What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Isaiah 40:28, Genesis 1:2, Psalm 90:2)
We are all made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by a condition of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This condition separates us from God. (Genesis 1:26-28, Romans 3:23)
YAHUSHUA HA’MASHIACH (JESUS CHRIST)
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a tree (John 1:1-18, Galatians 3:13, Colossians 1:15). He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:55-57, John 2:19). He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Luke 7:27, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7).
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus into our life by faith. (John 3:36, Romans 6:23, John 11:25, Ephesians 2:8-9).
Jesus called his followers to become his disciples, not to become Christians, and we are to go and make more disciples who obey his commandments (Matthew 28:18-20). Together, his disciples make up his body (Romans 12:5).
RUACH HA’QODESH (The Holy Spirit)
The Holy Spirit is equal to the Father and the son. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus. He also lives in every disciple from the moment of salvation. He provides the disciple with power and gifts for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The disciple seeks to live under His control daily. (John 14:16, John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 8:26).
The Bible is God’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:20-21). It is the supreme source of truth (John 17:17). Since it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error (2 Timothy 3:16-17).