What We Believe

“But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect,
so I worship the God of my fathers,
believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. (Acts 24:14)

The following are the core beliefs of The Way Congregation based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. Our goal at the Way Congregation is to simply walk as Jesus taught. We want to incorporate biblical aspects of Messianic Judaism and the gentile church. We want the world to know the God  of Israel is gracious and has paid for our sins through the blood of Yeshua. Because we love Yeshua, we strive to live according to His instructions which lead to joy, peace, and prosperity. We want to focus on the majors without leaving the minors undone. While we love Shabbat (Sabbath), the feasts, and eating clean food. Yet loving others as Yeshua loved us is what defines us. We accept the Bible as God’s Word as completely infallible and inspired: The people, places, events and miracles described in it were completely real and historical.


God, creator of all things, is infinitely perfect and eternally existing as a triune nature as: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah is truly God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where, at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
God’s Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict, regenerate, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve disobeyed, they fell from how He had intended them to live in perfect harmony with him. Disobedience or breaking God's instructions, is what sin is, in its most basic sense (1John 3:4). That disobedience brought death into the world and separated us from our Creator.


There is only one name under heaven by which we must be saved: the Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). There is salvation in no other except Yeshua. He said: I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me. In order to inherit the Kingdom of God, we must confess that we have broken God’s laws (we have sinned) repent (return) of those actions and thoughts, and then accept what Jesus did for us in our place. Of course that process is not a formula but rather a general sequence of the events a person passes through on the way to reconciliation with God.

The Commonwealth of  Israel

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Tagline
COI Theology teaches the good news that we former Gentiles can be full citizens of the Commonwealth of Israel and that Israel and Judah will be restored into one nation.

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Elevator pitch
Commonwealth of Israel Theology teaches that God married Israel at Sinai (Old Covenant).  Israel was unfaithful, divided into two kingdoms, and then God divorced the northern kingdom (though Judah deserved it too). He then promised to betroth Israel again, but the curse of the law (due to adultery) prevented that. Only through the death of the husband, Jesus, could the curse be removed and could Israel (scattered and assimilated into the nations) come back to God. The good news is they/we can be full members of the Commonwealth of Israel and God will restore the two houses into one.

Commonwealth of Israel Theology Summary
God elected Israel (Deut 7:6) and entered into a marriage contract with her at Mt Sinai (Exo 24:7-8, Jer 31:32), commonly referred to as the Old Covenant. Sadly, instead of being faithful, Israel repeatedly went after other gods (Jer 3) which lead to the split of the united kingdom into the southern Kingdom of Judah (house of Judah under Rehoboam) and the northern Kingdom of Israel (House of Israel/Ephraim under Jeroboam) (1Kings 11:31-32). Finally, after seven hundred years of adultery since Sinai, God gave the northern kingdom a certificate of divorce and sent her away (Jer 3:8, Hos 2:2), calling her No-Mercy (Lo-Ruchama) and Not-My-People (Lo-Ammi)  (Hos 1:8-9) and she (ten tribes) assimilated into the pagan gentiles (nations) (Hos 7:8, 8:8, 9:17, 2Kings 17:23-24). Judah likewise deserved divorce but God would not because of his promise to David (Hos 1:7, 1Kings 11:32).
God then promised to betroth the house of Israel to himself in righteousness (Hos 2:19) and to restore the two kingdoms into one (two sticks per Ezk 37:16-23). That promise created a divine dilemma because God's instructions (law) did not permit a woman to come back to her first husband after she had been married to others (Deut 24:1-4) (that was the curse of the law) (Gal 3:13).
This divine dilemma was resolved by Jesus' (the husband's) death which canceled the Old (Marriage) Covenant and canceled the curse of the law (due to her adultery) (Rom 7:1-4). Now those who were not his people (Rom 9:24-26) and who had not obtained mercy (1Pet 2:10) could come into the commonwealth of Israel as full members and citizens (Eph 2:11-19) which was also in fulfillment of Ephraim becoming the multitude of nations (Gen 48:19, Rom 11:25).


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
Jesus will raise those trusting in Him when he returns and then we who are alive and remain will be gathered to Him and will receive our new bodies in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

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