Restoration Fellowship Garden Route Statement of Faith:
We are an independent fellowship functioning in the Garden route area, predominantly in George. We see ourselves as an integral part of the wider community of believers and not an exclusive group. Elohim: We believe in the Elohim (God) of Israel, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
We believe there is great significance in Deuteronomy 6:4: Hear, O Yisrael: Yawe our Elohim, Yawe is one! Messiah: We believe that the Messiah (Anointed Son of Elohim) promised in the Scriptures, is Yeshua (Jesus), the One who saves us from our sins (Matt 1:21). Yeshua is our Redeemer. He died on the stake and rose on the third day, ascended to Heaven, and will return in days to come. Through Messiah, the Gentiles are grafted into the commonwealth of Israel and are full participants in the covenants and promises with the responsibility of living according to the principles of the whole of Scripture (Eph 2:12). Man: Sin caused man to fall out of relationship with Elohim. Man is in need of redemption in order to heal his relationship with Elohim.
Justification: We believe in justification by faith through the grace of Elohim (God) alone, and not by human efforts. One doesn’t earn, merit or keep this eternal salvation by his own efforts. (Rom 3:20, 28; 4:3; 5:1; James 2:20,26). Sanctification: We believe that true faith will result in good works, that biblical faith is marked by one’s actions (James 2:17, 20, 26) and not by doctrinal statements. The effects of grace and faith in our lives should result in the fruit of the Spirit being evident in our lives as we live in obedience to God’s Word. (John 14:15; 1 John 2:3-6) The Holy Scriptures: We believe that the Holy Scriptures (Bible) are authoritative and inspired by the Ruach (Holy Spirit) (Matt 5:18; 24:25). We believe that the Torah (first five books of the Bible) is the foundation of all scripture and the wisdom thereof is for application in our lives and should be lived out in the community.
The Scriptures are a revelation of the righteousness of Elohim and an explanation of the lifestyle of the redeemed community (Matt 5:17-19; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). We strive to be faithful to the complete Word – the entire Tanach and Apostolic writings (Old and New Testaments) (Acts 24:14).
The writings of the Jewish sages as well as other commentaries and historical writings can assist in providing information concerning the background of the Scripture, insight into language and culture, etc. These sources do not have higher authority than Scripture itself. Meetings: We celebrate the Biblical moedim (feats), including the Sabbath, in loving obedience to the Word of our Father (Lev 23). As a testimony of the above we regularly meet on the weekly Sabbath and on the moedim (feats) at 9 Doneraile St, George Central, George, 6530.