Mission Statement

Statement of Beliefs

The Light of Torah Messianic Congregation

About Us

Terry and Phyllis Reid have been the congregational leaders of The Light of Torah Messianic Congregation for nearly nine years.  We have provided Scripture-based teaching to all that have joined us.  Our goal has always been to seek clarity and revelation understanding of His Word. 

Phyllis Reid has achieved certificates of completion from the IAMCS and Baruch HaShems’ three year study program as well as, a certificate to teach The Creation Gospel from Dr. Hollisa Alewine.

What we believe

We believe the Bible is the inerrant word of the Living God.

We believe in the one true God of creation, YaHaVah.   “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” (Dt. 6:4).  We believe His perfect will for mankind was revealed to mankind in the first word of Scripture, Bereshit.  In the Hebrew Scripture Bereshit appears thus,  בְּרֵאשִׁית.  This word shows us His will, to make a covenant with man with fire in the center.  This covenant was made with Abram, whose name was changed to Abraham (Ge. 15).  It is through the covenant and promises given to Abraham that all the nations of the earth will be blessed (Ge. 22:18).

In the offspring of Abraham, first to the seed of promise, Isaac then to Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel), the covenant continued.  We refer to their covenant faithfulness as The Faith of Our Fathers.  Israel is The Fathers’ inheritance (Dt. 32:9).

We believe that spiritual Israel is composed of the native born descendants of the twelve tribes of Jacob/Israel and those from the nations of the world that have chosen to align themselves with YaHaVah and the Rules of His Kingdom.

We believe there is a distinction between the Book of the Covenant (Ex. 24:7) and the Book of the Law (Dt. 29:20).  

We believe that the capstone of the Book of the Covenant is the Ten Commandments given to the “mixed multitude” at Mt. Sinai (Ex. 20). 

We believe that the restored covenant spoken of by the prophet Jeremiah in chapter 31:31 is just that, a restored Book of the Covenant NOT a new covenant.  What is new is the location of this covenant, i.e. on our heart.

We believe that Yeshua is the promised seed, our kinsman redeemer and the lamb of Yah.  Yeshua said, “If you love me keep my commandments” (Jn. 14:15).

We believe in following the footsteps of Messiah as directed in 1 Jn. 2:3 – 6:  “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.  He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.  He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”

We believe that Scripture tells us to call on His name.  Num. 6:27:  “So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.”  If we are to call on His name, then we must actually know His name.  The use of a large case God is not His name nor is a title such as Lord or HaShem (the name).