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Statement of faith

THE SCRIPTURES

The Bible, both Old and New Testament, is the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The scriptures are truth, without any mixture of error. They are the infallible and authoritative Living Word of God.

 

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Joshua 1:8, Psalms 119:89, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 22:29, John 1:1, John 17:17, Romans 15:4, 2 Tim.3:15-17, Hebrews 1:1-2, Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 1:2 

The One True God

 

The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM.” He is the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. 

 

He has further revealed Himself triune; eternally co-existent and co-equal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is three personalities, one life, one nature. The Father in heaven, Jesus seated at His own right hand making intercession for the saints, and the Holy Spirit in the earth empowering the saints. 

 

Deuteronomy 6:4, Psalms 11:4, Isaiah 61:1, Mathew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 1:35, John 5:21-23, John 14:10&16, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-11,  Romans 8:34, 1 Corinthians 8:6,  2 Corinthians 13:14, James 2:19

Man

 

Mankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him. However, man through sin became separated from God and His purpose for our lives. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.  

 

Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:7&22, Genesis 3, Deuteronomy 24:16, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Psalms 8:3-6, Psalms 51:5, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23,  Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:8&10

Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:7&22, Genesis 3, Deuteronomy 24:16, Deuteronomy 28:15-68, Psalms 8:3-6, Psalms 51:5, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23,  Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23, 1 John 1:8&10

Jesus

God in all His love, wisdom, justice, and grace sent His one and only son, the Lord Jesus Christ to restore the relationship between fallen man and Holy God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is God’s anointed one. He, living a blameless and perfect life, stood in our place as a substitute for us in satisfying God’s demand for perfection. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He is true God and true man. 

 

Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 61, Matthew 1:18-23, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 16:16, Matthew 27:46, Matthew 28:1-10, Luke 4:21, Luke 22:70, Luke 24:46-53, John 1:1&14, John 3:16,  John 17:1-5, John 19:30&38-42, Acts 1:9, Acts 2:22-24, Acts 7:55-56, Romans 3:25, Romans 10:4, 2 Corinthians 5:19, Galatians 4:4-5, Colossians 1:15-20, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 Timothy 3:16

Salvation

The blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross offers salvation to all, and is the only path to reconciliation with God. Salvation occurs when a person confesses with their mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believes with all their heart that God raised Him from the dead. Once salvation happens, you are born again, instantly a new creation. Salvation is a gift from God, it cannot be earned through our own effort. 

 

Isaiah 1:18, Isaiah 53:5-6, Matthew 1:21, Matthew 27:22-66, Matthew 28:1-6, Luke 1:68-69, Luke 2:28-32, John 1:12, John 3:16, John 3:36, John 5:24, John 14:6, Acts 2:21, Acts 4:12, Act 16:30-31, Romans 1:16-18, Romans 3:23-25, Romans 5:8-10, Romans 6, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Galatians 2:20-21, Galatians 3:13, Ephesians 2:8-10, Hebrews 9:24-28, Revelations 3:20

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He either chooses to exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation found only in Jesus Christ. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. 

 

John 3:16, John 3:36, Romans 6:23, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelations 20:15

Holy Spirit

Jesus spoke of the promise of a helper who would dwell within us forever. He is our advocate, our spirit of truth, our comforter. He is the Holy Spirit whose indwelling provides the ongoing sanctifying power that allows us to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. 

At the day of Pentecost, the Spirit was poured out on all believers, enabling them with spiritual gifts that they might be His witness.

 

Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12, Luke 24:49, John 14:16-18, John 15:26, John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 13:2, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:14-16, Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14, Revelations 22:17

Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Sickness and disease are not from God. He came to give us life and life more abundant. Daily health and divine healing were purchased by Jesus’ atoning sacrifice. Wisdom for the healthy stewardship of our bodies and divine healing by the laying on of hands are available to every believer. 

 

Psalm 103:2-3, Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 16:17-18, John 10:10,  Acts 8:6-7, James 5:14-16, 1 Corinthians 12:9&28, Romans 11:29

Christ's Return

At the ascension, the angels said, “This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw him go into heaven.” 

 

There will be a resurrection of the saints and rapture of the Church. Jesus will return physically and visibly as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. 

 

Matthew 24:30, Matthew 26:63-64, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8, Revelations 1:7

The great Commission

All those believing in Jesus Christ are called to be His disciples and are given a mission to fulfill before His return. Jesus commands all His disciples (not just a few elect) to preach the Gospel to all nations and people, to work miracles in His name to testify to the Gospel, to baptize new believers, and to make disciples of those who receive Christ. 

 

Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15-18, John 8:30-31