Our Statement of Faith
We are a first century Judeo-Christian Messianic congregation returning to the Jewish roots of the faith in the Messiah Yeshua through the Hebraic understanding of the scriptures. We follow the divinely inspired holy scriptures, commonly referred to as the Old and New Testaments, as God’s holy word for us to live by. We seek to understand the scriptures in the purest form possible, studying them from the Hebrew perspective and in the Hebrew and Greek languages in which they were written.
Elohim is the Hebrew word for God. God’s holy name as noted in the original Hebrew language is YHVH, usually translated as Lord or Adonai in most Bibles. His Son’s name is Yeshua, translated as Jesus in English. The Holy Spirit is known as the Ruach HaKodesh in Hebrew.
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), who is infinitely perfect (Matthew 5:48), existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).
Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man (Philippians 2:6–11).
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34–38).
He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust (1 Peter 3:18), as a substitutionary sacrifice (Hebrews 2:9), and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (Romans 5:9). He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures (Acts 2:23–24).
He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest (Hebrews 8:1).
He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace (Matthew 26:64).
Divinity of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine person (John 14:15–18), sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer (John 16:13; Acts 1:8), and convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:7–11).
Authority of the Scriptures
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16).
Original Sin and Salvation
Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27) : he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature (Romans 3:23) , are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:20–23). The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment (Revelation 21:8); and that of the believer, is everlasting joy and bliss (Revelation 21:1–4).
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God (Titus 3:4–7).
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for healing of the mortal body (Matthew 8:16–17). Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age (James 5:13–16).
The Church Body
The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22–23), which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations (Matthew 28:19–20). The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41–47).
The Resurrection and Second Coming
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life (1 Corinthians 15:20–23); for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment (John 5:28–29).
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent (Hebrews 10:37) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial (Luke 21:27). This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service (Titus 2:11–14).
ONE NEW MAN
In the fourth century, during the Councils of Elvira and Nicaea, church elders established many rules and regulations to separate the Church from the Jewish roots of Her faith. Subsequently, many religious leaders tried to erase the memory of any connection between a Jewish Jesus and the faith of Christianity. These decisions were not God’s highest and best for either Israel or the Church—they simply resulted in separating us from the blessings of our heritage.
As a result, many modern-day Christians do not have a full grasp of the Jewish roots of their faith, and are therefore missing out on the blessing of a deeper understanding of what is rightfully theirs.
Because many Christians are unaware of their heritage, they are unable to fully claim the blessings of that inheritance and walk out the freedom that comes from knowing who they are, and who their God truly is. Our experiences mold us, and our heritage shapes us. In the same way, Christianity was birthed out of the Jewish faith, and yet we have long-since strayed from where we came.
At Epic Life Church we understand that this separation was never God’s desire for us, and that we are empowered to be who we are called to be, with a greater understanding of our Father, and ultimately of ourselves. The message of The One New Man takes us deep into the Hebrew roots of Christianity and provides us with a clearer understanding of the foundations of our faith, thus allowing us to better know our God.
Affiliate Church: Corner Fringe Ministiries.
We are so blessed to affliate ourselves with Corner Fringe Ministries from Coon Rapids MN. Pastor Daniel Joseph serves as one of the Apostlolic Elders of ELC.
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