Who are we?
We are Jews who believe in God, in his Word as delivered to us in the Tanach and in his Messiah.
The Tanach in our lives
We see the Tanach as the source of God’s Word. We study the Tanach in order to know God and his will. We desire not only to study the Tanach, but to live according to the things written therein. In contrast to those who think the Tanach is a mysterious book which can not really be understood, we think it is possible to understand the Tanach through serious investigation. Sadly, the prophecies of the Tanach which are so important are often ignored. These prophecies which deal with the coming of the Messiah and our redemption have relevance for every generation.
The promised Messiah
A serious investigation of these prophecies reveals that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The prophets of Israel gave extremely detailed information about the life of Jesus hundreds of years before he came, pointing to the fact that he is the promised Messiah. They described his miraculous birth, his ministry in the Galilee, his atoning death and his resurrection from the dead. During his life, Jesus fulfilled the prophecies concerning the sufferings of the Messiah. These prophecies are decisive evidence that Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah. Our faith in Jesus is based on the Word of God written in the Tanach, not on the traditions and teachings of men.
Jesus is not just a historical figure as many think. Jesus rose from the dead, defeated death and is living and working in our midst today. Jesus calls us to follow him and live according to his example. We have answered this call and desire to live as his disciples. Today Jesus rules in the lives of his disciples, but one day Jesus will return to fulfill the prophecies concerning the coming of the Messiah in glory. In that day he will reign from Jerusalem over the entire world.
During his ministry Jesus proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” The Gospel, or Good News, is that Jesus came to die for our sins according to the prophecies of the Tanach, he was buried, and three days later rose from the dead according to the prophecies of the Tanach. Through faith in Jesus we have forgiveness of our sins and peace with God.
After Jesus rose from the dead he commanded his disciples: “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” As his disciples, we must proclaim this Gospel to everyone.