Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God which was compiled by divinely inspired men (II Timothy 3:16, I Peter 1-11, II Peter 1:20-21).

We believe there is one true God whose hallowed name is Yahweh and is eternally existent in the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe that Yeshua, our Lord Jesus Christ, was sent by God into the world being conceived by the Holy Spirit, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule for a thousand years.

We believe that following the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion, He rose from the dead the third day and thereafter ascended to His Father having purchased everlasting redemption for whosoever will (Luke 23:33, 24:1-8, Acts. 1:1-11, John 7:37).

We believe in the fall and sinfulness of man and that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the redeeming blood of Christ.

We believe the provision for reconciliation has been made for everyone upon: Believing in Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death and His resurrection (Romans 10:8-11), Confessing our sins and realizing our personal need for the Savior (1 John 1:8-10) and Repenting or turning away from our sins as we are made aware of them (2Peter 3:9, Acts 17:30). Thus, being born again into the Kingdom of God (1 Peter 1:22-23, Colossians 1:12-14).

We believe that the regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to personal salvation (John 3:3, I Timothy 2:4, II Peter 3:9).

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church and that His Body, which is made up of all men and women who have been joined to Him through saving faith and obedience. The true Church of Christ is one which is whole, unified, undivided, and is the unbroken Body of Christ.

We believe in the resurrection and final judgment of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation in the lake of fire if they fail to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ at some point in their life (John 3:18-19, Luke 16:19- 31, Matt. 8:11-12, Rev. 20:10-15, 21:8). We further believe that any person who receives the mark of the beast shall be cast into the lake of fire.

We believe that there is a devil, Satan, who was defeated by Jesus Christ at Calvary. We further believe in a literal hell, also known as Gehenna and the Lake of Fire.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the rapture of born again believers at the day of the Lord as we meet with Christ in the air ( I Thess. 4:13, John 14:1-6, I Cor. 15:51-55).

We believe in the eventual Millennial reign of Jesus Christ and His saints on earth following the great tribulation (Rev. 20:2, Matthew 24:15-28).

We believe in the white throne of judgement of sinners followed by the new heaven and the new earth (Rev. 20:11-15, 21:1).

We believe that marriage is a holy covenant (God-ordained) between God and one man and one woman. “The creator made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”(Matthew 19:4-5). Marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30). We shall refuse to follow any mandates on marriage, as defined by fallible man and government, that is in direct opposition to God’s word.

We believe that life is precious and sacred. Those yet unborn are human beings, as there is personhood before birth as stated by almighty God (Genesis 25:21-23, Psalm 51:5, Psalm 139:13–16, Jeremiah 1:4-5, Isaiah 45, Luke 1:39-44).

We believe in the Sacraments:(1)Water Baptism by immersion subsequent to conversion as a symbolic representation and testimony to our identification with Jesus Christ in His substitutionary death (Romans 5:6-9, 6:1-11). And (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as our memorial of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation (1 Corinthians 11:23-34).