We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible, which is,
therefore, inerrant and infallible in the original autographs. We
believe in the sole authority of the sixty-six books of the Bible.
(Ps. 107:11; 119:160: Mk 7:6-13; Jn 10:35; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-3; 2 Pet 1:20-21)
We believe that there is one infinite and perfect God (Deut 6:4; Lev
19:2; Deut 33:27; Is 6:1-3; 40:28-31; Ac 17:24; Ps 90:2), eternally
existing in three distinct and equal persons-the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit. Each possesses the characteristics of personality as
well as the nature and perfections of deity. (Matt 28:19-20; Jn 1:1-3;
15:26; 16:12-15; Col 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4).
We believe that God is sovereign and created all things for his glory.
(Gen 1-2; Job 38-41; Ps 19:1-4; Is 37:16; Jer 10: 11-12; Rom 4:17;
Heb 11:3) 21; Eph 2:1-3).
We believe that God made an everlasting and irrevocable covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Gen 12:1-3; 15:9-21; 17:1-8). It includes the unconditional election of Israel as God’s chosen people, the gift of the land of Israel, and the promise of the Messiah through whom all the families of the earth will be blessed (2 Sam 7:6-16; Jer 31:23-40; Rom 9-11; Gal 3:6-4:7).
We believe that God the Son preexisted as the eternal Word, took on human nature, and was known as Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah (Jn 1:1-18). We believe in His full deity (Is 9:6-7; Jn 10:30; 20:28; Ac 2:14-36; Col 2:9), His virgin conception (Is 7:14; Matt 1:18:25; Lk 1:34-35), His full humanity (Heb 2:14-18; 4:15), and His sinless life (2 Cor 5:21;Heb 4:15; 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22; Is 53:9).
We believe Yeshua the Messiah revealed the mind of God (Deut 18:15; Ac 3:22-24; Matt 13:57; Jn 1:18; Heb 1:1-4), offered Himself once and for all as the only atoning, substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of humanity (Heb 4:4:14-5:10; 7:1-3; 9:6-10:18; 1 Jn 2:2; Rev 1:5), and continues to intercede for His people (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25; 9:24). As the risen Messiah, He exercises divine authority from God’s right hand and will return to reign (2 Sam 7:12-16; Matt 2:1-11; Lk 1:32-33; Ac 2:30-36).
We believe in the full deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19; Ac 5:3-4; Eph 4:30). He bears witness to Yeshua through the Word of God (Jn 14:25-27; 16;13; 1 Cor 2:10-11). He convicts (Jn 16:7-11), regenerates individuals (Jn 3:3-5) and baptizes them into the Body of Messiah (1 Cor 6:11; 12:13; Tit 3:5). He indwells, fills, guides, helps, gifts, and produces in believers the fruit of the Spirit (Jn14:15-21; 1 Cor 6:19; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18). We believe that no particular gift is given to every believer (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:1-31;Eph 4:11).
We believe that salvation for both Jews and Gentiles is available only through Yeshua and His _finished work (Jn 14:6; Ac 4:12). This salvation is a gift from God, received through faith alone and not by works (Jn 10:28-30; Rom 8:28-30; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 3:21-4:25; Heb 13:5). True believers in Messiah are sealed by the Spirit for the day of redemption (Eph 1:13-14).
UNITY OF THE BODY
We believe that the Body of Messiah is comprised of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua as the promised deliverer (Eph 2:11-3:6). Gentiles who have come to faith in Messiah Yeshua are fellow heirs in the kingdom of God with Jewish believers (Eph 3:6; Gal 3:1-4:6). This belief in the universal body of Messiah encourages both Jews and Gentiles to live together in unity (Ac 14:23; 15:24-28; Rom 14:1-15:21; Col 2:16-23; Heb 10:24-25). We also affirm the right of individual congregations to express their cultural diversity and the importance of Gentiles reaching out to Jewish people in evangelism as part of their call from God (1 Cor 9:20-21).
We believe that Messiah will return to earth to reign from Israel over the millennial kingdom (Dan 9:27; Matt 24:29-31; Mk 13:24-27; Lk 21:25-27; 1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 2; Rev 20:1-6). When all His enemies are put under his feet, He will hand over the Kingdom to the Father (1 Cor 15:20-28). We believe that the final state of those who have trusted in Messiah will be eternal bliss in the presence of God. We believe that the eternal state of those who have not trusted in Messiah will be one of conscious suffering in hell. (Matt 25:46; Jn 3:36; 2 Thess 1:8-9; 2 Pet 3:13; Rev 14:11; 20:11-15; 21:1-22:6).
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