* God (Yahweh) is the one true God over all creation and always has been (Deut 6:4).
* He created the universe through His Word
* (John 1:3), which later would be revealed as His Son.
* Because of Adam's sin, all creation was cursed and in need of redemption (1Cor 15:22).Because of this sin, a penalty must be enforced. And that penalty was death.(Rom 6:23) Why? Because God cannot dwell in the presence of sin.
* The people of the earth were offending Him so much through their sins (all the laws and instructions that He gave them orally), that He sent them His instructions (His Law) in written form for the purpose of helping them clearly understand what right and wrong was and to create patterns in their life to keep them connected with Him (Gal 3:19).
* The sacrificial system was created for the purpose of temporarily overting God's wrath away from His people and their sin as well as a prophetic symbol for what the coming Messiah would complete (Heb 9:1-9)
* The “Word” that God spoke in Genesis to create the universe was the same Word that was sent in John 1:1 to become flesh. This “Word” that dwelt among us would be called “Yeshua” by his contemporaries, which means, “Yahweh is salvation” in Hebrew and “Joshua” in English. It would be changed to “Jesus” over time.
* We believe that Yeshua (Jesus) is the prophesied Messiah of the Old Testament, the Son of God, creator of Heaven and earth and sent by His Father for the purpose of standing in the gap for Adam, and thus all mankind (1Cor 15:22).
* In order to be saved one must first understand that he has broken God's perfect law and is condemned because of his sin to eternal destruction away from the presence of almighty God (Duet 11:28, Rom 6:23).
* If one understands with a truly repentant heart that he is condemned by his own transgressions and accepts the yoke of Messiah by turning from their own ways and following His, then that person has crossed over from death unto life.
* At the point of conversion it is the responsibility of the believer to submit himself to the teachings of his new “Rabbi Yeshua” and follow Him all the days of His life (Luke 9:23, 1 Cor 9:24).
* What God destroyed on the cross was the penalty that the Law of God demanded as payment for the breaking of it, and that we are no longer under the law of sin and death but are under grace as Paul says in Romans 6:14.The Law of God was never abolished just because faith in Christ came as Paul so boldly declares in Romans 3:31 “Do we nullify God's Law because of faith? May it never be. As a matter of fact, we establish God's Law.”
Without it, the Ten Commandments would not exist, and the rest of the commandments “hang” off of those (Mat 22:40).
* What was destroyed at the cross, in fact, was the power of sin and the penalty thereof over all of mankind. And what was changed and “done away with” was the priestly system of sacrifices by mere men because of the perfect sacrifice by our true High Priest and King Messiah(Heb. 9-11).
* Jesus took over the High priesthood and because of His perfect blood sacrifice, His Father would be forever satisfied and man would always now have the ability to come into the presence of Almighty Yahweh (Heb 9:11-12) through the blood of the lamb.
* We can't earn our salvation. All we can do is be obedient to God, and He'll save us, because He loves us. That's called "grace."
* We follow the law (the torah) because we love him. (John 14:15)
* Someday, our Messiah will come back to earth to redeem all those that are His, that have been grafted into the commonwealth of Israel (Rom 11, Eph 2). Then He will reign from the New Jerusalem for 1000 years (1Thes 3:13,Rev 20:4).
* After that period, God will raise up the rest of the dead and the entire earth will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment (Rev 20:5). All those that do not have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be thrown into the Lake of Fire and God's enemies will be no more (Rev 20:11-12).
* Until then, we are to remain faithful to the work in which He has called us, which is to “Love the Lord God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength and love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).
* We do this by studying His Word and obeying His commandments and instructions as the Spirit teaches us in our individual journeys (1 John 2:3-4).