Matthew 5:17 Ministries

Statement of Faith
 
The Bible, consisting of the  Old Covenant/Testament and the later writings commonly known as the  New Testament/Covenant, is God’s only infallible and authoritative word. We recognize its divine inspiration and accept its teachings as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice (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).
 
We believe that there is one God, his son Yeshua, and the Ruach (spirit)  as written in the scriptures.
 
Father (Abba): He is Our Heavenly Father as shown in: John 6:27b; I Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 1:1; Revelation 3:5, 21; Jeremiah 3:4, 19; 31:9; Malachi 1:6; Matthew 6:9, 32; Luke 10:21-22; John 1:14; 4:23; 5:17-26; 6:28-46; Romans 8:14-15. 
God has a Son who was 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 (Haben): Called Yeshua (Jesus), meaning salvation, came to this world born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14 (cf. Luke 1:30-35)).
The Son is God (Deity) and is worshiped as God, 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 (Hebrews 1 – worshiped by angels); Revelations 4:8, 5:5-14).
This One is the promised Mashiach (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 root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star (Numbers 24:17; Revelation 22:16). He is our Passover, the Lamb of God (I Corinthians 5:7; Revelation 5; John 1:29).
 
 
The Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakodesh): Introduced in Genesis 1:2b: “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” In the Tenach, the Spirit of God came upon individuals during the times of our forefathers, like Moses, David (see II Samuel 23:1-3), and the Prophets, for specific purposes. In the New Covenant, the Messiah Yeshua promised His disciples that “the Comforter” would come to them after He was gone, described as the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17, 26), who was with them and would be in them. Yeshua further declared that the Spirit of Truth would guide us into all truth and would glorify Him – the Messiah – not Himself (John 16:13-15). He empowers us (Acts 1:8). The Spirit of God seals us (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30 (see NIV and Jewish New Testament versions)). Without the Spirit, we are not His (Romans 8:9). He leads us and teaches us (Romans 8:14-17). His indwelling enables us to live a godly life. Acts 2:38 says, “Repent, be immersed, and receive the Holy Spirit.”
 
Fallen Humanity: Men and women are created in the image of God (imago Dei) (Genesis 1:26-27), however, because of disobedience, humanity fell from the first state and became separated from God (Genesis 2:17; 3:22-24). Therefore, according to the Scriptures, all humans are born with a sinful nature (Psalm 14:1-3; 49:7; 53:13; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:9-12, 23; 5:12). Our only hope for redemption (salvation) 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), resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5), which is the new birth (John 3:3-8). By grace we are saved through faith; it is a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
 
Male and Female: We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
 
Marriage: We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
 
Sexual Immorality: We believe any form of sexual immorality or perversion, including adultery, fornication, homosexual or bisexual behavior, transgender association, transsexual orientation, bestiality, incest, or use of pornography is sinful and offensive to God.
(Leviticus 18, Romans 1:24-27, I Corinthians 6:9-10)
 
Resurrection and Judgment: We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. 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, a state of everlasting punishment (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)

MISSION & VISION

Mission Statement

To develop, teach, and grow a community of disciples who follow, serve, share, and worship the God of Israel, through his son Yeshua. 

To reintroduce the church and all people to the true Messiah.

To introduce all people to Hebrew/Jewish roots of the scriptures and the Messiah.

To keep the Torah and the Testimony of Yeshua.

To help fill the gap between Christians and the Jewish people.

To call out the church from the darkness of paganism.

To defended against false teachings and those who seek to profane YHVH’s holy name. 

To defend against antisemitism.

To expose the darkness.

 

 

Vision Statement

Our Vision is to be a healthy online community, consisting of both Jewish and Gentile (non-Jewish) believers, where they can grow in their faith. Jewish seekers can come to examine the Messianic claims of Yeshua in a safe and familiar environment while maintaining their strong Jewish identity. We strive to be a bridge between the nations and the Jewish people and demonstrate the unfailing love of Yeshua to all people.

Leadership

Cameron Alexander

Founder and President 

Director of media ministry

 
He has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of scripture and a wide variety of study methods he uses to accomplish that. Michael comes from a varied denominational background: Pentecostal,  Southern Baptist,  Independent, and now Messianic. He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 and currently attends Manna University. 
Alejandro Beza
 
 
Co-founder and Vice President
 
Associate director of media ministry
 
He has a passion for the truth of the scriptures, and a variety of study methods which no doubt comes from his time at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his mentor Dr. Paige Patterson. He is a long-time friend and former seminary classmate of Michael and has a dedication and passion for the truth.  Since meeting at the seminary, both of them have been studying God’s Word together and share the same mission and vision.