Is a Messianic Congregation of Jewish and non-Jewish believers, coming together to worship our One God.
Charles Hopkin and his belated wife Joan Hopkin, long-time staff with Chosen People Ministries in Toronto, accepted the Lord's call to continue their ministry among the Jewish and non-Jewish community in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Charles is serving at Haverim Mashiach Congregation.
As a Messianic congregation, we are underpinned with the following understandings:
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible, which is,
therefore, inerrant and infallible in the original autographs. We
believe in the sole authority of the sixty-six books of the Bible.
(Ps. 107:11; 119:160: Mk 7:6-13; Jn 10:35; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-3; 2
We believe that there is one infinite and perfect God (Deut 6:4; Lev
19:2; Deut 33:27; Is 6:1-3; 40:28-31; Ac 17:24; Ps 90:2), eternally
existing in three distinct and equal persons-the Father, the Son and
the Holy Spirit. Each possesses the characteristics of personality as
well as the nature and perfections of deity. (Matt 28:19-20; Jn 1:1-3;
15:26; 16:12-15; Col 1:15-20; Heb 1:1-4).
We believe that God is sovereign and created all things for his glory.
(Gen 1-2; Job 38-41; Ps 19:1-4; Is 37:16; Jer 10: 11-12; Rom 4:17;
Heb 11:3) 21; Eph 2:1-3).
We believe that God made an everlasting and irrevocable covenant
with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Gen 12:1-3; 15:9-21; 17:1-8). It
includes the unconditional election of Israel as God’s chosen people,
the gift of the land of Israel, and the promise of the Messiah through
whom all the families of the earth will be blessed (2 Sam 7:6-16; Jer
31:23-40; Rom 9-11; Gal 3:6-4:7).
We believe that God the Son preexisted as the eternal Word, took on
human nature, and was known as Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah (Jn 1:1-
18). We believe in His full deity (Is 9:6-7; Jn 10:30; 20:28; Ac 2:14-36;
Col 2:9), His virgin conception (Is 7:14; Matt 1:18:25; Lk 1:34-35), His
full humanity (Heb 2:14-18; 4:15), and His sinless life (2 Cor 5:21;
Heb 4:15; 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22 [Is 53:9]).
We believe Yeshua the Messiah revealed the mind of God (Deut 18:15;
Ac 3:22-24; Matt 13:57; Jn 1:18; Heb 1:1-4), offered Himself once
and for all as the only atoning, substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of
humanity (Heb 4:4:14-5:10; 7:1-3; 9:6-10:18; 1 Jn 2:2; Rev 1:5), and
continues to intercede for His people (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25; 9:24). As
the risen Messiah, He exercises divine authority from God’s right
hand and will return to reign (2 Sam 7:12-16; Matt 2:1-11; Lk 1:32-
33; Ac 2:30-36).
We believe in the full deity and personality of the Holy Spirit (Matt
28:19; Ac 5:3-4; Eph 4:30). He bears witness to Yeshua through the
Word of God (Jn 14:25-27; 16;13; 1 Cor 2:10-11). He convicts (Jn
16:7-11), regenerates individuals (Jn 3:3-5) and baptizes them into
the Body of Messiah (1 Cor 6:11; 12:13; Tit 3:5). He indwells, _lls,
guides, helps, gifts, and produces in believers the fruit of the Spirit (Jn
14:15-21; 1 Cor 6:19; Eph 1:13-14; 5:18). We believe that no
particular gift is given to every believer (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:1-31;
We believe that salvation for both Jews and Gentiles is available only
through Yeshua and His _finished work (Jn 14:6; Ac 4:12). This salvation
is a gift from God, received through faith alone and not by works (Jn
10:28-30; Rom 8:28-30; Eph 2:8-9; Rom 3:21-4:25; Heb 13:5). True
believers in Messiah are sealed by the Spirit for the day of
redemption (Eph 1:13-14).
UNITY OF THE BODY
We believe that the Body of Messiah is comprised of both Jews and Gentiles
who have accepted Yeshua as the promised deliverer (Eph 2:11-3:6).
Gentiles who have come to faith in Messiah Yeshua are fellow heirs in
the kingdom of God with Jewish believers (Eph 3:6; Gal 3:1-4:6). This
belief in the universal body of Messiah encourages both Jews and
Gentiles to live together in unity (Ac 14:23; 15:24-28; Rom 14:1-
15:21; Col 2:16-23; Heb 10:24-25). We also affirm the right of
individual congregations to express their cultural diversity and the
importance of Gentiles reaching out to Jewish people in evangelism
as part of their call from God (1 Cor 9:20-21).
We believe that Messiah will return to earth to reign from Israel over
the millennial kingdom (Dan 9:27; Matt 24:29-31; Mk 13:24-27; Lk
21:25-27; 1 Thess 1:10; 2 Thess 2; Rev 20:1-6). When all His enemies
are put under his feet, He will hand over the Kingdom to the Father (1
We believe that the final state of those who have trusted in Messiah
will be eternal bliss in the presence of God. We believe that the
eternal state of those who have not trusted in Messiah will be one of
conscious suffering in hell. (Matt 25:46; Jn 3:36; 2 Thess 1:8-9; 2 Pet
3:13; Rev 14:11; 20:11-15; 21:1-22:6).
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