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What We Believe


Articles of Faith

Section 1: The Doctrine of God the Father
We believe in the Doctrine of one God. The God of the Bible, The Creator, who is infinite and perfect Spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end.

Section 2: The Doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the doctrine of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. He was in Heaven (John 1:1) came to earth, lived among us (I Timothy 3:16), died for us I Peter 3:18), rose again )I Corinthians 15:4), ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:9), and is now seated at the right hand of God interceding for us (Romans 8:34). The Bible declares this Jesus, Lord (I Corinthians 8:6), Jesus being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, is truly God and was truly man.

Section 3: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a person who has been sent by God to dwell and work in the lives of believers. At Salvation, a person receives the Holy Spirit who leads, guides, indwells, convicts, and empowers (John 16).

Section 4: The Doctrine of the Trinity
We believe in the doctrine of the Trinity. There is one God, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (I John 5:7). One being, three essences.

Section 5: The Doctrine of the Holy Scripture
We believe in the Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures as the inerrant Word of God as originally given. It is God breathed (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21). The word is infallible, perfect, flawless (Psalm 19:7, II Samuel 22:31). It is made up of 66 books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. The Word is to be used for teaching, correcting, rebuking, and training in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16). The Word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12).

Section 6: The Doctrine of Atonement
We believe in the Doctrine of Atonement. Jesus made atonement for our sins. The plan of atonement originated in Heaven. We see the first sign of this revealed to man in Genesis 3:15. A price must be paid for the sins of mankind (Romans 6:23). A proper sacrifice had to be given and Jesus Christ through God's love (John 3:16), laid down His life for us. As the spotless Lamb of God (Hebrews 7:26) Jesus paid the price.

Section 7: The Doctrine of Resurrection
We believe in the Doctrine of Resurrection. Jesus literally died and He was literally raised from the dead by the power of God (Acts 2:24). Jesus is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest making intercession for us. The belief in the resurrection is the central truth of the gospel. Without resurrection we have no hope of our own resurrection and life eternal in Heaven.

Section 8: The Doctrine of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ
We believe in the Doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ. Jesus Christ will return personally, visibly, physically, (Acts 1:11), pre-millenial, and imminent. He is coming back in great power and glory (Luke 21:27). He is coming back to bring completeness to our salvation (Hebrews (28). At this time He will judge all mankind for the deeds they have done (Matthew 25:31-32).

Section 9: The Doctrine of the Lostness of Mankind
We believe in the Doctrine of the Lostness of Mankind. Without Christ, man is lost and destined to life eternally separated from God (Isaiah 59:2, II Thessalonians 1:9). All have sinned (Romans 3:23) and are in need of the Savior. Without Christ, mankind is destined to eternity in a literal Hell (Matthew 5:22, 13:42). We believe in a bodily resurrection for the righteous at the rapture entering into eternal joy in Heaven and of the unjust at the end of time entering eternal punishment in the Lake of Fire.

Section 10: The Doctrine of the Church
We believe in the Doctrine of the Church. The church unites all those who belong to and believe in Christ Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Christ Jesus is the head of the church. There is the local church and the universal church. The purpose of the church is to evangelize, equip, encourage, bring glory and honor and praise to God, gather for worship and fellowship, and share in the Lord's supper and baptism. The mission of the Church is found in Matthew 38:19-20 and Mark 16:15. The body of Christ, the church, must not remain within its own walls. It must take the message of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world, both locally and universally.

Section 11: Sacraments
We believe in the Sacrament of Baptism. This is for all believers to obediently follow Christ. We believe the scriptureal mode of baptism is immersion. Immersion represents the believers union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Christ was baptized and commanded His disciples to baptize. This is a step of obedience, signifying an outward expression of one's inward confession of Christ. Baptism has no saving merit and should not take place until a person has received the gift of Salvation. "Repent and then be baptized." Acts 2:38.
We believe in the Sacrament of Communion. This is for all believers to obediently follow Christ. The church should share together in the Lord's Supper (I Corinthians 11). We are to partake in remembrance of Christ and what He has done for us. The bread represents His body which was broken for us. The cup represents His blood which was shed for us. They are not literally His body and blood, just symbols. This invitation to the table is for believers only. This is an act of obedience and an act of worship. This must be done out of love and respect, with a clean heart and conscience, communion shall be observed no less than quarterly in a calendar year.

1 Every person needs to be saved:
For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
2 No one can save themselves:
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us. (Titus 3:5)
3 We all need to accept Jesus Christ as our own personal savior:
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36)
4 You can know that you have eternal life:
These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God that ye may know that ye have eternal life" (1 John 5:13)

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