Our Faith

We believe…

1. G-d alone is the source of a satisfying and worthwhile life.

“Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fullness of joy, in thy righthand are pleasures for evermore.”

— Psalm 16:11

2. There is a barrier between G-d and us.

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; 2 but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you so that he does not hear.”

— Isaiah 59:1

3. Our good deeds won’t remove the barrier.

“We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.”

— Isaiah 64:6

4. G-d has provided atonement as a way of removing the barrier, and atonement requires blood.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life.”

— Leviticus 17:11

5. Isaiah identifies the Messiah as the one who will be the ultimate sacrifice and thus end the Temple’s Sacrificial system.

“4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”

— Isaiah 53:4-5

6. G-d has provided atonement via Yeshua to remove the barrier to Him.

“But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; even to those who believe in His Name.”

— John 1:12

7. At least 48 specific prophesies further identify the Messiah, all of which have been fulfilled in Yeshua of Nazereth.

Statement of Faith

Our thirteen articles of faith. We believe…

. . . that the Bible, composed of both the Tenach (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadasha (New Testament), are the only infallible and authoritative Word of G-d as expressed in 2 Timothy 3:16.

. . . that G-d is ‘Echad’ (one), as declared in Deuteronomy 6:4 (Shema Yisrael, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai echad), a united one or ‘compound unity eternally existent in three persons’ as expressed in Isaiah 48:16-17, 9:6-7; Genesis 1:1-3.

. . . in the deity of Yeshua haMashiach (Jesus the Messiah), hereafter referred to as Yeshua, and that He is the ‘seed of the woman’ as G-d promised in Genesis 3:15 and that His virgin birth was to be a sign to Israel of His Messiahship as stated in Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6-7.

. . . in Yeshua’s life, His miracles yesterday and today, His vicarious and sacrificial death as our atonement, His ascension, His personal future return for believers in Yeshua both living and passed on, and His future establishment of His kingdom on earth.

. . . that the only means of being cleansed from sin is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua and that the regeneration by the Spirit of G-d is absolutely essential for personal salvation, as expressed in Leviticus 17:11 and Ephesians 2:8.

. . . in the present ministry of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), hereinafter referred to as Ruach, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a G-dly life, as stated in Ezekiel 36:26-27.

. . . that the promise of the Father, as outlined in Acts 1:4-8, and the gifts of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, as foretold by the Jewish prophets (Joel 2:27-29; Isaiah 28:11-12), fulfilled in Acts 10:44-48, and as taught by the anointed Jewish apostle Shaul (Paul), are for believers today. (1 Corinthians 12:4-10)

. . . that Jewish people (descendants of Abraham through Isaac, whether through the blood line of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Yeshua as Israel’s Messiah have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and their Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel (Romans 2:28-29).

. . . in the resurrection of both saved and lost, one to everlasting life and the other to eternal separation from G-d, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment. (Daniel 12:2 and Matthew 25:46)

. . . that the middle wall of partition which in times past separated Jews and Gentiles has been broken down, the strife between them eradicated by Yeshua HaMashiach. (Ephesians 2:12-14)

. . . that the new covenant body of the Lord is composed of both Jewish and non-Jewish people who have accepted Yeshua as the Promised Redeemer and that now they are to worship together in the house of G-d. (1 Corinthians 12:13 and Hebrews 10:2)

. . . in the partaking of the communal elements of the matzah (unleavened bread) and the wine, as instituted by Yeshua at His last Pesach seder, and that the elements are symbolic of the Messiah’s death and as the ultimate Pesach lamb and His resurrection. (1 Corinthians 11:23-24)

. . . in the immersion of believers (Tevillah) as commanded by the scriptures as an outward sign of an inward redemption experience, symbolizing the death of the old flesh and the resurrection unto the newness of life. (Matthew 3:16 and 28:18-20)

Messianic prophecies

Some of the many Messianic Prophecies that point to Yeshua (Jesus) in the Tanakh (Old Covenant) and their fulfillment in the B’rit Chadasha (New Covenant).

Tanakh Verse Prophecy B’rit Chadasha Fulfillment
Deuteronomy. 18:15 A prophet like Moses Acts 3:20-22
Jeremiah 31:31-34 New covenant with Israel and Judah Luke 22:20
Isaiah 7:14 A virgin will be with child Matthew 1:18-20
Micah 5:2 He will be born in Bethlehem Matthew 2:1
Zechariah 9:9 King comes riding on a donkey Mark 11:1-10
Isaiah 53 Messiah would suffer for our sins Acts 3:13-18
Isaiah 53 Messiah rejected and sacrificed Acts 13:26-33
Isaiah 53 Messiah would rise from the dead Acts 17:1-4
Isaiah 53:3 He would be despised and rejected John 8:48-52
Isaiah 53:3 We would turn our faces from him Mark 14:27,50
Isaiah 53:4a He took up our infirmities Matthew 8:16,17
Isaiah 53:4b We considered him stricken by God Mark 14:61-65
Isaiah 53:5 He was pierced for our transgressions 1 Peter 3:18
Isaiah 53:5 By his wounds we are healed 1 Peter 2:21-24
Isaiah 53:6a All we like sheep have gone astray 1 Peter 2:25
Isaiah 53:6b The iniquities of us all laid on him Romans 5:6-8
Isaiah 53:7 He did not open his mouth Mark 15:2-5
Isaiah 53:7,8 He was led like a lamb to the slaughter Acts 8:30-35
Isaiah 53:12b He was numbered with transgressors Mark 15:27,28
Isaiah 53:12c He bore the sins of many Hebrews 9:28
Isaiah 53:12c He made intercession for transgressors Luke 23:34
Zechariah 11:12 They paid 30 pieces of silver Matthew 26:15
Psalm 22:1,2 My God, why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
Psalm 22:6-8 They hurled insults at him Matthew 27:39-44
Psalm 22:16 They pierced my hands and feet John 19:18; 20:25
Psalm 34:20 Not one bone is broken John 19:33,36
Psalm 69:21 Vinegar for my thirst Matthew 27:34
Psalm 22:18 Cast lots for his clothes Matthew 27:35
Psalm 118:22 He was the stone the builders rejected Matthew 21:42
Isaiah 53:8,9 Though he had done no violence Acts 13:27-29
Isaiah 53:9c There was no deceit in his mouth Hebrews 4:15
Isaiah 53:11 Righteous servant shall justify many Romans 3:19-31
2 Samuel 7:12,13 He will be from the line of David Matthew 1:2
Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah Hebrews 7:14
Hosea 11:1 Out of Egypt I called My Son Matthew 2:13-15
Malachi 3:1 My messenger shall prepare the way Luke 1:17
Isaiah 35:5,6 Blind shall see, deaf hear, lame walk Matthew 11:4-6
Isaiah 11:2 Spirit of the Lord will rest upon him John 3:34
Isaiah 61:1,2a Sent me to bind up the brokenhearted Luke 4:18,19
Isaiah 9:1,2 The people walking in darkness Matthew 4:12,16,23
Psalm 78:2-4 He spoke in parables Matthew 13:34,35
Isaiah 53:2 Nothing that we should desire him Mark 6:1-3
Zechariah 13:7 Strike the shepherd & sheep scatter Matthew 26:56
Zechariah 12:10 Look on him whom they have pierced John 19:34,37
Daniel 9:26 Messiah dies before Temple destroyed Mark 15:37
Isaiah 42:1-6 A light to the Gentiles Luke 2:32