The Scriptures Inspired
The Kitvei HaKodesh (The Set Apart Writings) is the inspired Word of YAHWEH, a revelation from YAHWEH to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Tim. 3:15‐17; 1 Pet. 1:23‐25; Heb. 4:12).
The One True Elohim
The one true Elohim has revealed Himself as YAHWEH the eternally self-existent, self‐revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit). (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19).
Man’s Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for YAHWEH said, “let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Yahshua Messiah, the Son of YAHWEH (Gen. 1:26‐31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12‐
The Salvation of Man ~ Conditions of Salvation
The chanan (grace) of YAHWEH, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward YAHWEH and through faith in Yahshua Messiah; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Ruach HaKodesh, and being justified by grace, has become heir of YAHWEH according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5‐7; Ro. 10:13‐15; Luke 24:47).
Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation is the direct witness of the Ruach (Spirit) (Ro. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (1 Thess. 4:7; 2 Tim.1:9).
Immersion in Water
The order of immersion in living water by burial with Messiah should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Messiah as their Savior and King. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Messiah and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Ro. 6:4).
The Partaking of the Body and the Blood
The partaking of the Body and the Blood consists of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine (grape juice), and is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48,51,53‐57; Luke 22:19,20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).
The Promise of the Father
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the overflowing of the Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit) with the evidence of speaking in tongues. With it comes the infilling of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4‐8; 1 Cor. 12:1‐31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38;10:44‐46; 11:14‐16; 15:7‐9).
By the power of the Ruach HaKodesh we strive to obey the command, “Be kodesh, because I am kodesh.” Sanctification is the will of YAHWEH for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to YAHWEH’s Word (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 1 Thess. 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6).
The Congregation is the set apart (kodesh) Body, the habitation of YAHWEH through the Ruach, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer is an integral part of the Congregation, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (I Thess. 2:4)
Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our King for a two‐fold purpose: (1) the evangelization of the world, and (2) the edification of the Body (Mark 16:15, 20; Eph. 4:11‐13).
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Messiah and is the privilege of all believers (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).
The Hope of Everlasting Life
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Messiah and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain in Yahshua Messiah, is imminent and is the hope of the Congregation (1 Thess. 4:16; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).
The Millennial Reign of Yahshua
The revelation of the King Yahshua Messiah from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Messiah on the earth are Scriptural promises and our hope (2 Thess. 1:7; Rev.19:1‐16; Rom. 11:25; Rev. 20:l‐7).
The New Heavens and New Earth
We, as promised in the Scriptures, look for a new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21: l).
Water Immersion (Mikvah)
The order of water immersion (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed in Yahshua Messiah to the saving of their souls (Rom. 6:3‐5; Col.2:12).
The Partaking of the Body and the Blood
The order of the partaking of the Body and the Blood shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23‐26).
The order of Foot Washing shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures. Foot Washing was one of three commands given to the disciples of Yahshua (Water Immersion and Partaking of the Body and the Blood were the other two commands). The foot washing was given directly by Yahshua Himself and His demonstration has been correctly understood. (John 13:1-17)