Statement of Faith-Doctrinal Position

We Believe:

In God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He arose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

 Each member of the body of Christ is greatly needed to fulfill and accomplish Christ’s work on the earth. 1 Pet 4:10 . In celebrating the unique bond shared by the brotherhood and sisterhood of believers with Jesus Christ as our Savior.  Actively collaborate with other brothers and sisters in Christ toward fulfilling our collective and individual purposes.  In the power of individual and corporate prayer and fasting. Est 4:16 . We should use my specific gifts and talents to nurture the worth of fellow believers and unbelievers alike.  A responsibility toward working out my own spiritual maturity and growth. Php 2:12;  Satan opposes spiritual growth, and we need to be aware of his schemes in my own life and in the lives of fellow believers.(2 Cor 2:1.); As a follower of Christ  we are called to show love and compassion to all people. 1 Pet 1:22.

That the Whole Holy Bible, which is the Old and New Testaments, is of final and supreme authority in faith and life, and being inspired by God; that special revelation is a voluntary self-disclosure of God, propositional in content and necessary for salvation; In God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, this trinity being one God, eternally existing in three persons, this Godhead being totally sovereign; and in the pre-temporal decree of God to save a definite number of mankind, and that the atonement was particular in that it was designed to bring this decree to pass;

That the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death; That the Holy Spirit serves as my connection to faith. That God is represented in these three distinct entities, all three independent but completely whole as one. That man was created in the image of God. That all human beings are born with a depraved nature and are lost and at enmity with God. By virtue of this spiritual death, all men are totally unable to do that which is meritorious in God’s sight and cannot even prepare themselves for salvation. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ, “Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree;”

That the Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all His true disciples and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to His commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular assemblies or churches, and to each of these churches He hath given needful authority for administering that order, discipline, and worship which he hath appointed;

That God created, prioritizes, and deeply values marriage as the one earthly relationship of prominence second only to that with Himself. That a woman was created to be the ezer kenegedo to a man—the one who does for him what he cannot do for himself—a needed and treasured partner, companion, encourager, confidante, and lover. Gen 2:18; In the deity of Jesus Christ, that He is co-eternal and co-equal with God the Father. That the Bible record of His virgin birth, sinless life, words, works, vicarious death, bodily resurrection and ascension, and promise of His return. Christ came into the world to provide salvation for his people through faith in Him as Savior and Lord;

That husbands and wives carry weighty responsibilities to one another and to God in a covenant relationship meant to last a lifetime. That children are a gift from God and are to be treasured and cared for with the utmost of value. Ps 113:9; That our future family and family of origin are to be a priority in prayer and in care in God-honoring ways. Jas 5:17;  That Christian service includes the believer’s personal participation in witnessing, his Christian testimony in a local congregation, and his interest in and support of God’s work and His people everywhere. For a right emphasis on the time, place, and object of our Christian stewardship, we look to the Holy Spirit for guidance and leadership;

God is glorified when we affirm and nurture the worth of others— the worth He places on them Himself. Our behavior should positively impact others for the ultimate purpose of drawing them to Christ. That Follower of Christ are called to exemplify greater levels of excellence in our compassion and care, and in our behavior, actions, and speech. In acting with patience and grace, especially when it isn’t easy. That Christian living is to recognize our utter dependence upon the power of the Holy Spirit to lead us in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. That on the third day after His crucifixion, our Lord Jesus Christ arose again from the dead with the same body in which He suffered, with which He also ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints; That our Lord Jesus Christ will in future history return bodily to this world and shall reign forever; that there shall be a future day of resurrection in which both the redeemed and the damned shall be raised from the dead, the redeemed to enjoy the estate of eternal blessedness, the damned to suffer the eternal torment of retribution. In the death of The Lord Jesus Christ,  his burial, as it is written in the Gospel and that there is no error or doubt and has been witnessed by many others in those days,  His resurrection as it has been written in the 4 synoptic Gospel, as it has been written that he is coming back again as it is written in the book of Revelation and testify by his messenger with the angel who revealed all the revelations of his messenger John.

In summary, We believe that Jesus Christ the fullness of the Godhead bodily He is our risen savior, our God and our Lord and our all in all, our everything, and of him and to him to all eternity and forever and ever. Amen

May the Grace, mercy, peace and love of God and of our risen savior Jesus Christ be with us all Amen.

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