[whohit]What we believe[/whohit]
Statement of Messianic Faith
The Messianic faith is the first century Biblical faith in the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and His Son Yeshua (Jesus). (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1; Hebrews 1)
We believe that the Word of God, the Bible, Genesis through Revelation, is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe that the Torah was given to Moses on Mt. Sinai by God and contains His instructions on how to worship Him and conduct our lives. That we are instructed to keep His Sabbath and His feast days forever throughout our generations. (Lev. 23), (Ex. 12:14)
We believe that Yeshua, (Jesus Christ) is the promised Messiah, His virgin birth (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25), His sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Matthew 4:23-25), and His atoning death through His shed blood and His resurrection as promised, prophesied and revealed in the scriptures (Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:24-27; Romans 3:21-31; Hebrews 9:6-14; Zechariah 12:10, 14; Matthew 28), and in His physical return as King and High Priest (Daniel 7:9-14; Revelation 1:1-18).
He is the Word (Torah) that became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:1-14; Colossians 2:9-14).
We believe that salvation was accomplished, for Jews and gentiles alike, through His death and resurrection. We have only to accept this gift of life and walk in a covenant relationship with God. Salvation is the free gift from God to man, apart from works and the Torah. Salvation is by grace through faith in Yeshua. One may not earn, merit, or keep this eternal salvation by their efforts alone. (Ephesians 2:8-14; Romans 5-6).
Believers are part of Israel, both natural born and the wild branches grafted-in to the olive tree (to Israel) by the blood of Messiah, having the Torah written upon their hearts and minds according to the Renewed Covenant. (Romans 11:11-24; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 8:8-12).
We DO NOT believe in, or teach, replacement theology.
We believe in the ingathering of the lost sheep of Israel, once scattered to the nations. (Hosea 9:17; Isaiah 49; Isaiah 11:12; revelation 14).
We believe in the resurrection of the living and the dead (NOT the rapture). Those who trust in Yeshua have received eternal life in the presence of God, having their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Heaven). Those who do not believe experience eternal separation from God having their names blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life (Hell). (Romans 1:18; 1 Corinthians 15; John 5:19-29: Revelation 3-5; Revelation 2-21).