Statement of Faith

We believe the Holy Scriptures teach the following:

We believe in one true, almighty, eternal God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, Who are One.

We believe that God is the Creator and Lord of all things.

We believe that the Holy Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is without error in all its teaching. This includes the Bible’s teachings about creation, history, salvation, righteousness, and its own origin.

We believe everything the Bible teaches about every Christian doctrine.

We believe that salvation from humanity’s sin and depravity requires forgiveness from God. This forgiveness results in New Birth. Forgiveness and being born again are, and can only be, attained through faith in Jesus Christ, God’s Son, and in His efficacious death on the cross of Calvary and His resurrection from the dead. Without being born again, no one can see, or enter the Kingdom of God.

We believe that all believers are called upon to live a holy and righteous life in harmony with the teachings of the Holy Bible, submitting to those in authority (both spiritual and civil) over them. Though no person has it within himself or herself to fulfill this holiness and righteousness, Christ lives within each person who has accepted Him as Savior. Christ within is well able to live a holy and righteous life as we listen to His voice and yield to His will in submission to Him.

We believe that all believers should be baptized in water, confirming their faith and obeying the command of the Lord.

We believe that every believer should experience the infilling of the Holy Spirit along with all that God tells us, through Scripture, about this infilling.

We believe that there is a life hereafter: heaven for the righteous, hell for the wicked and rebellious. God, Himself is the only One Who makes this judgment.

We believe in the ever-unfolding revelation of Jesus Christ, His salvation, and His coming Kingdom.

We believe that Jesus Christ will, in God’s appointed time, return to the earth to raise the dead, judge and rule over the nations with His Church, the Body of Christ, in His everlasting Kingdom.

We believe that God’s Spirit is presently moving in the universal Church, for the coming together of the Body of Christ and the establishment of His coming Kingdom as described in Genesis 49:10, John 17:21 and other scriptures.

We believe the Bible’s message of life and fulfillment, and we believe that God has determined that He will bring us to the fullness of the life He has for us and to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and that He will accomplish this through His Church, which is His Temple that is built according to His pattern.

We believe in orders, statements, and vision of Ephesians 4:11-13.

We believe in local congregations overseen by elders and deacons as shown in Titus 1:5 and other scriptures.

We believe that every member has and is a ministry in the body of Christ as described in 1 Corinthians 12:11 and other scriptures.

We believe in being led by the Spirit of God as described in Roman 8:14 and other scriptures.

We believe that God speaks through Scripture to define the order of the home, the family, and marriage.

We believe that the Bible defines every aspect of the functioning of the pattern for the church service, the government of the Church, how revelation is received and kept pure, how the Scripture is to be interpreted, and many other details of the pattern of the Church that is God’s Temple in this hour.

We believe that we are commanded in Scripture: “See that you build all things according to the pattern.”

We believe that the Church must avoid following the lead of ungodly intellectuals since all conclusions of the ungodly are tentative. Christ is the source of all certainty of knowledge. Ungodly thinking always depends on at least one assumption, and a chain of thought is only as strong as its weakest link. That doesn’t mean that we don’t respect skills or pragmatic answers, but it does mean that those skills and pragmatic answers never yield final answers. Human thought without a premise of divine revelation can never be used to interpret the Bible or the commands of God.

We believe that the Bible does not encourage speculative rationalization, reasoning based on unfounded assumptions and presuppositions and leveraged logic that try to expand knowledge beyond what God has revealed.

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