ONE TRUE GOD,
Without beginning, existing eternally as three
persons, namely the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit. God alone
is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.
(Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7)
The righteous judge, seated on the throne,
eternally living in heaven.
(Luke 3:22, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Revelation 3:21)
JESUS CHRIST, THE SON
Born of a virgin, His uncreated existence and
deity, His earthly ministry and sinless life, His vicarious death and atonement
through His blood at Calvary, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into
heaven, His present ministry and His coming again in power.
(Matthew 1:23, Luke 24:36-43, John 1:1-3, Acts 1:11, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,
Hebrews 4:14-16, Hebrews 9:12, Revelation 19:11-16)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
His personality and deity, His work in each
believer, His indwelling at the moment of regeneration and filling to
empowerment for Christian life and service. All believers should earnestly seek
the promise of the Father, the baptism of the Holy Ghost according to the
command of our Lord Jesus Christ. With it comes the enduement of power for life
and service. This wonderful experience is distinct and subsequent to the
experience of the new birth. The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is
evidenced by the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives
utterance. The speaking in tongues, in this instance, is the same in essence as
the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use, and all is received by
faith. The bestowment of the gifts and their uses is the work of the Holy
24:49, John 16:7-15, Acts 1:4-5,8, 2:4, 5:3-4,10:44-48, 11:15-18, 15:7-9, Romans
8:9, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Ephesians 5:18)
His existence and personality as the great
adversary of God and His people, his judgment and final doom.
(John 12:31, Revelation 12:1-10, Revelation 20:10)
His direct creation in the image of God, being
made in three parts, spirit, soul and body, his subsequent fall into sin
resulting in spiritual death and the necessity of the new birth for his
1:26-28, 3:1-24, John 3:3-5, Romans 5:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12)
Disobedience of the laws of God, which results
in separation from God and the curse that all mankind is subsequently born into.
3:23, 6:23, 1 John 3:4)
A complete and eternal salvation by Godís grace
alone, received as the gift of God through repentance and personal faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. Confession and repentance
are required for salvation.
(Matthew 10:32-33, Acts 2:38, 3:19, Romans 10:9-10, 2 Corinthians 7:10,
Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-6, 1 Peter 1:18-19)
The only inspired Word of God including all 66
books of the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and
therefore wholly without error as originally given by God.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)
Water baptism by immersion is a direct
commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. This ordinance is a symbol of
the Christianís identification with Christ in His death, burial and
resurrection. The following is a recommendation regarding water baptism and the
terminology for it; ďOn the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the name of the Father,
Son and the Holy GhostĒ.
(Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12)
The church is the body of Christ. The Christian
church consists of believers in Jesus Christ who have repented of their sins,
who have accepted Jesus Christ by faith and are born again, and are striving by
Godís grace to live a holy and obedient life. (John
3:3, 6-7, Ephesians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12)
(Luke 10:17-20, Ephesians 6:11-18, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8-10)
Physical healing is in Christís atonement and
is available to all believers through faith in the name of Jesus Christ.
Ministry to the sick includes anointing with oil, laying on of hands and the
prayer of faith.
(Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-20, 1 Peter 2:24)
Conscious existence of the dead, the
resurrection of the body, the judgment of unbelievers, the eternal life of the
saved and the eternal punishment of the lost.
(Matthew 25:46, Luke 16:19-31, John 3:16, 5:28-29, Revelation 20:11-15)
We take these positions on
We believe God has commanded that no intimate
sexual activity should be engaged in outside of marriage. We believe any form of
homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication,
adultery and pornography are all sinful perversions of Godís gift of sex.
(Genesis 2:24, 19:4-13, 26:8-11, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-32, 1
Corinthians 5:1, 6:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4)
DIVORCE AND REMARRIAGE
We believe God hates divorce and intends
marriage to last until one spouse dies. Divorce and remarriage is regarded as
adultery except for fornication or an unbeliever desiring to depart. The spouse
is not under bondage in such cases but is freed.
(Malachi 2:14-17, Matthew 19:3-12, Romans 7:1-3, 1 Corinthians 7:12-16)
We believe that human life begins at conception
and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the
unjustified, unexcused taking of human life. Abortion is murder in the sight of
God. We reject any teaching that justifies the abortion of pregnancies due to
rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth control or population
control, or the mental well-being of the mother.
(Job 3:16, Psalms 51:5, 139:14-16, Isaiah 44:24, 49:1-5, Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18,
We believe that God has ordained and created
all authority consisting of three basic institutions, namely the family, the
church and the state. Every person is subject to these authorities and all,
including the authorities themselves, are answerable to God and are to be
governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical
responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that
no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the church
and the state are each sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres
of responsibility under God.
(Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 5:22-24, Hebrews 13:17, 1 Peter 2:13-14 )
We believe a cult is a group of persons basing
their beliefs around one manís belief of God, life and man. It always denies the
central doctrines of Christianity as found in the Bible. They very often claim
Christ or the Bible as a central part of their faith, but most often are in
direct opposition to the Christian doctrines of the Trinity and the deity of
We believe occultism is any participation or
involvement with fortune-telling, divination, enchantments, witchcraft, sorcery,
necromancy, prognostication, astrologers, magic practices and spiritism.
Scripture warns that they which do these things shall not inherit the kingdom of
God and are an abomination unto the Lord.
(Deuteronomy 18:9-12, Isaiah 47:12-15, Galatians 5:19-21)
We believe all forms of mercy killing or
painless killing are the taking of human life which is murder whether by
suicide, or induced by another. These shall not inherit the kingdom of God. We
believe in the sanctity of life and that life and death are under Godís
(Psalms 68:20, Galatians 5:19-21, 90:12, Revelation 1:18)
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