Towards a Messianic Creed
The below is an attempt to preserve the Orthodox core of the Apostolic Faith along with the Orthodox core of Judaism, where both are aligned with what Scripture teaches overall. What is produced is largely a combination of the Apostles’ Creed and the 13 Principles of Jewish Faith by Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maim aka Rambam). Where the two are in conflict, they are amended in line with the B’rit Hadasha (New Testament). These 7 principles of faith are our attempt to set forth a Messianic Creed, and is the minimum requirement for Mentors in working with our Yeshiva.
- I believe in the One True God, Who is the Almighty Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, and all that exists, Who is First and Last, and before Whom are no other gods.
- I believe in the Lord Yeshua Messiah, Who is the Divine Son of God, born of a virgin, conceived by the Ruach Ha’Qodesh, suffered under Roman persecution, was crucified, buried, and resurrected on the third day; He ascended to the Right Hand of the Father, and will return to judge the world and rule His Kingdom.
- I believe in the Ruach Ha’Qodesh.
- I believe in the authority of the Scriptures as contained in the Tanakh and the Apostolic Writings, in the undying and unchanging Words of God through His Torah, His prophets, and His apostles.
- I believe in the Holy Congregation of God, that is, the Body of Messiah, wherein Jewish and non-Jewish believers past and present are united with one another through common faith.
- I believe in the forgiveness of sins through the work of Yeshua Messiah.
- I believe in the resurrection of the body and everlasting life.