Beth Tikkun: Core Beliefs

In this second teaching focusing on the community of Beth Tikkun, we present 8 core beliefs the elders have identified as foundational to the fellowship. After listing all 8, we focus in on the first belief, the oneness of God, using Dennis Prager’s new commentary on Exodus as a helpful resource for exploring this idea. In going deep in the study of this most basic principle of the faith, we demonstrate that each of the 8 core beliefs merits deeper exploration even for well established believers.

Visuals: BT-Core Beliefs.pdf

Medios Visuales: Creencias Fundamentales.pdf

5 Comments

  1. by Ruth Brooks

    On May 19, 2018

    Hi Grant thanks for this inspiring talk. I agree with all that you said and am interested in ordering Dennis Prager’s book Exodus.
    However one question pops to mind. When you talked about the God of Islam being different because of what he tells people to do ie blow up people that don’t agree with them, many of my sceptic friends would immediately say that the God of the Bible is no different. They would say he also commanded the Israelites to destroy entire people groups, men women, children, animals that were pagan in the Land. This God also asked for capital punishment for non capital sins like rebellious son, and Shabbat desecration, bring unholy fire etc. How would you discuss with with these people?

  2. by Ruth Brooks

    On May 19, 2018

    Question 2. At the end when you talk about the size of the window and our ability to know the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob are you referring to your congregation, the Christians in general or everyone in the world, in which case that view would include Moslems and pygmies. 🙂

  3. by Migdalah

    On May 22, 2018

    Hi Grant, thank you for this teaching.If I understand you correctly, then the Trinity is not Biblical and we should worship the Father and not Y’shua. There is truely only one God. Y’shua is our Messiah and we should listen to him and follow in his footsteps, just as he listened to his God and our God (Joh 20:17). Y’shua is our brother but not our God. It will make it so much easier to focus all our worship and attention on the Father. And following Y’shua also becomes ‘do-able’, because trying to imitate a god on earth is impossible.

  4. by L. Grant Luton

    On May 25, 2018

    Hi, Migdalah, You are asking some excellent questions, but not ones easy to answer. In fact, I think clear and precise answers do not exist for these questions. And, to the degree we try to answer these questions with precision I think to the same degree we lose some of our awe of God. I used to think I had all the answers regarding the “trinity” theology, but since I have abandoned trying to understand God, I have discovered a new sense of wonder concerning Him and I wouldn’t trade that for any mere theology. I know that sounds like a “dodge” (and maybe it is), but here are the things we can say with clarity: There is only one God; Yeshua is the Messiah and we should listen to Him and follow in His footsteps the best we can; and if we misunderstand Yeshua and His relationship to the Father, God doesn’t seem to mind all that much. He is who He is regardless. And that’s pretty amazing.

  5. by Migdalah

    On June 4, 2018

    Hi Grant,thanks for your answer! Amen on ‘the things you can say with clarity’. I hope you are right about God not minding to share His glory. Blessings!

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