Statement of Faith

The Bible is true and is the inerrant Word of God.

"All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1 
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."  Genesis 1:27 

Temptation/Fall of Mankind into Sin
"The Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.'"  Genesis 2:17-17
"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.  He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree of the garden?'  You will not surely die."  Genesis 2:1
"When the woman saw the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.  She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it."  Genesis 2:6
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23
"For the wages of sin is death....."  Romans 6:23a 

Redemption/Eternal Life
".....but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 6:23b
"Jesus said, 'I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.'"  I Timothy 2:5
"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that god raised Him from the death, you will be saved."  Romans 10:9
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16
"In my Father's house are many rooms; it it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."  John 14:1-4
Father, Son, Holy Spirit
"I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God."  Isaiah 45:5

"Jesus said, "I and the Father are one."  John 10:30

"And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever - the Spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept Him because it neither sees Him nor knows
Him.  But you know Him for He lives with you and will be in you."  John 14:16-17

"On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in Me and I am in you."  John 14:20

"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit , whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."  John 14:26
"The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; but I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."  John 10:10

The War
"The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full."  John 10:10
 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against
 flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put
 on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of
 truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all 
this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of
 God.  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."  Ephesians 
The Victory
"But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  I Corinthians 15:57
Our Privilege and Responsibility as Christ Followers
"Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.  Then Jesus came to
 them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the
 Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have  commanded you.'"  Matthew 28:16-20

"If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?  Dear children, let us not love with
 words or speech but with actions and in truth.  I John 3:18-19

"Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up just as in fact you are doing."  I Thessalonians 5:11
Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching."  John 14:23

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