What We Believe

The statements of faith below are those of the owner of this site and does not necessarily reflect the exact statements of faith of our partners.   
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and inerrant Word of God. We believe that the Scriptures were preserved by God through the Manuscripts contained in the Textus Receptus, which comes from the Majority/Byzantine Manuscript Family. This is the family of manuscripts that are behind the KJV and the NKJV of the Bible (II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:21-22).

* We believe in a literal six (6) day creation and that the world is between 6,000 and 10,000 years old (Genesis 1:1-31, Exodus 20:11).

* We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three "persons": the Father, Son (Also called "The Word") and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, John 1:1-2, 1 John 5:6-8).

* We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ (John 5:18, John 8:58, John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11, John 5:1-9, John 11:38-44); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25, John 20-21, I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19, Acts 1:9-11); His personal return to the earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16).

* We don't believe that babies are "born sinners" or that they are born with a "sinful nature". We believe babies are born morally innocent. We believe that man chooses to sin out of his own free will and that is why he will be accountable for his sin. However, every man will sin at some point in time. We call this "universal rebellion". We live in a sinful world where every man has been tempted to sin and every man has chosen to give into temptation. However, people are not held morally responsible for the "sinful" things they do until they come to the point where they understand good and evil. This is called the "age" or the "state of accountability". It is only when people come to this "state of accountability" that they are held accountable by God for their moral choices. This is why the Bible says that people are sinners from their "youth" and not from
  "birth". People are only accountable for their own moral choices. As a person chooses to sin and reject the light of nature, their conscience, the law of God written upon their hearts and the message of the Bible they become more and more depraved. This results in them developing a "sinful nature" and becoming enslaved to sin. If someone dies before reaching the "state of accountability" (ie. a baby, a child or mentally handicapped person), they will be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven (Genesis 6:12, Exodus 32:7, Ecclesiastes 7:29, Isaiah 53:6, Luke 6:45, Romans 3:23, Matthew 18:3, Matthew 19:13-15, Genesis 8:21, Deuteronomy 1:39, Romans 9:11, John 9:39-41, James 4:17). 
Repentance: is commanded by God to ALL men everywhere. (Acts 5:31; 11:18; 17:30-31; 20:21; 26:20; Ro. 2:4; 2 Ti. 2:25; 2 Pe. 3:9).

Repentance is a change of mind, inclinations and desires, which translates into a total change in character and conduct. (Mt. 3:8; Mk. 4:12; Lk. 8:15; Jn. 8:34; 8:36; Lk. 19:1-10; Acts 26:20; 2 Co. 6:1; 5:17; 1 Thess. 1:9; 2 Tim. 2:19; Titus. 2:11-12).

Genuine repentance is initiated by God through a crisis of conviction leading to a season of godly sorrow for sin. (Jn. 16:8; Acts 2:37; 4:8-10; 5:31; 11:18; 2 Co. 7:10). The DESIGN of Bible repentance from Genesis to Revelation is clearly, "forsake" your wickedness, "purge" your heart of evil and SEEK the mercy of God. (Isa. 55:7; Jer. 26:13; Pro. 28:13; Jon. 3:8-10; Matt. 12:41; Lk. 15:11-32; Acts 3:19; 2 Co. 7:10-11; 2 Tim. 2:19; Jas. 3:7-10; 1 Pe. 4:1; Rev. 2:5; 2:16; 2:20-22; 3:3; 3:19)!

In repentance ALL filthiness and overflow of wickedness is 'laid aside' and in meekness is the implanted word received. (Lk. 8:11-15; Jas. 1:21; 4:6; 1 Pe. 5:5-6). The passions and desires of the flesh are crucified (Rom. 6:6; Gal. 5:24). This happens in repentance, not afterward. It's done once for all NOT to be repeated! Old things pass away and all things become new. (Ro. 2:29; 6:4-6; 12:1-2; 2 Co. 5:17; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 2:11-12; 3:5). All KNOWN sins of the flesh have ceased. (Pro. 28:13; Isa. 55:7; Jer. 26:13; Ezk. 18:21-23; Jon. 3:8-10; 1 Co. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Eph. 5:5-7; Jas. 1:21; 1 Pe. 4:1; Rev. 21:7-8; 22:15).

To dismiss Scriptural repentance is to nullify reconciliation with God and without conversion there is no Divine forgiveness. (Lk. 13:3; 24:47; Mk. 4:12; Acts 3:19; 2 Co. 7:10). Genuine Repentance is a condition for salvation. (Mk. 1:15; Lk. 13:3; Acts 5:31; 11:18; 17:30; 20:21; Ro. 2:4; 2 Co. 7:10; 2 Pe. 3:9).

Faith: is NOT passive and originates IN real repentance. (that includes godly sorrow for sin and a clearing of wrong doing). Faith lays a hold of Eternal Life (1 Tim. 6:12), works by love (Gal. 5:6),  establishes and upholds the law (Ro. 3:31), purifies the heart of sin (Acts 15:9; 1 Pe. 1:22; 1 Jn. 3:8), fulfills the righteous requirements of God by walking in the Spirit
 (Ro. 8:1-4; Gal. 5:16), and overcomes the world, flesh and the devil. (1 Jn. 5:4). Faith and obedience are synonymous actions - one does NOT follow the other. (Acts 5:32; Ro. 1:5; 2:13; 6:16-17; 16:26; Heb. 3:14; 5:9; 11:1; 11:8; Jas. 1:22; 1 Pe. 1:22; 1 Jn. 5:3; Rev. 22:14).  To believe is to obey and to obey is to believe (Matt. 7:24-27; Lk. 6:46; Jn. 3:36; Ro. 2:7-8; 10:16; 2 Thess. 1:8; Heb. 11:6; Jas. 2:19; 2:24).  Faith obeys from the heart and endures to the end. (Acts 5:32; Ro. 6:17; Heb. 5:9).  Faith is a WORK of power which produces fruitful substance and evidence. (Jn. 8:39; 15:1-6; Gal. 5:6; 1 Thess. 1:3; 2 Thess. 1:11; Heb. 11:1; 1 Jn. 2:3-6; 3:7). It is Faith that is reckoned, accounted, credited and imputed for righteousness, while faith APART from deeds is DEAD. (Lk. 6:46; Ro. 2:13; 4:3; 4:18-22; Gal. 3:6; 1 Tim. 1:5; Jas. 2:14-26). We have access into grace and are justified by faith, but we can fall from grace and 'suffer shipwreck' according to the faith. (Ro. 5:1-2; Gal. 5:4; 1 Tim. 1:18-20; Titus. 3:7). By faith we CONTINUALLY 'hold fast', 'dig deep', and 'strive to enter through the narrow gate'. (Matt. 10:22; Lk. 6:46-49; 13:24; 1 Co. 15:1-2; Col. 1:23). By faith we trust in, rely on and cling to Jesus and follow the example of Christ. (Pro. 8:20; Jn. 13:15; Ro. 6:16; 6:19; 1 Co. 11:1; Php. 3:17; 2 Thess. 3:9; Eph. 5:1; 1 Pe. 2:21; Titus. 2:11-12; 1 Jn. 2:29; 3:7). Faith is a condition for salvation. (Mk. 1:15; Jn. 3:16; 3:36; 6:47; Acts 20:21; Ro. 6:17; 10:9-10).

Grace: teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (Titus. 2:11-12). Grace is the GROUNDS of our justification. (Jn. 1:29; Ro. 3:24-25; Titus. 3:7; Heb. 9:22). Grace is wholly based on Jesus Christ death, blood and resurrection. (Isa. 53:10; Lk. 24:46-47; Jn. 14:6; Ro. 6:14; 1 Co. 15:3-4; Eph. 2:8-9; Col. 1:14; Heb. 9:13-14; 10:10). Only the blood of Christ redeems man from the corrupting influence of sin and allows God to pass over sins that were PREVIOUSLY committed. (Lev. 17:11; Ro. 3:25; Eph. 1:7; 2 Pe. 1:9). Jesus gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. (Titus. 2:14; 1 Pe. 2:9). By grace we are saved, but from Divine favor we can fall and forfeit our salvation. (Eph. 2:8-9; Gal. 5:4). Grace is God's merciful kindness by which He applies His holy influence ("unction") upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues. (Jn. 14:21; 16:13; 1 Pe. 1:5; 2 Pe. 1:3-4; 1 Jn. 2:27; Jude 21,24). We receive grace FOR obedience to the faith, but grace can be received IN vain. (Ro. 1:5; 2 Co. 6:1). We must build ourselves up in our most holy faith and keep ourselves in the love of God. (1 Jn. 5:18; Jude 20-22). Under the New Covenant, man continues to reap what he sows and will be judged according to the deeds done in the body whether good or bad. (Jn. 5:29; 16:27; Ro. 2:6-8; 14:10; 2 Co. 5:10; Gal. 6:7-9; 2 Thes. 1:7-8; 1 Pe. 1:17; Rev. 22:12). Grace is resistible.

Salvation: Salvation cannot be found in a repeat after me, raise thy hand, or the famous 'Sinner's Prayer'. (John 9:31) The Bible declares that FEW shall find Eternal Life and many will not (Matt. 7:13-14). The WAY is difficult and wrought with danger! Genuine Salvation is through Jesus Christ and is found in NO other. (Jn. 14:6; Acts 4:12). Jesus taught His followers to STRIVE to enter through the narrow gate, dig deep, count the cost, build off the Rock, hold fast, put your hand in the plow and don't look back, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him daily. (Matt. 7:24-27; 10:38; Lk. 6:46-49; 9:23; 9:62; 13:24; 14:25-33). The Scripture is loaded with dire WARNINGS to aid genuine believers along the narrow way, however, ignore them and you will return to your wallowing in the mire (2 Pe. 2:18-20), become deceived and fall away (1 Tim. 4:3-4; 2 Pe. 3:17), get entangled in worldly lust and forfeit salvation through acts of sin (Matt. 13:21; Lk. 8:13; Jn. 6:66; Ro. 6:23; 8:13; 1 Co. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:2-4; 2 Pe. 2:20-22; 1 Jn. 2:15-16), forget you were cleansed from old sins
(2 Pe. 1:9), turn aside to idle talk (1 Tim. 1:6), fail to make your call and election sure (2 Pe. 1:10), become disqualified (2 Co. 13:5), castaway (1 Co. 9:27), reprobate (Ro. 1:28; Titus. 1:16), get choked out and believe for a while (Lk. 8:12-14), cease to do good in patience continuance (STEADFAST ENDURANCE), grow weary and lose hope (Ro. 2:7-8; Gal. 6:7-9; 2 Pe. 1:3-11), become devoured by the roaring lion (1 Pe. 5:8-9), turn grace into a license for immorality (Jude 4), be duped by the spirit of error (1 Jn. 4:6), suffer shipwreck (1 Tim. 1:18-20), fail to abide in Christ and consequently be cut off by God, be cast forth as a branch, WITHER, be thrown into the fire and burned. (Jn. 15:1-6; Ro. 11:22).

The Bible declares Christ blood will present you holy, blameless, and above reproach in God's sight IF you indeed CONTINUE in the faith, grounded and steadfast and are NOT moved away from the hope of the Gospel. (Acts 1:25; 11:23; 13:43; 14:22; Ro. 11:20-23; 1 Co. 10:5-13; 15:1-2; Phili. 2:12; Col. 1:23; 1 Thess. 1:23; 3:5; 3:8; 2 Thess. 1:8; 2:3; 1 Tim. 3:6; 4:16; 2 Tim. 2:12; 4:9-10). Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the Gospel which I preached to you, which you also received and in which you stand, by which you are saved, IF you hold fast that word I preached you, unless you believe IN vain. (1 Co. 15:1-2). WE must ENDURE to the end to be saved. (Matt. 6:14-15; 10:22; Mk. 13:13, 22; Jn. 8:31; 15:6). Final salvation is conditioned upon perseverance. (Heb. 2:1; 2:3; 3:6; 3:8-15; 3:18-19; 10:26-31; 12:14-15; Jas. 5:19-20; 1 Pe. 1:22; 5:8-9; 2 Pe. 3:17; 1 Jn. 1:5; 3:5; Jude 1:21; Rev. 2:4-7; 2:10-11; 2:17; 3:16; 21:8; 22:15). Eternal Life is a hope, yet to be reaped. (Gal. 6:7-9; Titus. 1:2; 3:7). The sacred writings direct Christians to 'let God be true and every man a liar', while continually beseeching believers of the 'error of the wicked'. (Matt. 24:24; Mk. 13:5; Ro. 3:4; 16:18; Eph. 4:14; 5:6; 2 Thess. 2:3; 2 Pe. 3:17; 1 Jn. 3:7).  The good news of the Gospel is man can be reconciled to God by repentance proven by deeds and faith working by love. (Matt. 3:8; Acts 11:18; 17:30; 20:21; 26:20; 2 Co. 5:20; Gal. 5:6).

* We don't believe in "easy believism." We believe that faith and repentance are two sides of the same coin. You can't truly have one without the other. We believe that it is only a working faith and a repentant faith that saves a sinner from their sins, the wrath of God and from Hell. Any other kind of faith is a dead, non-working faith that will only send people to Hell in the end. Without holiness, no man will see the Lord (Matthew 3:8, Acts 26:20, Romans 6:1-23, Titus 2:11-14, Hebrews 12:14, James 2:17-26).

* We believe that Christians don't have to sin, have the power over sin and are commanded not to sin by a Holy God. A Christian can live a life of complete obedience to God, every moment of everyday. This is commonly called "Christian Perfection", "Biblical Perfection" or "Sinless Perfection". Christians still have the ability to sin, since they will always have free will, but it should be few and far between. It should never be a matter of "when" a Christian sins but "if" a Christian sins. A Christian definitely shouldn't be sinning daily. Sin should be the exception in the Christian's life, not the rule. We can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us. If we walk according to the Spirit, we will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. If we abide in Christ, we will not sin. If a Christian really loves God, they will obey Him. IF a Christian sins, they have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous One (Matthew 5:48, John 5:14; 8:11, John 14:21, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Philippians 4:13; 1 John 2:1, 1 John 2:3-6, 1 John 5:3-4, Galatians 5:16, 1 John 3:6).

* We believe that Christ died for every sinner and that it is God's desire that every sinner to be saved. God 

takes no delight in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn and live. However, even though Christ died for all, the provisions of Christ's atonement are applied conditionally upon the sinner's repentance, faith and perseverance in holiness to the end. Without the shedding of Christ's blood, there is no possibility for forgiveness of sins (Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, 1 Timothy 2:3-6, 2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 24:12-13, Hebrews 9:22).
* We believe that God is drawing all men near, that He commands all men, everywhere to repent and that the Holy Spirit is convicting the whole world of sin, righteousness and judgment. The problem isn't whether God is drawing them or not. The problem is that men are resisting God's drawing, God's grace and the conviction of the Holy Spirit. To be saved, a sinner must simply surrender his whole life to the conviction and drawing of the Holy Spirit and then begin to live a life of holiness unto God (Matthew 22:2-10, Matthew 23:37, John 1:9, John 12:32, John 16:7-11, Acts 7:51-54). We believe in Unlimited Atonement - Good for anyone that will "repent and believe."

* We believe that while Baptism doesn't save a person or make a person born again (baptismal regeneration), that it should follow repentance and believing. Every believer that is able, should be Baptized as soon as they are able. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:26-39). Of course, infant baptism is NOT Biblical since babies do not understand repentance and believing in Jesus yet. 

* We believe that true Christians have the ability to backslide, depart from the faith, be cut off
/or fall
away (this is commonly called "losing your salvation") because they still have "free will" giv
en to
by God (Ezekiel 33:12-20, Matthew 24:48-51, Matthew 25:1-13, Romans 11:20-23, 1
thians 10:5-13, Hebrews 3:6-4:1, James 5:19-20, 1 Timothy 4:1-2). 

* We believe in the resurrection
of both the righteous and
the unrighteous; those who are
righteous unto the
resurrection of life, and those who are unrighteous unto the resurrection of damnation. Those who know God and obey the Gospel will
reside in the Kingdom of God/Heaven for all eternity and those who do not know God and do not obey the Gospel will be punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power (John 5:28-29, John 11:25, Revelation 20:5-6, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).

* We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers worldwide in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 12:3-8, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a godly life, is given direction in life, is given spiritual gifts and is assured of eternal life. We believe that since the Day of Pentecost that each believer is filled with the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion and that each is given gifts of Spirit as the Spirit wills. We believe in frequent "fillings" of the Holy Spirit after conversion which is necessary for power and witness (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:38, Romans 8:13-17, I Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18).  It appears obvious that there is no once-for-all "filling" or "baptism" of the Holy Spirit and no plateau of final accomplishment, but a constant reaching out in faith to "become partakers of the Divine nature" (II Pe. 1:4) in an ever-increasing measure.
* We believe in divine healing. We believe that Jesus healed people before and after the atonement out of His compassion, authority and power.  He fulfilled Isaiah 53:4 while He was alive, therefore His healing does not, and never did, depend upon His "stripes," or upon His "suffering," or upon the idea the He had "paid for my healing." Healing depends upon who He was, and today it still depends upon who He is. He is the "same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8. When we have a physical need, we may come to Him for healing just as many in history have done before us.      

  • * We believe it is the mandate of the whole Church to go into all the world and "preach" the Gospel to every creature, making disciples of all of those who repent of their sins, believe the Gospel and get baptized. Evangelizing the lost is done in many ways - tract distribution, one to one conversations, small group conversations, open air preaching, mercy or charity ministry, etc but must share the Gospel with our mouth. "Letting our light shine" will not tell a sinner how to have his sins forgiven or how to have eternal life (Romans 10:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:15).

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