Faith Statement

I do not represent a church, but to let you know about our faith I’ve put together the material below:

In order to join with the Holiness of the Bride in our commitments to holiness and restoration in the Kahol (Church), we ask for agreement to the central biblical Christian doctrines. (1 below) This short statement should also let you know that I’m basically kosher, so to speak.

For the purposes of my writing and teaching, I work on a more detailed and thorough doctrinal understanding. (2 below) This should also let you know more about me.

1: Central Tenets (required to join)
We expect any member who formally joins us to accept the central doctrines commonly and historically accepted. These include the inspired inerrancy of Holy Scripture, the spiritual nature of Elohim (He is perfect spirit, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent etc…), the fallen nature of humanity (Original Sin), the tri-personal nature of God (Trinity), the full Deity and humanity of Yeshua (Hypostatic Union), the Virgin Birth, that the Word of Elohim was made flesh in the womb of Miriam (the Incarnation), Yeshua’s atoning death on the cross, His bodily resurrection, the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, the need for faith in Yeshua for everlasting life (He is the only path, not one of many), the need for repentance in salvation, the bodily resurrection of all flesh, Yeshua’s coming return on clouds of glory, His final judgment of all the earth, the soul’s final resting place eternally in either heaven or hell

**although it seems unnecessary to list the moral law among core Christian doctrines, times being what they are I need to put this in writing: naturally our faith includes the moral law, which has not changed in regards to fornication, sodomy or the nature of marriage; it also respects natural law, hence also not permitting trans-sexualism or trans-humanism for that matter. We respect the full dignity of the human being from conception to natural death.

 

2: Larger Playing Field (not required to join)
While I cannot endorse every point of the longer and more detailed doctrinal statements, I would be close to the Westminster Confession of Faith or the London Baptist Confession of Faith. I share a lot with traditional Mennonites as well. I also respect a great deal of teaching of the orthodox Church, and do not know any other which has such a good and consistent body of ethics. These include the respect for human life from conception to natural death and the rejection of anti-fertility drugs and devices.

My belief on various points (some of which are obvious by my writings here):

1) Millennium: Pre-Millennial, with some elements of historic Pre-Mil, though I have full respect for the other positions
2) Baptism: Credo Baptist
3) Communion: It is what Yeshua said it is, which is His body and blood
4) Miracle Gifts: They have most certainly not continued. Other common continuationist doctrines are false, including healing in atonement, Word Faith, “little gods,” and the expectation of health and wealth.
5) Women in ministry: I respect the plain reading of the Bible, which limits the woman’s role in ministry. I also respect the plain reading of the Bible regarding women’s role in the home and male headship
6) Creation: I am a biblical, young earth Creationist

7)Apparel: Believers should dress modestly, especially women; dress should be simple and not seek to attract attention. Men and women should dress in distinctly male and female clothing, and have short and long hair respectively.