Statement of Faith

 
 
 



Since we are living in an age where there are so many different interpretations and beliefs concerning the BIBLE.  I have sat down and tried to put into writing our beliefs on the fundamental issues of the BIBLE.

1.  I believe there is only one living and true GOD.  GOD has revealed Himself as the CREATOR of all things and the Redeemer of mankind, who is infinitely perfect and eternally manifested as a Triune Being – FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT.  (1.) Genesis 1:1, (2.) 1 Corinthians 8:6, (3) 1 John 5:7.

2.  I believe in the absolute deity of JESUS – The LORD JESUS CHRIST is the eternal SON OF GOD who shares in the DEITY OF GOD.  He is also truly man who was conceived of the HOLY SPIRIT and born of the VIRGIN  MARY.  He died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin and arose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, and is now at the right hand   of THE FATHER as our HIGH PRIEST and ADVOCATE.  (1.) John 1:1-3, (2.) John 10:30, (3.) 1 john 5:20, (4>) Hebrews 7:25- 28, (5.) 1 John 2:1.

3.  I BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A DIVINE PERSON, EQUAL WITH THE FATHER AND SON and of the same substance and nature, third person of the Triune; that He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth, is the Agent of the New Birth and that He seals the Believer, indwelling every true child of God.  (1.)  1 John 5:7,  (2.) John 16:7-15, (3.) Romans 8:9, (4.) Romans 8: - 14 – 17.

4.  I believe that the HOLY BIBLE, as originally written was verbally inspired and is the product of SPIRIT CONTROLLED MEN and it is the true center of Christians union and the only infallible rule for all human conduct; final authority for all Christian faith and practice. (1.) 2 Timothy 3:16, (2.) 2 Peter 1:19.

5.  I believe every word of God’s is true.  (1.)  Deuteronomy 4:2; (2.) Proverbs 30:5 – 6;  (3) Revelation 22:18 – 19. 

6.  I believe in the distinct personality of Satan that he is the unholy god of this age; author of all powers of darkness and sin and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire. (1.) Matthew 4:1,; (2.) 2 Corinthians 4:4; (3.) Revelation 20:10.

7.  I believe that GOD created the Heavens and the earth, including all life, “each after it’s own kind”, by direct act, and not by process of evolution.  (1.) Genesis 1:2; (2.) John 1:3,   (3.) Colossians 1: 16 – 17.

8.  I believe that man, in the person of the first Adam was created in innocence but by voluntary transgress fell into sin, thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death, so that now all mankind is born in sin and shapen in iniquity and become willful sinners with the first expression of personal choice, and so are without excuse before God.  (1.)  Genesis 3:1 – 24,  (2.) Romans 5:12,  (3.) Romans 5:17 – 19.


9.  I believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by JESUS CHRIST, when He voluntarily took upon Him a human body and nature, yet without sin, and by His suffering, death, and resurrection made full satisfaction to the justice of GOD for the sin of man, and that the blessings of this salvation are given on the grounds of grace to all who believe and confess faith in the finished work of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.  Salvation is wholly by grace; that no works, however good, make salvation more secure. (1.) Acts 16:30 – 33, (2.) Ephesians 2:8 – 9,  (3.) Titus 3: 5 – 7,      (4.) Romans 10:9 – 13.

 

10.  I believe that all who take JESUS as their SAVIOR are born from above (John 2: 3 – 8,   1 John 1:12 – 13).   Not by works of righteousness but faith, (Ephesians 2:8 – 9,   Titus 3:5,   1 Corinthians 3:11 – 15).  Christ did enough on Calvary to satisfy the just demands of God forever, (Hebrews 5:9, Hebrews 9:12 – 14,          Hebrews 13:20, 1Corinthians 1: 6 – 9,  2 Timothy 1:12,  Philippians 1:6).  So the believer is eternally secure in Jesus, (John 10:27 – 30, Ephesians 4:30).  If they endure to the end, (Mark 13:12 – 13, Hebrews 3:6 & 14, Hebrews 6:11). 

11. I believe we are a new man in CHRIST – ) The old man is dead); If any man be in CHRIST, he is a new creature (creation) in the inward man.  We are His workmanship created in CHRIST JESUS.  We are partakers of His divine nature. (1.) 2 Corinthians 5:17, (2.) Ephesians 2:10, (3.) 2 Peter 1:4; Romans 6:6 – 8; Ephesians 4:22 – 25; Colossians 3: 5 – 10.

12.  I believe in personal separation from all practices and influences which hinder a SPIRIT FILLED LIFE.  And that it is necessary as the only scriptural basis for a happy and useful Christian life.  (1.) Romans 6:11 – 14;  (2.) Galatians 5:16 – 25;  (3.)  James 4:4;  (4.) 1 John 2:15 – 17; (5.) 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1, (6.) Colossians 3:1 – 7; (7.)  1 Corinthians 5: 9 – 13.

13.  I believe in DIVINE HEALING.  The atoning work of JESUS CHRIST not only saves us from the WRATH OF GOD and saves us from the PENALTY OF SIN but there is HEALING, PROTECTION and PROSPERITY as well.  The Greek word “SOZO” where we get saved and salvation means safe, deliver or protect, heal preserve, do well and be whole.

(1.)   ACTS 4:12

(2.)  ROMANS 10:13

(3.)  ROMANS 5:9

(4.)  LUKE 7:44 - 48

(5.)  LUKE 18:35 – 43

(6.)  MATTHEW 9: 20 – 22

(7.)  LUKE 8:36


14.  I believe in the BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.  This experience is distinct from the experience of the NEW BIRTH.  At Salvation life is imparted to the believer who was formerly dead to GOD in sin.  The BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT empowers the believer, and then He is fitted for GOD’S SERVICE.  This is why it is also called the BAPTISM OF POWER.  The church is EMPOWERED for service.  There are 4 baptisms for the Christian in GOD’S WORD.


1.  Mark 1:1 – 4


2.  Luke 3:3 – 8


3.  Matthew 3:13 – 17


4.  1 Corinthians 10:1 – 2


5.  1 Corinthians 12:12 – 14


6.  Galatians 3:26 – 28


7.  Ephesians 4:4 – 5