Mission Statement

The Mission of this ministry is: To know Him Who to know is life eternal (John 17:3) and to make Him known.

 

Core Beliefs

The core beliefs described below represent present understanding of major truths. We believe that this statement of belief embodies the love and righteousness of the Father and His Son.

The unfolding of truth to successive generations was best understood by our Master. It was Yeshua who said in John 16:12-13: I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

In His infinite wisdom, God has laid out the order of the unfolding of truth. It is our firm belief that today, as we are approaching the closing work of reformation, God, in His timing, is revealing truths that had been lost when the world descended into the dark ages. As His people, we must be willing to accept truth as the Holy Spirit reveals it.

Our beliefs center on the only true God, and Yeshua our Messiah, whom He has sent. We believe that:

1. Yeshua is the Divine, only-begotten Son of YHWH (1 Corinthians 8:4-6, Colossians 1:19, Philippians 2:11, Hebrews 1:1-13) who humbled Himself to live and die among us. He did this to reveal the love and character of His Father; to demonstrate that fallen man, through the power of His spirit, could live according to the Father’s will; and make provision for our redemption by taking our penalty for sin upon Himself (Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 2:9,14-18; 9:22,28).

2. Yeshua inspired, and is revealed, throughout the entire Scriptures which are to be our guide (Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, John 5:39, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Yeshua has spoken through His prophets, giving insights, hope and courage for victorious Christian living and for end-time events. While many prophecies had meaningful applications throughout history, many, especially in Daniel and Revelation, have an end-time fulfillment (Daniel 12:4, Luke 21:7-28, Romans 15:4, Revelation 1:1,3, Romans 15:4).

3. Yeshua is the source of the new birth experience through the power of His Spirit (John 3:3-5, Colossians 2:13) and offers the free gift of His righteousness to all who accept Him by faith (Romans 3:21-26, 5:1-2). When we accept Yeshua as our Messiah, we become of the house of Israel, and therefore we are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promises given to Abraham (Ephesians 2:12, 19; 3:6, Galatians 3:29).

4. Yeshua is now active as our heavenly Priest and Intercessor in the true sanctuary in heaven, of which the former earthly temple was a type. The heavenly sanctuary and its services encompass YHWH’s plan of salvation (Psalm 77:13, Hebrew 7:25, 8:2, 1 John 2:1). At Yeshua’s death and resurrection, the earthly temple, with its animal sacrificial system, was “finished” (John 19:30). Yeshua presented Himself before the Father in the heavenly sanctuary as a sin offering, and was found acceptable, therefore bringing an end to the types and ceremonies that for 4,000 years had pointed forward to His death.

5. By Word and example Yeshua taught that His commandments, statutes and judgments are lovingly given for our protection and instruction and will be kept as the fruit of our love and loyalty to Him (Leviticus 18:4-5, 20:8,22; Deuteronomy 6:2, 11:1; Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 14:15; Revelation 22:14).

6. Yeshua is the Creator of the world and established the seventh-day Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday) as a memorial of His creative power, as a sign that sets His people apart, and as a time for rest and fellowship with Him (Exodus 20:8-11; 31:13,17, Colossians 1:15-18, Hebrew 4:4-10). He also established annual festivals at creation for us to develop an intimate relationship with Him and His people (Genesis 1:14). They would serve as times of celebration of His goodness to His people. When man fell, the festivals took on an additional purpose. He used these appointed times to teach His plan of salvation (Leviticus 23).

7. Through His baptism, Yeshua gave us an example of how His death and resurrection may be applied to the lives of all believers (Mark 1:9-10, Romans 6:3-5).

8. Through His Spirit, Yeshua gives various spiritual gifts to members of His body that they may function as an effective whole for the blessing of His people and empowering of the ministry to the “perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 5:11, 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:11-16).

9. Yeshua is coming back very soon to raise the righteous dead, now unconscious in their graves (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6,10). At the same time, He will give immortality to the living elect. He takes them to his Father’s house to live and reign with Him 1000 years (John 13:36, 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 1:7). The wicked will be destroyed at His coming but will be raised 1000 years later (Revelation 19:11-21; 20:5).

10. Yeshua will reign with the redeemed for 1000 years in heaven, at which time they will judge the twelve tribes, the world, and angels. At the end of the 1000 years, the New Jerusalem descends to the earth. Then the wicked will be raised to face eternal judgment, culminating in the second death. This prepares the way for the final fulfillment of the fall festival types, the restoration of the kingdom of God, which is the answer to Yeshua’s prayer “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10, Revelation 20 and 21). This demonstrates the righteousness of God in that His people are asked to partake of the judgment so that when He must do “His strange act” in the destruction of the wicked, all of the universe will understand that there was no other way. This ensures that sin will not rise up a second time.

Tom Stapleton