Welcome to ComeUnity Fellowship’s statement of belief page!

While all doctrine (teaching/belief on matters pertaining to God and His creation) is important, not all is equal, nor is all essential for salvation in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). Since the Word commands us to speak the same thing and be of the same mind in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) (1 Corinthians 1:10), it is important for us to be able to distinguish between true and false doctrine, as well as between essential and non-essential doctrine. Praise the Lord that He has given us His Holy Spirit, His Word, and His Assembly (Church) to guide us and to sanctify us in all truth! As we submit ourselves to the Holy Spirit, God’s Word, and to one another out of love for the Lord Yeshua (Jesus), we are able to come to agree with our God and one another in matters pertaining to life and godliness in the present age.

Below you can read nine of the doctrinal statements held here at ComeUnity Fellowship. These are not all of our doctrines, as we hold to the complete witness of Scripture and join our brothers and sisters in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) throughout the world in affirming early church councils prior to the separations between what became the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.

  • 1. God: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: The Trinity:
    • We believe that God is One and He is Triune. There is only One True God, Who is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Savior and Judge of all things that ever have been, are now, and are to come. The One True God has revealed Himself to the world in history and Scripture as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Who is ADONAI, the LORD. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and end of all things. God has no beginning and no end; He is eternal. God is Spirit and is infinite in time, presence, holiness, power, love, wisdom, justice, righteousness and all things that are perfect.
    • The One True God is a Triune Being: One God, Three Persons–NOT three Gods; NOT one Person. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has revealed Himself in history and Scripture as three distinct Persons within the writings of the New Testament: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Each of these Persons is the One True God–not a committee of Gods who are “one” in agreement, but rather are the One True God.
    • A. God the Father
      • The Father is the One True God. Being One with the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit, the Father is the One and Only Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Savior and Judge of all things. The Father sits enthroned in heaven, appoints the times, and reveals His will through the Son and Spirit.
      • The Father has demonstrated His love for Israel and all humanity in giving His Son, Jesus, as the ransom for our sins so that we may become His reconciled children through repentance and faith (trust and love) in the Lord Jesus. It is the Father to Whom we cry, “Abba” (Daddy), by the Holy Spirit. It is the Father’s will that none should perish, but all turn and live by trusting in the Son.
      • The Father is the One to Whom Jesus prayed and to Whom Jesus submitted His will and life. Jesus taught His disciples to pray directly to the Father in His Name.
      • The Father is the One Who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead. The Father is the One Who will send the Son back to establish the Kingdom to Israel and Who has appointed those who will sit at Jesus’ right and left hand in His Kingdom.
      • No one has seen the Father except the Son and the Spirit. The Father is seen and known only through the Son, Jesus. No one has the Father without the Son, nor does anyone have the Son without the Father.
      • The Father will make His dwelling among His people in the new heaven and new earth. The Father and the Son will be their people’s Temple and their glory will be their light.
      • The Father is “The One True God for Us.”
    • B. God the Son: Jesus 
      • God the Son is the One True God. Being One with the Father and the Holy Spirit, the Son is the One and Only Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Savior and Judge of all things. The Son became incarnate (took on humanness) in the womb of the virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit. The Son was given the name, “Jesus” (Iesous in Greek, Yeshua in Aramaic, Yehoshua in Hebrew), which means “The LORD’s salvation.” Jesus was not created, for He Himself created all things.
      • Jesus is both the Lord and Messiah of Israel and the world. Jesus is the promised Offspring of the woman, the promised Seed of Abraham, and the promised Son of David. As the promised offspring of the woman, Jesus is the One Who destroys the work of the serpent. As the promised Seed of Abraham, Jesus is the One Who blesses the nations through Israel. As the promised Son of David, Jesus is the One Who rules over God’s people Israel and the nations forever.
      • Jesus is the Only Name by which people must be saved. All people everywhere–the Jew first, and the Gentile second–are commanded by God to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the promised Holy Spirit. Jesus is the only way to salvation and to God the Father. Jesus came to the earth as the perfect and spotless Lamb of God in order to be the substitute in both life and death for Israel and all humanity. Jesus lived a perfect life fully submitted to the will of the Father. Jesus did not sin, break, or nullify the Law of Moses, nor the teachings of the Prophets. Jesus was crucified for the sins of Israel and the world, was buried, and was raised by the Father from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures.
      • Jesus appeared alive to hundreds of witnesses for forty days after His resurrection. Jesus commissioned His disciples to make disciples of all the nations–starting with Israel–to baptize them in the Name of the One True God, and to teach them to obey His commandments. Jesus promised to give His followers the Holy Spirit to be with them forever. Jesus continues to give the promised Holy Spirit to those who turn and trust in Him.
      • Jesus ascended to the Father in heaven in bodily form.  Jesus is preparing a place for His people, is sitting in the position of all authority (i.e., sits at the right hand of the Father), is interceding with the Father for His people, and is awaiting His return at the appointed time to rule as the Lord and King of Israel and all creation. Jesus will return as He left–in bodily form–and He will gather all who are His to be with Him forever. On the last day, Jesus will judge the living and the dead.
      • Jesus is the Son of God and the Son of Man. As the Son of God, Jesus is equal to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As the Son of God, Jesus is also the representative of the nation Israel. As the Son of Man, Jesus is the One spoken of in Daniel Who is given all dominion, glory, sovereignty, and worship from the Ancient of Days, and is the King Who reigns forever. As the Son of Man, Jesus is also the representative of humanity. Jesus is the confirmation and fulfillment of all Scripture, covenants, and promises. Jesus is the fullness of Divine revelation.
      • The Son, Jesus, is “The One True God with Us.”
    • C. God the Holy Spirit
      • The Holy Spirit is the One True God. Being One with the Father and the Son (Jesus), the Holy Spirit is the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, Savior and Judge of all things. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God Who is actively participating in the events of God through history and Scripture.
      • The Holy Spirit is the Author and authority behind Scripture. The Holy Spirit anointed and inspired the authors of Scripture. Thus, all Scripture is God-breathed, originated and confirmed by Him.
      • The Holy Spirit is the promise of Israel given to all people who repent and trust in the Lord Jesus. The Holy Spirit was poured out upon the disciples of the Lord Jesus on the day of Pentecost (Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks), seven weeks after the Lord Jesus’ resurrection. Jesus continues to pour out the Holy Spirit on those who turn and trust in Him.
      • The Holy Spirit is active in the lives of people today. For those who have not believed in Jesus, the Holy Spirit convicts them of sin and righteousness, and is the means by which the Father draws people to the Son. For those who have believed in Jesus, the Holy Spirit is the seal and guarantee of salvation. The Holy Spirit circumcises the hearts of those who trust in Jesus at the time of their baptism. The Holy Spirit inscribes the Law of God on their hearts. The Holy Spirit teaches and leads those who trust in Jesus in the fullness of truth. The Holy Spirit sanctifies our hearts through faith and produces His fruit–His character–in our lives.
      • The Holy Spirit anoints and gifts individuals for service within the Body of Messiah. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers, as He Himself determines, which are to be used for the edification of the Body of Messiah Jesus and for the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.
      • The Holy Spirit is “The One True God within Us.”
  • 2. The Scriptures:
    • The Scriptures are the 66 books made up of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and the New Testament known as the Bible, with no books added or deleted.
    • All Scripture is God-breathed. The origin and ongoing validity of Scripture and its teachings is the One True God Who has revealed Himself through history and His Word. All Scripture was written by men who were anointed and divinely inspired by God. Thus, though men wrote the various books, God is the Author and Authority behind all Scripture. The Holy Spirit has been actively involved in its inspiration, transmission, and confirmation. Scripture can be, therefore, called, “The Word of God.”
    • All Scripture is true and trustworthy, and inerrant in its original form and cannot be broken. All Scripture will remain true and abide until all things have been accomplished. The Lord Jesus affirmed the ongoing nature and validity of every letter of the Law of Moses and the Prophets (the Hebrew Bible) until heaven and earth pass away. The Lord Jesus also proclaimed that His Word would never disappear. Since these things are true, all Scripture is useful for the teaching, correction, restoration, and training in righteousness so that the people of God may live godly lives and be fully equipped for every good work in the present age.
    • Scripture was originally written in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek by various individuals in various settings. Those these ancient languages are not known by all and have each been replaced over the centuries by modern languages which bear their names, God has made and continues to make His Word available to people through the faithful work of quality translations.
      • Scripture has been preserved faithfully–far beyond that of any other ancient documents–through the work of the Holy Spirit within His people. The Holy Spirit has watched over His Word as manuscripts have been passed down, copied, quoted, and translated throughout the centuries.
      • Faithful translators have been anointed by the Holy Spirit to make His Word known. Translators seek to truthfully bring the Scriptures and their teachings into the languages of the people of the world in order that they may read, hear, study, and understand God’s Word as He intended for their lives. This is an ongoing work as more languages need to receive God’s Word and as languages throughout the world continue to change over time.
      • There are different valid methodologies for translation (word for word; phrase for phrase; thought for thought; blends of these approaches depending on context) and none are perfect in all respects. Therefore, no single translation is the infallible Word of God, nor is one translation to be elevated above other accurate translations.
      • It is the responsibility of the people of God, and especially of those whose task it is to teach and preach the Word of God, to handle the Word of God accurately–to study and proclaim the Word of God as He originally revealed and intended it to be applied.
    • Scripture is the revelation given to humanity about the One True God, humanity, and life with Him. All Scripture points to the ultimate Divine Revelation: The Lord and Messiah Jesus. Scripture proclaims God’s covenants and promises including our eternal hope: salvation and resurrection in Jesus’ Name.
    • Scripture is the authority given to us by God and does not in any way deviate or contradict God’s Truth. The Lord Jesus prayed to the Father, asking that those who trusted in Him would be sanctified in the truth, and declared that God’s Word is that truth. The Holy Spirit carries out this request as He leads the one trusting in Jesus into all truth through the Word of God.
  • 3. Humanity:
    • Humanity is created unique from all of God’s creation. Humanity alone, both male and female, is created in the image and likeness of the One True God and was created for relationship with Him and each other. Being created in the image and likeness of God, humans were given sovereignty–under God–over His creation and the ability to make decisions which impacted each other and creation. God did not make humans to be robots; God make humanity with the ability to make choices.
    • When God created humanity, He created them to live forever with Him. Humanity was created perfect, without sin or separation from God. The first man, Adam, was created from the dust of the earth and the Breath (Spirit) of Life from God made Him a living being. Thus, to be human is to be a living body, energized by the Spirit of God. God placed Adam in paradise and gave him responsibility over God’s creation. Adam was given a command to not eat from the tree of knowledge lest he die. God fashioned a woman from Adam’s side that they would experience everlasting life with God and each other. Sadly, both the first woman and man ate of the fruit and death came to God’s perfect creation.
    • The sins committed by Adam and Eve affected all humanity and creation. As Adam did not sin by being deceived, and as he was the responsible party for the human race, Adam’s sinful disobedience brought a curse on the creation entrusted to his care and death became a reality. Though God graciously covered Adam and Eve’s nakedness, death nevertheless came to humanity in a spiritual and physical form.
    • Death is the separation from life. God is life. As all people are descended from Adam and Eve after their sin, Adam’s sin brought death to humanity. Physical death has been inherited and appointed to all humanity. All people (with rare exceptions made by God Himself) will experience physical death and then face the judgment. Nevertheless, as God created humanity to be living bodies, God has proclaimed a day in which all people will be physically raised from the dead and either experience everlasting death–separation from God–or everlasting life–life with God. It is in regard to the physical death brought to humanity that Paul references that as all died in Adam, all were made alive in Messiah. Not all will experience eternal life, but all will experience physical resurrection that will be forever.
    • Spiritual death has also been passed down to humanity from Adam. Adam passed down a sinful nature–not an irresistible necessity to sin, but a desire to sin. The reality of the sinful nature is seen through God’s conversation with Adam and Eve’s first son, Cain. Sin was described as at the door (not yet inside) and desiring to master him. Sadly, like Adam and us all, Cain chose to open the door to sin and became its slave. Scripture sadly proclaims that though God searched for one who was righteous, He found none for all had turned away to their wicked desires. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and, thus, Scripture proclaims that we all have lived our lives dead in sin.
    • Humanity has nevertheless experienced life and relationship with the True God through His grace. Each one of us have given into the sinful nature and become its slaves. Each one of us has opposed God and is guilty of sin. Each one of us has earned sin’s wage: death, separation from God. BUT due to God’s great love, God revealed Himself through history, entering into covenant relationships with Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and with the people Israel.
    • God established covenants and promises with His people, forgiving and cleansing the sins of those who turned to Him in faith, and speaking of a day when One would come to destroy sin and death. People throughout the ages have experienced life with God by entering into His covenants with Him through faith and lived their lives awaiting the fulfillment of His promises. In the fullness of time, The Father sent His Son, Jesus, as a human being in order to redeem Israel and the nations by giving humanity a choice of eternal life.
    • Humanity still stands with a choice: to choose life or death. God desires that we choose life! Those who turn and trust in the Lord and Messiah Jesus, receive forgiveness and new life in His Name! Forgiven from all sin, reconciled with God as His children, receiving new life through the Holy Spirit, those who turn and trust in Jesus are made spiritually alive! They live their lives with God now as they await the fulness of all God’s promises and the resurrection of the dead with great joy! Those who reject the Lord and Messiah Jesus, stand already condemned and guilty of sin. They await physical death and the resurrection of the dead with either denial, delusions, or dread.
  • 4. The Atonement:
    • The One True God is a God who provides atonement. Atonement is the forgiveness and removal of sins and guilt. Just as God proclaimed that the penalty of sin was death, He also proclaimed a way of atonement through the shedding of blood. God would accept a ransom of His choosing to forgive the sins of His people.
    • When God established His covenant with His people Israel, He graciously provided them with a sacrifice of atonement which would bring forgiveness and cleansing to His people. As the people of Israel turned from their sin and trusted in God’s promise that the sacrifice would atone their sins, Israel experienced God’s gracious forgiveness and cleansing. All who were within the community of Israel would have their sins atoned because of God’s gracious sacrifice. These annual sacrifices atoned for the sins of His people and pointed forward to the atonement which God the Son would provide at the appointed time for the atonement of both Israel and the nations of the world.
    • The Lord Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection is the once for all atoning sacrifice for the sins of Israel and the whole world. The Lord Jesus willingly laid down His life, only to take it up again, in order that all who trust in Him may have their sins atoned: forgiven and cleansed. As the sacrifices of atonement offered for Israel were applied to all those within the community of Israel, so the sacrifice of atonement through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection is applied to all within the community of the Lord Jesus. The Gospel proclaims the Good News of atonement for all who turn from their sins and place their trust in the Lord Jesus and the sacrifice He provided for their sins. Though Jesus’ death is sufficient for all, it is applied to those who enter into covenant with Him through repentance and faith in Him. The atonement Jesus brings includes the forgiveness and cleansing of sins, reconciliation with God, healing, and new birth. All of God’s provisions for His people to experience life with Him are provided in Jesus’ atonement, but these must be appropriated by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus. One must be within the community to experience the blessings of the sacrifice offered.
  • 5. Salvation:
    • Salvation is the act of God that occurs by grace through faith (trust and love) in the Lord and Messiah Jesus because of His death, burial and resurrection for us. Salvation is the free gift of God and is available to all–to the Jew first, then to the Gentile. Salvation cannot be earned, bought, paid back, or passed on through birth; it can only be received and accepted individually by repenting (turning away from sin and towards God) and putting our faith (trust and love) in the Lord Jesus.
    • Salvation removes the guilt of sin, the separation and punishment from God that our sins justly deserve, and makes us fully justified, forgiven, cleansed, holy, righteous, and the very children of God through faith (trust and love) in Jesus!
    • Salvation is the fulfillment of the promises God made to Israel, the hope for all humanity, and God’s desire for every person. Salvation allows us to never taste eternal death–forever being separated from God. Salvation allows us to experience eternal life–life with God now through the presence of the Holy Spirit and a resurrected life forever with God in the new heaven and new earth!
  • 6. The Christian Life:
    • Scripture shows the life of the disciples of Jesus in this world as one of balance between what is automatically given to us as Christians (followers of Christ) and what is then received by us according to our faith (trust and love), submission, and maturity as we grow in Messiah. God’s provision for His children is total and complete, and all His promises are final and forever. The shortcomings (mistakes, failures, slips and stumbles) of individual disciples and of the Church (the Community of Messiah made up of both Jews and Gentiles) are due to the continual and progressive nature of the Holy Spirit’s sanctification (cleansing us from our sins and transforming us to be holy and righteous).
    • Disciples of the Lord Jesus are to be engaged in evangelism and discipleship. The Lord Jesus commissioned His followers to make disciples of all nations–beginning in Israel–baptizing them in the Name of the One True God, and teaching them to obey everything He commanded. The Christian life is one committed to loving obedience to the Lord Jesus in all areas of life and seeking to bring others into life with Him.
    • Disciples of Jesus will live lives full of trials, tests, rejection, persecution, and warfare against spiritual and physical enemies. Satan and his demons (fallen angels opposing God and His kingdom) seek whom they may devour. As people opposed the Lord Jesus, the prophets and apostles, so too will people oppose those who seek to live a godly life. Nevertheless, the Lord Jesus encourages His followers to take heart because He has overcome the world.
    • God promises to those who remain faithful disciples until their physical death or Jesus’ return will receive both eternal life and eternal blessings as they remain in the presence of God for all eternity. Disciples must be dependent on the Holy Spirit, be lovingly submitted to God’s Word and His people, and be willing to die to their personal sinful desires and passions so that they may live lives fully devoted and faithful to the Lord Jesus. Those who remain faithful to the end receive the promises of eternal life with Jesus in His eternal kingdom forever.
  • 7. The Church:
    • The Church is the Body of Messiah made up of all disciples of the Lord and Messiah Jesus. The Church consists of both Jews and Gentiles who together are built as one Body, and one temple for God by the Holy Spirit. ComeUnity Fellowship is a local church (local Body of Messiah) making up a part of the One Global Church, which is Messiah’s Body, made up of all who have received the gift of eternal life through Messiah Jesus alone–the Jew first, the Gentile second.
      • A. Goal and Purpose of the Church:
        • The Church is to follow the Lord and Messiah Jesus, to lovingly obey His commands, and to carry out His commission. The Lord Jesus proclaimed that the greatest commands were the Shema (to love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, and strength) and to love your neighbor as yourself. To these, Jesus added that His disciples love one another just as He loves us. These are the greatest commands and all other commands within Scripture are founded upon and fulfilled by these. The Church is to lovingly obey the Lord Jesus in everything. The commission the Lord Jesus gave was to make disciples of all nations–beginning with Israel–baptizing them in the Name of the One True God, and teaching them to obey everything He has commanded. The Church is to carry out the Lord Jesus’ commission. As the Church obeys the greatest commands and fulfills the greatest commission, people will experience salvation and the Lord’s people will be made ready for His return.
      • B. Structure of the Church:
        • The Church is governed by the five-fold ministry of Ephesians 4, the offices of Elder, Deacon, and Overseer, as well as other offices mentioned throughout Scripture.
      • C. Balance within the Church:
        • The Church consists in a balance between congregational and Eldership authority, always emphasizing the final authority of the church leadership only as they submit themselves to Messiah Jesus and God’s Word.
      • D. Discipline within the Church:
        • Scripture is full of patterns and instruction for discipline that are to be followed and practiced for the well-being and life of the Church, both for individual and corporate discipline. Such discipline is to be exercised by the leadership of the Church according to the Scriptural guidelines in a spirit of truth and love.
  • 8. The Sacraments:
    • The One and Only Lord, Messiah Jesus, passed on to His disciples two lasting ordinances to be carried out by His disciples: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. While neither grants salvation, for salvation is found only through faith (trust and love) alone in Jesus Christ, both are commanded to be done within the Scripture and are reserved for disciples of the Lord and Messiah Jesus.
      • A. Baptism:
        • Baptism is the outward and public declaration of the individual’s salvation. The Lord Jesus commanded that disciples be baptized in the Name (singular) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and then instructed to obey His commands. Disciples of Jesus are to be immersed into the Name (authority and reputation) of the One True God.
        • In Acts, the apostles proclaimed that all people were to be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, for the forgiveness of sins and the gift of the promised Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Living God, and the Name of Jesus is the only Name by which all people everywhere must be saved. Thus, the apostles obeyed the Lord Jesus’ commission by baptizing in the Name of Jesus, the Name of the One True God Who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
        • Baptism is not only part of the Lord Jesus’ commission to His people, but Scripture proclaims that at the time one was baptized into the Name of the Lord Jesus that multiple things take place: 1) Sins are forgiven and removed; 2) The Holy Spirit circumcises their hearts; 2) The old sinful nature is buried; and 3) The new life is raised up by the power of the Holy Spirit so that they can live for God!
        • All disciples of Jesus should be baptized in His Name and then instructed to live obedient to Him for all their days. This is in obedience to the Lord Jesus’ commission, in line with the Scriptural witness, and is the opportunity for disciples to publicly declare their new life in the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.
      • B. The Lord’s Supper:
        • The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal, meaning it is a remembrance of Messiah’s death for our sins. We partake of the bread and the drink to declare Messiah’s death, burial, and resurrection until His return. The Lord’s Supper is to be taken only by those who have turned and trusted in the Lord Jesus, for Scripture proclaims that anyone who partakes in the Lord’s Supper “in an unworthy manner will be answerable for the body and blood of the Lord” and “eats and drinks judgment on themselves” (1 Cor. 11:27,29 NRSV).
        • The Lord Jesus established the Lord’s Supper during His celebration of the Passover with His disciples on the night He was betrayed. Passover is therefore inextricably linked with the Lord’s Supper. As Israel celebrates the Passover as a perpetual reminder of God’s deliverance in their history from slavery in Egypt, the Lord’s Supper emphatically links all those in Messiah to God’s great acts of redemption: from slavery and bondage, and from sin and death.
  • 9. Spiritual Gifts:
    • Spiritual gifts are given to all believers by the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Body of Christ. No one has every spiritual gift, and not everyone has the same spiritual gifts, but all spiritual gifts are given by the Holy Spirit as the Lord sees fit for the Body of Christ. Spiritual gifts are to be used according to Scripture and are in no way to cause division within the Body of Christ. Spiritual gifts are given so that every member of the Body may function as God created them to. Immature believers and wolves in sheep’s clothing have sadly used spiritual gifts to cause great divisions within Christ’s Church. Spiritual gifts are blessings to be desired, not for our own benefit, but for the benefit of the Body and furthering of the Gospel of Christ. Those before
      Christ longed to see the Holy Spirit poured out among the Church and we long to be filled and used by Holy Spirit as the Lord wills.
  • 10. Eschatology (Study of the End Times):
    • Scripture prophecies (forth-tells, declares, promises) the bodily, personal, Second Coming (return to the earth) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead for both the holy (disciples of Jesus) and the wicked (those who rejected Jesus), and the final judgment on the Day of the Lord. The final judgment will determine the eternal dwellings (Heaven: being forever in God’s
      presence; or Hell: being forever separated from God) and status (rewards and/or punishments) of all mankind, regarding both the holy (disciples of Jesus) and the wicked (those who rejected Jesus). For those who are holy, due to being disciples of Jesus, they will live forever with God in the New Heaven and New Earth described in Scripture.