STATEMENT OF FAITH

What We Believe

  • We believe in the Scripture (the Tanach and the Messianic Writings) as the inspired Word of YHVH. (Psalms 119:105)
  • We acknowledge the uni-plurality of YHVH, yet that He is also One. Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 11:1-2
  • We recognize the deity, virgin birth, miracles, sinless life, His atoning death, resurrection, ascension, and expected return of the Messiah Yeshua.
  • We believe in the atoning death of the Messiah as our own kapparah, our atoning sacrifice, and experienced the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 53)
  • We believe in the indwelling of the Set-Apart Spirit, empowering us to live a set-apart (holy) and effective life. (Jeremiah 31:33)
  • We understand that there is a life to follow this one. (Daniel 12:2-3)
    • For the saved it will be eternity in YHVH’s presence?
    • For those separated from YHVH, they will stay eternally separated in a condition of damnation.
  • We believe there is a scriptural process of conflict resolution. When a conflict arises, we will go to the individual in a loving, appreciative spirit, and try to get reconciliation. If that fails, we will seek the help of the “one or two” intermediaries appointed by the elders. (Matthew 18:15–18)
  • We affirm that our faith is solely in Messiah and not in our Jewishness or being Jewish. We are Messianics, which means, we’ve been called to be followers of the perfect example which lies in Yeshua the Messiah. The word Jew, means praiser of YHVH. Therefore, to be Jewish is it’s proper biblical perspective, is fundamentally a sense of the calling of YHVH to fulfill the human side of the covenants YHVH made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Moses. YHVH is keeping His side of the covenants, which center on the command and promise that Israel should serve YHVH to all generations, as Israel, with rights to the Land and other blessings (Genesis 12:1–3; Jeremiah 33:25–26). Faith in the Messiah of Israel in no way conflicts with these covenants. YHVH also calls the nations to identify with the Jews, as did Ruth, to bless, help, and serve YHVH (Isaiah 49:22).
  • In accordance with Jewish custom, as observed by the Messiah Himself, we will use circumlocutions such names such as the tetragrammaton YHVH which stands for the Sacred name of our Elohim which is YeHoVaH. Some say it is Yahweh but more substantial evidence shows it is more than likely Yehovah.
  • We do not believe in Replacement Theology: The tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh are not the nations of Britain and the United States. In general, the 12 tribes have been absorbed into the people called by the term “Jews.” For example, in the book of Ester “(there) was a Jew, whose name was Mordekhai the son of Ya’ir, the son of Shim‘i, the son of Kish, a Binyamini.”
    • Two-House Theology: The Belief that all Gentiles who come into the Messianic are from the Tribe of Ephraim. Therefore, joining themselves to the two houses of Israel. While many who are called, are of the original tribes, we do not believe that ALL Gentiles are from the lost tribes.
    • With that being said, scripture does mention, that those who choose to follow Yhvh and his Torah, are also grafted into the Nation of Israel and into the Tribe which they are residing with (Ezekiel 47:21-23, Isaiah 14:1).
  • Those who rightly call themselves Jews are of Jewish descent (The Tribe of Judah) or those who have chosen to join themselves to the tribe (Ezekiel 47:21-23, Isaiah 14:1). Those who have joined the Olive Tree, are now citizens of the Commonwealth of Israel and have right to all the promises of YHVH and are responsible for the same laws and statutes of the Kingdom.