Statement Of Faith


We Believe

A. About the Bible:

1. The Bible is God breathed, and because it is inspired by God, there can be no private
interpretation of it. God has the interpretation (I Peter 1:20-21),

2. The Bible is the infallible Word of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
instruction in righteousness, and is the absolute final authority in every area of our lives (II Timothy 3:16-17),

3. The Bible can help us find our way in dark times. (Psalm 119: 105),

B. About God:

1. There is one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 44:6-8,
I Corinthians 8:4-6, John 14:8-11, I John 5:7),
a. we believe in the deity of each (Father–John 6: 27, Son–Matthew 1: 23,
John 20: 28, John 1:1-3, Holy Spirit–Acts 5: 3-4).

A. About The Father:

1. He cares for His children (Matthew 6: 26),

2. He is merciful (Luke 6: 36),

3. He is the Father of Jesus Christ (Romans 5: 6),

4. He is Father of all things (I Corinthians 8: 6, Ephesians 4: 6),

5. He is the Father of those who have had faith in Jesus Christ as the Messiah and made
Him Lord of their life,

6. He loves everyone (John 3:16).

D. About The Son:

1. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and He was born of a virgin named Mary (John 1:14, Luke 1: 26-33),

2. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, yet He took our sins upon Himself when He died on the cross, completely fulfilling the righteous requirements of a just God, for the penalty of sin (I Peter 1: 14, Luke 1: 26-33),

3. Jesus Christ’s death was in the place of all us sinners (II Corinthians 5: 15),

1. Those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ shall be saved and spared from
eternal judgment (Romans 10: 9-10, John 3: 16, John 14: 6, Acts 14: 12),

2. Jesus Christ is the Promised One, who came to redeem mankind (Isaiah 9: 6-7,
Genesis 3: 15-25, Galatians 3: 16, Revelations 13: 8b),

3. Jesus Christ made the way for us to be sanctified and cleansed, so the Holy Spirit
could and would come and dwell with us and be in us, who have made Jesus, Lord of our life by faith (John 14: 6-17, John 15: 26, Joel 2: 28, Jeremiah 31: 33),

4. Jesus Christ rose from the dead, making the way for us to walk in newness of life, that we should no longer be slaves to sin (Romans 6, Matthew 28: 1-6,
I Corinthians 15: 3-8, Acts 1: 3),

8. Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1: 9, Ephesians 1: 17-23),

9. Jesus Christ will return to the earth, a Bridegroom coming to get His Betrothed
(the church), and will gather us to Himself forever (Ephesians 5: 25-27,
I Thessalonians 4: 16-17),

10. Jesus Christ will judge the living and the dead (Matthew 25: 31-46, Acts 17: 31,
I Timothy 4:1-8, Revelations 19: 11).

E. About the Holy Spirit:

1. The Holy Spirit is made available to mankind as a result of Jesus’ nature and sin-free
life. He was a blemish-free sacrifice on the cross of Calvary (Joel 2: 28),

2. When we place our faith in Christ’s accomplishment on the cross for us and make Him
Lord of our life, we are cleansed and the Holy Spirit will come dwell within us
(John 14: 17, Ephesians 1: 13, Acts 5: 32),

3. Believers are admonished to be filled with the Spirit. The word “filled” means “to be
controlled by.” It does not mean we get more Spirit; it means He has control of us. He fills and controls every aspect of our life (Ephesians 5: 8-18),

4. The Holy Spirit will teach us all things and help us to know God intimately
(John 14: 26, I Corinthians 2: 10-16),

5. The Holy Spirit is our guarantee to continue in the Faith until Jesus Christ’s return, or
until our departure, if we continue being filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 1: 13, John 16: 13, Romans 8: 11),

6. The Holy Spirit will teach us all things and help us to know God intimately
(John 14: 26, I Corinthians 2: 10-16),

7. It is one of the Holy Spirit’s jobs to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and
judgment to come (John 16: 7-8).

F. About Man:

1. Man was created in the image and likeness of God, and walked with God, and was
blessed by God (Genesis 1: 26-28),

2. Man fell out of a right-standing relationship with God through disobedience; as a
result he was in God’s image, but lost His likeness (Genesis 3: 6-24, Romans 6: 4-5),

3. All have sinned and are, by nature, children of wrath. Man is in a separated condition
from God because of sin and is deserving of judgement. The penalty for sin is death (Ephesians 2: 3, Romans 2: 23, 6: 23, Genesis 2: 15-17),

4. There is nothing we can do to cover our shame or get rid of our sin (past, present, or
future), or escape the judgement we deserve, except to place our faith in Jesus’ work at Calvary (Genesis 2: 25, Genesis 3: 7-10, Ephesians 2: 8-9),

5. Man’s condition can be changed into a right-standing relationship with God by faith in
Jesus’ accomplishments (II Corinthians 5: 17-21),

6. Man can be changed into a new creature (into the likeness of Jesus Christ) by faith

7. and by cooperating with the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives (Romans 8: 29,
II Corinthians 15: 45-50, II Corinthians 5: 17).

G. About the Church:

1. The Church is made up of many members, each person placing their faith in
Jesus Christ, a Living Stone in the Temple Made Without Hands, not a man-made structure or organization (I Peter 2-56, I Corinthians 12: 12, 26, 27),

2. God has an ordained order in the Church; Jesus is the Head and He has given some to
be apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors, evangelists, elders, and deacons (gifts of ministry). He has also given manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Church for edification of the Church and the glory of God and to draw the attention of the unsaved (Ephesians 5: 23, Ephesians 4: 11-16, I Corinthians 12: 12-14),

3. We need to prefer one another in love and recognize the gifts and talents that God has
deposited in the Church for our benefit,

4. We need to discover and move into our created destiny and, with all humility, begin to
function in it, recognizing that God has given us people with wisdom and experience
for our profit (I Corinthians 12: 12-13, I Peter 5: 5, Hebrews 13: 17),

5. We need to recognize that it is God’s desire that we are knit together and allow His life
and love to flow between us (Ephesians 4: 1-3,12-16),

6. We are going to be a part of that blemish-free Church for which Jesus will return.

H. About our ultimate responsibility:

1. Our ultimate responsibility is to know God,

2. It is necessary to submit to the Holy Spirit’s work in our life, that we will be available
for the Father to express Himself through us as individuals and as a church, just as completely as He did through His Son (Hebrews 1: 1-3),

3. We need to be prepared to be united with our Betrothed when He calls us home
(Matthew 25: 1-13),

4. As a result of the Holy Spirit’s work in us, we can be available vessels, useful in the

Master’s hands for His purposes on earth (Malachi 13: 32-37, II Timothy 2: 21,
II Corinthians 16: 9).

I. About the ultimate plan of God:

1. God desires an intimate relationship; this was His ultimate purpose in all of creation
(John 12: 24),

2. God wants to reveal Himself through His chosen generation (the Church) so that
anyone who would see Him in the Church and would want to, would be able to know Him through His Son, Jesus Christ (John 14: 6).