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

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.

Mankind

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.

Salvation

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

God established a marriage covenant with Israel (including a mixed multitude) at Sinai which she broke through serving other gods. Though God sent prophets to call her back, she persisted in disobedience to the point that God divided the commonwealth (united Israel) into the house of Israel and Judah (Hosea 1:6-7) and divorced the house of Israel (Jer 3:1-9).The only way to restore the commonwealth was for him, the husband (Jer 31:32) to die  which meant she died with him and they could remarry (Rom 7:1-4). At the Way Congregation, we understand that we are grafted  in to the commonwealth of Israel irrespective of genetic lineage as Jew or gentile. 

Ressurection

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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