1. G-d alone is the source of a satisfying and worthwhile life.
“You will make known to me the way of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” (Psalm 16:11)
2. There is a barrier between G-d and us.
“Behold, the L-rd's hand is not so short that it cannot save; nor is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your wrongdoings have caused a separation between you and your G-d, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.” (Isaiah 59:1-2)
3. Our good deeds won’t remove the barrier.
“For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, and our wrongdoings, like the wind, take us away.” (Isaiah 64:6)
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 to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.” (Leviticus 17:11)
5. Isaiah identifies the Messiah as the one who will be the ultimate sacrifice and thus end the Temple’s sacrificial system.
“However, it was our sicknesses that He Himself bore, and our pains that He carried; yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted, struck down by G-d, and humiliated. But He was pierced for our offenses, He was crushed for our wrongdoings; the punishment for our well-being was laid upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)
6. G-d has provided atonement via Yeshua to remove the barrier to Him.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)
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
. . . that the Bible, composed of both the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), are the only infallible and authoritative Word of G-d as expressed in 2 Timothy 3:16.
. . . 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.
. . . 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.
. . . 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.
. . . in the present ministry of the Ruach HaKodesh (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.
. . . that the promise of the Father, as outlined in Acts 1:4-8, and the gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh, 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)
. . . 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).
. . . 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)
. . . 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)
. . . 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)
. . . 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)
. . . in the immersion of believers (tevilah) 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)
Some of the many Messianic Prophecies that point to Yeshua (Jesus) in the Tanakh (Old Covenant) and their fulfillment in the B’rit Chadashah (New Covenant).