- We believe that Yeshua is the savior and redeemer because of what the Word of God says about him.
- Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. (Yochanan/John 5:39)
- For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
- Only through the Holy Spirit and the personal contact between the beleiver and God is it possible to rightfully understand the scriptures. Not through human interpretations. Every beleiver has a personal responsibility to examine every teaching that he hears against the Word of God.
- How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. (Jeremiah 8:8)
- But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. (Dvarim/Deutronomy 4:29)
- And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)
- Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (1st Yochanan/John 4:1)
- These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. (Acts 17:11)
- Belief in the uniqueness of the People of Israel as The Chosen People, and that God has not replaced or forsaken them
- For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. (Psalm 94:14)
- I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. (Romans 11:1-2)
- What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. (Romans 3:1-2)
- Zionism and love of the Homeland, and belief that the establishment of the State of Israel is the beginning of the fullfillment of the biblical prophecies, and it is „reshit tzmichat ge’ulatenu” – the commencement of the growth of our redemption
- If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. (Dvarim/Deutronomy 30:4-6)
Our belief is in true Judaism which did not turn away from God’s way. Our faith is in the God of Israel, and it is rooted in the prophecies of the Tanakh (Old Testament). Our faithfulness to our Jewish heritage and to the faith of our forefathers does not contradict our faith. On the contrary – our love and faithfulness to the People of Israel is a direct result of our faith. Some of us were assimilated amongst gentiles before we came to faith in Yeshua the Messiah, and our belief in Yeshua restored our Jewish identity.
There are many Messianic non-Jews in the world. This is in accordance to the prophecies:
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10)
And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. (Isaiah 49:6)
for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. (Isaiah 56:7)
Most Messianic Jews in Israel see themselves as brothers in the faith with non-Jewish Messianics. One of the main differences between the Messianic Jews and the Messianic non-Jews (or „Evangelical Christians”) is their affinity for the People of Israel and the faith of our forefathers, celebrating the Feasts of Israel, and sanctifying the Shabbat instead of Sunday.