Personal Statement Of Belief

 

 

*†† In the one and only God eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:2,26; John 1:1-4,14; Col 2:9; II Col 13:14)

*†† In that God is Omniscient (has all knowledge), Omnipotent (has all wisdom and power), Omnipresent (that he is everywhere). (Genesis 1:1; Jer 23:24)

*†† In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as recorded in the English Language in the King James†† Bible, as fully inspired of God, and accept them as the final authority for faith and practice. (II Tim 3:16,17; I Cor 15:3-5)

*†† In the Biblical account of Creation, World Wide Flood, and other Biblical historical events as literal events. I believe that Adam and Eve are the first humans, that the creation took 6 /24 hour days, that God rested on the 7th day, and that man was made in Gods image. (Genesis 1; Acts 4:24; Nehemiah 9:6; Acts 17:24-26)

*†† That there is a literal place of Fire prepared for Satan and his fallen angels, called Hell, that all sinners who have not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ by faith as Savior will go and join Satan in Hell. (Revelation 20:11-15)

*†† That the Lord Jesus was Christ begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:2,14)

*†† That God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature, which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt. (Gen 1:26; Gen 3; Rom 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ps 51:5)

*†† That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Rom 3:23; 5:6-11; Heb 9:14, 15)

*†† In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present ministry as our High Priest and Advocate. (I Cor 15:1-23; John 20:1-31; Luke 24:50-53; I John 2:1,2)

*†† In the personal pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church universal. (I Thes 4:13-18;1 Corinthians 15:51-57), in a 7 year tribulation period where God pours his Judgment upon the earth, and a return with his Church (Bride) at the end of the 7 year period upon the mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-11, Zechariah 14:6-9), and that God will establish his Kingdom over all nations in this world. This will be for 1000 years, known as the millennium. (Zechariah 14:4-21; Revelation 20:1-9)

*†† In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer. (Rom 8:9-17; Col 1:27; Acts 2; Gal 5:16-26)

*†† Those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. (I Pet 1:3; Gal 4:4-7; John 3:7,8)

*†† That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service for him. (Heb 4:14; 13:20,21; Rom 12:1; Eph 2:10; Jude 20,21)

*†† In the resurrection both of the just and unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment into hell of those who have rejected the offer of salvation. (I Cor 15:42-44; Rev 20:11-15; John 5:28,29)

*†† That the one true church is the whole company of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit and that the local church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church spiritual and, therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of local church membership. (Eph 1:22,23; 5:24-27; Col 1:18,24)

*†† In the priesthood of all believers, the responsibility to participate actively in the worship of God by using openly and generously the spiritual gifts given to glorify God. (I Pet 2:5,9,10; I Cor 12:4-11; 14:26-33) 

*†† That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances - Baptism and the Lord's Supper - to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with the Lord Jesus Christ in burial and resurrection, and that the Lords Supper is the partaking of the bread and the wine as symbolical of the Saviorís body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death till His return. (Matt 28:18,19; Mark 16:15,16; Rom 6; Matt 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19.20; Acts 2:41,42,46; 8:36-38; 18:8; 20:7; Cor 11: 17-34; 10:16)

*†† That "You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:26-28).