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Statement Of Faith


ONE GOD

There is only one God, - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as revealed in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.  Any “God” or “Jesus” who is not the same as described in the Bible, and in particular, the King James Version, is a different God and a different Jesus.


THE TRINITY

We believe in the Trinity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.  It is a mystery, but the Bible is clear that God is made of three persons, just as mankind is made of three parts - body, soul and spirit; and the sun is made of the mass of gasses, the light and the heat.  But, God is still one.  1 Jn. 5:7, 8.   


JESUS CREATED THE HEAVENS AND EARTH THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  Gen. 1:1.  The Bible says that Jesus created the heavens and the earth and everything in it (through the Holy Spirit).  Jn. 1:1-3, 10; Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:16.


JESUS CAME TO EARTH

Jesus came to earth in the flesh, -  conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross on Calvary for the sins of the world, rose bodily from the dead and ascended back into heaven.  He is presently in heaven, seated on the right hand of the Father where He will reign until all His enemies are made His footstool (defeated). 1 Co. 15:24, 25.

Jesus was, is and will always be God, - before He came to earth, while he was on earth in the flesh, today and forevermore.  He gave up all His glory and power to become like you and me when He walked the earth in the flesh, but He was still God.  While on earth, Jesus did all of His miracles, including healing of the sick, casting out of devils, raising the dead, feeding the multitudes, walking on water, etc., by and through the power of the Holy Ghost.  All born-again Christians have the same Holy Ghost in them and the same power available to do the same things Jesus did when He walked the earth, depending on their level of purity, obedience and faith. 

Jn. 14:12.  The power of God is given to all born-again Christians to preach the gospel of salvation to all the world.  Ac. 1:8.


SALVATION

Salvation is a gift of grace from God, through faith.  One cannot “earn” his way to heaven by good works.  We are saved by grace if we confess and repent of our sins and publicly confess the Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, believing.  After salvation, however, we are commanded to do certain good works according to the will of God. 


WATER BAPTISM

Jesus commands us to be baptized by immersion under water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  However, God will have mercy and grace when it comes to those who are bed-ridden, ill or of an advanced age, as we have experienced.  Water baptism is a public declaration that we are united with Jesus Christ in His death and burial.  When we emerge from the waters of baptism, it speaks of our unity with Christ in resurrection.   Ro. 6:3-5.  We need to undergo water baptism where possible, in obedience to the Lord Jesus.


HOLY COMMUNION

Holy Communion, often referred to as the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper or the Holy Eucharist, is symbolic.  It reminds us of the body and blood of Jesus that was sacrificed on the cross.  It also reminds us that He lives within us by His Spirit and is a public declaration that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Master and our God.  Jn. 6:53.


THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inerrant Word of God, written by men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  Errors in the Bible are mostly errors in translation and other supposed errors can be explained in due time as we have often experienced in the past.  We believe that the King James Version is the most accurate Bible, despite a few translational errors.  However, we do occasionally use other Bibles for reference or comparison.

OLD COVENANT VS. NEW COVENANT

Jesus disannulled the covenant made with Moses, sealed by circumcision.  The ritual and ceremonial laws were done away with and the moral laws, including the Ten Commandments were written in our hearts and minds. Heb. 8:5-13.  We are no longer bound to obey the written laws and to observe Sabbaths, holy days and new moons in the flesh.  Under the new covenant, we are to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things.  Gal. 2:20.  If we are led by the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.  Gal. 5:16.


BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST

Jesus commanded His disciples to wait until the promise of the Holy Ghost was received.  After receiving the Holy Ghost, the disciples had power to spread the Gospel.  Ac. 1:8.  As His disciples waited in an upper room,the Holy Ghost suddenly came as a mighty wind and cloven tongues of fire settled on the head of each disciple who began speaking in a strange tongue.  Ac. 2:1-4. After the baptism of the Holy Ghost, we too will have power to preach the Gospel throughout the world, followed by signs and wonders.  We believe that speaking in strange tongues is evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

A WAR

We believe that there are two opposing kingdoms – the kingdom of God (light) versus the kingdom of Satan (darkness).  Satan’s ultimate goal is to rule the world and destroy all true Christians.  Rev. 13:7, 8; Da. 7:21, 25.  There will be a time when a one-world government and one-world religion will rule the world and make worship of Jesus illegal, punishable by death and will destroy all church buildings (abomination of desolation). Mt. 24:15; Da. 8:11, 24; 9:26,
27; 11:31. The Church will be physically destroyed, but God will raise up a remnant that will ultimately defeat Satan and his kingdom.  Re. 19:11-21; Da. 7:26.  It is ordained by God.

We believe that there is a personal Satan, also called the devil, dragon, adversary and other names. He is the present prince of the power of the air.  Eph. 2:2.  That is, he rules from the mid-heavens where his princes (strong men) have their thrones and where they control areas of the world assigned to them by Satan.  Eph. 6:12; Col. 1:16.  Many problems and most illnesses are caused by demonic powers.  We “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the powers of darkness of this earth, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Eph. 6:12.

One of the signs of a true believer is his ability to cast out devils, speak in new tongues and heal the sick.  Mk. 16:17-19.  Jesus gave us power over demons.  Lk. 10:19.

Angels are real and there are various kinds that mankind does not have full knowledge of.  They can be messengers of God, warring angels, guardian angels and the like.  Satan’s demons are sometimes called dark or evil angels.


THE ARMY OF GOD

We believe that God is raising up His army for the end times.  Joel 2:1-11; Is. 13:1-22; Rev. 19:11-21.  This army will ultimately defeat Satan and his kingdom and destroy all evil on earth.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE WAR

It is the responsibility of the Church to destroy Jesus’ enemies so He can come back to usher in the M illennium Age.  Jesus will remain in heaven until His enemies are destroyed.  The last enemy to be destroyed is Death.  1 Co. 15:26.  Each saint is called to be a soldier of Jesus Christ.  2 Ti. 2:3-4.

THE END OF THE AGE AND GOD’S PURPOSES

Before God will ring down the curtain on the world, He will first attain the two desires of His heart pertaining to His people:  (1) perfect sons and daughters in the image of His Son Jesus (Ro. 8:29; 2 Co. 3:18; Eph. 4:12-13); and (2) a perfect church that will become the Bride of Christ when He returns (Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7-9; Rev. 21:2).  There is only one God, - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as revealed in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments. Any “God” or “Jesus” who is not the same as described in the Bible, and in particular, the King James Version, is a different God and a different Jesus.