We worship on the Sabbath (Friday evening until Saturday evening) because our Creator set the Sabbath day apart and called it holy. Gen. 2:2-3
On Mt. Sinai our Creator told Moses, “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Ex. 20:8-11
- Never has scripture nor our Creator changed the Sabbath. It is and always will be the seventh day of the week.
We observe the seven annual Feast of YHVH and two Biblical Feast. These were given by the Father, for the Father. These are YHVH’s Feast, not Jewish Feast. The seven annual Feast are grouped as Spring Feast and Fall Feast. They are dress rehearsals that foretell of the Kingdom that we will one day share with Messiah. The Spring Feast have been fulfilled by Messiah. Even though the Spring Feast have been fulfilled, we still celebrate because they are a perpetual ordinance from YHVH. The Fall Feast have not been fulfilled yet, however, we continue to observe them in obedience to YHVH’s forever ordinance, as we watch for the return of Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. We see Messiah revealed in each Feast, as we teach the younger generations to do the same.
Please note that Purim and Chanukah are not commanded feast, but they are Biblical.
- Pesach / Passover
- Unleaved Bread
- First Fruits
- Yom Teruah / Rosh Hashanah
- Yom Kippur
We believe that all Scripture, both the Old Testament (Tanakh) and the New Testament (B’Ri Chadasha), is the divinely inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of YHVH, our Elohim. 2 Tim. 3:16
One God who is Echad
Deut. 6:4 We believe that YHVH is One. We understand this “one” to be a composite unity as defined by the Hebrew word, Echad. We understand that YHVH chose to reveal Himself to mankind in at least 3 manifestations: Father (YHVH), His Son (Yeshua/ Jesus), and His Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh).
We believe in the deity of Yeshua (Jesus) who was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the virgin Miriam (Mary). He is the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of the World. He is the ultimate and final Passover Lamb. His blood sacrifice was required for the forgiveness and removal of our sins. He was crucified and rose from the dead. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Whoever repents of their sins, trust that Yeshua (Jesus) is Messiah, confesses with their mouth and believes in their heart that YHVH raised Him from the dead, then their sins are forgiven. They will enter into the renewed covenant with YHVH, through Yeshua. By this believers become inheritors of all the promises and covenant of YHVH. Rom. 10:9-11 1 Cor. 5: 7
We recognize marriage between only one man and one woman. According to the authority of YHVH’s Holy Scripture. By which, YHVH joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as ordained and described in Scripture. We understand that YHVH intends sexual intimacy to only occur between one man and one woman who are married to each other. Gen. 1:27;2:24 Rom. 1:24-25 1 Cor. 6:9-11
Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus our Messiah) was conceived by YHVH through the Holy Spirit in the virgin Miriam’s womb. Isa. 7:14 Matt. 1:18,23-25 Luke 1:27-35
We understand that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of Elohim (God), and need atonement and reconciliation to YHVH. Rom. 3:23. Salvation is a free gift of YHVH and can not be earned by keeping the commandments. We keep the commandments (Torah) because we have been redeemed and desire to walk as Yeshua walked. 1 John 2. Salvation comes through repentance and confession of sin. Rom. 10:9-10 Acts. 16:31 Gal.2:16,3:8 Heb. 9:22. This results in spiritual regeneration John 6:44,65.
Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify believers, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The list of these gifts in the Holy Scriptures are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. Rom. 1:11;12:4-8 1Cor. 12:1-31;14:1-40 Eph.4:16 1Tim. 4:16 2 Tim 1:5-16 Hebrews 1:4 1Peter 4:10
Given at Shavuot (Pentecost) the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the promise of YHVH. He was sent by Yeshua (Jesus) after His ascension to empower His believers to preach the Gospel throughout the whole Earth. Joel 2:28-29 Matt. 3:11 Mark 16:17 Acts 1:5; 2:1-4,17,38,39
We believe in water immersion of believers (Mikveh), as commanded by the scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the old man and resurrection of the new man. Matt. 28:19 Acts 2:38
Yeshua (Jesus) was physically resurrected from the dead, three days and three nights after his death on the cross. As a result, both the believer and unbeliever will be resurrected. The redeemed believer to the everlasting joy in the presence of YHVH, and the lost unbeliever to eternal damnation and separation from YHVH. Luke 24:16,36,39 John 2:19-21; 5:28-29 Acts 24:15 1Cor. 15:42,44
Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (Jesus our Messiah) will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. Matt. 24:30, 26:63-64 Acts 1:9-11 1Thess. 4:15-17 2Thess.1:7-8 Rev. 1:7
The Seventh Day Sabbath
We believe the weekly Sabbath is the seventh day of the week. Elohim designed and created this day to be a day of rest and to have a Holy Convocation (assembly). YHVH gave this to his people as part of His Covenant. It is the only commandment which is also a Feast. This is so important that YHVH wrote it with his own finger in the 10 Commandments. The Scriptures and history both prove that the seven-day week has never been lost or changed. Gen. 2:2-3 Lev. 23:2-4 Ex. 31:16 Isa. 58:13-14 Matt. 12:8 He gave it to His people as part of His Covenant and is a sign of His Covenant forever. Ex. 31:12-17 Ezek. 20:20
Rosh Chodesh (The Head of the Month)
This is the evening of the new moon each month that we come together to give praise to YHVH and seek His face for the upcoming month. Ps. 81:3