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STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE BIBLE

WE BELIEVE that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired, infallible, inerrant, plenary Word of the Living God. Both Testaments are uniquely authoritative in all matters with which they deal, scientific and historical, as well as moral and theological. The Bible is the sole and final authority in matters of faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16). We believe the Bible should be interpreted in its literal, historical, grammatical setting, from a dispensational, premillennial pretribulational position. We believe that the sign gifts of early Church have ceased and are not for the Church today.

BIBLICAL CREATION

WE BELIEVE the Biblical account of a literal, six-day special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms, without any evolutionary process. (Gen. 1-2)

HISTORICITY

WE BELIEVE the full historicity and perspicuity of the Biblical record of primeval history, including the literal existence of Adam and Eve as the progenitors of all the human race, the literal fall of humanity, and resultant divine curse on the creation, the world-wide-universal cataclysmic flood, and the origin of nations and languages at the tower of Babel. (Gen. 1-10)

THE TRINITY

WE BELIEVE in the one Triune Godhead, being the eternal, transcendent, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, personal God existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I Pet. 1:2, Matt. 28:18-19). We believe they are co-equal in power and glory, identical in their essential nature, attributes, and perfection. (Gen. 1:2, Mk. 12:29, Jn. 1:14, 17:5, Acts 5:3-4, II Cor.13:14, Heb. 1:1-3, Rev. 1:4-6)

GOD THE FATHER

WE BELIEVE that God the Father, the First Person of the divine Trinity, is infinite, spirit, sovereign, eternal, unchangeable in all His attributes. He is worthy of honor, adoration and obedience.

GOD THE SON

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the eternal co-equal Son of God, that He became man (Heb. 2:16, Jn. 1:14), and that He continues to be the unique God-man in two distinct natures. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the perfect, sinless God-man, indissolubly united in one divine Person since his unique incarnation by miraculous conception and virgin birth.

HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who convicts, regenerates, indwells, and seals all believers in Jesus Christ until the day of redemption (I Cor. 6:19). He baptizes them into the body of Christ, and fills those who yield to Him. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to all believers. However, the manifestation of any particular sign gifts is not required as evidence of salvation. The Holy Spirit convicts, convinces, and reproves the world of sin, righteousness and judgment (Rom. 8:9, Eph. 1:13-14). We believe the gift of tongue has ceased and is NOT relevant for the Church today (I Cor. 13:8-11).

REDEMPTION

WE BELIEVE in the substitutionary and redemptive sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the sin of the world, through his literal, physical, bodily vicarious substitutionary death on the cross, making atonement for the sin of the world. (Jn. 1:29)

RESURRECTION

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, that He ascended into heaven, that there in His state of glorification He is now the great high priest, intercessor, and advocate for all believers. (I Cor. 15:20, Luke 24, Acts 1:3)

SALVATION

WE BELIEVE that in order to secure salvation and restoration, man must be born again. Personal salvation from the eternal penalty of sin is provided solely by the sovereign grace of God on the basis of the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a gift of God through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ(I Pet. 2:24, Eph. 2:8). We believe that MAN must choose to believe and choose to say YES unto salvation. Salvation is available to "ALL Who Believe", yet Not ALL will believe.

SATAN

WE BELIEVE in the existence of a personal, malignant spirit being called Satan, who is tempter and accuser, for whom the place of eternal punishment (hell) was prepared, where all who die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious, bodily torment for eternity. (Jn 8:44; Eph 6:11-12; Gen 3:1-5; Job 1:6-7; Isa 14:12; Ezek 28:12-15; Matt 2: 24; I Pet 5:8; Rev 9:11; 12: 10)


THE CHURCH

WE BELIEVE the Church is the Body of Christ, a spiritual organism composed of all born-again persons in this present age, that the primary mission of the church is to witness for the Lord Jesus Christ (Evangelize the Sinner), and preach the Gospel among all nations (Exalt the Savior), edify the believers in the body (Equip the Saints), and that the Church will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (rapture) prior to His return to set up His kingdom (Matt. 28:19-20).We "DO NOT" believe that the Church is "SPIRITUAL ISRAEL". We believe that Israel and the Church are separate and that God deals with each separately and uniquely.

THE CHRISTIAN'S LIFE

WE BELIEVE that it is God's will for Christians to live a life of victory over sin and defeat, and to have a vital, vibrant part in the carrying out of the great commission. We believe this is possible as we are daily committed to Him and His care, as we are yielded to Him as Lord of our lives. This life of yielding and trusting will be expressed through daily prayer, and a continuous feeding on the Word, in faithful assembling together with fellow believers and in giving a tithe, according as God has prospered, in being a continuing witness to the unsaved, and in being separated from worldly practices or entangling alliances with unbelievers.

LAST THINGS

WE BELIEVE in the future rapture, the snatching away of the body of Christ, at which time the dead in Christ shall be resurrected and we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together, to meet the Lord in the air, the coming seven literal years of tribulation through which the world shall pass during which the wrath of God shall be poured upon the unbelieving and God shall call Israel unto himself; The Second Coming-the future, personal, visible, bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth to judge, and to purge sin, and to establish His eternal kingdom, and to consummate and fulfill all His purposes in the works of creation and redemption with eternal rewards and punishments.

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