Statement of Faith

We believe:

In the One and Only Living G-d (Deut. 6:4) eternally existent in the Father, the Son, and Ruach haKodesh (the Holy Spirit). He is the G-d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Creator of heaven and earth (Gen. 1:1, Isa. 42:5, 48:16, Matt. 28:19).

Yeshua (Jesus) is haMashiach (the Messiah), the promised redeemer of Israel and the entire human race. By His life, death and resurrection, He fulfilled the messianic prophecies of the Tanakh (Hebrew Scriptures, or “Old Testament”) related to His first coming. He is the complete revelation of G-d to man (Isa. 7:14, 9:6-7, 49:6, 53:1-12, Ps. 16:9-11, Heb. 1:3).

G-d made man in His own image and endowed him with a longing for intimate fellowship with G-d (Gen. 1:26, 2:7, Ps. 42:1-2).

Man’s disobedience to G-d’s revealed will (sin) caused a separation between man and G-d (Gen. 2:16-17, Isa. 59:1-2).

The only provision G-d made for reconciling man to Himself was through the atoning work of haMashiach, who died as the sacrifice for our disobedience and rose again, manifesting the victory over sin and death (Lev. 17:11, Isa. 53:1-12, II Cor. 5:19).

The Bible, both the Tanakh and the B’rit Hadasha (New Covenant Scriptures, or “New Testament”), is the inspired Word of G-d, inerrant in the original autographs, the only infallible, authoritative Word of G-d, and man’s reliable foundation to faith and conduct (Num. 12:6-8, Isa. 8:20, II Tim. 3:16-17).

All who repent from sin and accept G-d’s message of salvation in haMashiach are born of the Ruach haKodesh. Faith in Yeshua as the mediator of the New Covenant makes us true children of G-d (Jer. 31:31-34, Ezek. 36:24-27, Jn. 1:11-13).

Those who are of the Ruach haKodesh become members of the universal people of G-d, or the body of Yeshua. This one spiritual fellowship includes both Jews and Gentiles as equal members of this body (I Cor. 12:12-13, 27, Eph. 2:11-18, Isa. 49:6).

Ruach haKodesh works in the life of the believer. He brings forth the fruit of righteousness in all followers of haMashiach. He also gifts, orders, and leads the local body of believers, enabling the believers to become a community of love and service (Rom. 8:1-4, 12:4-5, I Cor. 12, Eph. 4:11-12).

G-d gave the practices of the Torah (the Law, the five books of Moses) for moral instruction and as a body of cultural – national practice which would point forward to the work of haMashiach. It is valid as a reflection of G-d’s righteous standard and as a means of preserving a distinct nation of Israel. “Fulfillment” by the work of Yeshua does not imply the abrogation of the Torah but rather bringing it to its fullest meaning. Righteousness with G-d is based solely upon grace through faith (Deut. 30:11-20, 6:20-25, Ps. 19:7-14, Matt. 5:17-19, Rom. 3:23, 27-31, 6:23, Eph. 2:8-9).

The nation Israel is chosen by G-d to be a channel of blessing to all the nations on earth. The return of the Jewish people to their land fulfills Biblical prophecy. The day will come when Israel as a nation will accept Yeshua as haMashiach. Then, He will come again to establish His world-wide rule from Jerusalem, and the Word of G-d shall go forth from Zion (Gen. 2:1-3, Isa. 11, Zech. 12:10, 13:1, Rom. 11:26-29).

G-d has restored the Messianic Jewish Community. This community has been dormant for approximately seventeen centuries and the resurrected Messianic Community is an indication of G-d’s faithfulness to His covenant people. The restoration of the Romans 11 “Olive Tree” will provide healing between Jews and Gentiles in the body of haMashiach (Rom. 9-11).

Yeshua desires reconciliation between Jewish and Gentile members of His body. Our congregation supports the Towards Jerusalem Council II (http://www.tjcii.org) initiative to repair and heal the breach between Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua dating from the first centuries of the Church, doing so primarily through humility, prayer and repentance (Acts 15, 21:17-26, Rom. 11:11-29, II Cor. 5:18-21, Eph. 2:11-16).