Thursday, February 2, 2012

Faith Statements From Our Church Bylaw

We believe the Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is everlasting, is holy, is the only living and true God .is the creator of the universe and all things, is the origin of life (Matthew 3:16-17; 28-29; Exodus 3:14; Psalm 90:2; Leviticus 11:44; John 17:3; Acts 17:24-28;Genesis 1:1).

God the Father: We believe God the Father is the creator of all things, the omnipotent ruler, the preserver and protector of the universe (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12).

God the Son: We believe God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the Savior and the Lord, conceived by the Holy Spirit, incarnated and born of virgin Mary; died for man’s sin through crucifixion, buried, resurrected, ascended into Heaven and will come again to judge the living and the dead (2 Peter 1:11-18; John 1:14; Matthew 1:18, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Timothy 4:1).

God the Holy Spirit: We believe God the Holy Spirit is Counselor for Christian. He indwells in Christian’s heart. Through Him, sinners can repent and be sanctified (John 14:16; John 16:7-14).
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is the word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is inerrant, infallible and is the absolute standards of our Christian faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119).

Man and Salvation
We believe all men are sinners, fall short of the glory of God. Man can be saved and has everlasting life only by believing and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior (Romans 3:23-24: John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9).

The Church
We believe the church is God’s household and the body of Christ. Christ is the head of the church and Christians are God’s children and members of the body (1 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 1:23, 4:15-16; 1). 

End Times
We believe Christ will come again to judge the world and establish His kingdom. He will resurrect the dead. Those who believe in Him will have eternal life and those who do not believe in Him will perish (Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 21-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).