"O L-RD, Who are my power and my strength and my refuge in the day of trouble, to You nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, 'Only lies have our fathers handed down to us, emptiness in which there is nothing of any avail! Can a man make gods for himself, and they are no gods? 'Therefore, behold I let them know; at this time I will let them know My power and My might, and they shall know that My Name is the L-RD".
Jeremiah 16:19-21

The Thirteen Principles of Faith

May 8, 2011

in Judaism vs. Christianity,Judaism:,Noahide - The Ancient Path,Rachav

As Articulated by Rabbi Moses Maimonides

 

1) I believe with perfect faith that God is the Creator and Ruler of all things. He alone has made, does make and will make all things.

2) I believe with perfect faith that God is One. There is no unity that is in any way like His. He alone is our God – He was, he is and He will be.

3) I believe with perfect faith that God does not have a body. Physical concepts do not apply to Him. There is nothing whatsoever that resembles Him at all.

4) I believe with perfect faith that God is first and last.

5) I believe with perfect faith that it is only proper to pray to God. One may not pray to anyone or anything else.

6) I believe with perfect faith that all the words of the prophets are true.

7) I believe with perfect faith that the prophecy of Moses is absolutely true. He was the chief of all prophets, both before and after him.

8)  I believe with perfect faith that the entire Torah that we now have is that which was given to Moses.

9) I believe with perfect faith that this Torah will not be changed, and there will never be another given by God.

10) I believe with perfect faith that God knows all of man’s deeds and thoughts. It is thus written (Psalm 33:15), “He has molded every heart together. He understands what each one does.”

11) I believe with perfect faith that God rewards those who keep His commandments, and punishes those who transgress Him.

12) I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await his coming every day.

13) I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life when God wills it to happen.

 

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