Our Statement of Faith about The Scriptures
We believe the Older and Newer Testaments (Tanakh and Brit Chadasha) are the inspired, infallible Word of God, and are the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We understand them to be written from the Hebraic perspective, where the New is in the Old concealed, and the Old is in the New revealed (Josh 22:5, Rom 15:4, 2 Tim 3:15-17,
2 Pe 1:19-21)
We believe in one God (Elohim) who is an eternal unity, existing in three persons, Father (HaAv), Son (HaBen) and Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh). We understand from the Shema that we are to love Him with all our heart, soul and strength (Gen 1:1, Deut 6:4, Matt 28:18-20, Rom 8:14-17, 1 Cor 13:13)
We believe we have been created in the image of God to fellowship with Him. But that since the Fall, we have all sinned in thought, word and deed. As a consequence we have been alienated from God and are subject to His wrath. At the physical resurrection and judgment of all people, believers will be resurrected to eternal life with God, but unbelievers to eternal separation from God.
We understand that we cannot redeem ourselves, and that we are all in need of divine forgiveness
(Gen 1:27, Ps 8:5, Is 59:2, Rom 3:23, Eph 2:12,
Jesus / Yeshua
We believe in Jesus/Yeshua as the Jewish Messiah who fulfilled the New Covenant as promised to the houses of Judah and Israel. He was fully human and fully divine. He redeemed us through His death on the cross by becoming the substitutionary sacrifice.
We believe He rose from the dead, and will return in power and glory to establish His kingdom on earth.
We understand that forgiveness of sin and reconciliation to God depends entirely upon His undeserved favor through faith in Yeshua as Messiah.
(Je 31:31, Zech 14:4, Lu 22:20, John 14:6, Hebs 1:2-3,
We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in believers. He convicts us about sin, righteousness and judgment. He leads, teaches, comforts and empowers us to live a righteous life.
He blesses us with His fruit and His gifts.
We understand that we need to go on being filled with the Holy Spirit and to not quench His action.
(Joel 2:28-29, John 16:8, 1 Cor 14:1, Gal 5: 22-3,
Eph 5:18, 1 Thess 5:19)
We believe that God’s covenants, promises, gifts and calling to Israel are irrevocable, and that Gentiles can only receive the New Covenant by being grafted into Israel.
We believe that the return of the people of Israel to their historic land is part of the outworking of God’s final purposes and will lead to the saving of all Israel.
We understand that we are to honor Him by blessing the Jewish people and praying for the peace of Jerusalem.
(Je 31: 3&35-37, Ezek 34: 22-30, Zech 12:10,
Am 9:11-15, Rom 11:26-29)