Statement of Faith

I believe that the Holy Bible is Yehovah’s “Word” (communication to every Yeshua follower) written by men, but directed and inspired by Yehovah through His Holy Spirit (also called the Holy Ghost). The Holy Bible (or Word of Yehovah) contains no errors, and the Word of Yehovah is the complete, final, and only authority in all matters of faith and conduct (cf. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; and 2 Peter 1:20-21).

I believe that Yehovah is perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. Yehovah showed His love for all people by sending His Son to die for the entire world’s sins so that all people who accept Yeshua as Lord and Savior might have eternal life with Yehovah, beginning in this life and continuing throughout eternity (Luke 18:27; John 3:16-17; Romans 11:33; 1 Peter 1:16; 1 John 4:7-10; Revelation 4:8).

I believe that Yeshua is the Son of Yehovah and God Himself — that Yeshua was completely man and completely God. He was conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Yeshua lived a sinless life, and He chose to die as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people. He was bodily resurrected from the dead and appeared to many people. He now sits at the “right hand of Yehovah,” interceding for His Bride (those individuals who accepted Him as their Savior and Lord). He is coming back again in all His Glory. Yeshua is the only way to bridge the sin gap between Yehovah and humanity, because Yeshua is the only way mankind can have a relationship with Yehovah— now and in eternity (Matthew 16:16-17; Mark 14:61-62; Luke 1:34-35, 2:7; John 1:1, 1:14, 10:30, 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:22-24).

I believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. He dwells in every new believer, after a person is justified by the finished work of Yeshua on the Cross. In other words, all true believers in Yeshua will “have the Holy Spirit,” but I also believe that the Holy Spirit’s filling (Baptism in the Holy Spirit) is a separate event from being Holy Spirit indwelt. It is the Holy Spirit’s filling that provides the power, authority, and sanctification that enables Yeshua believers to live a Yeshua-like life (as the Holy Spirit prompts, leads, and teaches them). The Holy Spirit is every believer’s guarantee (or “down-payment”) of eternal life. (Matthew 3:11; John 16:8-11; Acts 1:5, 1:8, 2:38; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 1:14; 1 John 2:27, 3:24).

I believe mankind was created in the image of Yehovah and given rule over all the Earth. Mankind forfeited everything the second Adam and Eve chose to disobey Yehovah (in the Garden of Eden), despite the warnings regarding the consequences for doing so. This truth is why everyone who has ever lived since Adam and Eve also has sinned or disobeyed Yehovah, for which the penalty is death. It is only through the acceptance of Yeshua — as Savior and Lord — that anyone could be able to spend eternity with Yehovah. Those individuals who reject Yeshua as Savior and Lord will suffer Yehovah’s Wrath for their sins and ultimately spend their eternity in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:23 and 6:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:11-15).

I believe that Salvation depends on a person accepting Yeshua as both Savior and Lord of his or her life (John 1:12; Acts 2:38-39; 1 Peter 3:21-22). I also believe that Regeneration or being reborn is the prerequisite to receiving Salvation and that both Regeneration and Salvation are solely the works of Yehovah, His Grace/Yeshua, and His Holy Spirit (John 3:1-21; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:3).

I believe in the Seven Unities that pertain to the Body of Yeshua. They are as follows: One Body, One Spirit, One Hope, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, and One God of us all (Ephesians 4:4-6).

2 thoughts on “Statement of Faith”

  1. Amen!

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