The doctrinal statements do not constitute a closed statement of beliefs. Ark of the Fellowship Center is always open to spiritual growth and to new and better understanding of the Scriptures.
We believe the supreme Being of the universe is YHWH. He is the Almighty, the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens, the earth, and all things therein.
Acts 14:15; 17:24-25
Isaiah 40:26, 28
We believe Yahshua is the only begotten Son of YHWH (the Father), upon coming to the earth in the form of a man He was conceived of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) and born to the virgin Miriam (Mary). He is the Messiah, sent from the Father to be our Savior and Redeemer. Before His earthly ministry, He existed eternally with YHWH.
He is the Co-Creator of the heavens, the earth, and all things therein. He is throughout the “Old Testament”, according to I Corinthians 10:4. He now sits at the right hand of the Father, He is our High Priest, He is our mediator, He is interceding for us daily. He will return soon to the earth and no longer serve as High Priest, but reign as King of the whole earth for a thousand years in the New Jerusalem.
John 1:18; I John 4:9
John 1:41; Ephesians 1:7; Titus 2:14
2 John 1:1
John 20:28; Hebrews 1:8
John 1:3; Colossians 1.16; 2:9
Hebrews 1:6; Matthew 2:2, 8; 8:2; 9:18
I Timothy 2:5
I Corinthians 10:1-4; exodus 14:21-25
Exodus 33:23; 20:1, 22 (John 1:18; 5:37).
Micah 5:2; Isaiah 9:6
Revelation 1:8; 2:8; Isaiah 41:4; 44:6
3. The Sacred Names of the Father and the Son
We believe the true Name of the Eternal Father is YHWH, which means eternal or I AM. The true Hebrew Name of the Son of the Kadosh Father is YAHSHUA, or Salvation of Yah. They use many names in different translations, but these are the true scriptural ones. They are to be used for respect and a closer relationship to the Father and the Son. The following scriptures were restored to the sacred names by research of the Hebrew text prior to the 1500’s.
4. The Ruach ha Kodesh
We believe the Ruach ha Kodesh (also called the Holy Spirit) is the Teacher, Guide, and Comforter whom Messiah promised to send in His Place. He is the extension of the living essence of the Father. The Ruach ha Kodesh gives man the power to live righteously before YHWH. YHWH and the Son give the Ruach ha Kodesh to those who ask and obey Him. By His Ruach, Father YHWH reveals Scriptural truth to men and gives men the authority to witness for Him. Evidence of the Ruach ha Kodesh is manifested in our lives by our actions, words spoken, by fruit of the Spirit, and by keeping the commandments of YHWH.
John 16:7, 13
John 14:16-17, 26
Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 12:7- 11
I John 3:24; Acts 5:32
Luke 1:35; Genesis 1:2
6. The Plan of Salvation
We believe the plan of salvation was provided by YHWH as the means by which man may escape the penalty of eternal death pronounced upon him. Yahshua was sent to earth to redeem man from the curse of sin. This was accomplished after Yahshua lived a sinless life, and gave His life sacrificially by shedding His blood on the stake of Calvary, and was resurrected triumphant over death. Yahshua took our place in death and offered His perfect life as a substitute for our sinful lives. This gift of YHWH which offers eternal life, is available to all who will accept it on YHWH ‘s terms.
II Peter 3:9
John 10:1, 7, 9;
I Peter 2:24
II Corinthians 5:21
I John 2:2
I Corinthians 15:13-23
9. Water Baptism
We believe the scriptures shows us that baptism is to be by immersion. It is an act of power and obedience and symbolizes the burial of our sinful nature and the rising of a new creature to walk in service and obedience to YHWH. It also represents the answer of a good conscience toward YHWH. With reasonable opportunity, one must be baptized into the name of Yahshua the Son of salvation.
I Peter 3:21
5 Acts 10:47
13. The Sabbaths/Appointed Times
We believe the fourth commandment of the Decalogue instructs the people of YHWH to observe the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week, commonly called Saturday. It is to be regarded as Kodesh from sunset Friday until sunset Saturday. It was given as a memorial of creation, and it is to be used for worship and rest. Consistent with this, secular work is to be excluded on the Sabbath. The Sabbath is also a mark on His called out ones. [Exodus 31]
In addition to weekly Sabbaths, annual Sabbaths, Appointed times, Feast Days, and New Moons should be observed. Also, every seventh year, from the Day of Atonement, is a land Sabbath, of land rest.
Note: The Biblical formula for determining YHWH ’s Appointed times is based on Genesis 1:14-18 – we look for the first moon of the year (Exodus 12:2, Deuteronomy 16:1) which is determined by the first visible new moon in Jerusalem on or after the Tekufah (Strong’s # 8622) or circuit of the earth around the sun (Spring equinox). Every new month for the rest of the year is also determined by the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem. This is the way it was observed by Moses, Israel as a nation, Yahshua, and His apostles.
Acts 13:14, 42, 44
Acts 18:4, 11
Isaiah 56:2; 58:13-14
Jeremiah7:22-23; Galatians 3:19
We are still learning and growing, but while we are on this path our mission is to share this great news that YHWH is calling Israel to return to Him. The Israelites are not the only ones to gain salvation, but it was and is through the children of Israel that the world is to be taught the truth about the heavenly Father and His laws. This is our mission now, and in the future.