Doctrinal Statement of faith of the
Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation.
We believe that the Bible, composed of both the Tenach (First) and Brit HaDashah (New Covenant), is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (Psalms 12:6-7, Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that G-d is One, as declared by the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4), manifested in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), as revealed in the Scriptures. (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 48:16-17, Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the deity of the L-rd Yeshua, the Messiah, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Isaiah 9:6-7, 7:14, Isaiah 53:4-8, Isaiah 61:1, Isaiah 53:10-12, Psalms 16:10-11, Zechariah 12:10 & 14:3-4)
We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) is absolutely essential, which comes through repentance and faith in the atonement of Messiah Yeshua (John 3:3-8, Romans 5:8-11, Titus 3:5)
We believe in the present ministry and gifts of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit), by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life. (Acts 2:38-39, Romans 12:4-8, 1Corinthians 12:4-11, Romans 8:1-17)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto eternal life, and they that are lost, unto eternal separation from G-d. (Daniel 12:2-3, Psalms 9:17, Job 19:25-27)
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in the L-rd Yeshua, the Messiah, and that all are now partakers of the spiritual inheritance of Israel. (Psalms 133:1-3, 1Corinthians 12:12-27, Ephesians 2:11-19)
We believe that Jewish followers of Yeshua are called to maintain their Jewish Biblical heritage and remain a part of their people Israel and the universal body of believers. (1Corinthians 7:17-19, 1Corinthians 9:19-22, Galatians 6:15-16, Ephesians 4:1-6)
We believe that no one is justified through keeping the Law of Moses. Rather, the Torah was given as a guide for godly living and is relevant for believers today.
(Romans 3:20, 2Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that Gentile believers in Messiah are grafted into the Jewish Olive Tree, and thus are encouraged to understand and appreciate their Jewish roots.
(Galatians 3:29, Romans 11:16-17)
We believe in G-d’s everlasting covenant relationship with the Jewish people, which includes physical (land) and spiritual blessings. (Genesis 17:4-8, Jeremiah 31:31-37)
We believe that in the end of days, after much tribulation, all of Israel will turn to God and accept Yeshua as their Messiah. The Law will go forth from Zion and the Word of the L-rd from Jerusalem
(Zechariah 12:2-3, 14:2, 12:10, 13:1, 14:3-9, Isaiah 2:1-5)
We believe that marriage is an institution created and designed by G-d to be the cornerstone of society. We believe that the Holy Scriptures reveal G-d’s will for marriage as a covenant union between one man and one woman. We define man (male) & woman (female) as the gender that each individual was formed to be within their mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-16, Isaiah 49:1 & 5 & Jeremiah 1:5).
“G-d created man in His own image, in the image of G-d created he them; male and female created He them. And G-d blessed them, and said unto them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it.'” – Genesis 1:27-28a –
“And the L-RD G-d said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’ And Adam gave names to all the animals; but for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. And the L-RD G-d caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept. He then took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh thereof; and with the rib that the L-RD G-d had taken from man, He made a woman and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, ‘This is now flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife and they shall be one flesh.’ And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” – Genesis 2:18, 20-25 –
“Have you not read, that He which made them at the beginning, made them male and female, and for this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife: and the two shall become one flesh? Wherefore they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore G-d has joined together, let no one put asunder.” – Matthew 19:4-6 & Ephesians 5:31 –
We believe that G-d created sexual intimacy as a blessed gift to be shared by one man (a husband) and one woman (a wife); only to be experienced and enjoyed within the sacred covenant union of Holy Matrimony.
“Marriage is to be held in honor in all things, and the marriage bed is undefiled. But G-d will judge those who are unchaste and adulterous.” – Hebrews 13:4 –
To become a member of the Seed of Abraham you must agree with this Doctrinal Statement of core biblical values and beliefs. Only members may receive pre-marital counseling and have their wedding officiated by any minister on staff with the Seed of Abraham.