Statement of Faith

Mission Statement
Believers reaching Jews and non-Jews with the good news of YHWH Yeshua, discipling them in the ways of Torah through the anointing of the Spirit.

 
Statement of Faith
This Statement is meant only as a basic statement of faith and is not intended to be a creed or canon. It is not in any way to be viewed as having the authority of Scripture.

We affirm that:

  • The universe is created by the Almighty.
  • The Almighty cannot be known unless He reveals Himself. He has revealed Himself through nature and through the Scriptures.
  • The Scriptures (comprised of the Tanakh [Torah {Law}, Nevi’im {Prophets} and Ketuvim {Writings}] and the Apostolic Writings) is the only divinely inspired, infallible, and eternal Word of the Almighty in its original texts and manuscripts. The Scriptures in its totality is applicable to mankind throughout all ages and is the only rule by which all mankind is bound and will be judged by.
  • The Almighty has revealed Himself as YHWH, the one indivisible eternal spirit, who is uncreated and exists by and of Himself. He is infinite in power, knowledge and presence, and is completely holy and absolutely just yet exceedingly merciful. Yet, mankind cannot comprehend the fullness of the Almighty’s attributes.
  • Mankind was created as finite beings in the image and likeness of the Almighty to walk in love and obedience to the Almighty. However, mankind disobeyed the Almighty (sinned) and brought upon himself the punishment of death.
  • Before mankind was created, the Almighty foreknew that mankind would sin and because of His love, planned that pardon be provided through the sacrifice of the blood of the perfect, sinless man.
  • The Almighty revealed Himself in human flesh in the perfect, sinless man Yeshua the Messiah. Yeshua was born of a virgin, had an earthly ministry in the land of Israel, lived a sinless life in accordance with the Tanakh, became the perfect sacrifice for sins by dying on a tree, was resurrected bodily on the third day and ascended to Heaven.
  • Yeshua’s sacrifice was perfect and cannot be added to; it is a gift provided by the Almighty’s unmerited favour and cannot be earned.
  • Yeshua’s sacrifice is appropriated by faith. Faith is not mental assent but is belief coupled with obedience. Obedience requires (1) admitting and forsaking sin, (2) being immersed in water calling on the Name of Yeshua for the washing away of sin and receiving new life, and (3) receiving the infilling of the Almighty’s Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. By this process, we are called ‘born again’, ‘saved’, ‘enter the Kingdom of the Most High’, ‘children of the Most High’, ‘members of the Body of Messiah’, ‘believers’ and so forth.
  • The Almighty made an everlasting covenant with Avraham and repeated it to Yitzhak, Yaakov and their descendants Yisrael. This covenant cannot be annulled. Believers do not replace Yisrael or the covenant made with Yisrael through Avraham. Instead believers are grafted into Yisrael and become partakers of the covenant of Avraham.
  • As believers, our very nature is love, which is evidenced by obedience to all of the Scriptures. The Almighty’s Spirit writes the Scriptures in the hearts of believers so that we may obey the Scriptures with reverence, purity and gladness and not out of compulsion and fear.
  • Obedience to the Scriptures includes living holy, modestly and separate from the world’s system in thought, word and deed. Believers are permitted to begin their walk of obedience by abstaining from idolatry, sexual immorality, strangled meats and blood, and continue into maturity by further study and application of the Scriptures, the integration into the community of believers and submission to leadership.
  • The gifts, manifestations, ministries and offices of the Almighty’s Spirit should be used and are encouraged in the Body of Messiah under proper accountability.
  • Believers are to be witnesses of the good news of Yeshua to all mankind, and make disciples of all nations.
  • Yeshua shall return bodily to the earth at the end of the age to reign as King from Yerushalayim for a thousand years.
  • Believers shall be raised or transformed with a new body in the resurrection and shall live in everlasting blessedness.

 
Moncy Mathew
Leader
Mishkan Torat Chaiim

(Tabernacle of the Living Word)