What I Believe

Here are my foundational beliefs: 1. YHVH (Yahovah) is the Creator of heavens and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them (Ex 20:11), and He is our Father in heaven. 2. There is no other God but YHVH, Elohim, and He is One. (Dt 6:4), and the Father, the Son (Word), and the Holy Spirit are One (1 Jn 5:7). 3. YHVH begot a Son, whose name is Yeshua (Jesus), our Messiah. He came in the flesh to redeem the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel, and died for our sins on the Cross, and completed the atonement(s) for us individually and for Israel (The First Coming), and was resurrected by the power of YHVH so that we will also have eternal life (the Gospels). 4. Our Messiah went back to His Father and is sitting at the right hand of His throne (Mt 26:24; Mk 14:62; Col 3:1), and sent us the Holy Spirit which proceeded from the Father (Jn 14:15-18), and the Holy Spirit is our Helper. 5. As this age is coming to the end, our Messiah will return (The Second Coming), bring an end to the enemy of God by pouring out His Wrath, and reign with His sanctified people on earth for one thousand years. And then, YHVH will renew heaven and earth to live among His people in New Jerusalem forever and ever (Rev 21:1-7; all chapter). 6. The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God, which was written by His servants solely by the inspiration of the Spirit of YHVH (2 Ti 3:16). I wholeheartedly agree with the content of The Chicago Statement of the Biblical Inerrancy (http://library.dts.edu/Pages/TL/Special/ICBI_1.pdf, Chicago, October 1978). 7. Yeshua came to fulfill the Written Torah (not Talmudic Oral Torah), the Five Books of Moses, not to have it done away with, and He is Torah in every way. He taught us the true meaning of Torah: love YHVH with all our heart, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Mt 22:37-40). And, He gave us a new Commandment: Love one another, as He has loved us, love one another (Jn 13:34). 8. Therefore, Torah, as the teachings and instructions given by YHVH to live a righteous life, is still true and valid in our lives. We are commanded to live according to the teaching of Torah to the best of our abilities with the help of the Holy Spirit, but without the penalty of death, which was taken away by our Messiah who became the curse of the Law for us (Ga 3:13). And, while the teaching of Torah is essential in our sanctification process, our salvation is not through keeping Torah, but through faith alone by grace (Ep 2:8-9).   Regarding Torah: The term, “Torah,” could be confusing when you are deceived by the Messianic and Hebraic Roots teachings. When I use this term, I mean “the True Written Five Books of Moses,” the written Torah, and I do not mean it is be the same as Torah they mean, the Oral Torah of Talmud. I have detailed this point and written an article:

Judaism and Kabbalah (3): On “Weekly Torah Portion” Reading

Please take time to read it. Olivia