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What We Believe

Yeshua (Jesus) is salvation

On Salvation

We believe that eternal salvation is obtained by faith* in the Son of God our Messiah (John 3:16), who's Hebrew proper name is Yahushua, or Yeshua in shortened form, and most popularly known in the English world as Jesus Christ. We believe that the gift of salvation is freely given by grace* to all those who genuinely believe* (Eph 2:8). We believe that the Word of God (Holy Scriptures) tells of the redemption of our souls from our fallen sinful state throughout the entirety of the Word of God - which continuously points us to the truth of the Messiah through fulfilled prophecy and God ordained events. No human man or woman, without the divine inspiration and intervention of the Holy Spirit, can "earn" or attain their own salvation by works of the law alone (Romans 9:31-32). Without the Spirit of God (Ruach ha' Qodesh) empowering our walk through grace, our works will always fall short (Romans 3:23). We believe that repentance (turning from sin) is a natural act of genuine faith* in the Messiah, and this action is empowered by the grace* of God (Luke 13:5). We believe that simply proclaiming belief in the Messiah, without follow-on actions that are in keeping with repentance (Matt 3:8) are a sign of an empty confession and will not result in receiving the promises of God (Matt 15:8).

On the Acts of Yeshua

We believe that Yeshua Messiah is the Son of God (Jesus Christ) and was born of the virgin Mary who conceived through the divine intervention of the Spirit of God (Matt 1:18), thus, Yeshua's Father is the Most High God alone (Matt 16:16). We believe that Yeshua lived a sinless life (He did not transgress the law at any time) and was empowered to do so by the workings of the Spirit of God within Him (1 John 3:5). We believe that during His ministry on earth, Yeshua magnified the law by demonstrating its fullness to all those who were witness - teaching us how to walk in Torah in Spirit and Truth (Matt 5:17, John 4:23). We believe that because of His sinless state, Yeshua became the final sacrifice for sins (spotless lamb), for all mankind when He gave Himself up freely to be crucified (1 Peter 1:19). We believe that after 3 days and 3 nights, Yeshua was resurrected from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit and was given a glorified state of being after His rising (Matt 12:38-40, Phil 3:21). We believe that after revealing Himself to His disciples and 500 witnesses (post-resurrection) (1 Cor. 15:3-7), Yeshua ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, acting as a mediator and High Priest for all who trust in Him (Heb 7:20-22).

On Sin

We believe that sin is transgression of the laws of God (1 Jn 3:4) and that all have sinned and fallen short of this standard (Rom 3:23). As a result of our sin, our legal standing before God is guilty and deserving of death (Rom 6:23). Without the removal of sin through the sacrifice of Messiah Yeshua, and our faith in Him, no man or woman can atone for their guilt (Rom 3:10). After receiving the pardon of our guilty sentence due to sin, it is the believer’s utmost responsibility to abstain from transgressing the laws of God (1 Jn 3:9, Jn 8:11), and we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to pursue righteousness (Rom 8:11, Ezekiel 36:27, 2 Timothy 2:22). When we do inevitably fail, we have an advocate in our Messiah who is faithful and just to forgive us our sins (1 Jn 2:1, 1 Jn 1:9). Although no one is perfect as we wait for the final redemption of our bodies and Messiah is faithful to forgive, Yeshua is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Heb 4:12) and recognizes when someone claims to be following Him but is only deceiving themselves (2 Tim 3:13-14) continuing to make wilful decisions contrary to God’s instructions and turning God’s grace into an excuse to live lawlessly (Jude 1:4). We believe that the Word of God makes it clear that we cannot make a habit of wilfully (intentionally) sinning without consequence (Heb 10:26) and that if our faith is genuine, it will result in a desire to walk as Messiah walked (1 Jn 3:8-10).

On Faith

We believe that faith is a verb - a concept best explained by this 16 minute video titled “Faith is a Verb” on the Christian Truthers YouTube channel. The supporting scriptures for this belief are contained within the video and is beautifully embodied throughout Hebrews chapter 11. Essentially, "faith without works is dead" (James 2:17). 

On Grace

We believe that the modern understanding of grace falls short of its purest intent, and ironically, has been robbed of its true power. We believe that the truest meaning of grace lies in the power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to walk in accordance with our calling. We believe that “grace” and “mercy” are not perfectly synonymous, and that although it is true that it is because of God’s mercy that we receive grace, it’s true meaning is best applied as the enabling power of the Holy Spirit within us to overcome sin. Great “grace” was upon Yeshua as He grew in wisdom and stature (Lk 2:40) and yet Yeshua needed no pardon for sin. We believe this grace, was truly the power of the Holy Spirit within Him, enabling Him to walk righteously and victoriously. He was not enslaved to sin because of grace’s power. For more information on Biblically defined grace, view our 27 minute video “The Power of Grace” on the Christian Truthers YouTube channel. All supporting scripture is contained within.

On Identity

We believe that upon faith in the sinless life, death, burial and resurrection of Messiah, we become grafted in to the commonwealth of Israel (Eph 2:11-13). We believe that the act of those formerly considered gentiles being brought in among the Israelites is a fulfillment of multiple prophecies cited throughout the Holy Scriptures (Ezekiel 37, Genesis 48, Jeremiah 31, etc.). We do not believe that the "church" of modern day has replaced Israel in God's prophetic timeline, but that WE ARE Israel and take part in God's promises regardless of our racial identity (Gal 3:29).

 

"Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham."  - Gal 3:7

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” - Gal 3:28

"So it is not the children of the flesh who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as offspring." - Rom 9:8

 

For a much more in depth examination of our beliefs concerning our true identity as the house of Israel, and the hundreds of scriptures that confirm these beliefs, please view “The Identity Crisis”  and "The Natsarim" videos embedded below.

More information concerning our core beliefs will be posted in the coming weeks. Shalom!