WE BELIEVE

THE WORD

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it

John 1: 1-5

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1:14

 

THE WORD OF GOD

THE BIBLE

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 

2 Peter 1:21 

For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

THERE IS ONE TRUE GOD

Isaiah 43:10, 11

“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord,
“And My servant whom I have chosen,
That you may know and believe Me,
And understand that I am He.
Before Me there was no God formed,
Nor shall there be after Me.

I, even I, am the Lord,
And besides Me there is no savior.

 

GOD - FATHER

The Scriptures declare God created the Heavens and Earth and humankind. Through this declaration, scripture reveals God exists eternally in three persons and His relationship encompasses Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God reveals His relationship with Heaven and His creation on earth, humankind. Through Scripture God declares He is, I Am. 

Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:14,

 

JESUS - SON OF GOD

 

Jesus Christ came as God as man, Son of God, The Prophesied Messiah,  Born of a Virgin, came to destroy the works of the devil, lived a sinless life, approved of God to us by miracles, wonders, and signs, died on a cross to make atonement for our sin, and was resurrected three days later. He is Alive! 

It is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the only way to God our Father. The anointed one, The one true God. Redeemer, deliverer, our Savior. He Accended and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will return again in power and great glory.

Matthew 28:19; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; Phillippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Hebrew 1:5-13; 1 John 3:8; John 1:1-3; John 14:6; Matthew 24:30; 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; Hebrews 1:3; Acts 1:9;

 

HOLY SPIRIT 

Holy Spirit is a person, the third-person that makes up the God-head. Holy Spirit was sent to the earth to reveal Jesus Christ, guide us into all truth, convict the world of sin, lead us to repentance and bring us out of the darkness and into the Kingdom of God.  where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. He is the resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead, the same spirit that dwells in the children of God. Jesus promised He would not leave us orphans. He is the spirit of adoption and bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. He is the Spirit who gives life, He is the helper whom Father God sent to us, to teach us all things. He is a person and can be grieved. He is the spirit of Love; He has a mind; He speaks; He knows the thoughts of God. He is our comforter, Intercessor, advocate, counselor, helper.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire is a gift to us as followers of Jesus Christ. This baptism is separate from our new birth into the kingdom of God and water baptism. There is evidence of the Baptism of Holy Spirit as we read in Acts 2. As revealed in scripture the baptism of Holy Spirit gives us power as witnesses of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18; Romans 8:11; John 6:63; 1 John 5:6; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 2 Timothy 1:14; John 14:26; Romans 8:16; Romans 8:26; Ephesians 4:30; Romans 15:30; Romans 8:27; 2 Samuel 23:2; Acts 8:29; Acts 10:19; John 16:5-15; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Matthew 3:11.

 

REDEMPTION

"Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." 

Through Adam and Eve's sin of disobedience sin and death entered the world and spread to all men.


"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned—"

"All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God." 

All of humankind is in need of a savior. 

Jesus Christ the son of God, was the innocent Lamb who was slain to take away the sins of the world.

"Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Through our acknowledging we need a savior and our belief in Jesus Christ by our confession of faith, if we repent of our sin; the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all of our sins.

It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we can be redeemed. 

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God," 

The inward expression that we are born into the Kingdom of God.

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,"

The outward expression that we are born into the Kingdom of God.

 "and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness."

Genesis 1; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-21; Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12.

  But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

BAPTISM

Jesus Christ gave a commandment to all believers to be baptized (full emersion) in water.

Matthew 28:19

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

We are identified with Jesus through water baptism, His death, burial, and resurrection.

Romans 6:4

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

Communion

Jesus Christ commanded us as followers of Him to receive communion as a remembrance of Him until He returns again.

Communion consist of bread and the cup wine/juice

The bread represents His body that was broken for us to be made whole, and the cup represents His blood that was shed for us.

1 Corinthians 11:26

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

 

SANCTIFICATION

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.

Hebrews 12:14

 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy Spirit indwelling in the born again believer in Jesus Christ is the sanctifying power for us to live a life of Purity and Holiness. 

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Through the process of sanctification, we are transformed into the likeness and character of Christ Jesus.

Titus 2:12

  teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

Hebrews 12:14;1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14

 

 BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRIT

If we ask for the Baptism of Holy Spirit as believers in Christ Jesus we will receive it. Evidence of our receiving the Baptism of Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues. According to Acts 2

 

RESURRECTION AND RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15: 51 - 52

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 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 incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Revelation 19: 11-14

Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness, He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

2 Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19:11-14; Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 20:1-7

 

JUDGEMENT 

Revelation 20:10-15

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15