Statement of Faith
Shema — Hear
We believe in One God, as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1; Hebrews 1)
Messiah – Salvation
We believe that Messiah is the Son of God, the Messiah, the Eternal One in Whom all the fullness of the God-head dwells in bodily form. He is the Word Who became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the uniquely begotten Son of God, full of grace and truth. (John 1: 1-14; Colossians 2:9)
Deity of Messiah
We believe in the Deity of Messiah, His virgin birth (Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 7:14; Matt 1: 18-25), His sinless life (Isaiah 53, 2 Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (Matthew 4: 23-25), and His atonement through His shed blood (Isaiah 53, Daniel 9: 24-27, Romans 3: 21-31, Hebrews 9 &10). We believe in His bodily resurrection (Zechariah 12:10, Zechariah 14, Matthew 28), and in His personal and physical return in power and glory (Daniel 7: 9-14, Matthew 26: 57-64, Revelation 1: 1-18).
We believe that the Bible – Genesis through Revelation – is the only inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21) To that end, we use the New King James Version of the Holy Bible as our primary text, while embracing other mainstream translations including, The New American Standard Bible, The Complete Jewish Bible, The King James Version, and the New International Version to name a few.
We believe that Man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of Elohim, and that “…all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23). Salvation is the free gift of God to man, apart from works and the Torah. Salvation is by grace through faith in Messiah, producing works acceptable to God. One may not earn, merit, or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. (Ephesians. 2: 8-9, Romans 5 & 6)
We believe that the Torah (Five Books of Moses) is God’s teaching, instruction, guidance and direction; a comprehensive summary of God’s Covenants and Teachings. (Exodus 19 & 20, Deuteronomy 5, Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 8:10, Matthew 5: 17-19). We encourage all believers, both Jew and non-Jew, to affirm, embrace, and practice these foundational teachings and commands as clarified through the words and lifestyle of the Messiah (Jesus Christ), and the understanding given by His Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5: 17-19, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 7:19, Revelation 14:12).
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as the gift of God promised by Messiah to all believers. (Matthew 3:11, Luke 24:49, John 14: 16-17, Acts 2: 38-39) We believe and embrace the ministry, operation, and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit as described in the Scriptures, with the gift of tongues being one of the manifestations of the Spirit. (Acts 19: 1-7, I Corinthians 12: 1-11)
We believe that believers are part of Israel, both natural and wild branches grafted into Israel by the blood of the Messiah (Romans 11). We DO NOT believe or teach that believers have replaced Israel, but rather have become part of, and joint-heirs of the promise, and members of the Commonwealth of Israel, (Eph. 2:11) having the Torah written upon their hearts and minds according to the New Covenant. (Romans 11: 11-24, Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 8: 8-12)
We believe in the ingathering (rapture) and regathering of the entire congregation of Israel, including the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel (10 Lost Tribes) once scattered to the nations. (Hosea 9:17, Isaiah 49, Isaiah 11:12, Rev. 14)
Heaven and Hell
We believe in the resurrection of the living and the dead. Those who trust in Messiah have received eternal life in the presence of God, having their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Heaven). Those who do not believe experience eternal separation from the presence of God, having their names blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life (Hell). (Romans 1:18, 1 Corinthians 15, John 5: 19-29, Revelation 3:5; 20 & 21)
In its simplest definition, “Sabbath” means “Rest.” When God rested from His work of creation, He gave us the 7th Day — Sabbath. So the Sabbath is given as a sign between God and His people, and as a commemoration of our Creator, and the very act of creation. God calls each Sabbath day “a holy convocation”. “Convocation” means “gathering together” or “rehearsal;” a community of believers assembled or gathered for worship, praise, and celebration. Sabbath is a day of rejoicing and joining with one another in the Presence of the Lord!
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.” (Exodus 20:8-11 NKJV)
The Torah – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – God’s teaching, instruction, guidance and direction – is given to a Redeemed People walking out a Redemtive Lifestyle!
Every week of every month of every year, Simchat Torah Beit Midrash studies and teaches the Torah. Our cycle follows the traditional Torah Portions of Hebrew communities around the world.
(Weekly Readings are available on STBM’s Hebrew Lifestyle Calendar – click here to order! )
Rabbi Messer leads the study, bringing his Spirit-filled teaching style to the entirety of Scriptures – Genesis through Revelation – with the Torah portion as the foundation, and Messiah, as the focus!
Whether you have never heard the term “Torah” before, or you are a long-time student of the Hebrew Roots of the Christian Faith, you will want to join STBM for our Torah Study offered at various locations along the Front Range of Colorado.
Mikveh Service (Baptism)
The Hebrew word “Mikveh” means “Immersion”. Immersion in water! Immersion in the Spirit! Emerging “born again” in a renewed lifestyle with the Lord. The Mikveh Process is healing immersion deep within yourself to acknowledge any known or unknown sin. Initially it is an immersion deep within your past, to identify and confess generational curses, and patterns of habitual sin. Rabbi Messer and Mrs. Messer teach you to immerse yourself in the Spirit, and guide you gently through this dramatic life-changing and cleansing experience.