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Principles of Faith

The 13 Principles of Messianic Jewish Faith

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 Israel.

3. I believe Yeshua was filled by Adonai with His Shekinah (visible presence of G-D) and was totally subservient to Adonai in all things.

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 of Israel.

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 Adonai.

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 redeemed.


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 Moses.

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 does."

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 happen.

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.