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We Believe

Salvation -- Eternal life is attained only by faith in the shed blood, death and physical resurrection of the risen son of God, Jesus Christ, who completely paid the sin debt against mankind. The Bible teaches that no other sacrifice or atonement is necessary in order to attain  or maintain salvation. We believe in the visible physical return of Jesus Christ to this earth after the resuurection of dead in Christ and the catching up of the living

 

Godhead -- There is one God. The scriptures teach that the Godhead (YHWH or Jehovah) consists  of three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in rank but separate in function. These three exist simutaeneously and are distinct from one another. These three compose the composite unity, the person the scriptures, in Colossians 2:9, calls the Godhead (YHWH or Jehovah).  1 John 5:7 says, "In heaven there are three... and these three are one." 

 

Eternal Judgement & Rewards -- All who are saved will stand before the judgement seat of Christ and that all others will stand before the Great White Throne of God to be judged according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and according to the things done while living in this body. There are no second chances after the death of the body. It is appointed to man once to die and after that the judgement (2 Corinthians 5:10, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-15).

 

Heaven, Hell & Earth -- Those who belong to Jesus, and have passed on, are in Heaven right now with him, and those who died without Christ are now in Hell. The earth will be renewed (as the scriptures say) and will be inhabited forever (2 Corinthians 5:8, Luke 16:20-31, Revelation 21:1, Isaiah 66:22).

 

Word of God -- The King James Version of the Bible is absolutely reliable. The Majority Text (New Testament) and the Ben Chayyim Masoretic text (Old Testament that the King James Bible is translated from are reliable texts and that the scriptures have been inerrantly preserved by God continuously for every generation (Psalm 100:5--this verse is one of thousands that have been tampered with by the Minority Texts so many versions are translated from).

 

We reject any school of thought which holds that until recently (the last century or so) mankind has not had access to the true word of God due to faulty scholarship and preservation. This kind of thinking is diabolically opposed to the word of God itself which says his word and truth are preserved perfectly from generation to generation.

 

Baptism -- Scripture commands believers to be baptized after we are saved. Baptism does not save us but is rather an act of obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and a public demonstration of our faith.

 

Works -- Works are not necessary in order to maintain salvation, but good works are always the result of faith. As Christ Jesus died and was buried and rose again. Those of us who are saved and demonstrate his death, burial and resurrection through baptism should walk in newness of life (James 2:1726, Romans 6:1-4).

 

Baptism of the Holy Spirit -- The scriptures assure us that the Holy Spirit baptizes every born again Christian into the Body of Christ at the moment we are saved, else we could not be saved.  We believe we should continuously seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).

 

Spiritual Gifts -- All of the spiritual gifts described in 1 Corinthians Chapter 12 are for the church today including the gift of tongues. The Bible teaches that all Christians do not speak with tongues. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are distributed as the Spirit wills (1 Corinthians 12:30).

 

Ministry Gifts -- All of the ministry gifts found in Ephesians chapter four are for the church today. There is no scriptural justification for teaching that any of the ministry gifts passed away after the first century (Ephesians 4:11-13). 

  

The Great Commision-- All Christians are commanded by Christ to take the Gospel to all people and to make disciples.

 

Christian Fellowship -- Christians are commanded not to neglect the gathering of ourselves together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).

 

Good Works -- All people of God have a biblical mandateto help the poor and disadvantaged within our ability to do so.

Be careful what you eat...

               ... to the hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet

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