How does the Messianic form of religious faith differ from mainstream Christian belief? In a true sense, it is a return to a "whole Bible" basis for belief and worship. The New Testament, comprised of just 27 books, was never to be considered as a "replacement" for the Tenach, or Old Testament, nor are the New Testament writings the sole basis of our faith. The New Testament apostles refer to the Old Testament hundreds of times in explaining the basis of belief and doctrine. Nor has the Old Covenant been completely "abolished" in the New Covenant. It is instructive that the word "New" in Biblical Greek means a refreshed, revised, or "better" covenant. (Heb. 7:19, 22; 8:6; 12:24) Just as a butterfly does not represent an abolishing of his former self (the caterpiller), but a transformation, so too the New Covenant represents a transformed and improved form of the Old, firmly based and built upon the same original Biblical principles. (Heb. 7:12) We have more Messianic teaching available...
What is the Messianic view on Biblical Torah (Old Testament law)? We uphold New Testament teaching and "establish the law" (Rom. 3:31), believing that "not one jot or tittle" is removed for the believer (Matt. 5:17-19). However, under the New Covenant there is a transformation of law (Heb. 7:12). Yah's commands represent principles and precepts for us under the New Covenant, which has been called a "preceptive" view of Torah. Read more about God's
law and the New Covenant...
Links to other websites:
Listed below are some Messianic, Bible Torah-teaching, and other websites
with information of interest to our members and visitors.
www.animatedhebrew.com contains lectures on learning the Hebrew language
www.messianicisrael.com is a Messianic ministry and directory of Messianic
www.obadiyah.com is the health and
herbal website of our Messianic elder
www.lennyandvarda.com is the Messianic music ministry of Lenny and Varda
www.bara.ws is a website with Hebrew
Sacred Name studies
www.sacred-name.info has information on the true Hebrew Sacred Names
www.lunar-sabbath.com for information on lunar sabbath worship
www.etz-chayim.org Etz Chayim-Tree
of Life Messianic Ministries