THE BELIEFS


I believe that the Bible is the foundation and sole Rule of Faith and Practice for all Christians, and in the doctrines of grace substantially as they are set forth in the Thirty-Nine Articles. In addition to affirming the historic creeds of the Church, such as the Apostles’ Creed, I believe that: 

The Bible is the written Word of God, supernaturally inspired and inerrant in the original manuscripts. The Scriptures have been preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration and is the divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.

The Godhead exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that there is one God. I believe that God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by divine command.

God sent Christ into the world to save sinners, by His sovereign choice and out of love for God's people.

Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. That He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life; that He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He reigns and intercedes for believers, as the head of the church, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly.

The Lord Jesus Christ, in His death and by His shed blood, made a perfect atonement for sin and redeemed us from sin and the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. People are saved and justified by faith in Christ Jesus.

Salvation is by grace, and grace alone, and includes forgiveness of sins, being made a new creation, being welcomed in God's family, and the hope of eternal life.

A true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father.

All who receive Christ become joint-heirs with Him, and at death, the soul departs to be with Christ in conscious blessedness.

At Christ's return, the bodies will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in divine presence.

It should be the goal of every Christian to become a disciple of Christ by growing toward spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells and seals all believers. Believers must walk in the fullness of the Spirit since it is His influence that will bring an everyday faith on earth.

Every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is God’s primary context for spiritual development and community impact.

All followers of Jesus should maintain communion with all Christian Churches, and should seek peace, love and communion among all Christian around the world.  




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