Statement of Faith

Springs of Shiloh Ministries

1. We believe in ONE GOD!
The Father/Creator, Yeshua, and the Holy Spirit are unique manifestations of the One True God. YHVH (Yahweh) is His name. To love Him with all of our heart, soul and strength is mankind’s highest calling.
Deuteronomy 6: 4 and Mark 12:28-30 (The Shema)   Exodus 3:14-15

2 . We believe the Bible – Genesis through Revelation – is the ONLY inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of Yahweh.
We believe that there is no division between the Old and New Testament. The Word of YHVH constitutes one continuous story of His grace and redemption that not only reveals to us His path to salvation and deliverance but also teaches us how to live an abundant Kingdom life filled with His blessings and favor. To understand the teachings of Yeshua and the apostles we must also understand the Word of YHVH given to Moses and the Prophets.
John 5:45-47   Acts 24:14-16   Revelation 14:12 & 15:2-3

3. We believe that man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of Yahweh, and that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahweh.”
Sin simply means “missing the mark” and the mark YHVH has set for us to live by is His Torah – HIS Teachings and Instructions for life in His Kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven. Sin is a refusal to adhere to His thoughts and ways. In other words, it is an act of dishonor, rebellion, sometimes even treason, against the King of the Universe. Our choice to sin grieves the heart of our Father and robs us of reaching our fullest potential in His Kingdom.
Genesis 1:26 – 3:24   Romans 1:1 – 3:23

4. We believe in the Deity of Yeshua.                                                                                                                    Yeshua was born of a Virgin and lived a sinless life. Yeshua is Yahweh in human bodily form. While tempted and tested as all mankind is, Yeshua lived a perfect life according to the Word of His Father (the Torah) and taught us that we can live as He did, in His love and power. Yeshua is God’s perfect Passover Lamb without spot or blemish that HIS shed blood to atone for our sin.
Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6      Matthew 1:1 – 2:23

5. We believe that Yeshua HaMashiach is our Messiah.
Yeshua is the Word of God (the Torah) that became flesh and dwells among us. He is our Salvation. He is the only way by which we can receive forgiveness and know the grace of the Father. Salvation is a free gift from Yahweh to man that has been provided to us through the death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua HaMashiach. It is not by works or efforts of our own that we earn HIS Salvation. We are not saved by our human efforts to keep the Torah (YHVH’S Instructions and Principles), but rather because we are saved we now live by the Torah as HIS Spirit instructs us. To live by the Torah is to renew our minds and our lifestyles to the thoughts and ways of our King!
John 1: 1 – 14     John 14:6    Revelation 19: 9-16

6. We believe in the Resurrection of our Messiah Yeshua and that HE will return again in power and glory to rule and reign forever.
Yeshua died and was raised from the dead on the third day after His crucifixion.
Scripture tells us that He has been given authority over all the earth and will return in His full Kingship to rule over the earth with His people alongside Him. This eternal reign will initially be for 1000 years over the present earth, then continue over a new heaven and new earth for eternity.
I Corinthians 15:3-8, 20     Revelation 20:4 – 22:21

7. We believe that we are grafted into the Olive Tree of Israel and are a part of Israel.  In Messiah there is no longer Jew or Gentile; only Israel. 
Both wild and natural branches are grafted into the Olive Tree, which is YHVH’s Israel (the seed of Abraham in faith and lifestyle) only by the shed blood of our Messiah Yeshua. We DO NOT adhere to Replacement Theology that teaches that the Church has “replaced” Israel in the eyes and plans of God. We embrace that we have become fellow citizens with God’s people, members of His family, no longer estranged from the life of Israel and no longer foreigners to the covenants of YHVH given to Israel.
Romans 11      Ephesians 2:11-22 & 3:5-12

8. We believe that because of Yeshua we are now a Redeemed people who are to walk out a Redeemed Lifestyle, defined by the Torah and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This walk is the living out of our salvation. 
Yahweh has fulfilled and is fulfilling His promise that Hi people by His Spirit will have the Torah written on their hearts and minds. He has sent us His Holy Spirit to instruct, counsel, comfort and guide us as we learn to walk in His Ways.
Jeremiah 31: 31-33     Hebrews 8: 8-10     John 14:16 & 16:7-14

9. We believe the Torah is Yahweh’s “Law of Liberty” for all mankind.
Through the Torah YHVH has provided for all mankind foundational teachings, principles, and decrees that create, protect, and sanctify Abundant Life for all people and all nations that will embrace it. The Torah is God’s Law of Righteousness, Blessings and Life. The lifestyle and teachings of Yeshua did not “do away with” this Law but rather brought clearer understanding and reinforced to us how to live abundantly in it. “The Law” Yeshua came to free us from is the Law of Sin, Curses and Death that ensnares all who turn away from YHVH and His Ways (Torah). This Law creates destructive bondage to traditions and doctrines of religious men that twist the Torah into a heavy weight, making it impossible to live by…and to those who completely ignore or rebel against YHVH’s Torah. For those who love Him, the Torah is “the perfect Law of liberty” filled with grace, completeness, and rest for the soul! We believe that Yeshua and the Apostles teach us that the Torah and Grace walk eternally hand in hand…they are not in opposition to each other.
Matthew 5:17-19     Matthew 7:6-9     James 2:12-14

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead.
All mankind will experience resurrection and stand before the Creator and King of the Universe to give account and be held responsible for their choices and actions. Those who trust in Yeshua for salvation and serve Him as their King have their names recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life and have received eternal life both now and then in the presence of Yahweh. Those who reject Yeshua as Messiah and King do not have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and will experience eternal separation from the Presence of Yahweh. This Day is called the Great White Throne Judgement and
will take place before the creation of the new heaven and the new earth that YHVH has promised to those who belong to Him and His Kingdom.
Matthew 25:31-46     I Thessalonians 4:13-18     Revelation 20:11 – 22:21

11. We believe that the physical land of Israel is the land eternally promised by Yahweh to His people upon the earth and that Jerusalem is the place He has chosen for His Name to dwell.
Throughout the Old and New Testaments Yahweh proclaims that the boundaries He gave to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the earthly boundaries for His people Israel – His Kingdom upon the earth. Upon Messiah’s return those boundaries will be fully restored to His people and it will be from David’s Throne in Jerusalem that Yeshua will reign over the earth with His redeemed Bride. Heaven is not the believer’s final destination. Israel and Jerusalem is! The heavens belong to Yahweh. The earth was made for and belongs to mankind.
Genesis through Revelation

12. We believe that as followers of Yeshua our destiny is to be HIS Light to all nations.
We are to allow Yahweh’s Light (faith, hope, love, grace and lifestyle) to shine through us so that people from every nation will be drawn to return to Him and learn how to live in His peace and blessings again.
Matthew 5:14-16

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