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Statement of Faith

What We Believe

 

THE SCRIPTURES

 

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

 

1. By "The Holy Bible" we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as orignally writen does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.

 

2. By "inspiration" we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.

 

Psalm 19:7-11; 119:89, 105, 130, 160; Proverbs 30:5-6; Isaiah 8:20; Luke 16:31, 24:25-27, 44-45; John 5:39, 45-47; 12:48; Acts 1:16; 28:25, Romans 3:4; 15:4; Ephesians 6:17; 2Timothy 3:16-17; 1Peter 1:23, 2Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:19

 

THE TRUE GOD

 

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

 

Genesis 17:1; Exodus 15:11; 20:2-3; Psalm 83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26; 17:5; Acts 6:3-5; Romans 11:23; 1Corinthians 8:6; 12:4-6, 10-11; 2Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 4:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 1:17; 1John 5:7; Revelation 4:11

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.

 

Genesis 1:2,26-27; Matthew 3:11; 28:19; Mark 1:8; Luke 1:35; 3:16; 24:49; John 1:33; 3:5-6; 14:16-17,26; 15:26-27; 16:7-11,13; Acts 5:30-32; 11:16; Romans 8:14,16,26-27; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2Thessalonians 2:7-8,13; Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:2

 

THE DEVIL OR SATAN

 

We believe that Satan was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man's greatest tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy, the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness--- destined however to fainal defeat at the hands of God's own Son and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.

 

Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Matthew 4:1-3; 13:25; 25:41; Mark 13:21-22; Luke 22:3-4; John 14:30; Acts 3:5; Ephesians 2:2; 2Corinthians 11:13-15; 1Thessalonians 3:5; 2Thessalonians 2:8-11; 1Peter 5:8; 2Peter 2:4; 1John 2:22; 3:8; 2John 7; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-10; 13:13-14; 19:19-20; 20:1-3,10

 

 

THE CREATION

 

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness; that man's creation was not a matter of evolution, evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms of life; that all animal and vegatable life was made directly and God's established law was that they should bring forth only "after thier kind."

 

Genesis 1:1, 11, 24-27; 2:7, 4, 21-23; Exodus 20:11; Isaiah 20:26; 45:18 Nehemiah 9:6; Jeremiah 10:12; John 1:3; Acts 4:24; Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3; Revelation 10:6

 

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