Statement of Faith
The Truth In The Spirit is a Bible-based, non-profit organization focused on empowering youth and transforming our communities through proclaiming, demonstrating and teaching the following Seven Tenets:
God is One
“Sh’ma, Yisrael! ADONAI Eloheinu, ADONAI echad [Hear, Isra’el! ADONAI our God, ADONAI is one]”—Deuteronomy 6:4 (CJB)
There is only one God, and He is one (united, complete, whole). The God of Israel, Yahweh, is the Creator of the heavens and the earth. He manifests in relationship with humanity in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All three persons of God are united (one).
Salvation through Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.” —John 3:16 (CJB)
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) is the virgin-born Son of God who died for the sins of all mankind and rose from the dead so that we might be redeemed. We may only be saved through the acceptance of Yeshua (Jesus) as the Anointed One (Messiah) sent from God as our Redeemer. He will return to reign on earth with those who have believed in Him and obeyed His commandments.
Unity in Faith
“I pray not only for these, but also for those who will trust in me because of their word, that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are united with me and I with you, I pray that they may be united with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.” —John 17:20-21 (CJB)
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) was born into the nation of Israel with a mission to reconcile all people to God. Through Israel, the world received Yeshua (Jesus) and the Word of God. It was and is the prayer of Yeshua (Jesus) that all of God’s people, both Jews and Gentiles, would be one in Him as He is one with the Father.
The Word of God
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is valuable for teaching the truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living; thus anyone who belongs to God may be fully equipped for every good work.”—2 Timothy 3:16-17 (CJB)
The Holy Bible, in its entirety—to include the Hebrew Holy Scriptures (aka Old Testament) and the New Covenant (aka New Testament)—is the infallible Word of God. It authenticates and interprets itself, and can only be fully understood when read under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It helps to guide us into relationship with God, gives guidance in all areas of human life, and is necessary to understand God’s will in advancing His Kingdom.
True, Spiritual Worship
“God is spirit, and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly.”—John 4:24 (CJB)
Our Father God is everywhere, and we may worship Him at anytime through the indwelling Holy Spirit. Only through the Holy Spirit may we even fathom the truth about ourselves, and the world, and in so doing, present ourselves to God authentically and completely.
The Great Commission
“Therefore go and make people from all nations into talmidim (disciples), immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).” — Matthew 28:19 (CJB)
God wants all people to be redeemed. Nationality, race, gender and denomination are of no consequence. Therefore, we have a responsibility to share the Good News of salvation in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ), and welcome all to accept the triune God.
Children in the Kingdom
Mark 10:14-15—“Let the little children come to me, don’t stop them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Yes! I tell you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it!” (CJB)
Youth and adults must recognize that young people play an important role in advancing the Kingdom of God. Additionally, adults must obey and revere God as children are expected to obey and revere their parents.