Revisit: Further to our Statement of Faith

One of the books that greatly influenced our Sinai 6000 community is a book authored by James D. Tabor, Restoring Abrahamic Faith, available on the web at



Since majority our affiliates are gentiles who were former Catholics, Evangelicals, Messianics, (and a few unaffiliated independent God-seekers), we felt that turning away from our former Christ-centered faith to turn to the God of Israel placed us in a neither-here-nor-there situation.  Having left institutional religions, most of us were not inclined to get into yet another major religion such as Judaism, even as we embraced the God of Israel Whose Name is YHWH. We checked out gentile groups like the Noachides and web communities like the Synagogue Without Walls but did not fully agree with their credo.  Why?  Because after the flood that saved Noah and his family, what has been formulated as the ‘Noachide Laws’ (7 of them) were superseded by the Sinai revelation.



In time, we found our niche in Abrahamic faith, as defined by James D. Tabor.



While we don’t agree with some of the details he outlines in his Principles of Abrahamic Faith, we fully agree and endorse the following:



  • That there is ONE CREATOR GOD, YHWH.

He who always was, is, who will be, besides Whom there is no other.

He is Awesome, Great, Mighty, Merciful and Gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love and faithfulness. Our deepest love and highest devotion is offered to Him alone. (Genesis 1:1; 17:1; Exodus 3:13-15; 6:3; 34:5-7; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 42:8; 43:10-11; 44:6-8, 24; 45:5-6, 21-22; Hosea 12:5).



We agree that—

  • the Holy Scriptures, that are divinely inspired, are limited only to the Hebrew Scriptures, the TNK, or Tanakh/Tanach; but we go further in limiting what we consider as “Divine Revelation” or “the very words of God” as the Torah, known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses.  Update 2015:  We qualify that those ‘five books’ have been ‘attributed to Moses’  but are in process of being challenged by the most recent scholarly research.


As Tabor explains, “the Hebrew and Aramaic texts of these books reflect the fundamental historical revelation of YHWH to humankind.”(Deuteronomy 4:4; 12:32; Psalm 1:2; 19:7-11; 119:89, 142, 160; Isaiah 8:16-20; Malachi 3:22-24 [4:4-6])



We fully agree, without reservation that—

  • “The WAY OF GOD for humanity is revealed and reflected in the TORAH and amplified in the Prophets and Writings.
    • It is chiefly summed up in the Ten Commandments spoken to all Israel at Sinai, but is known and illustrated by precept, example, principle, and admonition, throughout the Holy Scriptures.
    • That WAY is ultimately applicable to all nations –the universal WAY of peace, justice, love, truth, and righteousness for all humankind (Psalm 119:89, 142, 160; Isaiah 2:2-4).


We agree with Tabor that:

  • SALVATION is an individual matter, not a church/religious connection or membership, since what it involves is
    • REPENTANCE, the turning away from belief in false gods or idols
    • and dedicating one’s life of faith, trusting in the One True Self-Revealing God on Sinai —YHWH.
    • All who call upon YHWH as Savior, Redeemer and Lord, receive forgiveness and grace.
    • As Tabor correctly states,  “there are no mediators required, no sacrifices, animal or human” because like a compassionate parent, YHWH forgives sins for His own sake so that those who turn to Him begin to have an intimate relationship just like sons and daughters of a heavenly Father.
    • Just like Abraham, they enter into the Abrahamic Covenant of faith and become the “friends of God.”
    • (Zechariah 1:3-7; Malachi 3:7; Isaiah 1:16-20; 45:22-24; 43:25; Psalm 145:18; 103:9-14; 25; 40:6-8; 51; Micah 6:6-8; Ezekiel 18; Genesis 12:1-3; Jeremiah 16:19; 31-34; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2-3).


We agree with Tabor that:

  • “The KINGDOM OF GOD is the goal and meaning of history;
    • it is the chief longing of those who know, love, and serve God in the present age.
    • In that Day YHVH Himself will dwell with humankind,
    • the will of God will be done on earth as it is in heaven,
    • violence among men and beasts will cease,
    • and the knowledge of YHVH will fill the world as the waters cover the sea.
    • YHVH will be King over all the earth,
      • the TORAH will reach all nations,
      • and humankind will experience the benefits of a new age.
      • Human beings will be able, at long last, to reach their full potential as creatures made in the image and likeness of their Creator God.
      • (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11; 24; 66; Zechariah 14:1-9; Daniel 2:44; 7:27; Malachi 3:23-24 [4:5])


  • “The NATION OF ISRAEL, descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, has a continuing Covenant with YHVH that has not been revoked.
    • They are the Chosen nation,
    • the priestly kingdom,
    • the Servant of YHVH through whom He has vowed to bring the light of TORAH to the whole world.
    • Because of this historic mission, the full restoration of all twelve tribes to the Land is the central theme of all the Prophets.
    • (Exodus 19:5-6; Deuteronomy 4:27-31; Jeremiah 31:27-40; Ezekiel 36-37)

Lastly, we affirm that—

  • the First Coming of YHVH occurred on Mount Sinai and that He will come again;   in the words of Tabor,


“The SECOND COMING OF YHVH as Lord, Redeemer, Savior, and King of Kings, to rule over all the earth is the hope of humankind. This great turn in history will be ushered in by His prophetic Messiahs/Anointed Ones, as His chief human agents who prepare the way for His coming — the Branch of David as Prince, and the final Priest/Teacher who stands beside him. They will be empowered by YHVH to fully restore TORAH faith in the land of Israel, complete the re-gathering of the Twelve Tribes, rebuild the Sanctuary as a House of Prayer for all Peoples, and call upon all nations to repent and turn to God. (Isaiah 11; Micah 5:2-4; Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:14-26; Zechariah 2-4; 6:11-14; Malachi 3-4).

On behalf of Sinai 6000 Core Community,