Beth-El Messianic Ministries and
Congregation exists to evangelize and disciple Jewish people
and to help the greater body of
Messiah do the same. This' Doctrinal Statement affirms our commitment to the
essence of historic, evangelical faith and our core theological emphases when it
comes to Jewish evangelism.
We believe in the verbal, plenary
inspiration of the Bible, which is therefore inerrant and infallible
in the original autographs. We
believe in the sole authority of the sixty-six books of the Bible.
(Ps 107:11; 119:160: Mark 7:6-13;
John 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
We believe that there is one infinite and perfect God (Deut 6:4; Lev 19:2;
Deut 33:27; Isa 6:1-3; 40:28-31; Acts 17:24; Ps. 90:2), eternally existing in
three distinct and equal persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each
possesses the characteristics of personality as well as the nature and
perfections of deity. (Matt 28:19-20; John 1:1-3; 15:26; 16:12-15; Col. 1:15-20;
We believe that God is sovereign and
created all things for his glory.
(Gen 1-2; Job 38-41; Ps. 19:1-4; Isa
37:16; Jer. 10: 11-12; Rom 4:17; Heb 11:3)
We believe that God created Adam and
Eve in His image and likeness (Gen 1-2).
Through Adam's sin, all people are
born guilty before God with a nature in
rebellion against him (Gen 3; Rom
3:10-18, 23; 5:12-21; Eph 2:1-3).
We believe that God made an
everlasting and irrevocable covenant with Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob (Gen 12:1-3; 15:9-21;
17:1-8). It includes the unconditional election of Israel
as God's chosen people, the gift of
the land of Israel, and the promise of the Messiah
through whom all the families of the
earth will be blessed
(2 Sam 7:6-16; Jer 31:23-40; Romans
9-11; Gal 3:6-4:7).
We believe that God the Son
preexisted as the eternal Word, took on human nature,
and was known as Yeshua (Jesus) the
Messiah (John 1:1-18). We believe in His full deity
(Is 9:6-7; John 10:30; 20:28; Acts
2:14-36; Col. 2:9), His virgin conception
(Isa 7:14; Matt 1:18:25; Lk 1:34-35),
His full humanity (Heb 2:14-18; 4:15),
and His sinless life (2 Cor 5:21; Heb
4:15; 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22 [Isa 53:9]).
We believe Jesus the Messiah revealed
the mind of God (Deut 18:15; Acts 3:22-24;
Matt 13:57; John 1:18; Heb 1:1-4),
offered Himself once and for all as the only atoning, substitutionary sacrifice
for the sins of humanity (Heb 4:4:14-5:10; 7:1-3; 9:6-10:18;
1 John 2:2; Rev 1:5), and continues
to intercede for His people (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25; 9:24).
As the risen Messiah, He exercises
divine authority from God's right hand and will
return to reign (2 Sam 7:12-16; Matt
2:1-11; Luke 1:32-33; Acts 2:30-36).
We believe in the full deity and
personality of the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; Eph 4:30).
He bears witness to Yeshua through
the Word of God (John 14:25-27; 16;13; 1 Cor 2:10-11).
He convicts (John 16:7-11),
regenerates individuals (John 3:3-5), and baptizes them into the
Body of Messiah (1 Cor 6:11; 12:13;
Titus 3:5),. He indwells, fills, guides, helps, gifts, and
produces in believers the fruit of
the Spirit (John 14:15-21; 1 Cor 6:19; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18).
We believe that no particular gift is
given to every believer (Rom 12:6-8; ! Cor 12: 1-31; Eph 4:11).
We believe that salvation for both
Jews and Gentiles is available only through Jesus and
His finished work (John 14:6; Acts
4:12). This salvation is a gift from God, received through
faith alone and not by works (John
10:28-30; Rom 8:28-30; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 3;21-4:25;
Heb 13:5)). True believers in Messiah
are sealed by the Spirit for the day of redemption
We believe that the Church is
comprised of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted
Jesus as the promised deliverer (Eph
2:11-3:6). Gentiles who have come to faith in Messiah
Jesus are fellow heirs in the kingdom
of God with Jewish believers (Eph 3:6; Gal 3:1-4:6).
This belief in the universal body of
Messiah encourages both Jews and Gentiles to live
together in unity (Acts 14:23;
15:24-28; Rom 14:1-15:21; Col. 2:16-23; Heb 10:24-25).
We also affirm the right of
individual congregations to express their cultural diversity
and the importance of Gentiles
reaching out to Jewish people in evangelism as part of their
call from God (I Cor 9:20-21).
We believe that Messiah will return
to earth to reign from Israel over the millennial kingdom
(Dan 9:27; Matt 24:29-31; Mark
13:24-27; Luke 21:25-27; 1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 2;
Rev 20:1-6). When all His enemies are
put under his feet, He will hand over the
Kingdom to the Father (1 Cor
We believe that the final state of
those who have trusted in Messiah will be eternal bliss
in the presence of God. We believe
that the eternal state of those who have not trusted in
Messiah will be one of conscious
suffering in hell. (Matt 25:46; John 3:36; 2 Thess 1:8-9;
2 Pet 3:13; Rev 14:11; 20:11-15;