WHAT WE BELIEVE

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We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, His only revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings and that it is therefore the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life. (II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, John 14:26,John 16:13)
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and they are co-external, co-existent and of one essence. (Matthew 28:19, II Corinithians 13:14)
We believe that God the Father is Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and is a spirit. (Psalms 139:1-12, John 4:24)
We believe that Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh and that He ever existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit. In His incarnation, He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man. (John 1:1-3, 14, 18, 8:58, 10:30-33, Luke 1:30-37)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, that He regenerates the sinner by the Word of God, that He permanently indwells in the church, and the body of each believer, that He seals, enlightens, instructs, and guides every born-again person, and that He is the efficient power for godly living, Christian service, and spiritual worship. (John 16:7-15, 3:5-7, I Peter 1:23,Ephesians 4:30, John 14:16-17, 26)
We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that He arose bodily from the dead on the third day in the same body in which He suffered and died. We also believe that our Lord ascended into Heaven; that He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and Divine Advocate with the Father. We believe that by His finished work on the Cross, and His unceasing ministry or intercession in glory that Jesus Christ has procured for every believer Eternal Redemption and Everlasting life. (I Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 5:9, Mark 16:19,John 3:16, 20, 27, Hebrews 5:9, 7:25, 8:1, 9:12, I John 2:1)
We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, Premillennial, Pretribulation and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which is known as the rapture of the church. We also believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His saints a t the end of the Great Tribulation. This phase of His coming is known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When He returns to the earth with His saints, we believe that Jesus Christ will establish His millennial Kingdom and will reign for one thousand years. (Titus 2:13, I Thessalonians 4:13-17, John 14:3, Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6)
We believe that man was created by the direct act of God in the image of God. We believe that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, are totally depraved and for those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word and deed; and that they must be born-again to be accepted of God. (Romans 3:10, 3:23, 5:12;John 3:1-21)
We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles to become the Body and Bride of our Lord and who have been obedient to the Lord by submitting to the ordinance of Believer’s Baptism. Christ is the Head, and the Holy Spirit is the active agent of the Godhead who ever seeks to bring about within its ranks obedience to the Word of God and the Will of God. The one body unites believers to each other, and all to Christ; and its chief purpose of existence is to evangelize the world and ground them in God’s Word. (Acts 1:8, 15:14,Mark 16:15, Romans 1:16, Ephesians 5:23-24, I Corinthians 12:12-13)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just at the Rapture (I Thessalonians 4:16, I Corinthians 15:41-57), and of the unjust at the end of time. (Revelation 20:11-15, John 5:28-29)
We believe in a Heaven and a Hell. Heaven, the place of eternal, conscious joy for all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Hell, the place of eternal, conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire for all who reject Jesus Christ and those dying in their sin. (John 14:1-6, 8:24, Psalms 9:17, 16:11, Philippians 1:21, 23, II Thessalonians 1:7-9,Revelation 20:10-15)
We believe that Satan is a personal being, a fallen angel, prince of demons, the god of this age, the enticer and deceiver, the adversary of Christ and His people, the accuser of the brethren, whose end is the Lake of Fire. (II Corinthians 4:3-4, I Peter 5:8, Matthew 25:41, John 8:44, Revelation 12:9-10, 20:3, Job 1:6-7)
We believe that the Scriptures teach non-conformity to the world for every believer; that born-again people should be separated from the world unto Christ; that it is clearly commanded of God to all believers to live their lives of separation from all worldly and sinful practices and to be holy as He is Holy.We believe that positional sanctification occurs at the moment of regeneration and that the practical sanctification is to be progressive throughout the entire life span of a believer here on earth. God’s provision for holy living is in the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, resurrection and ascension; the indwelling person and power of the Holy Spirit and the believer’s yieldedness to Him; and by the powerful Word of God. (Colossians 1:13, Hebrews 10:1, 14, Colossians 3:1-4, II Corinthians 6:1-14, Ephesians 1:15, 5:25-27, I Corinthians 6:19-20, Galatians 5:16-23, John 17:17, Hebrews 4:12)
We believe that two ordinances are significant above any other that Christians are commanded to observe, namely Water Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. While recognizing that water baptism has no saving merit, it is our conviction that after one is saved, baptism is the next step in order to portray to the world the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. it is our conviction that the Scriptural method of water baptism is immersion. We believe that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death till he comes. We further believe that water baptism by immersion is observed but once, and is a sign of identification, and a testimony to newness of life, but the Lord’s Supper is commemorative, and is to be observed often as a memorial of the Broken Body and Shed Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:9-13, I Corinthians 11:23-33)