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Israel Restoration Ministries - This is a ministry dedicated to reaching the lost Jewish people of the world starting in "…Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ in Acts 1:8  and bringing to them salvation first as commanded in Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." God also says that he blesses them that bless His lost nation of people from Genesis 12:3, and that the Lord Jesus Christ is not done with Israel as shown in Isaiah 46:13, Isaiah 49:6, Romans 10:1, Romans 11:1a, Romans 11:2a, Romans 11:13-14, Romans 11:30-32. This ministry has seen hundreds of lost Jewish believers around the world in these last days begin to repent and turn, trusting and believing in the free Gospel gift of redemption, forgiveness, atonement, and salvation from their Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as to baptizing them in His name, teaching them, and making disciples.

 

Statement of Faith for Israel Restoration Ministries:

We believe:

(A) The Origin of the World

1. The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events and therefore provides a reliable framework for scientific research into the question of the origin and history of life, mankind, the Earth and the universe.

2. The various original life forms (kinds), including mankind, were made by direct creative acts of God. The living descendants of any of the original kinds (apart from man) may represent more than one species today, reflecting the genetic potential within the original kind. Only limited biological changes (including mutational deterioration) have occurred naturally within each kind since Creation.

3. Scripture teaches a recent origin for man and the whole creation.

4. The days in Genesis do not correspond to geologic ages, but are six [6] consecutive twenty-four [24] hour days of Creation.

5. The great Flood of Genesis was an actual historic event, worldwide (global) in its extent and effect.

6. The Noachian Flood was a significant geological event and much (but not all) fossiliferous sediment originated at that time.

7. The 'gap' theory has no basis in Scripture.

8. The scientific aspects of creation are important, but are secondary in importance to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(B) The Authority of the Bible

1. The 66 books of the Bible are the written Word of God. The Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant throughout. Its assertions are factually true in all the original autographs. It is the supreme authority in everything it teaches.

2. That "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God," by which we understand the whole book called THE BIBLE; that it is inerrant in the original writing and that its teaching and authority are absolute, supreme and final. That the Holy Spirit guided the holy men of old in all that they wrote. 2 Timothy 3:16; Deuteronomy 4:2; 2 Peter 1:21.

3. The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself.

4. The view, commonly used to evade the implications or the authority of Biblical teaching, that knowledge and/or truth may be divided into 'secular' and 'religious,' is rejected.

5. No apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record.

(C) The Triunity of God

1. The Godhead is triune: one God, three Persons- God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

2. The Godhead eternally exists in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection. Romans 1:20; Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 4:35; John 17:5.

(D) The Person of Jesus Christ

1. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

2. In the Personality and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man. John 1:1, 14; John 10:30; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:30-31; Philippians 2:5-7; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:19.

(E) The Work of Jesus Christ

1. That Jesus Christ became the sinner's substitute before God, and died as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. That He was made a curse for the sinner, dying for his sins according to the Scriptures, that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church can add in the very least to the value of the precious blood or to the merit of that finished work wrought for us by Him, who tasted death for every man. 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 2:9; Galatians 3:13; Romans 3:25; Romans 4:4-5; Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:13, 14, 20, 21.

2. In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ; that His body was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that He ascended into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God as the believer's high priest and advocate. Luke 24:39; Acts 1:10-11; Ephesians 4:10; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 2:1.

3. Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead, ascended to Heaven, and is currently seated at the right hand of God the Father, and shall return in person to this Earth as Judge of the living and the dead.

4. The doctrines of Creator and Creation cannot ultimately be divorced from the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(F) The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

1. The Holy Spirit enables the sinner to repent and believe in Jesus Christ.

2. The Holy Spirit lives and works in each believer to produce the fruits of righteousness.

3. In the Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit, the source and power of all acceptable worship and service, the infallible interpreter of the infallible Word, who indwells every true believer, and is ever present to testify of Christ, seeking to occupy us with Him and not with ourselves or our experiences. John 15:26; Acts 5:3, 4; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26, 27; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; John 16:13, 14.

(G) The Creation and Fall of Man

1. The special creation of Adam (the first man) and Eve (the first woman), and their subsequent fall into sin, is the basis for the necessity of salvation for mankind.

2. Death (both physical and spiritual) and bloodshed entered into this world subsequent to and as a direct consequence of man's sin.

3. All mankind are sinners, inherently from Adam and individually (by choice) and are therefore subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

4. That man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, as stated in the Word of God, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. Not only was his moral nature grievously injured by the fall but he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil. "The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God" (Romans 8:7, 8). Therefore, he cannot see nor enter the kingdom of God until he is born again by the Holy Spirit. That no degree of reformation however great, no attainment in morality however high, no culture however attractive, no humanitarian and philanthropic schemes and societies however useful, no baptism or other ordinance however administered, can help the sinner take even one step toward Heaven; but a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word is absolutely essential to salvation. Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:3, 6, 7; Titus 3:5.

(H) The Salvation of Man

1. Freedom from the penalty and power of sin is available to man only through the sacrificial death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, and His complete and bodily Resurrection from the dead.

2. Salvation is a gift received by faith alone in Christ alone and expressed in the individual's repentance, recognition of the death of Christ as full payment for sin, and acceptance of the risen Christ as Saviour, Lord and God.

3. All things necessary for our salvation are either expressly set down in Scripture or may be deduced by good and necessary consequence from Scripture.

4. That Christ in the fullness of the blessings He has secured by His death and resurrection is received by faith alone and that the moment we trust Him  as our Savior we pass out of death into everlasting life, justified from all things, accepted before the Father according to the measure of His acceptance, loved as He is loved and made one with Him. At the time of acceptance of Christ as Savior, He comes to dwell within the believer and to live out His life of holiness and power through him. Hebrews 9:15; John 5:24; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:3, 23-25; Ephesians 1:3; John 17:23; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:6-7; Galatians 5:16; Acts 1:8.

(I) The Destiny of Man

1. Those who do not believe in Christ are subject to everlasting conscious punishment, but believers enjoy eternal life with God.

2. That the souls of those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body re-united shall be with Him forever in glory. Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:22, 25; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18.

3. That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne, when soul and body reunited at the resurrection shall be cast "Into the lake of fire" which is "the second death," to be "punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power."  Luke 16:22-23, 27-28; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:5, 11-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.

(J) Marital Relationships

1. The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage.

(K) Lifestyle of Believers

1. That all believers in our Lord Jesus are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices and should abstain from such amusements and habits as will cause others to stumble, or bring reproach upon the cross of Christ. Believers are created in Christ Jesus unto good works. "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" Galatians 6:10; 1 John 2:15, 16; Romans 13:14; Romans 14:13; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:10.

2. In the evangelization of the world; that the supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature. That special emphasis should be placed upon the evangelization of children. Mark 16:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18, 19; Matthew 18:14.

(L) The Nature and Organization of the Church

1. That the Church is composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. It is the body and the bride of Christ. That every believer, whether Jew or Gentile, is baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and having thus become members of one another we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and denominational bigotry and loving one another with a pure heart fervently. Ephesians 1:22, 23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:22-27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Romans 12:4, 5; Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 5:32; Philippians 2:1-5; Galatians 5:13-15.

(M) Future Events

1. In the personal return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; that the coming again of Jesus Christ is the "Blessed Hope" set before us, for which we should be constantly looking. Our citizenship is in Heaven from whence we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20, 21.

(N) Satan

1. Satan is the personal spiritual adversary of both God and man.

2. In the reality and personality of Satan, "that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world." Revelation 12:9; Ephesians 6:11, 12; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10.

(O) Israel

1. Israel refers to a group of people whose fathers were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob referred to as the seed of Abraham. John 8:37-44

2. Israel refers to a smaller group of people known as the children of Abraham of the remnant within the larger seed of Abraham. Romans 9:6-8;

3. Following the tribulation (also known as Jacob’s trouble) all of the Jews or Israel will be saved and be followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 11:26; Zechariah 12:10; Zechariah 13:1, 8, 9.

Mission & Beliefs

To bring the knowledge of God, which is the Lord Jesus Christ and His commandment for all to be saved from their sins and from hell, and bring that to all Jewish people around the world, and to persuade them to obey while respecting the dignity of each person to make his own decision.