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Doctrinal Statement

What we believe and defend...

Inerrancy of Scripture


We believe and defend that the Holy Bible is the inerrant, supernaturally inspired Word of God.

2Tim. 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

2Pet. 1:21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


Trinity


We believe that God exists in three persons in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matt. 28:19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,..."


Born of a virgin


We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a human virgin.

Is. 7:14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel."


All mankind is born sinful/Lost


We believe that man is born sinful and separated from God.

Rom. 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


Saved by faith in Christ alone


We believe that salvation comes to man only through faith in Jesus Christ's substitutionary death on the cross and bodily resurrection three days later.

Rom. 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."

Eph. 2:8-9 "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast."

Titus 3:5 "He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,"


Jesus resurrected


That Jesus defeated death, was bodily resurrected and is alive today.

Luke 24:6 "He is not here, but He has risen."

2Tim. 2:8 "Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descendant of David, according to my gospel,"


Jesus will return to earth and reign as a Jewish King from Jerusalem


That Jesus will return for dead and alive Church Age Believers first (Rapture) and return again seven years later to reign as King of the earth for 1000 years from His throne in Jerusalem.

1Cor. 15:52 "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."

Rev. 20:6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.


The Jews are God's chosen people


We believe that the Jews, Israel, were chosen by God as a special people

Deut. 7:6 "For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth."

Rom. 2:10 "but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek."


Salvation is eternal and cannot be lost


We believe that salvation is permanent, eternal and forever based on what Jesus did on the cross, not what we do or don't do on this earth.

Heb 13:5 "… for He Himself has said, 'I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,'"

Rom. 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."

Titus 3:5-7 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.


That every word in the Bible was inspired by God and should be taken literally, within proper context


We believe the Bible should be interpreted within a dispensational framework.

Eph. 3:9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things;

2Tim. 2:15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.


That an eternal hell exists


We believe that an eternal hell exists, has tormenting flames and is dark, and awaits all those who do not trust by faith that Jesus died on the cross on Mt. Moriah to pay for their personal sins and that Jesus was resurrected, defeating death.

Matt. 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

Matt. 25:30 "And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Rev. 20:15 "And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."