What We Believe
We believe in the inerrant Word of God. Therefore we teach God’s Word verse by verse.
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
We believe that the Cross of Jesus is the power of God. Therefore the teachings of this fellowship centers around the cross.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
—1 Corinthians 1:18
We believe that Jesus was delivered to the cross for our transgressions and raised again by our Father for our justification. Therefore we rejoice in the finished work of salvation by Jesus.
Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
We believe that salvation is a gift to us through God’s grace and that the gifts of God are without repentance. Therefore we rejoice in the security of the believer in Christ.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
We believe that love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Therefore we abide under His guidance that we may bear that fruit.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
—1 John 2:27
We believe that the bodily resurrection of Jesus not only testifies of our atonement but also guarantees that there is a day of Judgement coming upon the whole world. Therefore, we look for Jesus to come and deliver the church from the wrath to come.
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
We believe in the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of the finished work of Jesus. Therefore we celebrate Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month as we await His return.
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
—1 Corinthians 11:26
We believe that marriage is ordained by God to be between one man and one woman. Therefore as a Body we observe the Biblical definition of marriage (see more below).
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and the twain shall be one flesh: so that they are no more twain, but one flesh.
We believe in the diversities in operations of the Holy Spirit by God. Therefore we pray after every service, lay hands on and pray for the sick for healing, pray with the unbeliever for salvation and with the backslider for repentance, and for those who are seeking the power to be a witness for Christ we pray of the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
—1 Corinthians 12:6,7
We believe in prayer. Therefore we have prayer groups that meet every week.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
We believe that the New Testament teaches us not to neglect the assembling of ourselves together. Therefore we meet regularly for fellowship, worship, prayer and to study the Bible.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
HUMAN SEXUALITY STATEMENT
We believe in the creation and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such, He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God. Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies between two individuals of the same sex. It will not condone or recognize such same-sex marriages civil unions, or domestic partnerships even if the state passes laws that provide for recognition of such unions.
We believe that marriage is exclusively the legal union of one genetic male and one genetic female sanctioned by the state and evidenced by a marriage ceremony. We also believe that legitimate Biblical sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, premarital sex, incest, polygamy, homosexuality, transgenderism, bisexuality, cross-dressing, pedophilia and bestiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lascivious behavior, the creation, viewing and/or distribution of pornography and efforts to alter one’s physical gender or gender related appearance are incompatible with a true Biblical witness.
(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11, 6:18-20, 7:1-3 and 7:8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5: 21-31).
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