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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
. . . 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.
“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!”
16 “Come near to Me, listen to this:
From the first I have not spoken in secret,
From the time it took place, I was there.
And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”
17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you in the way you should go.”
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
. . . 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.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
And you shall bruise him on the heel.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel (God is with us).
. . . 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.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that salvation is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
. . . 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.
26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
. . . 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)
4 Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
27 “Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel,
And that I am the Lord your God,
And there is no other;
And My people will never be put to shame.
28 “It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
29 “Even on the male and female servants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
11 Indeed, He will speak to this people
Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,
12 He who said to them, “Here is rest, give rest to the weary,”
And, “Here is repose,” but they would not listen.
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45 All the circumcised believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, 47 “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” 48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Yeshua HaMashiach. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.
. . . 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).
28 For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh. 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that which is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from men, but from God.
. . . 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)
Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.
These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.
. . . 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)
12 remember that you were at that time separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Messiah Yeshua you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall
. . . 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)
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
. . . 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)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Yeshua in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
. . . 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)
After being baptized, Yeshua came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him
18 And Yeshua came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
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|