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Comstock Park, MI 49321
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Men's Shabbat Morning Prayers 9:00 am

Shabbat (Saturday) Worship Service, 10:30 am

Shabbat School (pre-school~young teens) 11:30 am

Oneg (Delighting in the Shabbat with food and fellowship) 12:45 pm

 


    
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Statement of faith
Adat Eytz Chayim עדת עץ חיים
Tree of Life Congregation
We Believe:
  • That the BIBLE, consisting of the תנ''ך Tanakh (Older Testament) and the later writings בּרית חדשּה Brit Chadasha (New Testament), is the only infallible, Divinely inspired, and authoritative Word of G-d. (Deut. 6:4-9; Deut. 8:3; Isaiah 40:8; Prov. 3:1-6; Prov. 30:5-6; II Tim. 3:16-17).
  • In One G-D, as He has revealed Himself to us in the words of Deut. 6:4 ( referred to as Shema). שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד "Hear O Israel, the L-rd our G-d, the L-rd is one." From the word "one" (אחד echad) we are taught that G-d declares Himself to be a composite unity. In the words of Genesis 1:1 He reveals Himself to be eternally existent in plural oneness as "G-d" (אלהים Elohim).
  • That Yeshua ישוע (Jesus), meaning "Salvation," is the Son of G-d, the Messiah, with G-d from the beginning. He is eternal and in Him bodily dwells the fulness of the Deity. He is the Word that became flesh and dwelt among us, and we saw His Sh'khinah (G-d's manifest presence), the Sh'khinah of the only and unique Son, who is identical with G-d, full of grace and truth. (John1:1-14, 41; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:5, 8-12; Colossians 1:15-17).
  • That Yeshua ישוע was born of a virgin, after the Holy Spirit רוח הקדש of G-d came upon her in a supernatural way. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 1:26-35).
  • The Ruach HaKodesh רוח הקדש (Holy Spirit), as introduced in Genesis 1:2, came upon our forefathers and Prophets in the Tanakh for specific purposes. In the Brit Chadasha Yeshua promised His Talmidim (Disciples) that the Spirit of G-d would come to them after His aliyah (going up to His Father) to comfort, counsel, guide, indwell, and em-power those who become New Creations through spiritual rebirth (John14:16, 26; John 16:13; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38).
  • "There is no man so wholly righteous on earth that he always does good and never sins." (Ecclesiastes 7:20). "For it makes no difference whether one is a Jew or a Gentile, since all have sinned and come short of earning G-d's praise." (Romans 3:23).
  • Through the bloody death and resurrection of Yeshua atonement has been completed for all who put their faith in Him, and by the atoning function of that blood G-d's wrath is averted and we are reconciled to Him by His free gift of righteousness. (Romans 5, 6).
  • The Covenants of G-d are eternal and remain in existence for the Jewish People (Physical descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, whether by maternal or paternal blood-lines). This includes the physical return of the Jewish People to their Promised Land and a recognition of the established State of Israel (Deut. 30; Jeremiah 31:35-36; Ezekiel 34:11-31).
  • That Gentiles who place their faith in Israel's Messiah, Yeshua, are "grafted into" the Jewish olive tree of faith, and become spiritual descendants of Abraham. No longer being foreigners to the Covenants of G-d's promises, Gentiles join in with Jews, both of which having received Yeshua as Messiah and Redeemer now constitute the "New Covenant" body of believers. The "middle wall of partition" has been broken down. (Romans 11:17-25; Galatians 3:26-29; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 2:13-14).
  • As prophesied and revealed in Zechariah 14 and Revelation 19-20 there will be a literal, physical return of Messiah, Yeshua, to rule and reign upon the throne of David in Jerusalem for a thousand years (The Millennial Reign of Messiah). 
  • As Scripture indicates, there will be a resurrection of both the wicked and the righteous. Those with a faith in Yeshua will be resurrected to life eternal, and those who died without having faith in Yeshua will receive a judgement of damnation, a total separation from G-d. (Romans 1:18; John 5:29; Rev 20-21).
  • That All G-d Breathed Scripture is valuable for defining a Biblical lifestyle to be maintained by the "New Covenant" body of believers.This includes the observance and celebration of G~d's "Appointed Festivals" (outlined  in Lev.23), as given to Israel, having their fulfillment in and   through Messiah, Yeshua. While we strive to live and adhere to the Biblical lifestyle as demonstrated by the first century Believers, we maintain the belief that salvation has always been of faith and not by any works of law or righteous deeds   (Gen.15:6; Hebrews 11:6, 39; Romans 4:2-3, 10:9-10)    

        

                Adopted by the Elders of Adat Eytz Chayim     January 7, 2000 / 29 Tevet 5760
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