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OUR FAITH

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Everything begins with the Bible

THE WORD OF GOD (Psalm 12:6-7; 19:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, inerrant, infallible, and God breathed. The 66 books of the Old and New Testament are complete. They were written by men moved by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, the Bible is the sole authority for the Christian’s faith and conduct. 

THE GOD HEAD (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:10, 26; 1 John 5:7)

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are equal in every divine perfection. 

JESUS CHRIST (Isaiah 7:14; John 10:30; Luke 1:26-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin. Jesus was born that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. Jesus is both the Son of God and God the Son. 

RESURRECTION (Acts 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-41, 50-52)

The crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected and He ascended into heaven. There will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust: the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost. 

HOLY SPIRIT (John 16:7-14; 1 Corinthians 12:11-13; Romans 8:9; 1 John 5:7)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel, and He is the agent in the New Birth, baptizing all true believers into the body of Christ. 

MAN (Genesis 1:26; 3:6; Romans 5:12; 6:23)

Man was created in the image and after the likeness of God. However, by voluntary transgression man fell from his sinless and happy state. The result of the fall is that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are under the condemnation of God without excuse or defense. 

ATONEMENT (Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 5:1-9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are justified on the merits of His shed blood.

SALVATION (John 1:12; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9)

The salvation of sinners is wholly of grace received through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way of salvation. Nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner, except his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel. 

ETERNAL SECURITY (John 3:16; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 5:11-12)

Those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. The believer’s security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ. In other words, believers are kept by God’s power secured in Christ forever.

END TIMES (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:5-52; Revelations 3:10)

There is a Blessed Hope that awaits believers in Jesus Christ: the personal, pre-tribulational, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. At the rapture the church will be gathered together unto our Savior Jesus Christ. Following the tribulation Christ will return to set up His millennial kingdom on earth.

 

SCRIPTURAL ORDINANCES (Acts 8:36-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)

The Scriptural ordinances of the church are Baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, and it is the believer’s testimony to the world of their belief in Jesus Christ and their identification with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. 

The Lord’s Supper should be taken by believers and is the commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes and a reminder of our fellowship with Him. The Lord’s Supper should be preceded by careful self-examination.

 THE CHURCH (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; 1 Timothy 3:15-16)

The local church is a congregation of baptized believers who are practicing the New Testament principles; believing its doctrines; observing its ordinances; and associating for worship, work, and fellowship. The local church is autonomous and the center of God’s program for this age, and every Christian is bound by Scripture to give his unhindered cooperation to the ministry of his or her local church.

SEPARATION (Romans 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Corinthians 6:17; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11)

Separation includes separation of the church and the individual believer from all worldly practices that dishonor the Savior.

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