Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith – downloadable

While we don’t ask that you hold the same personal beliefs, we do require that you respect MOEDIM’s Articles of Faith while participating in a MOEDIM class or event.

There is one sovereign living G-d, and He is “Echad” as declared in the Sh’ma (Deuteronomy  6:4), a “united One” or “compound unity” eternally existent (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as expressed in Isaiah  48:16-17 and Matthew  28:19

Yeshua HaMashiach; Jesus is the Messiah; He is eternally pre-existent and is co-equal with G-d the Father, He took on Himself the nature of man through the virgin birth which was to be a sign to Israel of his Messiahship (Isaiah  9:6-7; John  1:1-14)

The Messiah lived and performed miracles yesterday, and lives and performs his miracles today. He lived a sinless life with perfect obedience to the Law. He died at Passover as the Lamb of G-d with an Atoning death for all people. He was buried and rose three days later. He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven to become the eternal Great High Priest Interceding for us. He will return for believers, both living and death, and establish of His worldwide rule from Jerusalem (Matthew  20:30-34, 2 Corinthians  5:2,; John  20; Mark  16:19; Hebrews  8:1, John  14:3; Zechariah  8:3; Zechariah  12:10, Zechariah  13:1)

Ruach Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit) is co-equal and co-eternal with the father and with the son; He was active in the creation of things and continues to be so in providence; He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement; He regenerates, sacrifices, baptizes, indwells, seals, illuminates, guides, fellowships with believers and bestows His gifts upon all believers. (Genesis  1:26; Ezekiel  36:26; 1 Corinthians  6:11; Matthew  3:11; 1 Corinthians  13:14, 1 Corinthians  12:7)

The scriptures of the Old Covenant (Tanakh) and the New Covenant (Brit Chadasha) are divinely inspired, verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings, and are the only infallible, authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct. (Numbers  12:6-8; Isaiah  8:20; 1 Timothy  3:16-17)

Adonai G-d gave the 10 Commandments for moral instruction and these laws are still valid as a reflection of G-d’s righteous standard as a means of preserving a distinct nation of Israel, Fulfillment of the work of Yeshua does not mean abrogation of G-d moral laws. Righteousness with G-d is solely by grace through faith. (Deuteronomy  6:4-6, Deuteronomy  6:20-25, Deuteronomy  30:11-20; Psalm  19:7-14; Matthew  5:17-19; Romans  3:27-31; Ephesians  2:8-9)

G-d created man in His own image; but that, because of the disobedience of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, they lost their innocence and both they and their descendants, separated from G-d, suffer physical and spiritual death; and that all human beings with the exception of Yeshua HaMashiach are sinners by nature and practice (Genesis  1:27, Genesis  3; Psalm  s 51:7; 2 Corinthians  5:21)

The only means to be cleansed from sins is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua HaMashiach, and that repentance from sin and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh) is absolutely essential for personal salvation. There is no other Name than that of Yeshua by which all Jews and Gentiles) must be saved. (Leviticus  17:11; Ephesians  2:8; James  2:14-26; Matthew  18:3; John  3:3; Acts  4:12

Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Issc, whether through bloodline of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel. Gentiles who place their faith in Israel’s Messiah Yeshua, are also sons and daughters of Israel. (Romans  2:28-29; Romans  11:17; Galatians  3:28-29)

Israel exists as a covenant people through whom G-d continues to accomplish His purposes; and that, in accordance with the New Covenant, Jews and Gentiles who acknowledge Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer are an elect people and now worship together in the house of G-d (Ephesians  2:2-14; 1 Corinthians  12:13; Hebrews  10:25)

Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the saved ones to everlasting life and the lost ones to eternal separation from G-d, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment (Daniel  12:2; Matthew  25:46)

We should partake of the communal elements of the matzo (unleavened bread) and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Yeshua HaMashiach at His last Passover Seder; that the elements are symbolic of the L-rd’s death and resurrection. (1 Corinthians  11:23-34)

We participate in Mikvah immersion (water baptism) of believers as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the “old” man and the resurrection into newness of life. (Matthew  28:18-20; Acts  19:2-6; Romans  6:4)