STATEMENT of BIBLICAL BELIEFS -GOD
•God is a true God consisting in spirit as three distinct Persons or Positions: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
•Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father and is God incarnate, being the fullness of the Godhead bodily and Savior of the world.
References: Matthew 28:19; 3:16-17; I John5:7, 8; John 14:6-17; Col. 2:9; Is. 48:16
STATEMENT of BIBLICAL BELIEFS-HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit through the will of the believer operates in all believers in the power of the gifts of the Spirit, manifesting them as He wills for:
1) Christian service and ministry;
2) increased effectiveness in prayer;
3) the winning of souls;
4) revelation knowledge; and,
5) the working of signs and wonders and miracles (including the healing of the sick).
As a witness to this generation that God is God and is present in the NOW to deliver lost and suffering humanity –and to prepare them to be the Bride of Christ at His personal bodily return.
•The Holy Spirit operates as the unlimited and invisible presence of Jesus Christ on earth as Comforter and Advocate, indwelling every born-again believer and making the believer’s body His temple.
•The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, draws the sinner to Christ, and inspires faith in him to repent of sin and believe within his heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and to confess with his mouth that Jesus is his personal Savior and Lord.
References: I Cor. 2:10; John 15:26; I John 5:6; John 14:26; Neh. 9:20; Acts 8:29; 10:19; 16:6,7; Rom. 8:26; Matt. 4:1; John 16:13; John 3:5,6; John 16:8; Acts 13:2; 20:28; I Cor. 12: 7-11
STATEMENT of BIBLICAL BELIEFS –JESUS CHRIST/GREAT COMMISSION
•The Savior of fallen man is the eternal Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, made fully God and fully man in the incarnation, whose death and resurrection for our sins is our only hope of salvation of spirit, soul, and body in this life and the world to come.
•The Great Commission was given by Christ and is binding on every believer to “go into the world and preach the gospel to every creature” with the good news of the gospel.
References: Is. 7:14; 9:6-9; Micah 5:2; Ps. 2:7, 12; 45:6; Gen. 3:15 22:18; Lk 1:26-35; Jer. 31:22;
Mark 16:15; Matt 28:19
STATEMENT of BIBLICAL BELIEFS –THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
•All of the Scriptures are to be interpreted in their context and purpose.
•The Scriptures shall not be added to, superseded, or changed by later tradition or revelation.
•The Holy Scriptures and its translations, not modern versions, is the infallible Word of God and is therefore without error and is eternally reliable in all matters of a Christ centered faith and practice.
•Every doctrinal formation, whether of creed, confession, or theology, must be put to the test of the full counsel of God as revealed in the Scriptures consisting of 66 books, from Genesis to Malachi in the Old Testament and from Matthew to Revelation in the New Testament.
References: 2 Tim. 3:16; Gen. 2:7; Acts 17:25; Job 32:8; 2 Peter 1:21; Ex. 17:14; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Jer. 30:2