Our doctrinal position can be stated in a short manner as Unitarian Messianic on a Torah Submissive and Biblical basis. We consider ourselves as part of the Hebrew Roots movement of Messianic Judaism and Torah Submissive Christianity. Our basic intuition and our theological hypothesis is that there is one and only one true religion, and that this religion was revealed by G’d in the course of salvation history to Adam, to Noach, to Abraham and the other Patriarchs, to Moshe and the Prophets and the nation of Israel, to Yochanan the Immerser (i.e. John the Baptist) and Yeshua the Messiah (i.e. Jesus Christ), and to the Apostles of Messiah.

This hypothesis implies that we have to re-evaluate and re-interpret the so-called “parting of the ways”, the historical split between “Judaism” and “Christianity”. Our hypothesis also implies that we cannot accept Dispensationalism, with its antagonism of Law and Grace, as the deeper theological explanation of the historical differences between Judaism and Christianity. Although there may be found valuable partial insights in Dispensationalism — especially in relation to the question of the “Kingdom Offer” in the Acts of the Apostles — we consider it methodologically defective and internally inconsistent as a system of theology. We intend to devote studies to the specific problems of dispensationalist theology.

A further consequence of our hypothesis is that Judaism finds its completion and fulfilment in faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (i.e. Jesus the Messiah), and that the Christian faith in Jesus finds its true expression and embodiment in a lifestyle of Torah observance. It is clear that this consequence of our hypothesis demands for a careful analysis of the problems that are inherent in this “reconciliatory” position. As stated on our “About” -page, it is our intention to devote a number of articles and studies in exploring and investigating it. We value the richness of both the Jewish and the Christian stream of tradition for our research, from a commitment of faith, however, and under the ultimate authority of Scripture, without syncretism.

The following doctrinal points are considered by us to be of special importance and characteristic of our faith and theology.

We are Biblical Unitarians, meaning that we believe in One G-d, the G-d of Israel and the Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah (i.e. the Lord Jesus Christ). In contradistinction to the major denominations of Christianity however we do not believe that the Messiah is G-d. We are non-Trinitarian and non-Binitarian. Cf. Jn. 17:3; 1 Tim. 2:5. For a detailed and biblically based account of our Unitarian position we refer to the websites of the ministries of the Biblical Unitarians and the Restoration Fellowship. Notice, however, that we neither agree with the highly dispensationalistic theology of the Biblical Unitarians, nor with the anti-Torah mentality of Restoration Fellowship. Another useful source for exploring the Biblical Unitarian position is the website of the ministry of Christian Monotheism.

We are Messianics, meaning that we believe that Yeshua of Nazareth is G-d’s promised Messiah, the word of G-d made flesh (Jn. 1:14). He is the human Son of G-d (Lk. 1:35) and the Saviour of mankind by means of his sacrificial death on the Cross and his resurrection from the dead. He is the only mediator between G-d and man, and belief in him is absolutely necessary for sinful humanity to be reconciled with G-d and to obtain everlasting life. Cf. Jn. 3:16; 14:6.

We are Torah Submissive, meaning that we try to obey to the divine instructions revealed in the Pentateuch. We recommend Torah observance for Christians (= believers in Messiah Yeshua) as the proper way of sanctification of their lifestyle. We do not believe however that eternal salvation is merited or gained by performing specific commandments. In other words, we are not legalists. Cf. Mt. 5:17-19; 28:18-20. In our adherence to Torah observance we agree in general terms with ministries like First Fruits of Zion, TorahResource, and TNN Online. As is clear from what is said above, however, we do not agree with the Trinitarianism of these ministries.

We are Biblical, meaning that we believe that all the Scriptures of the Tanach as well as the Apostolic Scriptures are divinely inspired and therefore of the highest authority and inerrant. As our Lord Messiah said: “Scripture cannot be broken”. Cf. Jn. 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16.

We are adherents of the doctrine of Conditional Immortality. This means that we don’t believe that man has an immortal soul. Only G-d has immortal life in Himself and He has given to His Son Yeshua to have life in himself (Jn.5:26). Everlasting life is the gracious gift of G-d to everyone who believes in His Son. It is by no means the natural possession of man. In Adam man failed to accept the gift of immortality G-d offered to him through obedience, in the Tree of life. By eating of the forbidden Tree instead, he earned the wages of sin, which is death. Only through the person and the redemptive work of Messiah Yeshua man has a new opportunity to receive everlasting life, by means of the resurrection. Cf. 1 Tim. 6:15-16; Jn. 5:26; 6:40. For a detailed scriptural examination of this position we refer to the website of the ministry of Truth or Tradition We also recommend the book of Samuele Bacchiocchi, Immortality or Resurrection? Four chapters of it are available on the site of Biblical Perspectives. Another important site on this issue is Afterlife.

For a general overview of the world of Messianic Judaism view the article: “Messianic Judaism” of Timothy Ministries.

For a theological evaluation of Dispensationalism from a Torah viewpoint we recommend John K. McKee’s article: “Dispensationalism: Root Cause of Antinomianism” at TNN Online.

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