Satement of faith
   
We Believe:

       You are infinitely loved by a generous Almighty God who manifested Himself in the person of Jesus Christ, and wants to be in relationship with you. When we accept the absolute fact that we cannot run our own lives, need his salvation, and eternal guidance. When we admit that we are to be subjective beings under an almighty God. We then through this process of repentance will accept him as Lord, thus we begin the process of salvation.

 

The Bible:

      The Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments (per the original text), is the verbally inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God. We accept the Bible as the final authority and guide in all matters of faith and practice of life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

The Godhead:

      There is but one true God. This one true God has revealed himself in numerous way to mankind in history. There are three main revelations. First is he revealed himself as creator of all, the true father of all mankind. The second major revelation of himself was to create himself a body through the incarnation in Mary called the son of God in which he redeems mankind through his death, burial, and resurrection. Thirdly he continues to reveal himself through the manifestation of the Holy Spirit, which is the power of God working over, in and through man.. (Genesis 1:1; Galatians 4:4-5; 1 Peter 1:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:6-8)

 

Man's Sin:

       Man was created as a subjective being, but fell from his original state into sin; convinced by Satan he was a free moral agent and his own god. In this state he has no power to redeem himself. Man’s choices become his prison and downfall. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

 

 

Salvation begins by:

Believing on the Lord Jesus Christ:

       Repenting which is accepting the fact salvation can only be accomplished by returning to the subjective state and making him Lord and director of one’s life and obeying God’s promptings.

 

The process of salvation continues by:

       Following Him through the death burial and resurrection into the “rights” stage by baptism in the Name of Jesus Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:6

 

1).Rom 6:3-5 - Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection .

 

2).By this act of baptism by immersion we “connect” to all Christ accomplished through his death, burial, and resurrection thus we gaining total power over sin not only in the single act of Baptism, but continually as we become our own “priests” which is sealed by the baptism of the Holy Ghost and repent of sins which may occur. By baptism in the name of Jesus Christ we become “InChrist”

 

The process of salvation continues by:

         Being filled with his Spirit. Thus we have hope of “Glory” (becoming that which God intended in purpose for your life). Col 1:2 to whom God would make known what is theriches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

 

The process of salvation continues by:

Holiness - Holiness falls into the main areas of practice:

1. A passion to please God and let nothing interfere or come between the relationship of you and your God

2. A passion to live in harmony with the body of Christ. There are three principles to consider in this: a. Modesty - A spirit and desire to not be disruptive to the body of Christ in any form of conversation (all areas of behaviour). b. Acceptability - the desire to live in a manner thatothers (especially the body of Christ) can except as Godly. c. Respectability - To live as best one can to procure the respect of others.

3. A passion to live as best you can as an example to the world (lost) so they cannot truthfully blame you for their rejection of the gospel if they do so. Spiritual Gifts - The manifestation of all gifts of the Holy Spirit in the local assembly is an act of God dividing the gifts amongst the believers severally as He wills.

(1 Corinthians 12:1- 31; Romans 12:3-6; Acts 1:4-8; Luke 24:49)

 I).There are two basic types of “spiritual gifts”

1. Residential gifts: as found in Romans 12: 6-8

2. Manifestation gifts: as found in I cor. 12:4-11 & 14: 1-40 2).Praise & Worship All expressions of praise/worship recorded in the Old and New Testaments are to be exercised in the local church and in private life. (Psalm 102:18, 81:1-5, 33:1, 135:3, 54:6, 18:3; John 4:20-26; Philippians 3:3; John 8:32; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:19-20; 1 Peter 2:9)

 

Jesus' Return:

      The return of Jesus Christ for His Church is imminent and He will establish His Kingdom on the earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21: 1-2; Matthew 5:17)

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Eternal Life:

      The promise of eternal life is for all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, receive Him as their Savior, continue through the process of salvation and overcoming the many obstacles life may bring to the believer. Eternal damnation is for those who reject Him and die in their sins. (Matthew 19:16, 25:46; John 3:15, 5:39; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11, 13, 20)

 

Holy Communion:

      The Eucharist '(thanksgiving) or the Lord's Supper is a memorial of our covenant made with God through the blood of Christ and His Body. (Matthew 26:26-29; Hebrews 9:18-29)

 

Marriage:

     The marriage rite is a sacred covenant made between a man and woman, and God. (Genesis 2:18-25;1 Corinthians 7:33-34; Hebrews 13:4)

 

Excellence:

     Excellence is the way of the Kingdom of God. It is also known as the “spirit of might” Isa 11:2 (Job 37:23; Psalm 8:1,9; Psalm 16:3; Isaiah 35:2)