What we Believe

whatwe3Over the past 13 years of our walk with the Lord we have struggled to come to a full knowledge of the Truth which He has preserved for us. There are things we once believed to be absolute sacred doctrine which we have now discarded as unscriptural. There are some doctrines we now believe to be absolute truth which in the past were completely alien to us. There are many ideas or concepts we understand which are either not explicitly stated in the Bible, or we have still some debate as to the absolute nature of their meaning. And there are some things we do or believe which are our traditions; they do not conflict with scripture but they are not required by scripture.

When we study the Bible we give the following priority to the verses we read:

  1. Explicit statements of scripture
  2. Implicit statements of scripture
  3. Inferences drawn from scripture

We also believe that:

    • The Bible must interpret the Bible
    • All statements must be confirmed by 2 or 3 witnesses
    • All scripture must be read within the context of the whole passage
    • The original manuscript of the Bible was perfect, inspired by God
    • Errors (some deliberate, some accidental) have been made in translation from the original Aramaic, through Greek and Latin and finally into our modern English usage.
    • Extra canonical sources may be used for background and amplification, but have no place in developing doctrine.

So we have three levels of information:

  1. What we believe – summarised in the “Apostolic Creed for the New Millennium”.
  2. What we understand – described in our “Statement of Understanding”.
  3. Our Traditions – what we do to help us worship YHWH in Spirit and in Truth.
You may also notice that we use the Biblically correct name for God – YHWH (pronounced YeHoVaH) which is required by the 3rd Commandment – this name appears as The LORD in most Bible translations. The Hebrew name for the Son of YHWH is Y’shua (pronounced Yahshua or Yeshua) which we use in place of the name Jesus as we feel it gives more meaning to His ministry. Yah-shua means “the salvation from Yah”.

Apostolic Creed for the New Millennium

Apostolic Creed for the New Millennium

We believe in YHWH the True Mighty One, Almighty Spirit of Love, creator of heaven and earth.

And in Y’Hoshua, his only begotten Son, the Word of YHWH, born in the flesh. Our Messiah who takes away the sins of the world. He was scourged for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed.

He was executed, died and was buried. After three days and three nights He rose from the grave. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of our Father as our high priest and advocate.

He sends His Holy Spirit with gifts to comfort and encourage us. YHWH is Spirit and we worship Him in spirit and in truth.

We believe that the Holy Scriptures are given by the inspiration of YHWH for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. The scriptures cannot be broken and YHWH cannot lie. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. For man shall not live by bread alone but every word of YHWH. Faith comes by hearing of the word.

We are saved by grace through faith and believe that repentance from sin, baptism and laying on of hands are fundamental principles of salvation. Y’Hoshua taught us that obedience to the Ten Commandments is required to enter into life. For it is the love of YHWH that we keep His Commandments. There remains a Sabbath rest for the saints of YHWH, for YHWH rested on the seventh day and sanctified it.

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the reunification of the tribe of Israel and the tribe of Judah.

We believe in the resurrection as kings and priests for the sons of YHWH, the resurrection to judgement for all mankind and the re-creation of heaven and earth. YHWH our Mighty One will dwell among his people in the New Jerusalem as the eternal ruler of the universe. Amen.

For a more detailed explanation of these beliefs, please read our “Statement of Understanding“.