The Bible

We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired word of God as stated in 2 Peter 1:20-21 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17. They were God breathed to Holy men of old. Further, we believe, based upon Matthew 24:35 and other passages, that God has preserved His Word for English speaking people in the King James Version.

God

We believe in the Triune God, (Gen. 1:26, 3:22; Isa. 6:8; 1 Jn. 5:7).

  1. God the Father is the Creator of all things (Gen. 1:1; is all powerful, (Nahum 1:2-5); all present, (Ps. 139:7-12); and all knowing, (Ps. 147:4-5). He is without beginning or end, (Rev 1:8); is perfectly Holy (1 Pet. 1:16), is great in grace and mercy, (Tit. 2:11); loves man supremely, (Rom. 5:8); and securely keeps all who come to Him in faith, (Jn. 10:29).
  2. God the Son, Jesus Christ, was with the Father from the beginning (Jn. 1:1-2); and is equal with God, (Phil. 2:6). He willingly humbled Himself, (Phil. 2:7-8), to be born of a virgin, (Luke 1:27), conceived of the Holy Spirit, (Luke 1:35). He was totally sinless in His life, (2 Cor. 5:21), and ever obedient to the Father, (Jn. 8:29). He made a vicarious atonement for our sins, (Isa. 53:5), and rose again bodily the third day, (Matt. 28:6), and ascended into Heaven on the fortieth day, (Acts 1:3). He serves as our High Priest making intercession for the saints, (Heb. 4:14-16, 7:25). His promised return to earth for His saints shall be glorious, premillenial, pretribulational, and is imminent, (1 Thes. 4:13-17).
  3. God the Holy Spirit is co-equal with both the Father and Son. He was sent by Jesus Christ from God, (Jn. 15:26, 16:7). His ministry is to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and judgement, (Jn. 16:7-11), and He regenerates all who put their faith in Christ, (Tit. 3:5). He indwells believers, (1 Cor. 3:16), guides and teaches them in the truth of God, (Jn. 16:13), empowers them to be victorious over sin, self, and Satan, (Rom. 8:13), and intercedes on behalf of the saints, (Rom. 8:26-27).
Man

We believe man did not evolve but was created by God, in the image of God, (Gen. 1:26). By an act of willful disobedience he plunged himself and the whole human race into sin, (Rom. 5:12). Man is totally depraved and dead in trespasses and sin, (Eph. 2:1). All men are sinners both by nature and by choice before a Holy God, (Rom. 3:10, 23). If one dies in this condition, he is eternally separated from God and punished forever in the lake of fire, (Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:14-15).

Devil

We believe in a personal devil who was created perfect by an act of God and remained so until iniquity was found in him, (Ezek. 28:18). He was willfully rebellious because of pride, (Isa. 14:12-14), and thus was cast out of heaven, (Rev. 12:7-8). He now rules as prince of the power of the air and over the world system, (Eph. 2:2). He caused the fall of mankind, (Gen. 3:1-5), and today appears as an angel of light, (2 Cor. 11:14), and looks for those he may devour, (1 Pet. 5:8). He hates Christ and opposes the work of God but is limited in power by God, (Job 1:12). He is already judged and shall be confined to hell for eternity, (Rev. 20:10).

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