What do we believe?
- We believe in One G-d, that G-d is One, as revealed in the Scriptures. "S’hma (Hear), O Israel, the Lord our G-d, the Lord is One." (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29).
- We believe that all the mitzvot (Commandments) are included in the S’hma.
We believe that Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) was, and is, Israel’s promised Messiah and the Saviour of Mankind – “the Word [Who] became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). “He lived as a holy Tsaddik fulfilling without blemish the mitzvot of the Torah. He brings to perfection the human expression of the divine image”. (Isa. 7:14; John 1:14; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 1:1-4; 4:15).
We believe the Messiah represents an entity within Israel, and we will resist any attempt to separate Yeshua from His Jewish people.
We believe in the unique calling and role of the Messiah to cause Jewish believers and the Righteous from the Nations to build the Kingdom of G-d together.
We believe that the role of Messianic Judaism in the world is to distribute the light and become a light for the Nations, in order to introduce them to the covenants of Israel through the ultimate light, Messiah our righteousness.
We believe in the literal, physical return of Messiah to rule and reign upon the throne of David in Jerusalem. (Zechariah 14; Revelation 19-20).
- We believe that the Spirit of G-d (Ruach Elohim) comforts, teaches, leads, indwells and empowers all whom G-d regenerates (i.e. ‘rebirth’ – to be ‘born again’). The Ruach Elohim is the seal and guarantee of the promise of salvation. The Ruach convicts the world of sin, establishes righteousness and judgement (Acts 9:31; 1 John 2:27; John 16:13; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:7).
We believe that the Bible, both the Tanach and the Apostolic Writings, are the only inspired, infallible, inerrant and authoritative Word of G-d (2 Timothy 3:16-17). To properly interpret the meaning of the Bible, we must remember that it has a Jewish origin and was written by Jews. This is especially true when reading the Writings of the Apostles (Matt. 5:17‐20).
We believe that the Torah is a revelation of the righteousness of G-d and a description (along with the rest of Scripture) of the lifestyle of the redeemed community. (Matthew 5:17-19; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe that the Torah is G-d’s love letter to the Jewish people, which is a binding Ketuvah (marriage contract) today, and until heaven and earth pass away (Matthew 5:18).
Sin and Forgiveness
We believe that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of G-d. (Romans 3:23)
We believe that Yeshua's death and resurrection accomplished the atonement for all who place their faith in him. Whoever trusts in G-d, in His work alone, is made a new creation in Yeshua, indwelt by the Spirit of G-d, and is transferred from the power of darkness into the kingdom of G-d. (Mark 1:14; Mark 4:11; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 5, 6, Colossians 1:13-14)
We believe in justification by faith through the grace of G-d alone, and not by human efforts. One may not earn, merit, or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. A new creation is the work of G-d alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 8:29-39)
We believe in the continuity of G-d's covenants with the Jewish people, the physical people of Israel (Jeremiah 31:35-36).
We believe in and celebrate G-d’s Appointed Times.
Jew and Gentile
We acknowledge that the body of believers is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have received Yeshua the Messiah as the promised Redeemer (Rom. 10:12‐13). The "middle wall of partition" has been broken down and we worship the G-d of Israel together (Eph. 2:13‐15, Gal 3:6). We believe that the land of Israel belongs to G-d and He gave it to the Jewish people (the physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) to live in and possess (Rom. 11:25‐29). He has recently returned Israel, as prophetically promised, to this land (Isa. 11:11‐12).
We believe that all non-Jewish people who trust in Yeshua are grafted into Israel. While this does not make them Jewish, they are full and equal participants in the covenants of promise. (Ephesians 2:12; Romans 11:11-24; Jeremiah 31:33).
We believe that the non-Jewish people that are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel should reflect this in their lifestyle, and commitment to G-d, the Messiah and the Jewish people.
The Oral Torah
- We believe that beginning with Avraham, an Oral teaching was passed down to us through the Sages.
We believe that, in order to restore the Messiah to Zion, we must rectify His Name through returning to an authentic Messianic Jewish framework.
We believe that selfless love toward others and the saving of a soul in Israel, works towards the salvation of the entire house of Israel.
We believe that through our actions, Mitzvot and walk with G-d, we can hasten or delay the return of Messiah (2 Peter 3:12).