ARTICLES OF FAITH
We believe the Torah, TaNaKh (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadasha (New Testament) to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of Elohim in its original writings (Psalm 119.89, Proverbs 30.5-6, 2 Timothy 3.16-17). The Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament) is Elohim’s divine revelation for holy living (Deuteronomy 30. 15,16,19,20, Romans 7.12; 8.2); revealing His nature and standard righteousness and truth (Romans 2.13, 20; Psalm 119.142). There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (1 Timothy 2:5) “ But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Lord, Messiah Yeshua, by whom are all things, and we by Him.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-5)
Messiah Yeshua’s deity is set out in Scripture (Isaiah 9.6; John 1.1,4). His Virgin birth (Isaiah 7.1.4), His sinless life, His atoning death (Isaiah 53, Psalm 22), His bodily resurrection, His ascension, and His future return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit indwells in all believers who hear the Word of Truth, believe it, repent and are baptized in the name of Yeshua Messiah for the remission of sins, (Acts 2. 38-39, Ephesians 1.13). The Holy Spirit enables us to live godly lives, keep His instructions (1Jn 5:2), empowers us to understand and apply the Word (Ezekiel 36.26-27), to exercise all Biblical gifts, and to do the service of Yeshua Messiah.
Elohim made covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and it is through those covenants that we are able to come into the faith. We therefore stand with the support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel and hold fast to the Biblical heritage of our forefathers (Genesis 17.1-8)
Man through his sin, is separate from Elohim (Isaiah 59.2, Ecclesiastes 7.20, Psalm 53.3, Isaiah 64.5-6) Relationship can be restored with Elohim by man’s confession and repentance, through Elohim’s grace based on faith in Yeshua’s sacrificial death. We are then cleansed and fully reconciled to Elohim (Hebrews 2.17, 2 Timothy 1.10, 1 Peter 1.18-21). Once reconciled we are expected to keep His commandments, judgments and statutes and not return to our sin (Rom 6:1-2, 1Jn 3:4).