Congregation Beth Adonai
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What We Believe

 

1. We believe the Bible (both Old and New Covenants) to be the divinely inspired Word of God; it is our source and final authority. (II Timothy 3:16; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).

2. We believe the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob to be the only living and true God. He is an eternal tri-unity of three co-equal and divine personalities: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. He is the Creator of heaven and earth. (Deuteronomy. 6:4; Genesis. 1:1; Matthew  3:16-17).

3. We believe Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus the Messiah) to be the only begotten Son of God who is God incarnate. He was both fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Jewish virgin Miriam. (I John 4:9; Matthew 1:20-23; Luke 1:27-32).

4. We believe Yeshua, by virtue of His miraculous birth and sinless life, voluntarily gave Himself as the perfect atoning sacrifice for the sins of Israel and all mankind and by His vicarious death made it possible for all to be reconciled to God. (Romans 5:8; Galatians 1:4; Hebrews 9:26).

5. We believe after His death on the tree, the Lord Yeshua on the third day rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He is seated at the right hand of the Father, as our Intercessor and Advocate, the only mediator between God and man. (II Corinthians 5:15; Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24).

6. We believe the Lord Yeshua will soon descend from heaven to gather (rapture) the true believers, those who have accepted Yeshua as the Messiah, unto Himself. (I Thessalonians 4; Rev. 20:6).

7. We believe all men are sinners by nature and in need of salvation, which can only be accomplished by confession in the Messiah, by God’s grace and through His atoning blood, death and resurrection. (Romans 3:23-25; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Peter 1:1819).

8. We believe that every follower of Yeshua should seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit as a definite and distinct experience, that they might be endued with power for the Messiah’s service. (Acts 1:4-5 & 8; Acts 2:1-18 & 38-39). However, this is not a prerequisite for salvation.

9. We believe disunity, Proverbs 6:16-19, with others in the congregation is detrimental and shall be disciplined according to Matthew 18:15-18, with the final decision left to the spiritual leadership and board.

10. We believe in tithing and love offerings to support the work of God. One-tenth is the measure of one’s tithe. (Leviticus chapter 27; Malachi 3:10; Luke 6:38).

11. We believe in a literal heaven and hell. (II Peter 3:13; Revelation . 21:1-2; Psalm 9:17; Matthew 10:28).

12. We believe in the following observances:

Shabbat – Shabbat means “rest.” It is so important that God saw fit to include it in the Ten commandments, and set it apart as one of His “Appointments” not just once a year, as with the other feasts, but once every week. – Lev. 23: 1-3; Ex. 20:8-11; Mk. 2:27; Mt. 22:37-40; Gen. 2:3; Is. 56:2-7; Ex. 31:12-17; Lev. 26:2-4; Lev. 26:27-28; Is. 58:13-14; Dt. 5:15; Lev. 26:13; Mt. 12:8; Heb. 4:9-12; Lk. 23:56; Ez. 20:13; Jer. 17:27; Is. 58:13; Mk. 3:4; Mt. 12:12; Lk. 23:54; God’s Appointed Times and Feasts – We celebrate all of the feasts because it is instructed by God in the Torah for Israel to observe these festivals forever. We celebrate the feasts and practices of the Torah as we experience Mathew 5:17 where Yeshua said “I have not come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets, but to bring them to their fullness.” – Lev.23:21, 31, 41; Ex.12:14.

Mikveh (Baptism) – Romans 6:3-4; Matthew 28:19

Communion – Luke 22:19; I Corinthians 11:26

Dedication of Children – I Samuel 1:26-28; Mark 10:15-16

Matrimony – Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:31

Anointing with Oil – Exodus 30:25; James 5:14

Laying on of Hands – Acts 6:6; Hebrews 6:1-2