Statement of Faith
That we might have unity among us, and that we all speak the same
thing as regards the foundation of our faith, and that with integrity we
present our witness of Yeshua the Messiah as those who walk in His
light, let it be hereby established that Beth Shalom Messianic
Fellowship holds that...
1. All Scripture is given by the Breath/Spirit of Elohim [God],
and is to be used for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for
instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16.
2. Hear, O Israel: YHVH [the L-RD] is our Elohim. He is One
YHVH. He alone is YHVH. Deuteronomy 6:4.
3. The nature of YHVH is a compound
unity expressed in the aspects of Abba [the Father], Yeshua
[Salvation, the Son, Messiah] and Ruach HaKodesh [the Holy
Spirit/Breath] in this age. Matthew 28:19.
4. YHVH and His Word are eternal, that is: He, His Word and
His Will has always, and will always, be the same. Malachi 3:6, Hebrews
13:8, Matthew 5:18; 24:35.
5. The Shabbat [Sabbath], the seventh day of the week, is the
created holy day of YHVH, which He gave to mankind and covenanted with
His people as a sign forever. Exodus 31:16, Genesis 2:2-3, Isaiah
58:13-14, Matthew 12:8.
6. Yeshua of Natzeret is the Messiah of Israel, the Savior of
the world, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is YHVH who appeared
among mankind in the flesh, and now is glorified with all power in
Heaven and in Earth, at the right hand of Abba. John 1:12-14.
7. Messiah Yeshua is the ultimate and final Passover Lamb required
for the removal of sins. He died by execution stake (stagion) on a tree
(xulon) and rose from the dead three days afterward. Everyone who
repents of their sins, and trusts that Yeshua is the Messiah, who died
as our Passover Lamb and rose again, they are forgiven their sins and
come into a renewed covenant with YHVH through Him, and therefore become
inheritors of all the promises YHVH made with Abraham and Israel. Isaiah
53, Romans 10:9-11, 1 Corinthians 5:7.
We believe that all people, Jew and non-Jew are justified by
faith apart from the works of the Law through the redemption of
Messiah Yeshua's blood. Romans 3:23-28. Such people who are saved
do not nullify the Law, however, but establish it. Romans 3:31.
8. The Brit Chadashah [Renewed Covenant] in Messiah Yeshua brings
with it a new creation of the human spirit. The Torah
[Law/Teaching] of YHVH is planted inside so that Ruach HaKodesh may
indwell there. An external immersion in water (mikveh) is performed to
declare that this has taken place. Jeremiah 31:31-34, Ezekiel 39:29.
9. The various enablements (gifts) of Ruach HaKodesh are given
with authority to all those who ask YHVH and obey His commandments. The
Promise of Abba, an extra endowment of power and boldness for
witnessing, is an immersion (spiritual mikveh) by Ruach HaKodesh, as
initially was evidenced with speaking in other languages. Each follower
should seek to be filled with the various enablements of the Ruach, who
gives them as He wishes. Isaiah 28:11-12, Luke 11:13, Acts 1:4-5; 2:4;
5: 32, 1 Cor 12: 1-13, Eph 1:13.
10. The people of YHVH are a holy Miqra [Called Out/Ekklesia]
congregation, which is not of the world, in order to gather and
celebrate Him at His appointed holy Feasts, and to shine as lights of
truth in the darkness, and to be a royal priesthood which praises His
Name. Exodus 19:6, Leviticus 23, Matthew 16:18, 1 Peter 2:9.
11. The goals of the people of YHVH are:
a.) to be followers of Yeshua the Messiah, until we mature
into the example He left us. Ephesians 4:13.
b.) to be holy (separate from the world) as our Abba is holy.
Therefore, we are to learn and act on those things which makes us holy
in His sight. Leviticus 11:44-45, Ephesians 5:27.
c.) to be righteous (right decision making) and godly (forgiving) in
this world. Titus 2:12.
d.) to be clean, first in our conscious inner man, and then
also in our outward walk accordingly as we grow in the Ruach [Spirit]
and understanding of the Word. Psalm 51:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:7.
e.) to be full of love for one another, thus proving we are
Yeshua's disciples; and caring for a lost world, to bring the message of
the Good News of Yeshua to the Jew first and also to the Gentiles. John
13:34-35, Romans 1:16.
12. The promise of a continually faithful trust in Yeshua,
while walking according to the will of Elohim, is resurrection from the
dead, eternal life and ruling with Yeshua forever in the place where His
Kingdom will rule. He will yet rule in Jerusalem/Zion, and finally in
New Jerusalem in the New Creation forever. Revelation 19-22.
13. Yeshua will judge all mankind of all acts and words ever
committed. He will decide the sentence for punishment, and all
those not meeting His standard will be sent away from His presence, into
outer darkness and eternal punishment of the sin. Matthew 25:31-46,
14. The final plan for the Israel of G-d is to bring the
remnant of the faithful Jewish people, and the remnant of those
believers who were formerly Gentiles, but recovered from the world by
faith, back together and united into one holy people under one Shepherd,
namely Yeshua, the Messiah, thus completing the tearing down of the wall
of partition. This is a necessary part of the restoration of all things
spoken by the prophets. Hosea 1-2, John 17, Romans 9:26, Ephesians 2,