Baruch HaShem Messianic Congregation Statement of Faith We believe in הוהי (YHVH), as He revealed Himself in the Scriptures. “Hear, O Yisrael! הוהי our Elohim, הוהי is One!” (Deuteronomy 6:4) We believe that the intended meaning of the word “One” is found in the original Hebrew text, which uses the word “echad”. We believe that Yahshua is the uniquely begotten Son of הוהי, the Messiah, the Eternal One in whom the fullness of the deity dwells in bodily form, and who is the Word who became flesh and dwelt among us. He is the Son of הוהי, full of grace and truth. We believe that the Spirit of הוהי, the Ru-ach Ha-Ko-desh, comforts, teaches, leads, indwells and empowers those that He renews. We believe the Scriptures. The Tanakh (Old Testament) and Brit Chadasha (New Covenant), are the living Word of הוהי. We believe that righteousness comes from הוהי, through the faithfulness of Yahshua the Messiah, to all who continue trusting. There is no difference whether one is a Jew or a Gentile since all have sinned and come short of earning הוהי’s praise. By הוהי’s grace and without earning it, all are considered righteous before Him, through the redeeming sacrifice of Messiah Yahshua. (Romans 3:22-24) We believe that Yahshua’s death and resurrection accomplished the atonement for all who would place their faith in Him. Whoever trusts in הוהי, is made a new creation in Messiah, indwelt by the Spirit of הוהי, and is transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His own Son. (Ephesians 2:8- 9; Romans 5 & 6) We believe salvation is by faith through the grace of הוהי alone and not by human efforts. One may not earn, merit or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. A new creation is the work of הוהי alone. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Romans 8:29-39) We believe that anyone who trusts in Yahshua is grafted in to the “olive tree.” While this does not make them Jewish, they are granted the privilege of having הוהי’s Torah written upon their hearts, as participants of the New Covenant. (Romans 11:11-24; Jeremiah 31:33) We believe that the Jews are still and always will be הוהי’s people as they are in the Tanakh. We honor and celebrate all Feasts/Holy Days of הוהי. We honor and celebrate the Shabbat on the 7 th day and maintain the kosher dietary laws. We do not believe or follow; Replacement theology, (meaning Yahshua fulfilled the laws so the laws are done away with. ie: changing Sabbath to the 1 st day (Sunday) or no longer required to keep the feast of הוהי).