HaY'Did (The Friend) Ministries
PO Box 804
Independence, KS 67301

Mission Statement: To train, educate and equip for study both the Jew and the non-Jewin the rich Biblical/Hebraic Heritage.

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Tolerance Statement
Revised and Adopted 9-21-97 by Advisory Council

The spiritual head of HaY'Did (The Friend) Ministries is Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) as directed by the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit). The central focus of this ministry is to share knowledge of the Jewish roots of Scripture with all who seek spiritual truth. This ministry seeks to bring together Jew and non-Jew, believer and non-believer to examine Scriptural truth as presented in its Jewish context.

To fulfill our mission statement,"To teach, educate, and equip both the Jew and the non-Jew for study in the rich Biblical/Jewish roots of our faith," we must establish guidelines allowing others the freeedom to fellowship without legalism or intolerance. Legalism and intolerance hinder the work of the Holy Spirit in drawing individuals into a loving and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), and into a deeper understanding of Scriptural truth. Only God's Holy Spirit may convict a person to make life-changing decisions that truly create a new creature in Messiah.

HaY'Did (The Friend) Ministries is not a Messianic (Jewish or non-Jewish) ministry.
This ministry is open to all who seek spiritual truth and knowledge through the Jewish roots of Scripture. Not everything Jewish is Biblical, but everything Biblical is Jewish. As such, we seek to reestablish the knowledge practiced by first century Believers rather than hold to man-made doctrines and traditions that have crept into the Jewish faith and the Christian Hellenistic church. We ask that the New Testament (Brit Chadashah) be used by believers as our Oral Law; as a guide and determinant of what Believers observed during the first century.

Concerning the Nation of Israel. This ministry stands firmly with the Nation of Israel. HaY'Did does not support any form of replacement theology. We believe any doctrine that promotes any group or groups other than the Jews as more entitled to the Land of Israel, or as a replacement for Israel in any way is Scripturally unsound. We believe the Israel of today is a Jewish state and we respect it as such.

Concerning tithing: Compulsory tithing for the purpose of salvation is not recognized as Biblical. The use of coercion for the purpose of receiving tithes and offerings is an unacceptable practice. We believe the guiding principle for giving is in accordance with 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; one must be taught to be a cheerful giver, giving the proper amount as determined between an individual and God.

This ministry permits variations in belief concerning all areas of Biblical study, including eschatology, as long as these variations do not effect the salvation of an individual. We stand firmly upon the belief that salvation is by grace through faith (trust) in Messiah alone, and not as a result of works (Eph. 2:8,9).

This ministry expects all members and affiliate ministries to show mutual respect with regard for other members and their teachings. One teacher's doctrine will not be promoted over another teacher's doctrine. This ministry acts as a neutral clearing house for Jewish root materials. Each affiliate ministry must realize that in order for HaY'Did to serve all affiliate ministries equally, that HaY'Did may not promote one doctrine over another. As long as material contents, teachings, and art works are within the guidelines of the Tolerance Statement, Statement of Beliefs, Constitution and By-Laws of HaY'Did Ministries they will be honored. No hidden agenda or "writing between the lines" will be promoted, or tolerated. Any attempt to control HaY'Did will not be tolerated and is grounds for removal as an affiliate ministry or member. Scholarly discussion is encouraged. The heart of HaY'Did Ministries is to serve, not to promote.

The Biblical Jewish Feast Days represent a primary tool for teaching the Jewish roots and fulfill Scripture. Individuals may practice the Jewish Feast Days as God's Biblical Holy Days, but they may not impose their observance as a religious requirement for salvation, or as a necessary requirement for membership with this ministry.

Concerning days of worship: This ministry finds the most Biblically correct period for worship during the week is Friday evening to Saturday evening. HaY'Did acknowledges the right of its affiliate ministries and individual members to decide the day they choose to worship and/or teach. All HaY'Did affiliate ministries and members will tolerate such variation within this ministry not holding an attitude over any other affiliate ministry or member.

Concerning Christmas, Easter and Halloween: This ministry finds these holidays are derived from pagan origin, and that they retain most of their pagan practices. However, we do NOT consider an individual, family, or congregation as unsaved because they observe these holidays. We realize it will take time and proper teaching before one comes to comprehend the need to abandon these practices. We are tolerant in allowing individuals to seek this understanding for themselves without bondage, coercion, or condemnation. Individuals or ministries that choose to fellowship through the network of HaY'Did, or wish to submit their materials; articles, courses, or art works for publication or study may do so, but they are respectully requested to honor our Tolerance Statement in the content of their subject matter or art work. HaY'Did chooses not to distribute any materials or art works that condone these holidays.


Tolerance Statement August 1996

The spiritual head of HaY'Did (The Friend) Ministries is Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach), as directed by the RuachHaKodesh (Holy Spirit). The central focus of this ministry is to share knowledge of the Jewish roots of Scripture with all who seek spiritual truth. This ministry seeks to bring together both non-Jew and Jew, as well as to draw both believers and non-believers to examine Scriptural truth as presented in its Jewish context.

To fulfill our mission statement "To train, educate, and equip for study both the Jew and the non-Jew for study of our rich Biblical/Jewish heritage," we must establish guidelines to allow for other ministries, congregations, and peoples to fellowship at events, conferences, and seminars. In this effort, there is no place for legalism and intolerance, which are a hindrance to the work of God's Holy Spirit in drawing the individual into a loving and personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) and a deeper understanding of Scriptural truth. Only God's Holy Spirit can convict a person to make life-changing decisions that truly create a new creature in Messiah.

1. HaY'Did (The Friend) Ministries is not a Messianic (Jewish or non-Jewish) ministry. This ministry is open to all who are seeking spiritual truth and knowledge of the Jewish roots of Scripture. Not everything Jewish is Biblical, but everything Biblical is Jewish. As such we seek to reestablish the knowledge that existed in the first century church, rather than man- made doctrines or traditions that crept into both the Jewish faith and the Christian Hellenistic church. We ask that the New Testament (Brit Chadashah) be used by believers as our Oral Law as a guide and determiner of what the first century church would have practiced and observed.

2. The Biblical Jewish Feast Days represent a primary tool for teaching the Jewish roots and fulfillments of Scripture. Individuals may practice the Jewish Feast Days as God's Biblical Holy Days, but they may not impose their observance as a religious requirement for salvation, or as a necessary requirement for membership in this organization.

3. Concerning Christmas, Easter and Halloween: This organization finds that they are derived from pagan holidays, andabove all that they still retain most of their pagan practices. Individuals or ministries that choose to fellowship or use the network of HaY'Did, or wish to submit their materials for the networking of study may do so, but they are asked to respect our Tolerance Statement in their submission of materials and at events. HaY'Did will not distribute any materials that support these pagan holidays. However, we do NOT consider an individual or family or congregation as unsaved because he or she practices these holidays. We realize that it may take some people many years of proper teaching before they come to comprehend the need to abandon these practices. We will be tolerant to allow individuals to seek this understanding for themselves without bondage, coercion, or condemnation.

4. Concerning worship days: This organization finds that the most Biblically correct period of worship during the week is from Friday evening to Saturday evening. This organization will allow each group or individual to decide for itself as to the day chosen to worship and/or teach. All groups will tolerate such variation within this organization and not hold any attitude of superiority of one group over another.

5. Concerning the Nation of Israel. This organization stands firmly with the Nation of Israel and in no way supports any form of replacement theology. We believe any doctrine that promotes any group or groups, other than the Jews, as more entitled to the Land of Israel, or as a replacement for Israel in any way, is Scripturally unsound. We believe that the Israel of today is a Jewish state and we respect it as such.

6. This organization permits variations in beliefs concerning eschatology and other areas of Biblical study as long as these variations do not effect the salvation of an individual. We stand firmly upon the belief that salvation is by grace through faith (trust) in Messiah alone, and not as a result of works. (Eph. 2:8,9)

7. Concerning tithing: compulsory tithing for the purpose of salvation is not acceptable to this organization. The use of coercion for the purpose of receiving tithes and offerings is also an unacceptable practice. The main guiding principle of giving is in accordance with 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; one must be taught to be a cheerful giver, giving the proper amount as determined between the individual and God.

8. This organization expects all members and affiliate ministries to show mutual due respect and regard for other members and their teachings.One persons' doctrine will not be promoted or tolerated above another person's doctrine. Ministries that talk badly of other ministries will not be tolerated. This presents a stumbling block to beginners, and plants a judgemental attitude in the hearts of believers. (Galatians 3:28) Scholarly discussion is allowed but controlling of HaY'Did as a neutral clearing house for Jewish roots materials will not be tolerated. Each ministry must realize that in order to service all other ministries, that HaY'Did cannot promote one doctrine over another. As long as the Tolerance Statement, Statement of Beliefs, Constitution and By-Laws of HaY'Did Ministries are honored in the materials and teachings going forth, they will be tolerated by all. No hidden agenda or "writings between the lines" may be promoted either. The heart of HaY'Did Ministries is to serve, not to promote.

9. An individual attending a conference, seminar, or event sponsored by HaY'Did Ministries will be asked to review these guidelines prior to the event. If the individual or group has demonstrated in the past intolerance, HaY'Did reserves the right to ask them to not attend the event. If the individual is found to be disruptive, or to be acting in such a manner of intolerance according to these guidelines, HaY'Did reserves the right to remove the individual from the premises. No coercion of attendees will be allowed in any form at these events. All must agree to these guidelines as a needed platform for participation in fellowship events prior to the event. HaY'Did reserves the right to deny participation of any individual or ministry that does not follow, or has not demonstrated tolerance in the past.

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