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ABOUT THE BIBLE

The inerrancy, verbal and plenary inspiration and infallibility of the Bible  We believe that the Holy Bible (39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament) is the only inspired, unfailing and complete written Word of God.  It is the revelation of God’s plan for man. People are born again through hearing and believing the message of the Bible. God’s Word is the primary sacrament God has provided for the perfecting and maturing of His children.

2 Peter 1:21, 1 Peter 1:23-2:2, John 17:17

 

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The inerrancy, verbal and plenary inspiration and infallibility of the Bible  We believe that the Holy Bible (39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament) is the only inspired, unfailing and complete written Word of God.  It is the revelation of God’s plan for man. People are born again through hearing and believing the message of the Bible. God’s Word is the primary sacrament God has provided for the perfecting and maturing of His children.

2 Peter 1:21, 1 Peter 1:23-2:2, John 17:17

 

Doctrine

 ABOUT GOD

We believe that God is One, eternally expressed in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the creator of everything that exists but was Himself not created by anyone.  He is the source of all that is good, the master of all creation, and the perfect, holy, and righteous judge of all the free creatures He has made.  Besides Him there is no other god in heaven or earth

John 14:9-16Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:331 John 5:6-8Rom. 1:20Col. 2:9

 

ABOUT THE FATHER

God is a Spirit (John 4:24).  He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation.

He is the First and the Last, and before Him there was none; neither shall there be after Him (Isaiah 43:10).

 

ABOUT THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Christ is the visible image of the invisible God, and the exact imprint of his nature, in human form. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation – (Heb.1:3Col 1:15Isa. 9:6, 7; John 1:1). Jesus is Himself God and shares equally all the qualities of the Father and the Holy Spirit (Phil. 2:6).  

Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:7-11) and “I and my Father are one” ( John 10:30).

 

We believe in the virgin birth and complete deity of Christ.  Although He existed as God from all eternity, He willfully chose to assume a human nature and was born in time and space of the virgin Mary. He did this so that by full identification with the human race He could save us from our sins, and restore our fellowship with God (Heb. 2:14).  

 

The atoning sacrifice of Christ's death for the sins of the world   

We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are past, for the regeneration of penitent sinners, and for salvation from sin and from sinning (Romans 3:25; 1 John 3:5-10; Ephesians 2:1-10).   

 

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe in the deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit. He proceeds from the Father and the Son and works actively as God’s agent on the earth today.  His mission is to convict the world of sin, create and secure believers in Christ, and empower God’s Church to grow in grace and manifest God’s Kingdom in the earth.  The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and Keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11 ).

 

We believe all the gifts and miraculous works of the Holy Spirit are available to God’s people and that each believer has been given at least one spiritual gift for ministry to others in the local church. 

 

ABOUT THE HUMAN RACE

We believe that all people were made in the image of God, but through sin have been separated from God and fallen into moral darkness and the dominion of God’s adversary, the devil. Our sin has rendered humanity a race of spiritual rebels deserving nothing but God’s everlasting wrath. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the word of God.

 

Fallen people, left to themselves and without God’s help, would not seek for God. They would die in sin, and perish eternally. Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world (Romans 5:12). "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God"  (Romans 3:23). "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10).

 

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil, and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God  (1 John 3:8).

 

Salvation

ABOUT SIN

Sin is the transgression of the law, or commandments of God (I John 3:4).  The guilt of sin has fallen upon all humanity from Adam until now (Romans 3:23).  The wages of sin is eternal death (Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:14) to all those who refuse to accept salvation as set forth in the Word of God.

 

ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that God, who is rich in mercy, has chosen from eternity to restore fallen humanity to Himself by providing salvation for all through faith in the sacrifice of His own Son. God gave Jesus to die for our sins (John 3:16) and shed His blood as full payment for the sins of the human race. God calls people to Himself through the preaching of the Gospel, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the gift of His Grace. 

We believe that a person is saved by faith in Jesus Christ alone (John 14:6), and not by his own works or effort.  No one can take credit in any way for his own salvation. It is truly, from first to last, the gift of God (Eph. 2:4-101 Tim. 4:10Rom. 1:12John 6:37-40).   Salvation is offered to every person (Romans 10:13) but each one must make a personal decision to trust in Christ and confess Him as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10).                                                               

 

ABOUT WATER BAPTISM

Water baptism is directly commanded by our Lord (Matthew 28:19), and is for believers only. The ordinance of baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39). The following recommendation regarding the water baptism formula is adopted: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Amen

 

Mode of Baptism

Water baptism is to be administered only by immersion.  Paul said, “We are buried with him [Jesus Christ] by baptism” (Romans 6:4;

see Colossians 2:12), Jesus came up “out of the water” (Mark 1:10), and Philip and the eunuch went down “into the water” and came up “out of the water” (Acts 8:38; Romans 6:1-7; Romans 8:2).  Sprinkling, pouring, or infant baptism of any kind cannot be

substantiated by the Word of God.

 

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost

The Baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire (Matthew 3:11), is a gift from God, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation of time, and is received subsequent to the new birth (John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 2:38, 39; 10:44-48). The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is accompanied by speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance as the initial physical sign and evidence (Acts 2:4).

John 14: 16-26Luke 1:35Rom. 12:4-131 Cor. 12:4-111 Peter 4:11-12

 

Tongues

Speaking in tongues means speaking miraculously in a language unknown to the speaker, as the Spirit gives utterance. 

Tongues can be classified in two ways, according to function:

 

      (1) Speaking in other tongues as the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

      (2) The gift of tongues as mentioned in 1 Corinthians.

 

It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing (Isaiah 28:11-12), foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel (Mark 16:17) and experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike. Not all believers exercise the gift of tongues, which is different in function from tongues given by God as the initial witness of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

          

Paul said, “Forbid not to speak with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:39) and “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all”

(I Corinthians 14:5).  Who dares to teach or preach to the contrary?

 

 

 
Baptism Ceremony 4th Sunday of the month

10:30am | Main Sanctuary

 

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Healing

ABOUT DIVINE HEALING

God has made himself known through the ages by miraculous healings and has made special provisions in the age of grace to heal all who will come to Him in faith and obedience.  Divine healing was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus Christ, especially by His stripes (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:1, Matthew 6:1-7; I Peter 2:24).

 

Jesus went everywhere healing those who were sick (Matthew 4:23-24), and He commanded His disciples to do the same (Matthew 10:8).  He said concerning those who believe the gospel, “They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18). Mighty healings and miracles followed the disciples wherever the gospel was preached.

 

There is no sickness or disease too hard for God.  Any of us, our children, or our friends can be healed by the power of God.  “Is any sick among you?  Let him call for the elders of the church: and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed” (James 5:14-16).

End Time

ABOUT THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe in the imminent, personal, second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:10-14; Matthew 24:29-44), and we love and wait for His appearing (2 Timothy 4:8).  Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form, just as He went away (Acts 1:11).  He will catch away a holy people (His bride, His church) who have accepted redemption through His blood, by birth of water and of the Spirit, and who are found faithful when He comes.

 

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

 

“One shall be taken and the other left” (Luke 17:36).  Will we be ready?

 

The signs of His coming are everywhere.  The days of peril are here indeed, with forms of godliness void of the power of God; society and politics corrupted; and people’s hearts filled with pride, blasphemies, unholiness, love of evil, and love of pleasures (II Timothy 3:1-13).  These things, together with multitudes running to and fro, the increase of knowledge (Daniel 12:4), the persecution of the Jew and their return to Palestine (Luke 21:4), and scores of other things are starting signs that Jesus’ coming is drawing near.

 

Wars, rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, storms, floods, distress of nations, perplexity, and people’s hearts failing them for fear are sounding the solemn alarms that Jesus’ coming is at hand (Matthew 24:6; Luke 21:25-28).

 

 

Resurrection

We believe that the dead will rise--those who have trusted Christ as Lord and Savior unto everl;asting life, and those who have rejected Him unto everlasting punishment.

 

“Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29)

 

"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God… and the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them” (Revelation 20:12-13).  (See also Daniel 12:2; ICorinthians 15:13-23.)

 

Judgment

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews (9:27).  For this reason there will be a resurrection for everyone.  “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” ( 2 Corinthians 5:10).

 

The eternal destiny of every soul shall be determined by a just God who knows the secrets of everyone’s heart.  “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world….  Then shall he also say unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal” (Matthew 25:32-34, Matthew 25:41;Matthew 25:46).

 

 

 



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