Biblical Beliefs

(Declaration of Faith)

The Trinity

There is one God, eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.

(1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humanity and thus, atoned our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory; for His church, His people.

(John 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5;1 Timothy 2:5)

Virgin Birth

Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the womb of the virgin Mary; therefore, He is the Son of God.

(Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:27)

Salvation

We are saved by grace through in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works nor our human efforts.

(Ephesians 2:8; Galatians 2:16; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22)

Baptism

Water Baptism:  We believe this is an outward confession of an inward transformation. Though it is not necessary to be a "believer" it is to become a disciple.

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit:  Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole world.

(John 2:28; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1, 10:37)

Repentance

Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be renewed by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.

(Acts 2:21; 1 John 1:9)

The Bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths.In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25)

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Holy Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 1:22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11)

Tithing

"Tithe" means "a tenth part." It is giving the first tenth of our income to support and fund the mission God wants to fulfill through His church. Why should we tithe? God commends that we are to give with cheerfulness and the willingness of our own hearts. It expresses our love for God and the anticipation to accomplish the plans He has called us to achieve.

(Matthew 23:23; Deuteronomy 16:17; Proverbs 3:9; 1 Corinthians 16:2)

Jesus' Blood

The blood that Jesus shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse humanity of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for our sinfulness, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is eternal death.

Heaven

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

(Matthew 5:3; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4)

Hell

After living life on earth, the unbelievers/unrighteous will be judged by God and sent to eternal hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and his fallen angles.

(Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43; Revelation 14:9)

Redemption

Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Chris, the Son of God.

(Genesis 1:26, 3:1; Romans 5:12)

Regeneration

For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

(John 6:44, 65)

Sanctification

Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

(1 Thessalonians 4:3; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Hebrews 2:11)

Christian 

Living

Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside of them by His Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished: when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.

(2 Corinthians 4:5)

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.

(Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:1; 2 Timothy 1:5; 1 Corinthians 12:1; 1 Peter 4:10)

God's Will for Provision

It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in all areas of life; both soul and spirit. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God's will on earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ's provision in order to better serve others.

Spiritual

(John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17)

Mental and Emotional

(2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 4:7)

Physical

(Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:17)

Financial

(Joshua 1:8 Luke 6:38)

Resurrection of Jesus

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to resurrection of eternal damnation.

(Psalms 103:2; Isaiah 53:5; Acts 8:8;

1 Corinthians 12:9; Romans 11:29)

The Lord's Last Supper

A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38)

Healing the Sick

Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus' work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 19:2; Luke 10:8; Acts 28:9)

God's

Eternal Will

It is the Father's will for all to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. To come to the knowledge that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Not a savior the cultures of this world deemed worthy to be glorified, but rather Jesus Christ who can deliver us from our sinful nature. Jesus is the center as to how we ought to live; being submitted to the Father in all things, walking humbly before men, living by His Holy Spirit, showing compassion for others, yet despising all forms of sin. This is the will of the Father: to be in right standing with Him by His Word and by His Holy Spirit.

(Mark 3:35; Matthew 21:32;

John 1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:18;

1 Thessalonians 4:3)

Second Coming of Christ

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

(Matthew 24:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 

2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 1:7)

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LGBTQ+

Let's face it, we all know that the church has been ridiculed over accepting LGBTQ+ people, in terms of not speaking against the lifestyle of the community. So as a church that cares for people and the souls of people, we want to speak directly to the issue of the matter.

 

We believe every christian ought to show love and compassion for people... without the compromise of condoning, promoting, or praising the lifestyle of anything outside of the will of God.

 

As believers of the Bible, we are taught to flee from sexual immorality. Also, that we should “avoid sexual immorality” and learn to control our own bodies in a way that is “holy and honorable to God, first." Jesus even teaches that marriage is between both man and woman; male and female, and that sex is to be within the bonds of marriage, as man and woman become united in holy matrimony. 

(Ephesians 5:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:3;

1 Corinthians 6:18)

Racism

This one is pretty simple. Jesus came to save all. Not just one ethnicity. Not just one people. Not just one culture. Not even just one language. Jesus came to save that which was lost. All of us, regardless of the color of our skin or the content of our character.

 

The Bible teaches that God has made “of one blood, all nations of men. God teaches us that it is wrong for us to have feelings of a level of superiority over others, on the basis of skin color or class. We all have the equal right to live and receive salvation through Jesus. So at the start and end of every day, one is not more saved than the other, nor more holy because of one's skin color or ethnic background.

(Acts 17:26; Philippians 2; James 2; Galatians 3:28; Colossians 3:11)

Abortion

To basis of abortion, we believe that we have the right to free will, and freedom to choose. All the while, we cannot advocate nor promote the killing of an unborn child, regardless of the circumstance.

 

This issue has everything to do with the moral decision a mother must make in the sight of God. Legislators, in some states, have considered making it possible for a mother to abort her child even up to birth. But, to save any argument or any early judgements, this is a concern of God and us, as His church: to value the sanctity of an innocent human life.

 

The word of God tells us that God’s care and concern extends to the womb: "I created you in your mother's womb. . . fearfully and wonderfully." 

There are many other verses that give us more of a profound perspective and framework to the principle of the the innocent human being in the womb.

(Exodus 21:22-25; Judges 13:7-8; 

Psalms 139:13-16; Psalms 51:5)

Politics and Government

Our concerns for government and political affairs has a lot to do with how God structured society and culture. The Bible tells us that government is ordained by God. We are to render service and obedience to the government, and submit to civil authority. All the while, there may be certain times when we might be forced to obey God rather than men. Whether that be in service to those in need, or gathering together as the Bible teaches us.  

 

These principles may apply to issues such as war, civil disobedience, politics, and governmental structure.

(Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 22:21;

1 Peter 2:13-17; Acts 5:29)

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