Statement of Beliefs

 

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

     2 Tim 3:16-17 (KJV)

 

The Scriptures Inspired

We believe in the inspiration of the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments and that they are God’s revelation to man. The Bible constitutes the unerring and reliable rule of faith and conduct for all mankind. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:21)

 

The Eternal God

We believe in the Eternal Godhead who revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of mankind. Who manifest Himself to man as God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Isa.43:10; Mt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)

 

The Deity of The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Isa. 48:12-16). The Scriptures clearly declare that;

1. He was born of the Virgin Mary. (Mt. 1:23; Lk. 1:31, 35)

 

2. He lived a sinless life. (Heb. 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22)

 

3. He died as a substitute for the sin of all mankind on the cross. (1 Corth. 15:3; 2 Corth.5:21)

 

4. He rose, bodily from the dead. (Mt.28:6; Lk. 24:39; 1 Corth. 15:4)

 

5. He now sits at the right hand of the Father. (Acts 1:9; 2:33, Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:3)

The Fall of Man

We believe in the creation of man as a righteous being, and that man fell from righteousness by voluntary transgression of the law of God and thereby incurred not only physical death but spiritual death as well, which is separation from God. (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6, Ro. 5:12-19)

 

The Salvation of Man

We believe in the salvation of man by the grace of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. Through repentance and faith in the perfect work of the Cross of Calvary, sins are remitted and forgotten by God. (Lk. 24:47; Jn. 3:3; Ro. 5:11; 10: 9, 13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5 7)

 

The Ordinances of The Church

We believe in the necessity of baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Mt. 28:19; Acts 2:36-39; 19;1-6; Ro. 6:4). We believe in the Table of the Lord, the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, as the symbols representing our sharing in the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Communion is a memorial of His suffering and death, and speaks prophetically of His second coming, and is commanded of all believers “till He come”. (1 Corth. 10:16-17, 1Corth. 11:23-32; 2 Pet. 1:4

 

The Five-Fold Ministry

We believe in the full function of the five-fold ministry or governmental offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for edifying of the whole body of Christ. With apostles and prophets, functioning in the church by Jesus Christ as foundational and revelatory ministries. (Eph. 2: 19,20, Eph. 3:4,5, Eph. 4:11-13)

 

The Baptism In The Holy Spirit

We believe in the “Promise of the Father” (Acts 1:8) as a distinct and subsequent experience of the new birth. Further we believe in the physical evidences of God's indwelling power for ministry as described in scripture through the exercise of Spiritual Gifts including speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the Gifts of the Spirit. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10: 44-46; Gal. 3:14-15, 1 Corth. 12)

 

Sanctification

We believe in a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. Sanctification is realized in the believer by obedience to all of God’s Word. (Jn. 17:17; Ro. 6:1-13; 8:1,2,13; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 5: 26,27; Phil. 2:12; 1Pet. 1:5; Eph. 5:18)

 

The Church

We believe that the church is the Body of Christ, the representation of Christ in the earth and the habitation of God through the Spirit. Each believer in Christ is an indispensable component of the church of Jesus Christ, and is given gifts and responsibilities of service within the Body. The Apostles used many of the customs within the Hebrew culture when clarifying truth in their teaching and ministry of the New Covenant. Therefore, the Hebraic model of ministry and congregational life must be understood and taught in the church in order to illuminate the truths of the New Testament. (Jn. 24:44,45; Acts 24:14; 28:23; 1 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:22, 4:11-16; Heb. 12:23)

 

The Local Church

We believe in the autonomy of each local church and that itinerant ministries should be based out of or related to a local church with accountability to a Senior five-fold elder. Acts 9:26-27

 

Devine Healing

We believe in the healing of the physical body by the Divine Power of God. Deliverance from sickness, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical, is provided in the atonement of Christ and is available to all believers through faith. (Is.53:4; Mt. 8:16,17; Ro. 8:11; Jas. 5:14-16)

 

The Nature of Israel

We believe that the rebirth of Israel as a nation, with Jerusalem as its capital, marks the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s plan for the redemption of His ancient Jewish people. The church has not replaced Israel, but rather the church has been grafted into Israel as part of Israel’s commonwealth. (Romans 9-11)

 

The Return of Jesus Christ

We believe in the resurrection of those who have died in Christ (1 Thes. 4:16,17; Ro. 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corth.15:51,52). Further, we believe in the return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. (Zech. 14:5; Mt. 24:27, 30; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6)

 

The Final Judgment

We believe in eternal life for all believers in Christ and eternal punishment for all unbelievers. (Jn. 5:24; 3:16; Mk. 9:43-48; 2 Thess. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15)

 

The New Heavens and the New Earth

We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell righteousness. (2Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21,22)

 

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive...

Eph 4:14 (KJV)

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