Statement of Faith Highlights

The Scriptures:  God is the author and preserver of His Word.  God inspired His Word, the Bible, and preserved it for us.  God states in Revelation 22:19 and Deuteronomy 4:2 that His Word is final and complete.  God’s Word has supreme authority, Revelation 1:1-2. God has and will continue to preserve His Word, Psalm 12:6-7. The Scriptures show us our need for salvation, 2 Timothy 3:15. God’s words are inerrant/without error: Proverbs 30:5-6, Deuteronomy 4:2, Revelation 22:18. We are truly blessed that God has directed His Word to be translated into multiple languages including English.

The Trinity: There are three distinctly separate persons in the Godhead: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  However, there is only one God in Whom all three are one God, 1 John 5:7.  The trinity is a mystery about which God has given us limited understanding.  Genesis 1:26; Mark 1:10-11; John 14:16, 26; John 15:26; 1 John 5:7

God the Father: God is our Creator, Commander, Judge and our Heavenly Father.  Our view of God will be seen through our responses to Him and our willingness to serve Him.    God is a living God, Job 19:25.  God is compassionate/tender-hearted, Ephesians 4:32.  God is eternal, immortal, invisible and wise, 1 Timothy 1:17.  God is good, Psalm 34:8.  God is just and righteous.  God is sovereign and in complete control, Isaiah 14:27.  God is the only God and He is over all, Isaiah 46:10.  God is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, compassionate and creative, Psalm 139.  God loved us so much He sent His Son, John 3:16.  No one has seen God the Father at any time,  John 1:18.  God is a spirit, John 4:23-24. 

God the Son: Jesus is our Savior, Lord, Example, High Priest, and King.  Our view of Jesus will be observed through our attitude toward others, our responses, and our commitment to Christ. Jesus is alive, and He intercedes for us, Hebrews 4:14;       7: 25. Jesus humbled Himself to become man and then He humbled Himself further when He chose to die on the cross for our sins, Philippians 2:5-11.  Jesus was born of a virgin, Isaiah 7:13-14, Matthew 1:18-23.  

God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.  He has a very active role in the believer’s life, guiding and transforming us to be more like Christ.  He also restrains the evil in the world. The Spirit of God indwells believers, connecting us to God, Galatians 4:6. God sent the Comforter/ Holy Spirit to indwell all believers, John 14:16-17. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30.

Sin: Sin is anything that comes against or breaks God’s laws/rules.  All of humanity has sinned.  All of creation suffers the consequences of sin and separation from God. Romans 5:12, Genesis 1:31, John 3:16, 18, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:15 & 17, Romans 8:22

The Unbeliever: All of humanity has the opportunity to ask Jesus to forgive them of their sins.  God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should be saved. The unbeliever dies and goes to Hell and eventually those in Hell will be cast into the Lake of Fire, Revelation 20:12-15.  God will judge all mankind, Romans 2:12-16. The unbeliever is already condemned. Whoever is not saved will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity. God’s wrath abides on the unbeliever, John 3:36.

The Unreached: God has written His law in everyone’s hearts so that we are without excuse, Romans 1-2. God has also given everyone the knowledge that there is a God, and the realization that we should worship and serve the God of all eternity.  God wants all to come to repentance, 2 Peter 3:9. The unreached are without excuse before God, and if they die without Christ, they are cast into Hell, Luke 16:22-31, Revelation 20:12-15.

The Believer: The believer is anyone who has asked Jesus to forgive them of their sins, believing in their hearts that God has raised Jesus from the dead.  Believers have liberty – for we are not under the law, but under grace.  As believers under grace, we are to glorify God with everything we have. Jesus is preparing a place for all believers in Heaven, John 14:1-6. To be absent from the body, as a Christian, is to be present with God in Heaven, 2 Corinthians 5:7-8. Those that believe on Jesus will have eternal life in Heaven, John 3:15.

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