There is one sovereign living G-d, and He is "Echad" as declared in the Sh'ma (Deuteronomy 6:4, a "united One" or "compound unity" eternally existent (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) as expressed in Isaiah 48:16-17 and Mathew 28:19
Yeshua HaMashiach; Jesus is the Messiah; He is eternally pre-existent and is co-equal with G-d the Father, He took on Himself the nature of man through the virgin birth which was to be a sign to Israel of his Messiahship (Isaiah 9:6-7; John 1:1-14)
The Messiah lived and performed miracles yesterday, and lives and performs his miracles today. He lived a sinless life with perfect obedience to the Law. He died at Passover as the Lamb of G-d with an Atoning death for all people. He was buried and rose three days later. He arose from the dead, ascended into heaven to become the eternal Great High Priest Interceding for us. He will return for believers, both living and death, and establish of His worldwide rule from Jerusalem (Mathew 20:30-34, 2 Corinthians 5:2,; John 20; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1, John 14:3; Zechariah 8:3; Zechariah 12:10, 13:1)
Ruach Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit) is co-equal and co-eternal with the father and with the son; He was active in the creation of things and continues to be so in providence; He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement; He regenerates, sacrifices, baptizes, indwells, seals, illuminates, guides, fellowships with believers and bestows His gifts upon all believers. (Gen 1:26; Ezekiel 36:26; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Matthew 3:11; 1 Corinthians 13:14 and 12:7)
The scriptures of the Old Covenant (Tanakh) and the New Covenant (Brit Chadasha) are divinely inspired, verbally and completely inerrant in the original writings, and are the only infallible, authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct. (Numbers 12:6-8; Isaiah 8:20; Timothy 3:16-17)
Adonai G-d gave the 10 Commandments for moral instruction and these laws are still valid as a reflection of G-d's righteous standard as a means of preserving a distinct nation of Israel, Fulfillment of the work of Yeshua does not mean abrogation of G-d moral laws. Righteousness with G-d is solely by grace through faith. (Deut 6:4-6, 6:20-25, 30:11-20; Psalms 19:7-14; Matthew 5:17-19; Romans 3:27-31; Ephesians 2:8-9)
G-d created man in His own image; but that, because of the disobedience of our first parents in the Garden of Eden, they lost their innocence and both they and their descendants, separated from G-d, suffer physical and spiritual death; and that all human beings with the exception of Yeshua HaMashiach are sinners by nature and practice (Gen 1:27, 3; Psalms 51:7; 2 Corianthians 5:21)
The only means to be cleanse from sins is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua HaMashiach, and that repentance from sin and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Ruach Hakidesh) is absolutely essential for personal salvation. There is no other Name than that of Yeshua by which all Jews and Gentiles) must be saved. (leviticus 17:11; Ephesians 2:8; James 2:14-26; Matthew 18:3; John 3:3; Acts 4:12
Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Issc, whether through bloodline of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel. Gentiles who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua, are also sons and daughters of Israel. (Romans 2:28-29; Romans 11:17; Galatians 3:28-29)
Israel exists as a covenant people through whom G-d continues to accomplish His purposes; and that, in accordance with the New Covenant, Jews and Gentiles who acknowledge Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer are an elect people and now worship together in the house of G-d (Ephesians 2:2-14; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:25)
Both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; the save ones to everlasting life and the lost ones to eternal separation from G-d, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46)
We should partake of the comunal elements of the matzo (unleavened bread) and the fruit of the vine, as instituted by Yeshua HaMashiach at His last Passover Seder; that the elements are symbolic of the L-rd's death and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 11:23-34)
We participate in Mikvah immersion (water baptism) of believers as commanded by the Scriptures, as an outward sign of an inward salvation experience, symbolizing the death of the "old" man and the resurrection into newness of life. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 19:2-6; Romans 6:4) Read More
In September 1992 on Rosh Hashanah, a group of Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua the Messiah began to congregate because of a definite need in the South Texas for a Messianic Congregation that taught Hebrew insights to scriptures that revealed Yeshua as our Messiah. From this was birthed Baruch HaShem Messianic Congregation.
Many of the congregants came from the Hebrew Classes conducted in conjunction with the local universities and also a drive of door to door witnessing in the community. Other heard the fellowship from the radio and television appearance about Messianic Judaism. A few came from a dissolved fellowship that was pastored by Dale Cohen, also ordained with the Assemblies of God with Jewish Ministry. Pastor Cohen, left to minister full time in Messianic Ministry, and gave his blessing for those to come and assembly with Baruch Hashem.
The Assembly members have an active outreach ministry, where they teach, Davidic and Israeli Dance, and fellowship with other believers. The ministry has received all parts of the States. Many Jews and Gentiles have come to know Messiah in this Ministry. They have had visitors from every continent.
This congregation now is the regional center for the MJAA for Southern United States. a ten state, area and sends study helps and tapes to a large messianic support groups in the States, Europe, Central and South America. Baruch Hashem help found Baruch Hashem in Brownsville, Texas, with Avsha Ben David. Avsha was the associate and Hebrew teacher for the congregation until he was asked to minister in Brownsville with a group associated with BHS. They, in turn, named their fellowship Baruch Hashem Messianic Center. These small fellowships of Jewish and Gentile believers already exist and gather to celebrate the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua. Read More