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DOCTRINAL BASIS
  1. Preamble: The Holy Scriptures, known as the Bible are the inspired Word of God and our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice.

Contents:
Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach
Adonai's Seder
Atonement
Messianic Community
Creation
Divine Healing
Eternal Godhead
Fall of Mankind
Gifts of Ruach HaKodesh
Holy Scriptures
Millennium
New Heaven and the New Earth
Punishment of the Wicked
Ruach HaKodsesh (Holy Spirit)
Ruach HaKodesh Immersion
Salvation of Man
Sanctification
Satan
Second Coming of The Messiah
Water Immersion

THE ETERNAL GODHEAD
WE BELIEVE in the unity of the true and living God who is the eternal, self-existent one, who has revealed himself as a compound unity, one being, expressed in the aspects of - Father, Son and Ruach HaKodesh and who is the Creator and preserver of things visible and invisible - Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 86:9-10; Isaiah 43:10-11; John 1:1-3.

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ADONAI YESHUA HAMASHIACH
WE BELIEVE in ADONAI, Yeshua HaMashiach, who was and is the eternal Son of God; that he became incarnate by the Ruach HaKodesh and was born of the virgin Miryam.
WE BELIEVE in his sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and abiding intercession - Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 4:8-10; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25.

THE RUACH HAKODESH
WE BELIEVE in the Ruach HaKodesh, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is ever present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying and guiding the believer into all truth - John 14:26; John 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14.

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Scriptures, namely the Tanakh (Old Testament / Covenant) and B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant) in their original writings as Torah (lit. "teachings" or "instructions" of God). All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is infallible, unerringly revealing the will of God concerning us all in all things necessary for salvation, and is absolutely supreme and sufficient in authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Holy Scriptures do not simply contain the Word of God, but is in reality, the complete revelation and very Word of God, inspired by the Ruach HaKodesh, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be included as an article of faith - Matthew 5:17,18; 24:35; John 4:39; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

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SATAN
WE BELIEVE in the existance of Satan the Adversary, who, by his influence, brought about the downfall of man, and now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer in ADONAI, Yeshua HaMashiach Genesis 3:1-15; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8; John 13:2.

THE FALL OF MAN
WE BELIEVE that man was created by God by specific immediate act and in his image and likeness, morally upright and perfect, but fell by voluntary transgression. Consequently, all men are separated from original righteousness, being depraved and without spiritual life - Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21.

THE ATONEMENT
WE BELIEVE that God's answer to man's sinful state is in the death of his Son, Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach upon the stake, whose sufferings and shed blood have made full atonement for the sins of the whole world, both original and actual, and that there is no other ground for salvation - 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:25, 26; 1 Peter 1:19,20.

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SALVATION OF MAN
WE BELIEVE salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in Adonai, Yeshua HaMashiach. This experience is also known as the new birth and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Ruach HaKodesh whereupon the believing sinner is regenerated, justified, and becomes a new creation in Yeshua HaMashiach, heir of eternal life returning home to the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob - Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:l.

THE MESSIANIC COMMUNITY
The Messianic Community is part of the body of Messiah, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfilment of the Great Commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit is an integral part of the general congregation and community of the first-born, which are written in heaven. - Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23.

WATER IMMERSION
WE BELIEVE that baptism, by single immersion, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Ruach HaKodesh, is enjoined upon all who have repented and have believed that Yeshua is the Messiah. It is symbolic of our identification with Yeshua HaMashiach in His death, burial and resurrection - Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 10:47-48; 2:38-39; Romans 6:4-5; Colossians 2;12; Mark 16:16.

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ADONAI'S SEDER
WE BELIEVE Adonai's Seder (the Lord's Supper), consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Yeshua HaMashiach (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his sufferings and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of his second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined upon all believers "until He comes" - Luke 22:15-20; Matthew 26:26-28; Acts 20:7.

SANCTIFICATION
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
WE BELIEVE it is the glorious provision for every believer in Yeshua HaMashiach to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified, through the operation of the Ruach HaKodesh, by the blood of Yeshua HaMashiach and the Word of God - John 17:15-19; Acts 15:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; Hebrews 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; Hebrews 10:16-19; Romans 12:1- 2.

THE IMMERSION IN THE RUACH HAKODESH
WE BELIEVE that immersion in the Ruach HaKodesh is the bestowing of the believer with power to be an effective witness for the Messiah. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth; is received by faith, and is accompanied by the manifestation of speaking in tongues as the Ruach HaKodesh gives utterance, as the initial evidence - Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,5,8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7.

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GIFTS
WE BELIEVE in the present day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 12. We also believe in the ministry gifts of the Messiah, as recorded in Ephesians 4:11- 13.

DIVINE HEALING
In accordance with the teachings of the Scriptures, we trust our heavenly ABBA to protect and heal our bodies from sickness and disease.
WE BELIEVE that divine healing for the body, as with all redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us by the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach it is the privilege of all believers and it is appropriated by faith in our heavenly Abba's unfailing promises - Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:16,17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalms 103:3; James 5:14-15; Mark 16:17-18.

THE SECOND COMING OF THE MESSIAH
WE BELIEVE in the pre-millennial, imminent and personal return of our Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach to gather his people unto Himself. Having this glorious hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves, even as he is pure, so that we may be ready to meet him when he comes - John 14:1-3; James 5:7-8; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 1 John 2:28; 3:2, 3.

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THE MILLENNIUM
WE BELIEVE in the return of Adonai Yeshua HaMashiach to set up his millennial reign on this earth - Zechariah 14:5; Daniel 7:22; Revelation 5:9-10; Psalms 96:10-13; Psalms 11; Revelation 20:1-10.

THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED
WE BELIEVE in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who wilfully reject and despise the love of God manifested in the great sacrifice of his only Son, Yeshua upon the stake for their salvation Matthew 25:46; 13:49-50; Luke 12:47-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:11-15.
WE BELIEVE that Satan and his angels and whosoever is not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15.

THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness" - 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation Chapters 21 and 22.

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CREATION
WE BELIEVE that the heavens and earth and all original life-forms, including man, were made by the specific immediate creative acts of God as described in the account of origins presented in Genesis, and that all biological changes which have occurred since creation are limited to variation within each species.

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