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Do not think that I have come to abolish the Torah (Law) or the Prophets; I have come not to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter or one dot will pass from the Torah until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever violates one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but however does them and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matityahu (Matthew) 5:17-19

The Holy Disciples of Yahoshua Foundation exists to promote the teachings of Yahoshua of Nazarit, the Messiah of the New Testament. We endeavor to live his teachings comprehensively-in our conduct, our word and our thought, in private and in public-and to encourage others to do likewise. We accept him as our consummate Rabbi and, as his name indicates, the holy one through whom we are saved by our Father in heaven.

Yahoshua and his disciples taught from the Tanach (commonly called the Old Testament). It was their Bible. Its instructions are the foundation of their beliefs and their lifestyle and of all those who walk in their footsteps. We accept what the Tanach says about morality, about worship, about business, about charity, about diet and hygiene-about all aspects of our lives.

The New Testament is the indispensable window into what Yahoshua and his disciples taught. When it says congregational leaders must meet specific criteria, we follow that. When it says a husband and wife are bound to one another until death, we accept that. What it says about major issues such as gender roles or lesser ones such as men's and women's hair lengths, we accept.

To accept the Bible as representing God's specific instructions and to voluntarily and determinedly exchange our will for his will is the holy discipline of Yahoshua. To do so out of unselfish love for God and for other people is the mark of the holy spirit.