The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us that we all speak the same thing (I Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42). The terminology employed in this statement is not inspired or contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a ministry committed to the historic Christian faith. No claim is made that it contains all biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these set of inherent principles.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Joshua 1:8; Psalms 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:20-21
The Holy Bible is the Word of God written by divinely inspired men. God breathed and the Spirit moved. This Word is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction. God is its author, salvation is its end, and truth without error is its substance. It reveals kingdom principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and hsall remain to the end of the world. The Word is the true center of Christian union and the surpreame standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tested.
Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 28:19
There is one, and only one true and living God who is an infinite, intelligent Spirit existing eternally in the unity of the Godhead in three Spiritual persons–the Father (God), the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost. He is the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, is the creator and sustainer of all things; is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all honor, confidence, and love.
John 1:1; John 3:16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 1:23-25; 1 Peter 2:22; Romans 14:19;
1 Timothy 2:6; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Hebrews 4:14-16; John 14:3; Acts 4:12
Jesus, the only begotten son of God, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for all the sins of humanity, was buried and rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father and will return to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4; Mark 3:29; John 3:5-8, 16:7-14; Acts 1:8, 7:51, 10:19, 13:2, 16:6;
1 Corinthians 2:9-12, 12:3-13, 28-31; Ephesians 1:13, 14
Holy Spirit, an intelligent being, is the divine governor sent as helper, counselor and instructor for our daily lives. By accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior, the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to believers as our Comforter for living in spiritual truth. The works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life, and sanctification are also ascribed to the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:21; Romans 5:18-19; Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; Colossians 1:13-14, 3:4; 3 John 2; John 10:10
Man is not a product of theistic evolution but was created in holiness, perfect and complete, in the image and likeness of God but with free will to choose good and evil. Man voluntarily chose to break the law of his Creator King resulting in his fall from grace and lose of his perfect standing before God. The disobedience of one man resulted in his fall from grace and lose of his perfect standing before God. The disobedience of one man resulted in the consequence of many being made sinners. Since man was now imperfect, all human offspring is imperfect in their natural state and is in need of redemption. Therefore, man is admonished not to neglect, make light of, or not regard as important or special our available salvation whereby man can be saved, healed, delivered, prospered and have God's life in Jesus dwelling within his spirit to ensure all the highest and best of God in and with him.
John 14:2; Acts 3:19, 16:31; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Philippians 1:6
Salvation is God's gift to those who repent from their sinful ways and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and personal Savior. There is no ther way to get to God other than through His son by the Holy Spirit. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for salvation. By truly receiving Jesus into our hearts, we receive the eternal gift of salvation and will spend eternity in the place He has prepared for us. Those who refuse this manner of salvation automatically choose eternal separation from God unto everlasting damnation. It is by God's power alone that man is given eternal life. Man has no merit to earn it or to keep it on our own.
Matthew 22:37-40; John 14:21; Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 John 2:15-17
That as kingdom citizens we are to live a life of obedience to our Father God as shown to us by the Holy Word of God and our inner witness, the Holy Spirit. As established by the example that was set before us in the sinless life of Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, our goal as children of God is to serve daily as an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity as depicted in the life of Jesus during His time on earth.
Genesis 2:18-25; Numbers 30:2; James 5:12; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 5:31-32, 7:24-27, 19:3-9; 1 Corinthians 3:12, 7:10, 11; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Hebrews 12:1-3, 13:4; Romans 12:10; Galatians 5:13; 1 Timothy 3:13; John 2:1-11, 13:34-35; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4, 7-8; Titus 2; Mark 10:11, 12; Luke 16:18; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:5-9; Proverbs 22:6, 19:18; Malachi 4:5, 6
marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman in loving companionship, and it is to be entered into as a covenant promise, a sacred vow spoken to each other before God and to God with Christ as the foundation upon which our lives and our homes are to be established. For the christian, a marriage commitment is to God as well as to the spouse, and should be entered into only between two people who share a common faith. Marriage is strongest when God is central in the lives of spouses who understand that, "a cord of three strands is not easily or quickly broken." To love, honor, cherish, and serve each other as "unto the Lord" is essential to the health of marital relationships. Mutual love, honor, respect, and responsibility are the fabric of this relationship, which is to reflect the love, sanctity, closeness, and permanence of the relationship between Christ and His Church. Marriage is a visible picture––a living testimony of Christ's love for the Church. Every Christian marriage has a mission; marriage in itself is a visible witness of the transforming love of God in action. Regarding divorce, Jesus taught that the person who divorces a spouse, except for fornication (sex outside the marriage bed), and marries another, commits adultery. Although some family relationships may fall short of the ideal, marriage partners who fully commit themselves to each other in Christ may achieve loving unity through the guidance of the Spirit and the nurture of the Church. Inspiring and helping couples become involved in marriage mentoring and accountability is of primary importance to the health of many marriages today. A good marriage is composed of making continual everyday choices to "communicate and thing together." Having a mutual vision together is vital is helping the marriage to remain strong and healthy. God blesses the family and intends that its members hall assist each other toward complete maturity. Parents are to bring up their children to love and obey the Lord. By their example and their words they are to teach them that Christ is a loving disciplinarian, ever tender and caring, who wants them to become members of His body, the family of God. Increasing family closeness by building strong, healthy relationships is one of the earmarks of the final gospel message.
The fulfillment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of all believers. All believers are accountable for proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom in the world and to make disciples of men. This requires all worldly and personal ambitions be secondary to the will and way of God, to obeying all things which he commanded.