Summary of Beliefs

 THE GODHEAD

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: FATHER, SON and HOLY SPIRIT.

Deu. 4:35,39; 6:4 (Gen. 2:24 – oness in plurality); 1 John 5:7; 1 Cor. 12;3-6

The Father - Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power (the Son and theHolySpirit also have these divine attributes). We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. James 1:17-18; Mat. 5:48; Ps. 2:2; John Chapter 17;

 

The Son - Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of Mary* (while a virgin), sinless in His life, and making atonement for the sin of the world by His shed blood and death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, and His high priestly intercession for Christians. His personal, visible and triumphant return to the world according to His promise. Isa. 9:6; Matt. 1:18-25; John 1:14; Heb. 10:7; John 1:29; 1 John 2:1-2; John 14:3; 1 Thes. 4:15-17; Acts 1:11; 4:12 (Mary* later had four sons and at least three daughters to Joseph – Mat. 13:55-57; Gal. 1:19)

 

The Holy Spirit (the third Person of the Godhead) - who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and regenerates, sanctifies, and comforts those who believe (trust) in Jesus Christ. John 16:7-11; Luke 11:13; 1 Cor. 12:13; 2 Thes. 2:13; Ps. 51:11

THE SCRIPTURES

The Scriptures of the Old Testament(39 books) and New Testament (27 books) are verbally inspired of God, and are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. 2 Tim. 3:14-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; Acts 17:11,12; 18:24-28; Ps. 12:6,7;Lk. 24:27

The King James Bible (1611,1769), based on the Masoretic and Received Texts, is the preferred Bible in the English Language.

 

MANKIND

Man was created in the image of God, he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, and are captive to Satan’s kingdom unless saved.

Gen. 1:27; 2:7,21-23; Ps. 51:5,6; Ro. 3:10-12; 2 Tim. 2:25-26

 

SALVATION

All who repent and receive, by faith, Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and, therefore, become children of God. Justification declares a Christian righteous in the sight of God, by grace through faith, in Christ alone. We are sanctified (made holy), and receive ongoing sanctification through continuous obedience to God's will; by studying the Scriptures, and being led by the Holy Spirit in our gifts and calling. John 14:6; John 1:12-13; 2 Pet. 3:9; Eph. 1:3-14 (Ro. 3:20; 6:15); 2:1-10; 2 Tim. 2:11-16; Phil. 2:1-5; 1 Cor. 10:13); Eph. 1:13; 4:30

THE CHURCH

The Church is a living, spiritual body in which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. A visible church (local church) is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for the purpose of leading believers toward maturity through worship, instruction, fellowship and evangelism.Christ has committed to the local church, the practices of Baptism and Communion to be observed until He comes, and that Christ has committed to the church the responsibility to proclaim to a lost world their need to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to recognize Him as Lord. Each local church has Elders and Deacons.Each fellowship is independent and autonomous, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority We also believe that it is the responsibility of the church (individually and corporately) to live in submission to the government - as long as that does not violate Scripture or conscience - and to pray for those who are in authority over us.(1 Tim. 2:1-3) Eph. 1:22-23; Ro. 6:3-5; Acts 8:36,37,38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Rom. 10:14,15; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Pet. 5:1; 1 Tim. 3:3:1-13

 

ISRAEL

God chose Abraham to be the progenitor of Israel. He has pledged everlasting covenants with Abraham and his Israelite descendants, whose tribes will occupy the land of Israel in the Millennium, from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates. The present State of Israel has been divinely established as a Jewish (Israelite) nation in which a remnant will be saved during the Great Tribulation

Gen. 12:1-3; 15:18; 17;1-21; Ex. 2;24; 31;16-17; Deut. 7:6-8; Ro. Chs.9-11; Zech. 12:2-10; 13:8-9: Jer 31:31-40

THE SAVED AND THE UNSAVED IN ETERNITY

There will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost. Mat. 25:31-46; 2 Pet. 2:4-7; 2 Cor. 5:1,2; Col. 1:4,5; Phil. 2:10-16

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