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Our Beliefs

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 


THE BIBLE, inerrant in the original writings, is the Word of God and the final authority for faith and practice.

 

For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. (Matt. 5:18, NKJV)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, (2 Tim. 3:16, NKJV)
for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Pet. 1:21, NKJV)

GOD, the Creator of all things, eternally exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The three have distinct personalities, but are in substance one God (John 10:30).

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
(2 Cor. 13:14, NKJV)
But to the Son He says: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. (Heb. 1:8, NKJV)
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied to men but to God.”
(Acts 5:3,4, NKJV)

MAN, created in the image of God, willfully disobeyed his Creator and thereby sin and death entered the world. Incapable of reconciling a relationship with God, the human race needs a Savior to be delivered from the guilt and penalty of sin.

 

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
(Gen. 1:26, NKJV)
Therefore…through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned (Rom. 5:12, NKJV)

JESUS CHRIST, born of a virgin, was God incarnate who lived a sinless life and then voluntarily gave Himself as the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. After He suffered the penalty for sin on the cross, He was laid in a borrowed tomb. But the grave could not hold Him and on the third day He was bodily raised and after forty days ascended back to heaven (Acts 1:3, 9).

 

Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, “God with us.” (Matt. 1:23, NKJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-14, NKJV)
And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (1 John 2:2, NKJV)
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. (1 Cor. 15:3-6, NKJV)

ALL who place their trust in Jesus Christ are eternally saved. In no way can man earn a place in heaven. Salvation is by grace through faith, not of works. It is eternal and can never be lost.

 

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” (Acts 16:31, NKJV)
For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
(Rom. 10:13, NKJV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Eph. 2:8,9, NKJV)
And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. (John 10:28, NKJV)

TODAY, Christ is the head of the one church that He is building. All who place their trust in Jesus Christ, are instantly baptized by Christ Himself into this one body. This church is composed of all believers since its inception and will be completed when it is raptured or caught away into heaven. At that time all its members will receive their glorified bodies.

 

And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. “Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, “John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 11:15,16, NKJV)
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free–and have all been made to drink into one Spirit. (1 Cor. 12:13, NKJV)
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (1 Cor. 15:51,52, NKJV)