Adon Olam Messianic Congregation
A place where Jewish and Gentile believers can worship together in spirit and truth.
Our Jewish Roots
Messianic Judaism finds its root in the promise that G-d (Out of reverence for the Eternal, and because there are no vowels in Hebrew, we use a hyphen when writing the Title G-d or L-rd.) gives to Avraham Avinu, (Father Abraham) " and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." (Genesis 12:3). And in the B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant) in Acts, when "The festival of Shavu'ot (Pentecost) arrived and all the believers were gathered together in one place. Suddenly there came a sound from the sky like the roar of a violent wind, and it filled the whole house." (Acts 2:2)
The church owes its very existence to the Jewish Messiah. Yeshua stated "Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah (The Law) or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish but to complete. Yes indeed! I tell you that until heaven and earth pass away, not so much as a yud or a stroke will pass from the Torah - not until everything that must happen has happened." (Matthew 5:17-19)
The TaNaKh was given by G-d to the Jewish people to faithfully record. It is predominantly written by Jews, from the Jewish perspective.
The church has lost much of the rich heritage that is intrinsically Jewish. To take Yeshua out of His Jewish context leaves us searching for clues regarding events in His life. For example, the hem of Yeshua's garment that the woman touched (Matthew 9:20) was the tzitzit (fringes) required by the Torah. (Numbers 15:37-41)
What We Believe
We believe with perfect faith in the words of Yochanan the Talmid (John the Apostle). "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with G-d and the Word was G-d. He was with G-d in the beginning ... the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His Sh'kinah." (Divine presence) (Yochanan [John] 1:1,14 JNT) That Word, according to the Rav Sha'ul (Apostle Paul) is Yeshua ha Mashiach. "He is the visible image of the invisible G-d, He is supreme over all creation, because in connection with Him were created all things." (Colossians 1:15)
We also believe that G-d exists as a Tri-Unity eternally manifesting Himself as Avinu, Ha Ben and Ruach ha Kodesh. (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) That salvation comes through acknowledgement of sin, genuine repentance and acceptance of the sacrificial death of Yeshua as the spotless lamb of G-d.
That G-d raised Yeshua from the dead and after Yeshua ascended back to Heaven, the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) was sent to dwell in all believers.
ADON OLAM MESSIANIC CONGREGATION - STATEMENT OF FAITH
1) We believe both the Tanakh (Older Testament) and the B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant), the whole Bible, to be the only inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of G-d.Jeremiah 31:31; 2 Timothy 3:16.
2) We believe that there is one G-d, eternally existent, consisting of: G-d the Father, Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, and the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).Genesis 1:1,2; Prov. 30:4; Isaiah 48:16; Deut. 6:4; Matt.3:16,17; 28:19.
3) We believe in the deity of our L-rd Yeshua the Messiah; His virgin birth; sinless life; miracles; vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of G-d the Father; and His personal return in power and glory. We believe that Yeshua is both Mashiach Ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph, suffering servant - first coming) and Mashiach Ben David (Messiah son of David, ruling King - when He soon returns).Isaiah 7:14; Matt.1:1; 4:23; Rom. 5:8; Gal. 1:3-5; Heb. 9:24-26; 2 Cor. 5:15,21; Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12; Zech.12:10; Isaiah 11:1,2; 1 Cor.15:3,4.
4) We believe in the imminent return of our L-rd Yeshua the Messiah, that according to the scriptures, He will come for His bride (the body of true believers) to take us to the place that He has prepared for us, and that we will remain with Him throughout eternity.Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-3; 1 Thess.4:13-17.
5) We believe that Messiah Yeshua will establish His millennial (1000-year) kingdom on earth, and that we (His body of true believers) will serve under him.Rev. 20:1-6.
6) We believe that everyone is born with a sin nature and is in need of G-dís forgiveness. Salvation is not earned by human merit, but according to G-dís standard of Righteousness, it is obtained by His grace through our willingness to confess our need for forgiveness of our sins, to repent of our sins, and to turn to G-d, through our faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah, who willingly offered up Himself as a once-and-for-all sacrifice to provide the blood atonement for our souls, and that this is the only way of Salvation.Isaiah 53:6, 12; Rom 3:23; 1 John 1:9, 10; Eph. 2:8, 9; Luke 13:3; Heb. 9:26; Lev. 17:11; Acts 4:12
7) Our salvation is sealed by the down payment of the Spirit of G-d in our hearts, which enables us to be regenerated by the Spirit as a new creation. True salvation will be evidenced by the fruit of G-dís Spirit, our desire to be obedient to His commandments, confession of our faith in Messiah Yeshua, and works of covenantal love.2 Cor. 1:22, 5:17; Tit. 3:5; John 3:5; Gal. 5:22-25; Rom. 10:9,10
8) We believe that Satan will finally be judged and cast into the lake of fire.Rev. 20:10.
9) We believe in the physical resurrection of the Believers. That people are either brought back to life, having accepted Yeshua's atoning death and will live forever with G-d, or that the spiritually dead will be judged and will be forever separated from G-d, being cast into the lake of fire, where they will experience everlasting contempt and weeping and gnashing of teeth.Daniel 12:2; Rev. 20:15; Luke 16:22-26; Matt. 13:49,50.
10) We believe in the following observances:
Water immersion (mikveh) -Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3,4
Communion (following the Passover meal) -Luke 22:7-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Dedication of children -Numbers 6:23-27; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Mark 10:15,16
Matrimony -Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:6-9
Anointing with Oil -James 5:14
Laying on of Hands -Acts 6:6; 28:8; Hebrews 6:1,2