WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

Our object is to glorify God, our Father, exalt Jesus Christ, our Saviour, and to honor the Holy Spirit. Our primary objective is the conversion of sinners and the sanctification of believers.

           

We believe in the whole bible as the Word of God.  We believe (Deut. 4:35) “that the Lord he God; there is none else beside him.” We believe (II Cor. 5:18) “All things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given us the ministry of reconciliation.  We believe (John 20:31) “But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through His name.

 

I.  The Scriptures

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect measure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which god will judge us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried.

Scripture references: Luke 16:29-31; Ephesians 2:19-22;

Matthew 22:29-32, John 1:45; 2ndTimothy 3:14-17:

Hebrews 1:1; 2ndPeter 1:19-21; Psalm 19:7-11

 

II. God

There is one and only one living and true God, an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe, infinite in holiness and all other perfections, to whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.  He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Scripture references: Genesis 1:1; Exodus 3:14;

        Deut. 5:6-7; Deut. 6:405; Isa. 48: 12-13; Jer. 10:10;

     Matt. 28:19; John 1:14-18; John 5:5:26; Gal. 4:4-6;

1Tim. 1:17; 1Cor. 8:4-6

 

III. The Way of Salvation

            The salvation of sinner is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, who by the Holy spirit was born of the Virgin Mary and took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience and made atonement for our sins by his death.  Being risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in Heaven, and, uniting in his person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, he is in every way qualified to be a compassionated and al-sufficient Saviour.

Scriptures referencesMatt. 1:21-25; Luke 1:35;

Rom. 1:1-6; Rom. 3:25; 1Cor. 13:3-4; Gal. 2:19-20;

 Gal. 3:13; Eph. 1:7-14; Eph. 1:20-23; Eph. 2:1-3;

Col. 1:21-23

 

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