OUR DOCTRINAL BELIEFS
That the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New
Testaments, is the inerrant and complete Word of God, the total
authority in all matters of faith and practice.
(2 Tim. 3:16.17;
2 Peter 1:20-21;
That there is one God, eternally existing
in three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
; Matthew 28:19;
That the Lord
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy
Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and True man.
John 1:18 ;
That man was
created in the image of God: that he sinned and thereby incurred not only
physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God:
and that, as a consequence, all mankind is declared by God to be totally
Romans 6:23 ;
That the Lord
Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary and complete sacrifice for the sins
of the whole world and that only those who believe in Him are
1 Timothy 2: 5-6
; 1 John 2:1-2).
That the Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the
same body, though glorified, in which He was crucified; that he
ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father as
Head of the Church.
1 ; Acts 1:9-11;
That the Lord Jesus Christ will come
again personally: that He will come in the air prior to the seven year
Tribulation; hence, at any moment, to receive the Church, His Body, unto
Himself in Heaven; and following the Great Tribulation, He will return
visibly to the earth with His saints to inaugurate His millennial
kingdom of universal peace and righteousness.
4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:51-58;
2 Pet. 3:1-131 ;
That both the
believer and the unbeliever will be resurrected bodily in their own order,
the saved unto everlasting bliss, the lost unto everlasting and conscious
(I Cor. 15:1-50 1;
I Thes. 4:13-18;
That on the sole
condition of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, men are born again
by the Holy Spirit: That at regeneration, all believers are indwelt
by the Holy Spirit, baptized by the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ.
and sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption.
1 Cor. 12:13;
sanctification, which is separation unto God, is threefold: positionally,
the believer was sanctified at conversion by virtue of union with Christ:
progressively, through the Word as he walks in the Spirit;
ultimately, he will be completely conformed to the image of Christ when he
sees his Savior face to face.
That the Church is the Body of
Christ, composed of all who are born again; that this church universal is
to gather together as local churches after the pattern of New Testament
doctrine and practice, including the observance of water baptism and the
Lord's Supper: and that God performs the ministry of His church through
1 Cor. 12:1-311 ;
That the Great Commission
was given to the Church and that this task of world evangelism is the
mission of the Church today. (Matt. 28:18-20;
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