Statement of Beliefs
Assembly of Yahweh
P.O Box 32, Clarksville, Arkansas, 72830
basis of fellowship should be a sincere desire to seek and practice the
Truth revealed to us by the Creator. Many Statements of Belief have been
made by various assemblies, groups, etc., only to be used by some as a
justification for contention and/or division. Many have "boxed
themselves in" by attempts to state more than the Scriptures
clearly reveal, or to "interpret" various passages. We are
told not to add to or take away from what the Most High has given
in His Word. One purpose of a "Statement of Beliefs" is so
that we may assemble with those of like faith, and another is so that we
may have a coherent answer when asked, "What do you believe?"
Coming to unity can be a life-long process and any requirement that such
agreement (especially doctrinal agreement) is a prerequisite for meeting
in the first place, would obviously be counterproductive. With that
said, here is a consensus of what most of us believe, subject to
modification as more light is shed on us in our search for Truth:
dedicated to the furtherance of the Gospel of Yahshua the Messiah, Who
was (and is) the Son of the Almighty One, Yahweh. Insofar as is
possible, we teach and uphold the original, inspired Scriptures,
realizing that all translations are only copies, and do have some
errors, most of which are known.
- The foundation and basis of the Assembly of Yahweh is that expressed
in Isaiah. 8:20, "To the law and to the testimony…" To this
standard all beliefs, creeds, and practices must be measured.
Ex. 20:1-17; Deut. 4:2; II Tim. 3:16; Ps. 19:7,8;
119:11,89,105,142,151; II Pet. 1:21.
communicates with mankind through His Word, thus His created beings
should study the Scriptures daily, to know their Heavenly Father's will.
II Tim. 2:15; Acts 17:11; Ps.
40:8; Ps. 1:1-3.
His Holy Name, which most scholars and the Jews agree is
"Yahweh," and His Son's Name, which is Yahshua.Yahweh's Name
has been removed and replaced with substitute titles, such as "the
LORD" and "GOD", a total of approximately 7,000 times in
the Old Testament alone. Yahshua, commonly and mistakenly called
"Jesus" in most English Bibles, had the same name as Moses'
assistant during the Exodus, the Old Testament "Joshua." There
is no letter "J" in either the Hebrew or Greek languages; all
"J's" in Scripture take the "Y" sound, as in "HalleluJAH,"
which means, "Praise Ye Yah!" (See Psalm 68.4, King James
we recognize and keep the Biblical Seventh Day Sabbath, and observe His
Annual Holy Days as listed in Leviticus 23 and other places. We believe
that sin is the breaking of His eternal moral law (1 John 3:4), which is
the Ten Commandments. We believe that Yahshua died as atonement for our
sins. By repenting, being baptized, and accepting His sacrifice, we can
then receive His Holy Spirit, which is necessary for salvation (Romans
3:23; 6:23; Acts 2:38; 5:32). This is how the "Law" is written
in our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33 and Hebrews 8:10). We thus become good and
profitable servants, by doing His will.
- The scriptures declare water immersion in the Name of Yahshua the
Messiah to be the ceremony by which we enter into the New Covenant with
our Savior. Matt. 3:13-16; Mark 16:16; John 3:23; Acts 2:38-41; Acts
8:36-39; Acts 10:48; Acts 19:1-5; Rom. 6:1-5; Eph. 4:4-5; Col. 2:11-12.
Baptism is to be administered to those who have repented of all known
sins, and have decided to obey the laws of Yahweh; have accepted Yahshua
as their personal Savior, and as far as lies within their power, have
made right any wrongs they have committed against Yahweh and their
fellow man. Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 3:12-14; Luke 19:1-10; Acts 2:37-38;
Rom. 6:1-11; Phil. 4:13; Psa. 40:8.
the clean food laws given in Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14. These laws
are confirmed in the New Testament, first in Acts 10 by the Apostle
Peter, then again in 1Timothy 4:1-5, where the Apostle Paul speaks of
meats which Yahweh "hath created to be received with thanksgiving
by those who believe and know the truth." In verse 5, he says it is
sanctified by the Word of Yahweh and prayer. Where is it
"sanctified?" In the above referenced Old Testament scriptures
(Lev. 11 and Deut. 14). ["Sanctified" means to be set apart
for a holy use.]
Things harmful to the body or mind such as tobacco products, excessive
alcohol use, certain drugs,
"junk foods" and unclean meats are hurtful lusts which harm
the soul and should be put away before baptism. The satisfying of
worldly lusts is inappropriate for those committed to serving Yahweh. We
must keep our minds and bodies pure if Yahweh's Holy Spirit is to dwell
there. I Cor. 3:16-17; I Cor. 6:19-20; I Cor. 10:31; I Tim. 6:9; Lev.
- Extravagant, immodest dress and decorum is inappropriate for believers
in the Messiah Yahshua (I
Tim. 2:9; I Pet. 3:1-4; Rev. 17:1,4; 12:1). We should dress with
modesty, simplicity and righteousness, symbolized by the white linen
garments worn by the High Priest on the Day of Atonement.
Lev. 16:2,4; Rev. 19:7,8; Isa. 3:13-26.
- Yahshua gives different spiritual gifts and duties to the various
members for the upbuilding of His Assembly. I Cor. 12:4-31; Eph. 4:8-13;
I Tim. 3:1-16; I Cor. 14:1-40;
I Tim. 2:11-15.
ordained that the Levitical Priesthood be sustained by tithes and
offerings (Num. 18:20-24). The priesthood was changed (Heb. 7:11-12),
but the principle of supporting His assemblies remains the same.
Mal. 3:8-9; Gen.14:18-20; Deut.
Matt. 23:23; I Cor. 9:7-14.
that man IS a living soul, not that he HAS an immortal soul. When we
die, we rest in our graves until the resurrection, when we will be
granted eternal life with a spirit body. The first resurrection is the
resurrection of the Just. They will rule and reign with the Messiah for
1,000 years on this earth. The "rest of the dead" (Rev. 20:5)
will be resurrected at the end of the 1,000 year period. These are those
who either never heard the message of salvation, or heard a false
"gospel" during their lifetimes. They never had saving
knowledge, and will be taught after they are resurrected, then given an
opportunity for salvation (Rev. 20:all, especially verses 11-15). Those
who will not repent will be cast into the lake of fire, where they will
be destroyed for all eternity. The idea of an immortal soul that flits
off to heaven "to be with the LORD" or to hell at death is not
scriptural. This and many other doctrines held by most Christians comes
from the ancient Babylonian mystery religions, and not from the Bible.
we have, firstly, a commission to "work out our own salvation with
fear and trembling" (Phil. 2:12). Although salvation is a free gift
(Rom. 6:23), we do have our part to do (Mat. 19:17, Acts 5:32, Heb.
5:9), thus becoming good servants of the Master.
we have a commission to proclaim the Good News to all who will hear
(Mat. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-49), and to "feed the
flock," those who respond to His message (1 Peter 5).
an exhaustive list. We must be open to truth as it is revealed to us, be
willing to change and put away error when discovered. We stand
admonished to "prove all things; hold fast that which is
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