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  1. There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

  2. Yeshua haMoshiach (Jesus Christ) is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Ruach haKodesh (Holy Spirit) and born of the virgin Miriam (Mary).(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) Hewill come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

  3. The Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) is a divine person,(12) sent to dwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

  4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of faith and practice for true followers of Yeshua.(15)

  5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of Yeshua haMoshiach.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

  6. Salvation has been provided through Yeshua haMoshiach for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Ruach haKodesh, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)

  7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Ruach haKodesh and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

  8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of Yeshua haMoshiach for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

  9. The Eklesia (Called Out Ones, Church) consists of all those who believe on Yeshua haMoshiach, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Ruach haKodesh. Messiah Yeshua is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations(28) to the Jewish people first, and also to the goyim (nations) of the world. (28a) The local assembly (church) is a body of believers in Messiah Yeshua who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.(29)

  10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

  11. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)

  12. God's plan for the Salvation of Mankind was brought into focus in Genesis 12:1-3 when God separated Abraham and his descendents from all the other peoples of the earth for the purpose of creating a lineage through which "all the familes of the earth would be blessed."   Because this was God's planned avenue to bless the world, most especially with Salvation in Messiah Yeshua, He ordained blessing for those who bless Israel, and cursings on those who curse Israel.

  13. God has not rejected His people (Romans 11:1, 11) confirming their role as the provider of Salvation, making the New Covenant with them (Jeremiah 31:31ff).

  14. Followers of Yeshua are to be in unending prayer for the Salvation and welfare of the Jewish people (Isaiah 62:6,7), and are commissioned by God to bring the Good News of Salvation in Messiah Yeshua to the Jewish people (Isaiah 62:11, Romans 1:16, Acts 13:46/Acts 14:1).
[1] Deuteronomy 6:4,
[2] Matthew 5:48,
[3] Matthew 28:19,
[4] Philippians 2:6–11,
[5] Luke 1:34–38,
[6] 1 Peter 3:18,
[7] Hebrews 2:9,
[8] Romans 5:9,
[9] Acts 2:23–24,
[10] Hebrews 8:1,
[11] Matthew 26:64,
[12] John 14:15–18,
[13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8,
[14] John 16:7–11,
[15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16,
[16] Genesis 1:27,
[17] Romans 3:23,
[18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23,
[19] Revelation 21:8,
[20] Revelation 21:1–4,
[21] Titus 3:4–7,
[22] 1 Thessalonians 5:23,
[23] Acts 1:8,
[24] Romans 6:1–14,
[25] Matthew 8:16–17,
[26] James 5:13–16,
[27] Ephesians 1:22–23,
[28] Matthew 28:19–20,
[28a] Isaiah 49:6, Romans 1:16, Acts 13:46
[29] Acts 2:41–47,
[30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23,
[31] John 5:28–29,
[32] Hebrews 10:37,
[33] Luke 21:27,
[34] Titus 2:11–14
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