Statement of Faith

Scriptures

We believe that “all Scripture is divinely inspired by God,” by which godly men “were moved by the Holy Spirit” to write the Scriptures. We believe that the entire Bible is without error in its message (Mark 12:263613:11Luke 24:2744John 5:39Acts 1:1617:2–318:2826:22–2328:23Rom. 15:41 Cor. 2:1310:112 Tim. 3:162 Pet. 1:21).

Godhead

We believe that the Godhead forever exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God and equal in essence and character (Matt. 28:18–19Mark 12:29John 1:14Acts 5:3–42 Cor. 13:14Heb. 1:1–3Rev. 1:4–6).

Angels

We believe that God made the angels who are spirit beings. “Lucifer, the morning star”— the most elevated in position—sinned through pride, consequently to be known as Satan and followed by a third of the angels that became fallen angels known as demons who terrorized the earth (Isa. 14:12–17Ezek. 28:11–191 Tim. 3:62 Pet. 2:4Jude 6).

The Human Race

We believe that man was initially made in the image of God and after he fell through disobedience, and as an outcome of his sin, lost his relationship with God and spiritual death entered the world, followed by physical death. (Gen. 1:262:176:5Pss. 14:1–351:5Jer. 17:9John 3:65:406:35Rom. 3:10–198:6–7Eph. 2:1–31 Tim. 5:61 John 3:8).

Salvation Through Christ Alone

We believe that salvation is through Christ alone. Jesus is the only One who can save people, salvation is found in no one else. No one else and in no other name given to people in the world is able to save us. (John 5:2417:23Acts 4:12Acts 13:39Rom. 5:11 Cor. 3:21–23Eph. 1:3Col. 2:101 John 4:175:11–12).

Sanctification

We believe that the blessing of positional sanctification is when our Father in heaven sees us as blameless in Christ. Through spiritual maturity, believers become like Christ through the process of progressive sanctification. Ultimate sanctification takes place at the return of Jesus and believers receive their resurrected bodies. (John 17:172 Cor. 3:187:1Eph. 4:245:25–271 Thess. 5:23Heb. 10:101412:10).

Eternal Assurance

We believe that He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns (Luke 10:2022:322 Cor. 5:16–82 Tim. 1:12Heb. 10:221 John 5:13).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity who took up His dwelling on the earth and upon the arrival of Pentecost abides in each believer and by His sanctification joins all to Christ in one body, and that He, as the Indwelling One is the administrator of all spiritual gifts (John 14:16–1716:7–151 Cor. 6:191 Cor 12:1Eph. 2:222 Thess. 2:7Acts 4:831Rom. 8:231 Cor. 13:8).

The Church

We believe that all who are joined to the risen Son of God are individuals from the congregation which is the body of Christ, which started at Pentecost. Its individuals are established as such paying little mind to enrollment or non-membership in the coordinated houses of worship on earth. We believe that by the same Spirit all who profess in this age are sanctified through the Holy Spirit to become one body in Christ, whether Jews or Gentiles, having become the church of Christ (Matt. 16:16–18Acts 2:42–47Rom. 12:51 Cor. 12:12–27Eph. 1:20–234:3–10Col. 3:14–15).

Sacraments or Ordinances

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the solitary ceremonies and mandates of the congregation and that they are a scriptural methods for declaration for the congregation in this age (Matt. 28:19Luke 22:19–20Acts 10:47–4816:32–3318:7–81 Cor. 11:26).

The Christian Journey

We believe that we are called to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit and to live after the Spirit so that we will not gratify the desires of the fallen nature. Our fallen nature will not be eradicated in this life time. The Holy Spirit will continually keep us in relation to Christ, so that we may appear blameless before our Lord on the day of judgment (Rom. 6:11–138:2412–13Gal. 5:16–23Eph. 4:22–24Col. 2:22Col. 2:1–101 Pet. 1:14–161 John 1:4–73:5–9).

The Great Commission

We believe in the message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved that they are sent forward by Him into the world even as He was sent forward of His Father into the world and sent us to make disciples (Matt. 28:18–19Mark 16:15John 17:18Acts 1:82 Cor. 5:18–201 Pet. 1:172:11).

Our Great Hope

We believe that according to the Bible our reunion will be gathering to Himself into heaven those who are alive at his second coming (John 14:1–31 Cor. 15:51–52Phil. 3:201 Thess. 4:13–18Titus 2:11–14).

Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the worst time in human history will be known as the Great Tribulation, which will be put to an end by the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be coming on the clouds bringing His rewards for those who are born again in Christ. (Deut. 30:1–10Isa. 11:9Ezek. 37:21–28Matt. 24:15–25:46Acts 15:16–17Rom. 8:19–2311:25–271 Tim. 4:1–32 Tim. 3:1–5Rev. 20:1–3).

Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the worst time in human history will be known as the Great Tribulation, which will be put to an end by the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will be coming on the clouds bringing His rewards for those who are born again in Christ. (Deut. 30:1–10Isa. 11:9Ezek. 37:21–28Matt. 24:15–25:46Acts 15:16–17Rom. 8:19–2311:25–271 Tim. 4:1–32 Tim. 3:1–5Rev. 20:1–3).

The Eternal State

We believe that at death the spirits of the individuals who have placed their trust in our Lord Jesus Christ for salvation pass promptly into His presence and remain in continuous bliss until the resurrection of the glorified body when Christ comes for His own. However, the unbelievers after death are aware of judgment and hopelessness until the last judgment at the great white throne, when soul and body will be rejoined and cast into the lake of fire. These damned souls will remain in eternal torment away from the presence of our Lord (Luke 16:19–2623:422 Cor. 5:8Phil. 1:232 Thess. 1:7–9Jude 6–7Rev. 20:11–15).

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Inspired from the Doctrinal Statement of Dallas Theological Seminary and references of the Bible verse quotations.

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