Beliefs

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God
There is one God, our heavenly Father (1 Cor. 8:6). He alone is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Isa. 44:24). He reveals Himself in Scripture as one (Deut. 6:4), a creed which was confirmed by Jesus Christ (Mark 12:28ff). The Father is “the only true God” (John 17:3).

Jesus
Jesus of Nazareth is the man Messiah (1 Tim. 2:5). He is the promised son of Abraham and son of David (Matt. 1:1). He is the future king of the Kingdom of God (Ps. 2:6-8). He was foreknown in God’s plan from the beginning (1 Peter 1:20) but was begotten in the womb of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:18, 20, Luke 1:35).

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the operational presence and power of God (Ps. 51:11). The Spirit is very personal, God in action. It is bestowed upon a believer upon conversion (Eph. 1:13, Acts 2:38) for the purpose of empowering a believer to live the Christian life.

Scripture
The Bible consists of the 66 books of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures. These are the authorative and inspired words for instruction of the believer.

Kingdom of God
The imminent arrival of the Kingdom of God upon the earth (Mark 1:15). This kingdom will be the inheritance of the faithful (Matt. 5:5, Rev. 5:10) and bring about the restoration of the earth promised by the prophets (Acts 3:21). Jesus Christ will be the king of this kingdom by ruling on the throne of David (Isa. 9:7, Luke 1:32-33).

Resurrection Hope
The resurrection of the dead in Christ upon his arrival (Luke 14:14, 1 Thes. 4:16, 1 Cor. 15:51-53). The rest of the dead will not be resurrected until after the millennial kingdom is completed (Rev 20:5). The righteous will be given immortal bodies and the wicked will be destroyed.

Atonement
Jesus Christ brought atonement of sins through his death and resurrection to eternal life on the third day (Romans 5). Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father where he awaits his return in glory (Ps. 110:1).

Salvation
In order to be saved from the coming judgment, one must: sincerely repent of their sins (Matt. 4:17), believe in the gospel of the kingdom (Mark 1:14-15), accept the sacrificial work accomplished by Jesus on the cross (Acts 8:12), submit to water baptism (Acts 2:38), and fully commit themselves to a sanctified life by obeying the words of their lord, Jesus Christ (Heb. 5:9).

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