Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

THE SCRIPTURES

The Bible is God's written revelation of God, and thus the sixty-six books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God [2 Tim 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21]. And while there are other useful books outside of the sixty-six books of God's Word, none but these sixty-six have survived the test of inerrancy over time.
The Word of God is an objective revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13,  1Corinthians 2:13), inspired in every word, (2 Timothy 3:16)absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God breathed.


CREATION IN 6 DAYS

The literal, grammatical-historical, interpretation of Scripture, which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal 24 hour days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17), which excludes such concepts as a pre-Adamic race on a pre-existent earth millions of years old and includes the concept of a young universe  & earth which was reformed by a world wide flood.
The Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (John 1:1-18, Ps 33:4 , Matthew 4:4; 24:35, John 17:17, 1 Corinthians 2:13, 1Th 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The   Holy Spirit so superintended the human writers that, through their     Individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God's Word to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole or in the part [Matthew 5:18, 2 Timothy 3:16]
There may be several applications of any given passage of scripture, there is but one true interpretation. The meaning of  Scripture is to be found as one diligently studies the word and applies the literal grammatical historical method of interpretation under the  enlightenment of the Holy Spirit [2 Tim 2:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-15, 1 John 2:27].  Such a method is the only method of interpreting the bible which arrives at a single inerrant, non-contradictory interpretation which     reflects God Himself.  It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture,   recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations. The truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it. We must believe & teach that the 66 books of the bible are exclusively God's inspired, inerrant, revealed word for this Age and that they are not to be   added to, superseded or changed in this Church Age by tradition, additional revelation' or anything,  [Isa 8:20, Gal 1:8-9,  2 Pet 1:20-21,  Rev 22:18]
The apocrypha and other extra canonical writings and any other communications outside of the 66 books may or may not at certain points be of considerable value; but all such works have proved themselves over time to be contradictory to the original inerrant 66 books, inconsistent in and of themselves even self-contradictory and   certainly not inerrant and inspired by God.

TRINITY

The God of Israel is the One true God; a Triune God in three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He alone is to be worshiped as  prescribed in Scripture. Not three gods, and not one person who took three modes, offices, or forms. (Isaiah 44:6,8; 45:5; Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22, Matt. 3:17; 28:19; Luke 10:35, 2 Cor. 13:14).





GOD
God is the only Supreme Being with no gods created before or after Him in all of existence, in all places, in all time (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 44:8, 1 Tim. 1:17). He has always been God and was never anything else  (Psalm 90:2). He is Holy (Rev 4:8), Eternal (Isaiah 57:15), Omnipotent   (Jer. 32:17,27), Omnipresent (Psalm 137:12), Omniscient (1 John 3:20) etc. He is Love (1 John 4:8, 16); Light (1 John 1:5); Spirit (Joh n 4:24); Truth (Psalm 117:2); Creator (Isaiah 40:12,22,26), etc. He is to be worshiped (Gen. 24:26; Ex. 4:31, 2 Chron. 29:28, 1 Cor. 14:25, Rev. 7:11). He is to be served (Matt. 4:10, 1 Cor. 6:19, Phil. 3:7, 1 Thess. 1:9, Heb. 9:14). He is to be proclaimed (Matt. 28:19f, John 14:15f , Acts 1:8).


Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Word (God) who became a man. He added human nature to His divine nature. He is both human and  divine, therefore, has two natures. Yet, He is one person, not two. He is not part God and part man. He is presently a man, one person, with two natures where one is wholly God and the other wholly man.
Jesus was not created but creator, He is pre-eminent and pre-existent  ( Phil. 2:5-11, Col. 2:9, 1 Tim. 3:16, Heb 1:5-13, John 1:1-3,14, Col 1:15-20). Jesus will eternally remain as a man and intercedes for us eternally as a high priest after the order of Melchezedek (Heb. 6:20; 7:45).
Jesus came to do the will of the Father and to fulfill prophecy according to scripture, through His birth, death and resurrection. 
He has yet to fulfill prophecy concerning His second and final coming.
( Isa 9:6-7, 2Tim 4:1, Matt 24, 1 Thess 4:13-17 ; 5 :1-11)


THE VIRGIN BIRTH


Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived and born of the virgin Mary, (Luke 1:42). Mary ceased to be a virgin after the birth of Jesus (Matt. 1:25).

SALVATION  BY CHRIST ALONE


Jesus Christ is the Savior, and the only Savior, of all men    (1Tim 4:10, Acts 4:12. We believe that He came to take away the sin of the world (John 1:29). We do not believe that because Jesus died for the whole world, all the world will be saved. ( John 3:18-20). This is why we plead with people to be reconciled with God. We believe  salvation comes by faith alone in Jesus Christ (Rom10:8-13). We believe that faith comes from hearing and  responding to the Word and the Gospel particularly  ( Rom 1:16 ;10:13-17, 1Cor15:1-2, Gal 3:2-5, Eph 1:13, 1Thess 2:13).

THE RESURRECTION    
 

Jesus Christ was raised from the dead in the same body He died in. This was after He had been in the grave for three days. Later He received a  glorified, physical body (still retaining his crucifixion wounds). He       ascended bodily into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and rules heaven and earth. (John 2:19, 1Cor 15, Luke 24:39). Likewise, Christians will be raised from the dead and receive glorified bodies on the day of the Lord, when Jesus  returns, after the Great tribulation and will spend eternity with the Lord.   (1Thess 4:13-18, Matt 24:29-31, Eph 2:1)

NEW BIRTH, NEW LIFE & ETERNAL LIFE

Jesus said in John 3:3-7  “unless a man (any person) is born again, he cannot see or enter the kingdom of God” Only God can give new life."Whosoever  believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God" (1 John 5:1) Believes are born again and  have received a new life  by the working of the Holy Spirit, that they might live for and with Christ forever (2 Cor 5:17, John 15:4-11;3:16;36; 5:24, Eph 2:1)



MAN'S CONDITION & THE CONSEQUENCES 
  

Man is fallen, corrupt, and wicked. ( Jer 17:9-10, Mark 7:20-23)  God says “All have sinned and fallen short of His glory” . “The wages of sin is death,” “after death comes judgment.”  The final  judgment of the dead  will see those who’s  names are not found in the book of life being cast into the lake of fire.  (Rom 3:23 ; 6:23, Heb 9:27, 2Pet 2:9, Matt 18:8; 25:45-46, Rev 20:15 ) 
Man is saved by God's grace alone through faith alone, faith comes by the hearing of Gods word (John 6:28-29,  Rom 10:17 ). Man is unable to come to God or be saved by his own efforts  ( John 6:44, Rom 3:10-12  ; 4:1-6, Eph 2:8-9), nor can he understand the spiritual things of God on his own   (1Cor 2:14, Rom. 8:7). The Just shall live by faith  (Gal 3:1-3,  Eph. 2:1-3, Rom 1:17; 3:26 ).



SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT


“God the Father so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son Jesus that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Christ  bore our sins in His body on the cross (1 Peter. 2:24). He died in our place, taking Gods wrath upon Himself (Isaiah 53:4-6). He became sin on our behalf though He is sinless. (2Cor 5:21)  He shed His blood once for all sin. (Heb 7 :23-28; 9:11-22) His sacrifice was a  substitution for us (1 John 2:2, John 19:30). It was legal since sin is breaking God's Law and God who is just judges sin. ( 1 John 3:4, Rom 7:7-8 ) and substitutionary since Christ took our punishment (Isaiah 53:4-6, 2Cor 5:21).  As a result, God's justice was satisfied and believers are released from eternal punishment being justified  by faith in Christ. (1Pet. 3:18, Matt. 1:21; 25:46, Rom 5, 1John 2:2)

ALL MUST - ALL SHALL


All must repent,and believe, (Matt 1:15) all must call on the name of the Lord to be saved (Acts 2:21). All shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord  (Phil 2:9-11)


The Church
The Scripture teaches that the New Testament Church is in nature a local assembly of God's family. There is only one true church, past, preasent and future, those that have died and are with the Lord, those in this preasent time on the earth and those who have yet to be born and saved.  (Eph 3:21; 4:4-6)  Christ is the head of the church also known as His Body and the Bride. There is in fact a few names for the church in the bible but the family of God is the true definition. Jesus laid His life down for the Church. When a person is born again they become part of the church . Only God can bring increase to the church by His Spirit , ( Col 1:18, Eph 5:25, 1Cor 12:13)
There are many parts of a human body just as there are many members within the church, they have different gifts and functions.  These gifts are given by the Holy Spirit for the building up of the Body of Christ.  The Church is the Body through which Christ by the Holy Spirit continues the work of God on earth. This would include reaching the lost and  making disciples of Jesus Christ. (1Cor Ch 12  13 & 14  Rom 12,  Eph 4:1-16)

CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE

The Church teachings are founded upon Christ  and those upheld by the Apostles who wrote the New Testament . (1Cor 3:10-11, Eph 2:19-22, Act 2:38-47 ) The Church must continue to uphold to these truths and live in such a manner that separates it from the world. (Phil 2:15, John 15:19 ; 17:14-16)

ETERNITY


God is eternal and all that God is  (His attributes ) is everlasting.
This would include His: Love, justice, righteousness, mercy, kindness. His ways are just, true and right. God doesn’t change in fact we read His ways are far beyond ours.  (Isaiah 55:8-9) He is infinite.
When considering the sovereignty of God  we are saying He is Lord He will do all things His way, by His will for His purpose. So when we are communicating God we say He  the same yesterday today and forever. The Scripture teaches that God gives eternal life to all who repent &  believe in Jesus Christ .  The promise of eternal life is not temporary as from a temporary god but  from the I AM. We who believe in everlasting life also have to believe in the everlasting torment awaiting those who’s names are not written in the Book of Life . (Rev 20:15, John 5:24, Rom 8:1 , Luke 16:19–31,  Matt 7:13-14; 25:31-46, 2Pet 2:4-11, 2Thess1:1-9 )


As Christians we believe that Christ will return to this earth to judge the living and the dead, to save  & gather His people  and to rule as King.  How & when this happens may be debated . That He  will return  will not.
  • When Jesus  returns to this earth He will judge the living and the dead. (2Tim 4:1)       
  • When Jesus  returns He will save His Church (the Bride)  from His wrath,  1Thess 1:10 ; 5:9
  • When Jesus  returns  all who are dead believers will be resurrected  & with those  who are alive will be gathered to meet the Lord.   At this time they will  all be  transformed into the Likeness of Christ. (1Cor 15, 1 Thess 4:13-17; 5:1-11, 1John 3:2
  • When Jesus  returns  He will gather His elect, (the Bride) to Himself In the clouds, on the Day of the Lord. Acts 1:11, Matt 24, Mark 13, Luke 21:5-31, 1 Thess 4:13-17; 5:1-11
  •  When Jesus return Jesus He will save His people Israel Zech Ch12 thru 14.  Then He will establish The Kingdom of God on earth.     (Rev 11:15, Matt 25:31-35, Dan 7:14,  Isaiah 9:6-7)
CONCLUSION

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 complete,  thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2Tim 3:16-17)

It is impossible to define the whole council of God in a small leaflet But we hope that the details contained here are inline with Gods word.
Jesus said  “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty

We believe and trust God is doing His will & work to bring it to  completion according to His purpose. God is everlasting  as we who trust in Christ will be. Until He returns we endeavour to be faithful   servants who await the masters return.
 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,  let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and  let us run   with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,  who for the joy that was set before Him   endured the cross, despising the shame, and   has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.     (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Amen

OUR MISSION

Taking the  Gospel “good news” to a dying world and doing the will of the Father through the work of the Holy Spirit.

Christians are not just to be hearers  of the word but doers also. (James 1:22) We of cause believe all God word to be true.

PLEASE NOTE: 
We are not Jehovah’s Witnesses,
Roman Catholics, Buddhist’s, Latter day saints, Hindu’s, or any religion who denies Christ is God or who worship  another god.  But welcome dialogue, for God desires that all might be saved.