The Bible consisting of the Tanakh (Torah, Prophets, and Writings) and New Covenant (Testament), is the Word of God and sufficient for all things pertaining to life and godliness. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 31:9-12; 2 Kings 22-23; 2 Chronicles 34; Psalms 19:9-10; 119:103; 105; 130; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21 ).
GOD THE FATHER
God the Father is our loving creator. He called all things good at creation. He desires to be in a relationship with His creation, as seen with Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, our spiritual forefathers. God is Father to those who repent and trust in the Messiah. (Genesis 1:1-31; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Psalm 103:19; 30:4; 18:13-15; 136:1; 7:11; 1 John 1:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 17:25; Deuteronomy 32:39-41; Hebrews 12:28-29; John 1:12).
YESHUA, THE MESSIAH
Yeshua (Jesus of Nazareth) has been eternally present with the Father and the Holy Spirit. At His first coming, He was the Word made flesh; born of a virgin, truly God and truly man, He performed miracles and lived without sin. He is the Suffering Servant and promised Messiah, our Passover Lamb. He is now seated at the right hand of God, making intercession for us. He will return as King at the appointed time and set up His kingdom. (Psalm 2; Proverbs 8:23-31; 30:4-6; John 1:1-4; 14; Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 1:3; Ephesians 1:11; Romans 3:24-26; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 28:6; Isaiah 59:20-21; Daniel 9; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21-22).
THE HOLY SPIRIT (RUACH HAKODESH)
The Holy Spirit was present and active in creation, came upon individuals, and anointed Yeshua to do good and to heal. The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment and leads believers in all truth through the Scripture. He endows believers with spiritual gifts at the direction of the Father. (Genesis 1:2; Numbers 11:25; 2 Samuel 23:1-3; Matthew 3:16; Acts 10:38; John 16:8-15; Acts 1:8; 1 John 2:20; 27; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 13).
MAN’S RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
Man was created in the image of God, but through disobedience, man fell from his created state and was separated from God. Redemption from that state can only be found in the atonement made by the Messiah. We will give an account of our works at the final judgment.(Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; 15-25; 3:1-19; John 3:3-7; Romans 3:23; Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53; Ephesians 1:4-11; 2:1-3; Romans 2:6-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11; Revelation 20:1-15).
THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL
God is a covenant-keeping God; thus, the promises made to Abraham, Issac, and Jacob still stand. This covenant includes the salvation of the Jews, the restoration of the physical land of Israel, and the Jew and Gentile being one new man. (Genesis 12:1-3; 13:14-18; 15:8-21; 26:2-5; 28:12-19; 35:9-12; 49:1-28; 50:24-26; Jeremiah 30:1-3; 32:36-44; Ezekiel 11:17-20; Amos 9:11-15; Romans 9:4-5; 11:1-6; 23-24).
DELIVERANCE AND HEALING
The redemptive work of Yeshua is not limited to eternal salvation. Redemption includes the defeat of the enemy concerning physical illness, generational curses, and mental and spiritual torment. Acts 10:38 says that God anointed Yeshua to go about doing good and to heal all those oppressed by the adversary. The believer’s privilege is to be saved, healed, and delivered. (Isaiah 53:1-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Genesis 4:8; 23; Exodus 15:26; Psalm 107:20; Isaiah 1:18; John 8:31-36; Luke 13:16; Proverbs 4:20-23).
THE LAW AND GRACE OF GOD
The word law in the Torah means the teaching or pathway of God. Noah found grace in the eyes of God in the earliest pages of history (Genesis 6:8). That same grace is exemplified in the Messiah’s atonement for our sins. The law is written on our hearts by grace (Jeremiah 31:31-33; Ezekiel 34:25-31; 36:24-30), and the Holy Spirit enables the fruit of obedience in our lives (Matthew 5:17-20; Deuteronomy 30:5-14; Romans 7:12; Ephesians 2:10).
THE PATHWAY AND PRACTICES OF FAITH
The New Covenant teaches that believers are grafted into a Jewish root, and the blessing of Abraham has come to the Gentiles. The blessing is a gift of God that can be found in Shabbat (Sabbath) and celebrating the Feasts of the Lord. (Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 16:13-26; 31:12-17; Leviticus 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Romans 11:13-36; Galatians 3:10-14; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Zechariah 14:16-21; Isaiah 2:1-4; 66:5-24). Because we are grafted into a Jewish root, we understand that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Those spiritual weapons include praying under the Tallit (prayer shawl), having a Mezuzah on our doorposts, and sounding the Shofar (rams horn trumpet). (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Psalm 91:1; Matthew 6:5-15; Numbers 10:9).
LIVING A LIFE OF TIKKUN OLAM
Yeshua came teaching, preaching, and doing good works. As His followers, we have the same mission to tikkun olam (repair the world). The fruit of a believing life includes studying the Word of God, an active prayer life, tithing, giving, doing good works, living righteously, and having fellowship with other believers. (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 6:1-21; Joshua 1:8-9; Ephesians 6:18; Genesis 14:17-20; Malachi 3:10-11; Galatians 6:6-10; Matthew 5:16; Ephesians 2:10; 1 Corinthians 3:14; 1 Peter 1:13-19; Revelation 22:12).
THE FELLOWSHIP OF BELIEVERS
The fellowship of believers (commonly called the Church) comprises all who have put their faith in Yeshua. Believers should attend a local church or Messianic Synagogue to be taught the Scripture, be equipped for ministry, and have fellowship with others. Local fellowships are led and encouraged by a lead pastor/rabbi, elders, and the five-fold ministry. The Gifts of the Spirit should operate orderly and freely in the congregation as we seek to be built up in the Word of God. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 2:11-3:6; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Ephesians 4:11-12; Acts 2:38-42; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 14:26-29).