Doctrinal Statement

 

 

 

 

1. THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

    We believe in the Divine nature of the Lord Jesus Christ. Not only is the Lord Jesus Christ a perfect, sinless man in completeness but he is equally believed to be a manifestation of Almighty God in the flesh. Not only is he our Savior but he is our God – our “Lord” and Savior, Jesus Christ. John 1:1,14; 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 1:6-8; Matthew 1:21-23; Colossians 2:9. Any teaching contrary to this is understood and believed to be that of anti-christ. 1 John 4:1-3.

 

 

2. THE HOLY BIBLE

    We believe in the Divine Preservation of the Holy Scriptures. Through the guidance of the Divine nature of the Holy Spirit, and the instrumentality of human beings, God Almighty has preserved His words in the way He wants us to have them. This is believed to be culminated in a Perfect, Pure, Inerrant, Infallible, Written Revelation as found in the Authorized Version of the Old King James Bible. Every verse and punctuation of scripture in this “Old and Archaic Book” is truly believed to be “given by inspiration of God” and is our Final and Only Absolute Authority in ALL matters of life and death from cover to cover, including the cover. Psalms 12:6,7; 1 Peter 1:23; Matthew 24:35; Proverbs 30:5; Psalms 119:160; 2 Timothy 3:15,16.

 

 

3. THE VIRGIN BIRTH

    We believe the Old Testament prophecies of a child born of a virgin, have been fulfilled in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Mary is believed to be his virgin mother and his father is God himself through the miraculous conception by the Holy Ghost. Isaiah 7:14; Genesis 3:15; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-35.

 

 

4. SALVATION

    We believe a man MUST be born again to be saved. Salvation is totally independent of a man’s religion, tradition, education or works. A man must believe in his heart that Jesus Christ died as a substitute payment for his sins, was buried and on the third day rose again, A man must then;

    (1) repent of his sins and

    (2) receive the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior by faith in His finished work at Calvary.

We believe the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ washes away all of our sins, no matter how deep, no matter how dirty. We further believe that once a man is saved, he is eternally secure and forever a child of God. John 3:7; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 10:8-13; Acts 16:30-31; John 10:26-30; John 1:12-13.

 

 

5. SECOND ADVENT

    We believe that the return of the Lord Jesus Christ is two-fold.

    a. His coming. All true Christians will be caught up together into Heaven. We believe and patiently look forward to that great event known as the Rapture. In less time than a split second, God’s children will be transformed miraculously. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 1 John 3:1-3.

 

    b. His revelation. We believe in the future, literal, visible and physical return and reign of the Lord Jesus Christ on earth. After conquering the rebellious kings and kingdoms of this world, we believe the Lord Jesus Christ will set up His own Kingdom on this earth for a period of one thousand (1000) years to reign with his saints. 2 Thessalonians 1:7,8; Revelation 19:11-21; Revelation 20:1-7.

 

 

6. ORDINANCES

    a. Water baptism. We believe water baptism shall be by immersion. This is a figure of the Christian union in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. This is not believed to be required for salvation but in obedience to Christ’s command and in answer of a good conscience toward God, every believer is required to be baptized. Matthew 3:16; Matthew 28:18-19; 1 Peter 3:21.

    b. The Lord’s Supper. Although not essential to salvation, we believe the Lord’s supper is an ordinance to be obeyed by the local church. The elements being new wine (pure grape juice) and unleavened bread. The observance of the above is NOT believed to be a sacrifice (physically or spiritually) but a memorial;

    (1) of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ and

    (2) of his coming again.

1 Corinthians 11:2, 20-34.