Statement of Faith

The Infallibility of the Bible

  1. We accept the miracles, creation, etc., as literal accounts.
  2. To repudiate any portion of Scripture as unreliable is like changing an inch on a ruler.  If one inch is changed, the entire system of measurement is altered.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking,correcting and training in righteousness.”
 2 Timothy 3:16

“For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” 2 Peter 1:21

The Absolute Diety of Christ

“He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” Matthew 27:43

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 
          

See also: John 1:14, Philippians 2:5-6, Colossians 2:9

The Virgin Birth of Christ

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

The Historical Creation of Man

  1. Man did not accidentally evolve from lower forms of life.
  2. God created man as a unique spiritual being.

Genesis chapters one and two

The Sinful Nature of Man

  1. Man is not basically good.  He is basically evil.

“The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.”
 Genesis 6:5

As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one,” Romans 3:10

The Substitutionary Death of Christ

  1. Others have died difficult, martyrs' deaths.
  2. Jesus is the only One who died for the sins of the world.

“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.“ Isaiah 53:6

The Bodily Resurrection of Christ

  1. Some say Christ arose in spirit or His teaching lives on.
  2. But the Bibles teaches Jesus arose bodily from the grave.

“Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.”1 Corinthians 15:1

A Literal Return of Christ to Earth as Promised

“…We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:6

“in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, ‘Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.’”  
                                                                                                     2 Peter 3:3-4

The Resurrection and Assignment of All People to Heaven or Hell

  1. We are sometimes criticized for too rigid a stand.
  2. But Jesus said, "Narrow is the way..."

See Mark 9:42-48, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

 

 

 

 


 

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