Our Vision and Faith
Messianic Life Institute is an undergraduate and graduate school devoted to biblical studies, ministry, and leadership training within the Messianic Jewish and Christian communities. Some of our courses are taught in the classroom, but most are taught via the internet. Our theology is one of broad Messianic Jewish / Evangelical orthodoxy that acknowledges the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe and teach that the Bible is true, that Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth is the Messiah, the begotten son of God, that he sacrificed himself for us, and that all persons, Jews and Gentiles alike, are called to repent of sin and follow his example of love and service through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe what Yeshua said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6). By this statement, he gave assurance that "there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
Why Study at Messianic Life Institute?
Today, most of Judaism denies the messiahship of Yeshua, and most of Christianity denies or pays little attentiion to its grafted-in identity in Israel. Both are mistaken, for Scripture teaches that Yeshua was sent to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24), and that Gentiles who come to faith in Yeshua become connected to Israel in the same way as a branch is grafted to a tree (Romans 11:17). The result of centuries of wrong teaching is that today, there is no mention of Yeshua in most synagogues, and no mention of God's law or connection to Israel and the Jewish People in most churches. Each of these institutions has preserved some of God's truths, but has denied others. Messianic Judaism puts it back together the way Scripture intends -- a Yeshua centered faith, a Scripture obedient life, and Jews and Gentiles serving God as spiritual equals in a shared community centered in Israel.
MLI is committed to these biblical principles. Its students are taught about (and identify with) First Century apostolic Judaism and the biblical Jewish roots of Christianity. If God is directing you toward a lifestyle of biblical historical authenticity and you want to learn more, this school may be exactly what you are seeking.