As a Hebraic/Messianic community, we believe in adhering to the Sabbath and the biblical festivals. As such, we believe in the Hebraic foundation of scripture which is revelation, inspired, inerrant, infallible, illuminating, and authoritative. As "All Scripture is G-d-breathed and is valuable for teaching the truth, convicting of sin, correcting faults and training in right living."
We know there are one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. Yeshua is the Messiah, the only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh) and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, and was crucified, died, and buried. On the third day, Yeshua rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven. He now sits on the right hand of the Father Almighty. From there, He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. Yeshua is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; and, in Him lives the fullness of all that (YHVH) Yod-Hey-Vah-Hey, (G-d) is.
We know and believe in the Rauch HaKodesh and the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting in the Father, maker of heaven and earth.
We know that praise and worship are the center of the Father's heart and "the true worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly, for these are the kind of people the Father wants worshipping him."
And let us keep paying attention to one another, in order to spur each other on to love and good deeds, not neglecting our own congregational meetings, as some have made a practice of doing, but rather, encouraging each other.
–(Hebrews 10:24,25 CJB)
We Are Not a Cult
First Tabernacle Fellowship is not a cult, nor do we teach a doctrine that contains heresy. We are Hebraic and not Judaic in biblical foundation and understanding. We believe that every scripture is supportive and cyclically connected to all sixty-six books. Therefore, all the books are equally important to the whole and to the knowledge they impart.
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased" (Dan 12:4).
Since the opening of the superhighway called the "World Wide Web," knowledge and information has increased at warp speed. With that, all kinds of information are available, but none so important, as that information which is applicable to the faith and the understanding of man.
It is important that we "Add to Our Faith Knowledge, and Truth" orchestrated by the Holy Spirit. It is not the intent of this website to offer disputation, or to demean anyone’s faith. However, it is our intent to provide inquiring minds with a place to begin investigating truth associated with trusting faith.
With this in mind, it is important for people of faith to make their calling and election sure. If you have stopped at this website searching for information concerning faith associated with the Hebrew roots, it is important for you to know that, we believe truth matters. Our brother Peter states, these words, "For this very reason, try your hardest to furnish your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with perseverance, perseverance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love (2 Peter 1:5-7)." To this we say, "Add to Your Faith Knowledge" and do not be destroyed for the lack of knowledge as the Prophet writes in Hoshe 4:6 "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge."
Truth matters, and the truth of the matter is this: The majority of the Bibles we read and study from, are simply translations offered to us by men. As we know, men are flawed. Therefore, because we are people of faith believing in a sole Supreme Being, it is important for us to understand and walk under the influence of the Spirit of the Supreme Being, whom we also call Our Father. It is true and factual that, the body of work presented in the Bibles we read and study, have within them truth and error. The error is the result of the influence of the interpretation, translation, and transliteration of the Father’s words by men who have presupposed agendas. They have added to and subtracted from what the Father has said (and or means), which is in total violation scripture as stated in Deuteronomy 4:2 "… not add to what I am saying, and do not subtract."
This is the reason why it is important as we search for truth, that the Spirit leads us and not man (therefore, having no confidence in man). Inside of this work called the Bible, 1John 4:1 states: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
We have arrived at the time and place in history and prophesy, where knowledge has increased dramatically, and will increase further at an accelerated rate. It is important therefore, for us to realize, that as we search the Word of the Father (Torah) for His truths, we must be diligent in keeping our minds and hearts open to receive the truth from the very source of truth…the Father. Our eternal lives depend on it.
If people, who are born of water and Spirit, function under the guidelines set forth by the Spirit, then all truth will be revealed. If you believe that the Father, is the ruler of all things, and is knowledgeable of all things, then your prayer should be for the Father to teach you all the things associated with your life that will be beneficial in the world to come. After all, the bible teaches us from these words, "Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come (John 16:13).
The World Wide Web is a place where people can voice their thoughts and opinions, and in doing so, can also hide without disclosing who they really are. They often say or write things that violate, aggravate, and blaspheme the Holy Spirit…they slander the Father and in some cases, those who believe in the Father and His teachings with all their hearts, minds and souls. Because truth and knowledge has increased, there are many things men do not understand. Jude says in verse 10 that, "these people insult anything they do not understand." There are men and women of faith who are associated with the Hebrew Roots and Messianic era who are god-fearers, as there are in many of the faith movements. As the Father spoke through an ass He speaks through who ever will allow his Word to be heard, and therefore it is His Spirit.
When we label something or someone demonic, or heretical, or a cultish, let it be by a body of scriptural evidence supported by witnesses, using a proper interpretation of scripture, lest one falls into a spirit of blaspheming the Holy Spirit… for which there is no forgiveness. As there is with most everything in life, there are those who are forthright and those who are not. But no one, has the right to declare an all inclusive negative norm and attach it to a people, that makes any and everyone associated or walking with a certain set of biblical values demonic, unless those values can be proven to be contradictory to the all encompassing teachings of the Father totally supported by the Scriptures.
Since our lives as believers are dependent upon the Father’s truth, as a life-and-death matter, it is important for you and I not to trust in the dissertations of men, including any of the things you read here on our website. We invite you to enter into the place as stated by the Proverb writer "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter" (Proverbs. 25:2). Be directed by the Holy Spirit, and in all your getting, get an understanding.
Finally, just because that’s the way something has always been, does not mean that it’s right. As the Father says through the Prophet Isaiah 55:9, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."