What one deeply believes drives everything they do!
We believe that the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of both the Old and the New Testaments, is the Word of God, It is without error in the original autographs and is the sole authority in matters of belief and practice for those who are part of the Body of Messiah / the Church. (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, Matthew 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 3:14)
We believe the Bible provides a factual account of origins. In six literal days the heavens and the earth were created. By disobedience, man became separated from God through his own personal sin and death entered the world. (Genesis 1:1-2:25, Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 5:12)
We believe that Yeshua / Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Hebrew Scriptures. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life, permanently atoning for believing man’s sins through His substitutionary death, burial, and resurrection. He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. (Genesis 3:15, Deuteronomy 18:18, Psalm 110:1-7, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53:1-12, Micah 5:2, John 1:1-18, John 1:35-51)
We believe that Messiah Jesus is the only way of salvation for anyone from the eternal consequences of their own personal sin. The means of salvation has been the same for all people, throughout HIStory, whether they be Jew or Gentile. Salvation is an entirely gracious work of God. Personal salvation is received upon the sole condition of one’s own personal faith in God’s only Son – Jesus. The act of faith by an individual is not reckoned as works. The righteousness of Messiah is imputed to the sinner and he is regenerated to eternal life. (Psalm 133:3, Daniel 12:22, John 3:16, John 4:14, John 17:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:16)
We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers all believers to live a life pleasing to God. The Holy Spirit endows believers with gifts of His own determining. In this age, God baptizes believers at the moment of their belief. The Holy Spirit permanently indwells and seals all believers into one body, the Body of Messiah. (Romans 15:13)
We believe that God’s gracious and unconditional covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob established:
- Israel’s unique status as the elect nation.
- The irrevocable gift of the land of Israel to the Jewish people.
- That while all the families of the earth are blessed through Abraham’s seed, Israel’s unconditional covenants will be fulfilled in Israel, and not in the Church. (Genesis 12:1-3, Romans 9:1-11:36)
We believe that the Ekklesia (Church) began at Shavuot (Pentecost) and consists of all Jewish and Gentile believers of this age. Jewish believers of this age are members of both Israel and the Church. While Gentile believers share in the spiritual blessings of Israel’s unconditional covenants, the Ekklesia does not in any respect replace Israel as God’s Chosen People. The Church’s divinely mandated responsibilities in this age are to make disciples of all nations in accordance with the to the Jew first prescription given directly to the Apostle Paul from the Lord Jesus. Evangelism, sharing the Gospel unashamedly, stems from the disciple making process among all peoples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20, Galatians 1:15-17, Romans 1:16)
We believe that Yeshua may return at any time to take His bride (Ekklesia / Church) from the earth to be with Him where He is forever, in an event known as the Rapture. The term “Rapture” is never used in the Bible. Nonetheless, Paul taught about this event. It will occur before a seven year period of time of great difficulty on the earth, known as the Tribulation, begins. (John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:50–58, 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18)
We believe that at the conclusion of the Tribulation, in response to penitent Israel’s plea, Yeshua will return physically to earth, destroy Israel’s enemies, and regather Israel’s remnant. He will establish a literal 1,000 year reign from Jerusalem known as the Millennial Kingdom which was foretold in both the Old and New Testaments. Messiah will reign from David’s throne in Jerusalem over regenerate Israel and as King over the entire earth. Following the Millennial Kingdom, the unsaved dead will be raised, judged, and cast for eternity into the Lake of Fire. Believers will enjoy eternity in Messiah’s presence in the New Jerusalem. (Revelation 20:1-6)