|Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and
the Lord gave attention and heard it...Mal. 3:16
WHAT WE BELIEVE AND PREACH:
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It reveals God's mind and will for man. The Bible guides us to the plan and Person (Jesus) who brings us salvation. The Bible is our guide to and through the Christian life.
There is one God who is the Creator of all. God exists in three persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is fully divine, truly God and truly man. He was begotten of the Holy Spirit through a virgin mother, Mary. Jesus was a man like us yet perfect and sinless.
All mankind has inherited a sin nature from the moral fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Because our nature is to rebel against God and His righteousness, we are unable to save ourselves from the eternal punishment of a righteous God by being religious, moral or ethical-we cannot be perfect in any of them.
There is a physical resurrection of the just (those trusting in Jesus) and the unjust (those rejecting His pardon on the basis of Jesus' sacrifice of Himself on Calvary). All whose trust for salvation is in Jesus, will inherit everlasting blessedness. All who reject Jesus and His sacrifice will be unable to enter heaven and God's presence, and will consciously suffer eternal separation and punishment in the place that was originally prepared for only Satan and his followers, that is hell.
The death of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary was accepted by God as sufficient propitiation for the sins past, present, and future of all mankind. Thus no further sacrifice or religious activity on our part is needed to be saved. The result to those who believe in Jesus is a free gift of complete and eternal redemption from spiritual bondage. God has guaranteed His acceptance of Jesus' sacrifice by raising Jesus from death to life. God also shows His satisfaction with Jesus' work by enthroning Him at His right hand, making Him the Head of the Church, Lord of each believer's life, and High Priest over God's House and Advocate of the believers before the righteous Judge.
When a person turns from his sin and truly believes on Jesus Christ as His Savior, eternal salvation is his assured future. The believer then can be assured on the basis of God's unbreakable promise that his sins against the righteous and Holy God, are completely and eternally forgiven.
Accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord results in a spiritual New Birth. This is a work of God the Holy Spirit who indwells the believer. The Holy Spirit's indwelling is the spiritual baptism into the universal Church, which is the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ, who has risen from the grave and ascended bodily into heaven, is the Head of His Church. Believers are encouraged to publicly identify themselves with Jesus in His death and resurrection by water baptism (immersion).
We continue the practice of the early church, meeting together for fellowship, worship, and remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord, in the communion of bread and wine, teaching the apostles' doctrine, and uniting in prayer. "By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one to another" (John 13:35).
We look for the sudden and soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ to personally call up all believers (the Church) to Himself. From that time on they shall always be with Him in glory.
Following a time of Great Tribulation for Israel and a pouring out of God's wrath on the world, Christ will come to earth in Power and Glory (His 2nd appearance on earth) to establish a kingdom of righteousness over all the earth which shall last 1000 years. After Satan's final rebellion, defeat and banishment, to the hell that was prepared for him and his angels, by Jesus Christ Who is Lord of all, evil, sin and rebellion will never infect the universe again and God will reign, without opposition, eternally in the universe.
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