What We

BELIEVE

What We Believe

THE SCRIPTURES :: We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as originally written were both verbally and plenarily inspired and were the product of Spirit-controlled men. They are therefore wholly without error. We believe that the bible is the supreme revelation of God’s will for man and is our rule for both faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16-172 Pet. 1:20-21)

THE TRUE GOD :: We believe in one God, the creator of heaven and earth, manifesting Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory. They execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Ex. 20:2-3;1 Cor. 8:6Rev. 4:11)

 

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST :: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is the God manifested in the flesh. He lived a life of absolute sinlessness and in His death, He made a full vicarious atonement for our sins. He arose again from the dead on the third day and ascended bodily into heaven. He is coming again to rapture His saints and to set up the throne of David and establish His kingdom. His coming is imminent and will be personal, pre-tribulational, and pre-millennial. (Is. 7:14Mt. 1:18-25Jn. 1:1,141 Pet. 2:22Is. 53:4-71 Cor. 15:3-5Ac. 1:9-111 Thess. 4:14-17Matt 19:28Lk. 1:32-33)

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT :: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person possessing all the attributes of personality and of deity. He is equal with the Father and with the Son and is of the same nature. His relation to the unbelieving world: He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. His work among the believers is that: He is the agent of the new birth, baptizes, indwells, seals, infills, guides, and teaches the way of righteousness. We believe that there is a distinction between His ministry in the Old and New Testament. There is the unique and special work of permanently indwelling the body of Christ. (Jn.14:16-177:39Heb.9:14Eph.1:13-145:18Jn. 14:261 Cor. 12:136:19-20)

 

MAN :: We believe that man was created by a direct act of God and not from a previously existing form of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell from the state of innocence, in consequence of which all men are now sinners by nature and by conduct being utterly devoid of that holiness required by law, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse. (Gen. 1:26-272:7Ecc. 7:29Gen. 3:1-6,24Rom. 3:10-195:12-19)

 

SALVATION OF MAN :: We believe that the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of grace through the mediatorial work of the Son of God. It is apart from works and is upon the sole condition of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In order to be saved, the sinner must be born again being regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit through faith in God’s Word and becoming the recipient of the new nature. This salvation which Christ has bestowed is eternal. (Eph. 2:8-10Ac. 3:1916:31Jn. 3:3-5)

THE CHURCH :: We believe that the church of Jesus Christ was inaugurated at Pentecost and must be considered in two senses: Universal and Local. The Universal church consists of all who have been born again by the Holy Spirit from all nations and denominations and have been baptized by the same Spirit into the body of Christ (Mt. 16:181 Cor. 12:131 Pet. 1:3,22-25). The Local church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship in the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges vested in them by His Word. The officers are: pastors sometimes called bishops or elders; and deacons whose qualifications and duties are defined in the epistles to Timothy and Titus. (Ac. 2:37-421 Tim 3Titus 1)

THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH :: We believe that the ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s supper. The Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It shows in a solemn and beautiful emblem the believer’s identification with the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, thus, illustrating the believer’s death to sin and his resurrection to new life. It is a pre-requisite to membership and privileges in the local church. The Lord’s supper is the commemoration of His death until He comes and should be preceded by a solemn self-examination. (Mt. 28:19-20Rom. 6:3-5Ac. 2:41-421 Cor. 11:2023-30)

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE :: We believe that every believer by the aid of the Holy Spirit should walk in Christian love and holiness. He must exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. We further believe that any achievement of these characteristics will be evidenced by sincere humility and genuine zeal for the advancement of the cause of Christ. (2 Cor.7:1Gal. 5:22-231 Pet. 5:5-6)

SATAN :: We believe in the personality of Satan; that he is the unholy god of this age, the prince and ruler of the powers of darkness. He is full of subtlety and seeks continually to frustrate the purposes of God and to ensnare all mankind. He was conquered by Christ on the cross and is destined to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. (2 Cor. 11:3Isa. 14:12-172 Cor. 4:4Eph. 2:2Rev. 20:10)

THE LAST THINGS :: We believe that the great tribulation which follows the rapture of the church will be culminated by the revelation of Christ in power and glory to sit upon the throne of David and to set up His reign for a thousand years (Mt. 24:29-31Lk. 1:30-33Is. 9:6-711:1-9Rev. 20:1-4,6). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust. All those who through faith are justified in the name of Jesus Christ will be spending eternity in full enjoyment of God’s presence, and those who through impenitence and unbelief refuse the offer of mercy will spend eternity in everlasting punishment. (Daniel 12:2-3Jn. 5:28-29Jn. 14:2-31 Thess. 4:17Matt. 25:26Rev. 20:11-15)

SEPARATION :: We believe that the believer should separate from worldliness, sin, and ecclesiastical apostasy unto God. It is based upon God’s principle of division between truth and error and His specific command to be separated from unbelievers and disobedient brethren. This truth must be practiced with an attitude of devotion, humility, compassion and yet with conviction, to create the proper condition and atmosphere for the main objective, that is, the salvation of the lost through the gospel of Christ. (2 Jn.9-111 Cor. 5:9-112 Cor. 6:14-18Gal. 1:8-92 Tim. 2:16-18Rom. 16:17Titus. 3:10)

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