What We Believe
1) We believe in the one true and living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Hear, O Israel: Yahovah (The LORD) our God, Yahovah is one. Deut. 6:4 (*the word hear is Shema in Hebrew and means “Listen and Obey”!)
2) We use the actual names of God. (YHVH) Yahovah for “the LORD” and Yahshua for Jesus.
We still use the English translations at times and do not mind others using them as well. We simply choose to use their “real names” as recorded in the original Scriptures whenever possible.
3) We believe and affirm the deity of Yahshua as well as His complete humanity.
We believe He existed from all eternity, without beginning and without end. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was made flesh. (John 1)
4) We believe Yahshua is the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of the world, and the Prince of Peace.
He was born in the flesh, lived a sinless life, died as our Passover sacrifice for our sins, was buried and raised from the dead 3 days and 3 nights later, and is now glorified with all power in Heaven and Earth and sits at the right hand of God. (John 1:1-14, Matthew 12:40, Psalm 110:1 and Revelation 19:16)
5) We believe that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness”. (2 Timothy 3:16) We believe all Scripture is perfect and without flaw in its original given form and language. We also believe that through diligent study of the original languages, understanding the times they lived in along with the culture, then the meaning of the Scriptures that have been thought to be difficult to understand or contradictory for centuries will become clear and easy to understand.
6) We believe God does not change. (Malachi 3:6) Yahshua does not change. (Hebrews 13:8)
God’s Word is eternal and unchangeable. (Matthew 5:18: 24:35)
7) We believe that the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week (Saturday on modern calendars),
a day that God gave to mankind and covenanted with His people as a sign forever. (Exodus 31:12-17, Genesis 2:2-3, Isaiah 58:13-14, Matthew 12:8) The Sabbath is set apart and holy and we honor the Sabbath as the Scriptures tell us to do for all time. *Friday sundown to Saturday at Sundown is YHVH’S Sabbath Day and it is OUR Sabbath Day. This is not the Jewish Sabbath, but the Sabbath for all BELIEVERS!!!
8) We believe Messiah Yahshua is the ultimate and final Passover Lamb required for the removal of sins.
Everyone who repents of his or her sins, trusts in Yahshua as Messiah, and turns their life over to Him fully is then born again. Their sins are forgiven and they come into the “Renewed Covenant” with God through Yahshua and therefore become heirs of all the promises that God made with Abraham and Israel. Salvation is by faith alone and not by works just as it was in the Old Testament. (Isaiah 53, Romans 10:9-11, 1 Corinthians 5:7, Ephesians 2:8-9) Hebrews 11 verifies that Old Testament saints were justified through faith.
9) We believe what Yahshua said in Matthew 5:17 – Think not that I am come to destroy the law (Torah), or the prophets:
I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. The word fulfil in the original Greek means to fully explain and detail the original intent of what the Torah said. The Torah is for believers today but not to earn salvation as that comes only through faith in Yahshua Messiah. Following Torah shows our love for God as stated throughout the New Testament. It is simply your OBEDIENCE to the Creator and following the instructions of Messiah Yahshua. (John 14:15)
10) We believe that Followers of Messiah should be obedient to all of the commandments of God (not man made commands)
as an expression of their love for Him. (John 14:15-21, 23-24; 1 John 5:1-5) For this demonstrates our love for God: We keep His commandments, and His commandments are not difficult. (1 John 5:3) The commandments = Torah
11) We believe in achieving the unity of the body of Messiah as desired by Yahshua in John 17.
12) We believe in the structure of the first century church and to pattern ourselves after them
whenever possible in leadership and fellowship.
13) After receiving Yahshua as your Messiah we believe you should partake of the Mikveh (baptism)
which is immersion in water to signify your new life in Messiah. Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38
14) We believe the people of God are a holy congregation, which is not of the world,
in order to gather and celebrate Him at His appointed times (Feasts), to shine as lights of truth in the darkness (world), and to be a royal priesthood which praises His Name (YHVH – Yahovah). (Exodus 19:6, Leviticus 23, Matthew 16:18, 1 Peter 2:9)
15) We believe that Believers should be holy as God is holy (Leviticus 11:44-45,
2 Corinthians 6:16-18, Ephesians 5:27), righteous and Godly in this world (Titus 2:12), clean both in our conscious inner self and also in our outward walk accordingly as we grow in the Holy Spirit and understanding of the Word. (Psalm 51:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:7) We should be full of love for one another and caring for a lost and dying world by bringing the message of Good News in Messiah Yahshua to all we come in contact with. (John 13:34-35, Romans 1:16)
16) We believe that Yahshua will judge all mankind of all acts and words ever committed.
He will decide the rewards for the Believers who followed him faithfully to the end (Matthew 24:13) and they will inherit eternal life and rule and live with Messiah in His Kingdom forever. He will also exact punishment on those unbelievers who will not be part of His Kingdom. His punishments include the Lake of Fire and being cast into outer darkness and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25: 31-46, Revelation 20, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
Yahshua or Jesus? – Yahovah or LORD?
The name that was given to our Messiah when he was born was Yahshua, which means God’s Salvation. We love to use His real name and encourage you to do so as well, but we have no problem with the name of Jesus or variations in pronunciation! As we can see in Acts 4 below, knowing his real name is something we should want to do! Yahshua, Yeshua, Yahushua……
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
We feel it is important to know the “REAL” name of the one who saves us!
In the Old Testament the true name of God (YHVH), which we pronounce as Yahovah (Yah huh Vah), is recorded almost 7,000 times, but the translators left out the name of God and replaced it with the LORD, which is a generic title of respect. We use His Biblically recorded name and encourage you to do so as well. However, we do not get upset with the use of the words translated in most modern Bibles or variations in pronunciation such as Yahweh.
We encourage you to learn the true name of both our Heavenly Father YHVH and our Messiah Yahshua and use them, but you are always welcome to come worship with us regardless of the name you are familiar with or choose to use.