Principles of Faith
The 13 Principles of Messianic Jewish
1. I believe in the 13 principles of Faith as stated by
RAMBAM (see below).
2. I believe Yeshua Ha'Nazaret is the Messiah of
3. I believe Yeshua was filled by Adonai with His
Shekinah (visible presence of G-D) and was totally subservient to Adonai in all
4. I believe Yeshua came to keep Torah and to
rightly interpret Torah.
5. I believe Yeshua came to call Israel to do T'shuvah
(come back to Adonai and His Torah).
6. I believe Yeshua led a righteous life as a prophet
7. I believe Yeshua died on the execution stake at the
hand of the Romans.
8. I believe His death (similar to Isaac's bindings)
reconciled us to Elohim and undid the seed of rebellion sowed by our forefather
Adam (the righteous dying in place of the unrighteous).
9. I believe Yeshua was physically resurrected on the
third day by Adonai to openly show that His death had reconciled Israel to
10. I believe Yeshua is the Son of Man picture in
Dani'el 7:13, whom Adonai gave all power and Authority.
11. I believe Yeshua will return physically to earth as
the promised King of Israel.
12. I believe He will defeat all of Israel's enemies,
usher in the Kingdom of Elohim, and rule by Adonai's will from Jerusalem as the
descendant of David.
13. I believe that all of B'nai Israel will be
The RAMBAM'S 13 Principles Of Faith
for Messianic Jews
1. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He alone has
made, does make, and will make all things.
2. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D is One. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He
alone is our G-D. He was, He is, and He will be. (We as Messianic Jews believe
that Messiah is the Word & Shekinah of G-D and thus is His visible presence. In
no way do we believe there is more than one G-d.)
3. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D does not have a body. Physical concepts do not apply to
Him. There is nothing whatsoever that resembles Him at all.
4. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D is first and last.
5. I believe with
perfect faith that it is only proper to pray to G-D. One may not pray to anyone
or anything else.
6. I believe with
perfect faith that all the words of the prophets are true.
7. I believe with
perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses is absolutely true. He was the chief of
all prophets, both before and after Him.
8. I believe with
perfect faith that the entire Torah that we now have is that which was given to
9. I believe with
perfect faith that this Torah will not be changed, and that there will never be
another given by G-D.
10. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D knows all of man's deeds and thoughts. It is thus written
(Psalm 33:15), "He has molded every heart together, He understands what each one
11. I believe with
perfect faith that G-D rewards those who keep His commandments, and punishes
those who transgress Him.
12. I believe with
perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await His
coming every day. (We as Messianic Jews believe in the return of the Messiah
and await His coming everyday)
13. I believe with
perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life when G-D wills it to
Jewish Roots of
Belief in Messiah
Nothing can be more Jewish than believing
in Yeshua as Messiah. The culture that the Scriptures of the Tanakh and B'rit Chadasha were written in were totally
Jewish. A full and complete understanding of the Scripture requires an
understanding of the writer's Jewishness.