What We Believe

OUR DECLARATION OF FAITH

1.  We believe in ONE God manifested as Father, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

(Ephesians 4:4-6; I Corinthians 8:4-7)

2.  We believe that Yeshua was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that God is Yeshua HaMashiach.

(Luke 1 & 2;  II Corinthians 5:19; Galatians 4:4-7)

3.  We believe that man was created in the image of God.  Man’s sin brought immediate spiritual death, which is separation from God and also physical death which is the consequence of sin.  Therefore all human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral accountability, are sinners in thought, word and deed.

(Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:2)

4.  We believe that Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitute for us, and all who believe that God raised Him from the dead are justified and made righteous on the grounds of His eternal redemption.

(1 Peter 2:24;  I Corinthians 15:3-4; Isaiah 53:5, Ephesians 1:7)

5.  We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven and that He is The Authority of God.

(I Corinthians 15:34; Acts 2:22; Hebrews 1:13; Ephesians 1:20; Revelation 1:5,18)

6.  We believe in the blessed hope of Christ’s return, the personal return of our Living Lord and Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ).

(Philippians 3:20-21; I John 3:1;  I Thessalonians 4:13,18)

7.  We Believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ, believing God raised Him from the dead, are born again of the Spirit of God, receiving eternal life and thereby are His children, sons and daughters of God.

(Romans 10:9, I John 5:1, 12, 14; Galatians 3:26; John 3:16-18; Romans 10:17; Ephesians 2:8-9)

8.  We believe in the Torah, God’s teaching, instruction and direction along with the scriptures which are verbally inspired by God and inherent in the original writing and that they are of supreme, absolute and final authority in faith and life.

(II Timothy 3:16)

9.  We believe the Church is an elect company of believers neither Jew nor Gentile, neither male nor female, neither bond nor free who by faith are baptized by Jesus Christ into one body.  We further believe that the Church must function as a theocracy (God-ruled) and not as a democracy (man-ruled).

(I Corinthians 12:12-13; Colossians 3:11; Galatians 3:28; Acts 5:29)

10.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust.

(Daniel 12:23; Revelation 20:1-7, 11-15;  I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

11.  We believe in the receiving of the fullness of the Holy Spirit, the power from on high, plus the corresponding nine workings {manifestations}of the Spirit for all born again believers.

(Acts 2:4; Acts 8; Acts 10; Acts 19; I Corinthians 12:1-11)

12.  We believe we are free in Jesus Christ to receive all that He accomplished for us by His substitution and promised us in His Word according to our believing faith.

(Romans 3:20-22; Galatians 4:5-7; Romans 5:1;  I John 1:9; I Corinthians 1:30)

13.  A note from the heart of Apostle Leslie B. Elston: Philippians 1:27  — Only let your conversation (to behave as a citizen; behavior) be as it becometh the gospel of Christ:  that whether I come and see you or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. Fellowship is one of the keys to spiritual growth which occurs when Christians share their walk with God, in an atmosphere of love and respect.  Fellowship occurs when everyone communicates in love and with other believers and the whole assembly becomes strengthened as a result.  Sometimes fellowship requires confessing our faults (James 5:16) as we strive to develop a unity of spirit andmind.  Those who work to hinder the fellowship of the brethren, practice sin that is hated by God (Proverbs 6:19)  Develop a spirit of fellowship.