Statement of Faith
Be One Fellowship holds to a standard of Essential Biblical doctrines. These are taught throughout the Bible and are consistent with most if not all those groups who claim to follow Yeshua (Jesus) as the messiah.
Our overriding philosophy when it comes to the topic of doctrine is as follows:
"In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity (love)"
Listed here are the Essentials.
The Bible, consisting of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) and the later writings known as the New Testament, is the only infallible and authoritative word of G-d. In its original writing; it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Proverbs 3:1-6; Psalm 119:89, 105; Isaiah 48:12-16; Romans 8:14-17; II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17).
The Shema, "Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is one" (Deuteronomy 6:4), teaches that G-d is Echad: A united one, a composite unity, eternally existent in plural oneness [Genesis 1:1 (Elohim: G-d); Genesis 1:26 "Let Us make man in Our image"; He is a personal G-d who created us (Genesis 1 & 2), and He exists forever in other expressions such as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, as mentioned in Romans 8:14-17 (Father, Spirit, and Messiah - Son) and Matthew 28:18-20 (immersing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
G-d has a Son who was and is and will return (Psalm 2; Proverbs 30:4-6 (cf. Hebrews 1); Luke 12:35-37; John 1:29-34, 49; 3:14-18). The Son, called Yeshua (Jesus), meaning salvation, came to this world born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14 (cf. Luke 1:30-35)). The Son is G-d (Deity), having existed eternally (Psalm 110:1 (cf. Hebrews 1:13); Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 28:18-20; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-19; Revelation 3:21 This One is the promised Meshach (Messiah) of Israel (Isaiah 9:6-7; 11:1; Daniel 9 (especially verses 20-26); Isaiah 53; John 1:17, 40-41, 45, 49; Mark 8:29). He is the savior of the nations. He is the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star (Numbers 24:17; Revelation 22:16). He is our Passover, the Lamb of G-d (I Corinthians 5:7; Revelation 5; John 1:29).
The Blood that Yeshua Messiah shed on the tree was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Yeshua allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).
Man was created in the image of G-d (Genesis 1:26-27), but by voluntary transgression he fell; Our only hope for redemption (being brought back into right standing with the Father) is through the atonement made by the Messiah (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53; Daniel 9:24-26; I Corinthians 15:22; Hebrews 9:11-14, 28; John 1:12, 3:36). This salvation is only by faith in the Messiah and the atonement for our sins comes through the blood of Messiah.
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives (teshuvah) and to follow Messiah. This act of repentance brings us into a healthy relationship with G-d and promotes His kingdom to the earth. (2 Chronicles 7:14, Proverbs 28:13, Mark 1:15, Matthew 3:8, 1 John 1:9, Ezekiel 18:30-32)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to G-d’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Messiah's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of G-d that the follower of Messiah is enabled to live a G-dly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; Exodus 31:13, II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
Resurrection and Judgement
We believe in the resurrection of both the redeemed and the lost: the former to everlasting life and the latter to eternal separation from God, (Job 14:14; 19:25-27; Daniel 12:2-3; John 3:36; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 10-15; 21:7-8)