Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith

Article 1 – The Bible

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament, was given by Divine inspiration and is the Word of God. {2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Thess. 2:13}.

We believe that the Bible is the final authority in all matters pertaining to our faith and practice. {Acts 17:11; Isa. 8:20}

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [c]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2Tim.3:16-17

Article 2 – About G-d

We believe there is only One Living and True G-d – Perfect, Infinite, and Eternal {Matt. 5:48; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 90:22}.

We believe that G-d exists in a unity of three Persons and is revealed to us as Echad (a composite Oneness): Father, Son (Yeshua the Messiah), and Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), Deut. 6:4; Zech. 14:9; Matt. 28:19; John 5:17, 14:16-17, 15:26; Eph. 2:18}.

We believe that He is the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe, He Was and Is and Is to Come, the Beginning (Alpha) & the End (Omega){{Gen. 1:1; Neh. 9:6; Psalm 103:19; Eph 1:11; Heb 1:2,3; 11:3}.

We believe that G-d is Unchangeable in His Being, Wisdom, Power, Holiness, Justice, Goodness, Love, and Truth {Mal.3:6; 1 Tim. 1:17; Gen. 17:1; Isa. 6:3; Psalm 19:9; Ex. 34.6; John 3:16}.

 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Mal 3:6

Article 3 – Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ), the Son

We believe that Yeshua HaMashiach is externally pre-existent as G-d, Yeshua the Messiah, humbled himself and assumed man’s nature by being born of a Virgin Mary thus uniting the Divine and Human Nature {Isa. 9:6; Matt. 1:18-25; John 1:14; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14}.

We believe that Yeshua, as a Jew, lived a sinless life. He died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and atoning sacrifice. Yeshua was buried, rose from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven.  He is seated at the right hand of G-d the Father, making intercession for us as the great High Priest {Pr. 30:4, John 1:1-5, John 1:14-15, Heb.5:5-10}.

Yeshua will return at the end of time in power and glory to rule the earth. Then will occur the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of those who believe in Yeshua, and the everlasting separation from G-d of those who reject Yeshua as their Lord and Savior.

In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with G-d in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:1-5 & 14 NKJV

Article 4 – Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)

No revival has ever occurred without the working of Ruach HaKodesh. We want to Be Empowered by the Spirit of G-d and we expect the gifts, fruits, signs, and wonders, which are the manifestation of the Spirit of G-d to be active in our individual lives as well as the congregation as a whole.

We believe that Ruach HaKodesh is the third Person of the Divine Trinity. His principal ministry since His advent at Pentecost is to:

    1. Bear witness to the “Truth”, who is the person of Yeshua HaMashiach {Acts 5:30-32}.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you. John 8:31-32

 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

  John 15:26

    1. Regenerate those who repent of their sins and exercise faith in Yeshua, the Messiah {John 3:3-8, Titus 3:5}.
    2. Instruct, Comfort and Guide G-d’s Children {John 14:16-18, 26; 16:13}.
    3. Sanctify G-d’s children {2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Peter 1:1-3}.
    4. Empower them for Life and Service {Rom. 8:2; Acts 1:8; Eph. 3:16; 1 Cor. 2:1-4; 1 Thess. 1:5}.
Article 5 –Man

We believe that man was created by G-d, in the image and likeness of G-d, and that he was endowed with the power of rational and responsible choices (Gen. 1:27; Acts 17:24-28; Col. 3:10}.

We believe that man has alienated himself from G-d by transgressing G-d’s command and yielding to the enticement of Satan. As a consequence of the act of disobedience, the entire human race became involved in guilt and corruption, leading to irresponsible acts of sin and to just condemnation {Gen. 3:1-6; Rom. 1:19-31; 3:10-12, 23; 5:12, 18; Eph. 4:18; 1 John 1:8-10}.

We believe that man’s reconciliation with G-d is provided by the blood of Yeshua HaMashiach as the Lamb of G-d who takes away the sins of the whole world and applied by the Ruach HaKodesh {Eph. 1:1-3; John 3:3-5}.

We believe that man’s salvation can be only achieved through repentance and faith that Yeshua is His Lord and Savior and only through him can man achieve reconciliation with the Father

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast”.

{Acts 2:21-26; Rom. 3:21-26; Heb. 6:1-2, Eph 2:8-9}.

Article 6 – Jews and Gentiles

G-d chose the Jewish people to receive His perfect Law (Torah) and show forth His righteousness to the nations, bringing blessing into the world. He has made a special covenant with the Jewish people, which is permanent and irrevocable {Gen. 17:7-9; Ex. 19:5-8, 24:3; Jer. 31:35-37, 33:20-26; Isa.42:1-8; Rom. 11:28-29}.

Jews and Gentiles who acknowledge Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer are part of G-d’s universally covenanted people.

Jews and Gentiles who proclaim Yeshua HaMashiach as their Lord and Savior should worship and serve together in the House of the Lord {1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:22; Col. 1:18}.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 

Rom 10:9-13

Article 7 – Ordinances

We believe that Mikveh (water immersion) is an act of obedience and a visible sign of the reality of salvation. We are commanded to observe them but do not depend on them for salvation.

Remembrance of Yeshua’s Last Super, Passover Seder commemorates the covenant sealed through Yeshua’s atoning death and our living relationship with him. Though we seek to be obedient to God in this practice, we do not regard it as a means of salvation.

And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Luke 22:14-20

Article 7 – Church

We believe that Yeshua HaMashiach is the Church’s High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek.

We believe that the New Covenant Body of Believers is the Body & Bride of Yeshua the Messiah. This body is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have received into their hearts, Yeshua the Promised Redeemer & Messiah as their Savior, and Lord. Then meets together on a regular basis to fellowship and worship the G-d of Israel.

For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

“If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.”  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:9-13

We believe that the Church is universal and that it is manifested locally through companies of Christ followers, meeting together at stated times for worship, bible studies, and observing the ordinance (Acts 2:46-47, 20:7, 6:1-6, 14:23; 1 Cor. 16:2}.

Article 8 – Restoration and Preservation of Israel

We believe that God will restore and preserve Israel as he declared to make a new covenant with the House of Israel {Jer. 31:31-34}

We believe that God will make an everlasting covenant with the House of Israel and will make Israel holy (Ez. 37:21-28}.

Article 9 – Last Things

We believe that at the end of time, Yeshua will descend from Heaven in power and glory to rule the earth. Then will occur the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of those who believe in Yeshua and the everlasting separation from God of those who reject Yeshua {Matt. 26:26:30; Luke  22:19-20; 1 Cor. 10, 11:23-26}.

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

Rev 22:11-14