1) We believe in the God of Israel (Ex. 20:2), that He is One (Deut. 6:4), and that there is no other (Deut. 4:39). He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, both in Heaven and on Earth (Gen. 1:1). God is not bound by time, space, or physicality, though He has many manifestations. He is the First and the Last; nothing can compare to Him (Isa. 44:6).
1) We believe that Messianic Jews should remain faithful to their Jewish identity and the Covenants of Israel, which are eternal (Gen. 17:1-8).
2) We believe in the necessity of Ahavat Yisrael (Love of Israel) in building the Kingdom of God (Lev. 19:18; Romans 13:8-10).
3) We believe that the role of the Messianic Jews is to introduce Gentile believers to the Covenants of Israel, the Community of Israel, and the Messiah of Israel (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; Acts 10; Acts 15:19-21; Rom. 9:4-5).
4) We believe that Gentile believers are to remain "Gentiles according to the flesh" (Isa. 56:6-7; Zech. 8:23; Acts 15:1-21; 1 Corinth. 7:19-20). However, through association with Yeshua and the Messianic Jewish remnant, Gentile believers can and should be "grafted-in" and obtain a new identity within the Household of Israel as "joint heirs and fellow members of the same body and co-sharers of the promise in Messiah Yeshua through the Good News" (Eph. 3:6; Rom. 11:17-25; Gal. 3:28-29).
5) We believe that the Land of Israel belongs to the descendants of Abraham as an inheritance and pledge of the blessing of the World to Come (Gen. 17:8; 13:15). The rebirth of the modern State of Israel represents the first flowering of our redemption (Deut. 30:4).
1) We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth is the promised Jewish Messiah spoken of by Moses and the prophets (Matt. 16:16).
2) We believe that Yeshua fulfilled the role of the Messiah Son of Joseph (Jn. 1:45), offering personal redemption as an act of God's grace through trust in the atoning merit obtained through both His faithfulness and His suffering (Eph. 2:8-10).
3) We believe that Yeshua will return at the end of the age to fulfill the role of the Messiah Son of David (Ezek. 37:15-17; Rev. 5:5, 22:16), bringing corporate redemption to the entire Household of Israel.
4) We believe that Yeshua is the Divine Messiah, as expressed in Jewish sources. As the visible image of the invisible God (Col. 1:15), Yeshua exists as a tzimzum (contraction) of the Infinite Light of God (John 1:14; Col. 2:9; Philip. 2:6-8).
5) We believe that the Messiah is a united soul with the entire nation of Israel (Ex. 18:1; Isa. 53; Matt. 2:15), which enables Him to redeem them. Any attempt to separate Yeshua from His Jewish people reflects anti-Semitism.
1) We believe that the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) is God's love letter to the Jewish people (Deut. 33:4; Song of Songs) and is a binding wedding contract that remains until heaven and earth pass away (Matt. 5:17-20; Rom. 3:31). Since each covenant is built upon the previous covenants, a new covenant cannot make those that came before it obsolete.
2) We believe that the remnant from the nations are invited to partake in the Covenants of Israel. Acceptance of this invitation should be taken voluntarily, humbly, and in love, resulting in a positive lifestyle change that strengthens one's commitment to God, the Messiah, and the Jewish people (Matt. 5:16; 1 Tim. 1:8).
3) We believe that there is an oral tradition that has been passed down within Judaism, beginning from the time of Abraham (Gen. 26:5). This oral tradition has developed over time and is not equivalent to the written Word of God. Nevertheless, since the nation of Israel was given the legal right to interpret Scripture (Deut. 17:8-13), the oral tradition exists as a lens through which we can better understand and apply the written Word of God (Matt. 23:1-3; Rom. 3:2; 1 Corinth. 11:2; 2 Thess. 2:15).
4) We believe that all the words of the prophets are true (2 Chron. 20:20). Positive prophecies must be fulfilled, while prophecies of calamity are considered conditional (Jonah 3:9-10). Though we hold prophecy to be a valid spiritual gift (1 Corinth. 14:1; Rom. 12:6), this gift is not on the level of the biblical prophets. In the days immediately preceding the return of the Messiah, God will pour out His spirit on all flesh and prophecy will be restored in its fullest order (Joel 2:28 (3:1)). A taste of this was granted to Yeshua’s disciples in the first century “as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinth. 1:22; c.f. Acts 2).
5) We believe that the New Covenant was initiated by Yeshua's death, burial, and resurrection (Jer. 31:30-36; 1 Corinth. 11:25-26).
6) We believe that there is a unique calling and role for both Messianic Jews and the remnant from the nations (Rom. 11:11, 15, 25-26). Both groups are necessary in building the Kingdom of God together (Eph. 2:11-22).
The Holy Spirit
1) We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is a manifestation of God's presence, which is also called the Shekinah. The Holy Spirit resides outside of time and space and connects the believer to God (Gen. 1:2).
2) We believe that the Holy Spirit empowers the believer to overcome their evil inclination daily and to obey the will and Word of God (Ex. 25:8; Isa. 11:2; Ezek. 36:24-28; Jn. 14:16, 26; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:13-17; 1 Corinth. 6:19; Eph. 1:13-14, 4:30; Titus 3:4-7).
1) We believe that we can hasten or delay the onset of the Messianic Era based upon our actions (2 Peter 3:12).
2) We believe in a bodily resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous (Acts 24:15).
3) We believe that God will reward those who are faithful and will punish those that transgress (Ps. 94:11; Isa. 66:18; Ezek. 11:5; Matt. 12:36-37; Rom. 2:6-11; Rom. 8:1; Rev. 20:12).