CONCERNING DOCTRINES

There are a few harmful doctrines and theories that have made their way into certain sects of the Messianic Movement that we do not accept and believe are false doctrines not to be promoted with people in our community. They are as follows:

 

Any theology that teaches that anything from B'reishit (Genesis) to Revelation is not valid as Holy Scripture. Also, any teaching that any writing outside of these sacred scripts carry more authority than that found in the written Word of G-d.

 

Any theology that teaches Torah mitzvot (G-d’s instructions and commandments) has been done away with (Mattityahu/Matthew 5:16-19).

 

Any theology that teaches that Torah is not for those of the nations whom have put their trust in Yeshua the Messiah and whom have thereby become part of the commonwealth of Yisra'el (B'midbar/Numbers 15:15-16, Ephesians 2, Romans 3:31).

 

Any replacement theology that teaches that any group of people has replaced Yisra'el or the Jewish people.

 

"Two House Doctrine" also known as "Ephraimite Theology"

 

"Sacred Name" theology, belief that the tetragramation or the proper name of HaShem (י-ה-ו-ה, The Holy One, blessed be He) is known, whether by “research” or “divine revelation” and should be spoken or pronounced.

 

"Kariate" theology and reckoning of the Moedim (Holy Festivals)

 

"Lunar Sabbath" Theology

 

"Dayspring/Sunrise Sabbath Heresy" Theology

 

Any teaching that women should be Torah teachers, Rabbis, or Elders over the men within the congregation. According to 1 Timothy 2:11-15, we believe that it is inappropriate for a woman to have teaching authority over men. It is our practice that only the men read the Torah publicly during our various Shabbat services.

 

Women shall not wear men's clothing just as men should not wear women’s clothing. The tallit (prayer shawl) and kippa (yarmulke) have always been garments worn by Jewish men. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for a woman to wear either while attending the synagogue.

 

“Flat Earth” theory is not accepted at this community as science or for theological purposes.