;
1 Cor. 11:2).
The Great Commission
We believe in the Great Commission of discipling the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
and teaching them to observe all that Yeshua (Jesus) commanded.
We believe in the five-fold ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, which have been given
to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry until we all come into the unity of the faith (Eph. 2:19-20; 4:11- 12).
The Local Church/Messianic Synagogue
We believe in the autonomy of each local congregation, and that itinerant ministers should be based out of or related to a
local church body with accountability to a senior pastor and/or board of elders.
Rebirth of Israel as a Nation
We believe that Israel's rebirth as a nation in 1948 and the restoration of Jerusalem as it's capital in 1967 are
both fulfillments of Bible prophecy, wherein, God (Yahweh) promises to restore His ancient Hebrew people back to the Promised Land that
He gave to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the sons of Israel (Gen. 12:6-7; 15:15-21; 26:2-6; 28:12-15; Josh. 1:6-7; Is. 11:11-16; Ez. 36).
We also believe that the nation of Israel is symbolized as the fig tree (Hosea 9:10), and that its rebirth as a nation marks the biblical
generation that will see "all things fulfilled" (Ez. 36:8; Matt. 24:32-34). Scripture teaches that God's judgment will be
poured out on any nation who tries to divide and/or conquer Haaretz Israel (the land of Israel) or Jerusalem during this time
(Gen. 12:1-3; Ps. 83:1-18; Zech. 12:1-8). Therefore, we passionately support Israel's right to the Promised Land and to an
undivided Jerusalem as its capital and are adamantly opposed to a two state solution that divides the Land of Israel or the city of
Jerusalem in anyway.
The Great End Time Harvest
We believe that the wheat (God's righteous) and the tares (the unrighteous) grow up together until they both
mature and are ready for harvest (Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43). At that time, Yeshua (Jesus) harvests (raptures) His people into His
presence, and the angels harvest the wicked into the winepress of God's wrath (Is. 26:19-21; 1 Cor. 15:50-54; 1 Thess.
4:16-17; Rev. 14:14-20; 16:21; 18:1-24).
Return of Messiah
We believe in the literal and personal return of Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) in power and glory to establish His
kingdom on earth for 1,000 years and to judge both the quick and the dead (Dan. 7:9-14; Matt. 26:64; Acts 1:9-10; 2 Tim. 4:1; Rev. 19
Resurrection and Judgment
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead. The believer will appear before the "Judgment Seat of
Christ", where he will receive his rewards (1 Cor. 3:12-15; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 11:18; 20:1-6), and the unbeliever will appear
before the "Great White Throne Judgment", where he will be damned and thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:7-15).