What we believe

We believe...

... in the one true God ("echad" in the original Hebrew, Deutorony 6:4, "Hear oh Israel, the Lord, our God, the Lord is one") who manifests Himself in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (John 10:30; 1 John 5:20; John 4:24).

... in the entire Bible being inspired by God Himself (2 Timothy 3:16), thus having absolute authority. This refers to all 66 Books of the Bible, from the first chapter of Genesis until the last chapter of Revelation.

... in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of our Father-God. He is truly God and truly man. Thus He has lived with the Father even before His birth here on earth (Genesis 22:15-18; Luke 1:34; John 1:1-5.18).

... in the creation of the universe and mankind by our Creator-God (Genesis 1+2).

... in the necessity of the restoration of the fallen creation. "Fallen meaning here being seperated from God. We were originally created in unity with Him and this condition has to be restored (Romans 8:19-22; Acts 3:21).

... that Jesus voluntarily died on the cross thus taking our punishment for our sin upon Himself so that we obtained this restoration. By His atoning sacrifice, we are then justified before God (John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

... in salvation by faith alone, not by good deeds nor by our works (Romans 3:28).

... in the acting signs of baptism by immersion and of the Lord's Supper (Marrhew 26:26-40; 28:19; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25).

... in the person of the Holy Spirit who gives conviction of sin, righteousness and judgement, gives witness to us of our salvation, seals us and gives us spiritual gifts (John 14:26; Romans 8:16; 1 Corinthians 12:4; Ephesians 4:30).

... in the bodily resurrection of the Saints (all believers in Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus) (1 Corinthians 15:51-52).

... in the bodily return of Yeshua ha'Mashiach, Jesus the Christ, as the Lion of Judah, Lord of Lords and King of Kings and in the building of His Kingdom here on earth, where He will reign in righteousness (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Sacharja 14:4; Apg. 1,11; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 5:5; 20:4-5).

... in the Last Judgement (Revelation 20:11).

No-one is born a Christian, neither do we inherit this status nor do we get it at our baptism. It is solely by our own, personal decision that comes from our most inner being and and gives us a spiritual new birth (John 3:1-21).

As a congregation we live by how the believers lived as seen in Acts and described especially in Romans 9-11 of the renewed Covenant.

The Christian Counter