The purpose of the Church shall be for the propagation of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19-20), the preaching and teaching of the word of God, the fellowship of the Believers, the nurturing of the Saints, the evangelization of the lost, the assembling together of the Saints of God for the public worship of God and any act or work of righteousness so desired by the Church and consistent with the Scriptures. In particular, the eventual starting of a Bible Institute, in order to train potential leaders and those interested in a Bible education.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired to the extent that the very words are chosen by God from the human written vocabulary so that the Bible is the very inerrant and preserved word of God complete in all truth. It is the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and practice. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
1. By "The Holy Bible" we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.
2. By "inspiration" we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy ghost, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or will ever be inspired.
3. By "inerrancy" we mean that the Bible is without error and completely accurate and consistent in regard to all matters of fact, history, science, philosophy, psychology, theology, and doctrine.
4. By "preservation" we mean that the books of the Bible have been preserved supernaturally through the ages by the Holy Spirit according to the promise of the Word of God and the testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God has preserved His Word for the English-speaking people in the Authorized King James Version (1611)of the Bible and reject all other english versions put together in the wake of textual criticism.
5. By "revelation" we mean that the Bible is the one and only authoritative revelation by God to man of Himself, of His covenants and dealings with man, and of His eternal redemption and salvation plan.
6. By "practice" we mean that the Bible is man's only perfect and Divinely authoritative rule and guide for doctrine, for faith and for Christian living and practice.
We believe that the Texts which are faithful to the original autographs of the Bible are the Masoretic Hebrew Text of the Old Testament, and the Textus Receptus Greek Text of the New Testament, and that the King James Bible is a true and faithful translation of these two providentially preserved Texts and is exactly what God would have for us in the English language.
II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21; Acts 1:16; Acts 28:25;
Psalm. 119:160; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:130; Psalm. 12:6-7;
Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17;Luke 24:44-45; Psalm 119:89;
Proverbs. 30:5-6; Romans 3:4; I Peter 1:23; Revelations 22:19;
John 12:48; Isaiah. 8:20; Ephesians 6:17; Romans 15:4;
Luke 16:31;Psalm 19:7-11; John 5:45-47; John 5:39.
We believe that there is one, and only one living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love, that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Exodus 20:2-3; Genesis 17:1; 1 Corinthians. 8:6; Ephesians 4:6;
John 4:24; Psalm 147:41; Psalm 90:2; Jeremiah 10:10; Exodus 15:11;
Revelations 4:11; 1 Timothy 1:17; Romans 11:33; Mark 12:30;
Matthew 28:19; John 15:26; I Corinthians 12:4-6
1. God the Father:
We believe that He is the first person of the Godhead, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and most righteous will, for His own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth. As the Creator He is the Father of all creation and that all creatures, having physical life. owe their origin to Him. We reject the ecumenical teaching that God is the Father of all, and all are brothers. We believe that He is the Spiritual Father of those who have been born again.
- Ephesians 3:14,15; John. 3:3; Ephesians 4:18; John 1:12; John 8:44
2. God the Son:
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the second person in the Godhead. The eternal Son of God became man, without ceasing to the God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary in order to reveal God and redeem man. He lived an absolutely sinless life and became the sinner's voluntary substitute on the Cross by His vicarious death for man's sin. Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day, giving eternal assurance of redemption's full payment and satisfaction of God's righteous indignation toward sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection from the dead, in His ascension to Heaven, in His presence at God's right hand, as our intercessor and advocate. - John 1:12; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24,25;
Romans 1:4; I Peter 1:3-5; Acts 2:32,36; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 1:20; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1
3. God the Holy Spirit:
We believe the Holy Spirit is the executive of the Godhead. We believe that He executes the Plan of God by convicting the unbelieving world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He regenerates all believers in the present age, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption and bestows gifts upon believers for service. He teaches the believer and sets him apart for a holy life. It is the duty of every believer to be filled. - Ro. 8:9;
I Corinthians 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13; John 14:16,17; John 16:18; I Corinthians 3:16; Acts 5:3,4
We believe that Satan is a personal being as an angel and that he was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors but through pride and ambition to be the Almighty, he fell and drew after him a host of angels. Satan is now the malignant price of power of the air and the unholy god of this world system. We hold him to man's tempter, the enemy of God and Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy. He is the lord of the anti-Christ and the author of all the powers of darkness, destined, however to final judgment of an eternal; justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.
Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Revelations 12:9; Jude 6:11;
II Peter 2:4; Ephesians 2:2; John 14:30; I Thessalonians 3:5;
Matthew 4:1-3; I Peter 5:8; I John 3:8; Matthew 13:25,37,39;
Luke 22:3,4; Revelations 12:10; II Corinthians 11:13-15;
Mark 13:21,22; I John 4:3; II John 7; I John 2:33;
Revelations 13:13,14; II Thessalonians 2:8-11;
Revelations 12:7-9; Revelations 20:1-3;
Revelations 20:10; Matthew 25:41
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God's established law was "they should bring forth only after their kind."
Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11; Acts 4:24; Colossians 1:16,17;
Hebrews 11:3; Revelations 10:6; Romans 1:20; Acts 17:23-26;
Jeremiah 10:12; Nehemiah 9:6; Genesis 1:26,27;
Genesis 2:21,23; Genesis 1:11; Genesis 1:24.
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy estate and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. The consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but by choice; and apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is not only entirely destitute of holiness, but is inclined to evil, and that continually. Therefore, under just condemnation of God; without defense or excuse and that except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place; the just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person and tenderest sympathies with the divine perfection, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and all sufficient Savior. We believe that there is no possible salvation outside of Jesus Christ and His shed blood.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one, dead in trespassed and in sin, is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that is, proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.
We believe in God's electing grace, which is according to foreknowledge; that the blessing of salvation is made free to all by the Gospel. It is the immediate duty of all to accept, by faith, God's offer of salvation. The only hindrance to salvation of any sinner is his own inherent depravity and present unbelief which, if continued in, merits the just condemnation of a holy God.
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