Thus it is written and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations.
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Who is the Church: A glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. THE CHURCH IS HOLY
We believe the church is the called out ones whom the Lord has called to be his body in the earth. We believe our destiny is to be the Bride of Christ in an eternal union with GOD that causes us to exist with him forever.
We believe that the church was saved by, purchased by, sanctified by, founded on, built by, loved by and subject to, Jesus Christ.
We believe that members of the church are: added by faith, added by the Lord, baptized by one spirit, edified by each other, disciplined, worshipers of Christ alone, unified by Christ, urged to assemble and fellowship and subject to pastoral oversight.
We believe as a body it is administered under the authority of bishops, functional with the utilization of deacons, elders, ministers, evangelists, and pastors. Structured by God in the administrative and spiritual roles of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers; referred to as the five-fold ministries.
We believe it has been commissioned to evangelize the world, guard the truth, edify the saints and discipline the unruly, and manifest the kingdom of God in the earth.
We believe that the body of Christ which is the church has been given all power in heaven and in earth over all the power of the enemy who is Satan, the old serpent the devil. We believe that the man, both male and female is the greatest creation of our Creator, created to have dominion in the natural realm and to have dominion in the spiritual realm through Christ Jesus. We have been created to have eternal fellowship with God and to be his image and likeness in the realm of the earth and time.
What is the bible: We believe that the bible is The Word of God. We believe that the writers were inspired by God and wrote according to Gods own will, desire and omniscience. Therefore we conclude that all 66 books to be divinely inspired, God breathed and without error, irrefutable, and the sole and final say of Gods mind for this world. We are persuaded and constrained in this; that the bible is the sole and only basis of our belief in God.
Who is God: God is the Creator. For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, spiritual principalities or powers: all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things and by him all things consist
What is God’s name: First and foremost His name is to be praised, glorified and exalted it is excellent, it is secret and it is holy. In title God gave first a descriptor of who He was to reveal his divine nature as GOD ALMIGHTY, speaking to demonstrate His power. Next it was later given again as a descriptor to demonstrate that he is still here He is the “I AM”. Later as reassurance He revealed another aspect of his divine nature and declared that He is (Jehovah) a poor English translation of a Hebrew word Yahweh( pronounced YAH VEY). which means I am, I was, I will be. This demonstrating His omnipresence His commitment to His followers that He will not forsake them but will always be and always was present in their lives. In the fullness of time as foretold in prophecy the same God who spoke from an invisible realm and was distinguishable only as a Divine Word spoken from above, was said to be coming to dwell with men and that his name would be called Immanuel. In the fullness of time this Divine Word came forth from God and became flesh in the personage of Yeshua of Nazareth whom we call in English Jesus the Christ.
Who is Jesus Christ. He is the fullness of God bodily born to a virgin who conceived through the Holy Spirit to reveal the glory of GOD. He was given a name above every name that by the name of JESUS every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is God. He is 100% God and 100% man the mystery of Godliness. He was born without sin, lived without sinning and and died as a ransom for the sins of the entire world. He was crucified and died, was buried and on the third day He rose from the dead. He is the visible presence of the invisible God, for in beholding Him we beheld the Glory of God full of grace and truth. He is not another god or a lesser god or a helper god, He is the very same God of old revealed for us to see, taking on the form of a servant and made in the likeness of men becoming obedient to unto death, even the death of the cross. In order that through His humanity all things again should be under the feet of any man who would subject himself to be under Christ.
What is the Holy Spirit: God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in Truth. The Holy Spirit is simply God in our midst. The separation between God and man repaired by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ allows the spirit of man again to have direct fellowship, relationship, counsel, guidance, assistance, communication, protection, provision, access and intimacy with the Holy Spirit our GOD.
What is truth: The truth is the knowledge that Gods opinion, will and desire for mankind is the only correct choice. Therefore God is right in every circumstance and everyone else who opposes Gods point of view is in error. Therefore Truth is to live by every word that proceedth out of the mouth of GOD and believe by the confession of Jesus Christ who is GOD in the flesh that the only path to proper relationship with God is through Jesus Christ and no other way. He is the Way He is the Truth and his sacrifice, his examples and his words are the only thing that leads to life eternal. Every other method leads to spiritual death. Ultimately the only road that leads to the True God of the universe is the road that acknowledges that Jesus Christ is Lord and every other road is a lie and a false way.
What is the Kingdom of GOD: The Kingdom of God is the manifestation of the power of God working in the lives of the believer. It can only be entered by new birth and the faith and belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and be baptized into that belief. Its purpose is to demonstrate to the world the glory of God and his promise to put all things under thesubjection of His church.
What is Gods plan for you: We believe that it is the will of God that no one should perish but that all might receive eternal life through Christ Jesus. We believe that it is the will of God that man should have dominion in the earth and life under the theocratic rule of our Sovereign God. Not to toil under his dictates but to live in an eternal loving union.
What is atonement: Sin is a spiritual smear on the soul of mankind that before Jesus’ birth, death and resurrection was not erasable, and ultimately divided us from living in a dimension of eternity with God because He is holy. It regulated man to death and initiated a deteoriating world around us. Jesus’ sacrifice of blood was payment for the wages of sin. He was an appropriate sacrifice because he was eternal and therefore His sacrifice was also eternal, able to speak to past sins, present sins and future sins. He is also all powerful so his sacrifice was powerful enough to forgive the most diabolical of deeds and overpower any circumstance of evil living. Therefore the blood of Jesus is the only thing that can wash away sins and reconcile true atonement with God.
What is Salvation: Salvation is the acknowledgement through revelation that we are in a state of depravity and require God to fix us. It is the acknowledgment by a spoken declaration that Jesus Christ is the only way to fix you in your fallen state. It is the recognizing that he is Lord of all and that he is King of all, and by you asking Jesus directly that he can and will remake you into a son of GOD, through the washing of your soul with his blood and by the baptizing of your body into water immersing your members to demonstrate a death of the old you, and a rising of the new you. It is the infilling of the Holy Spirit of God to fill the void that exists in every man who does not have a relationship with the True and Living God. It is a free gift that only requires you to accept it.
What is Hell/Lake of Fire: Hell is the final resting spot for the eternal soul of man if he has not chosen to dwell in intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a place of weeping and everlasting torment and everlasting fire and everlasting destruction. It was not created for men to dwell in but was created for the devil and his angels to be. However due to mans sin through Adam; it is now a place where all who reject the good news of Jesus Christ must spend there eternity. Once in Hell there is no escape there is no second chance there is no hope for reconciliation with God.
Who is the Devil: The devil is an angel that chose to rebel against God. He is an accuser who brings the sins of men before God. He wants to be God and is desperately seeking ways to fool mankind into following him and worshipping him. He is a liar and is defeated by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. He is waiting out time until Jesus condemns him to the most remote depths of Hell. His agenda is to rob the world of its peace and men of their relationship with the true God. His agenda is to confuse and to set up false systems simply to cause men to disqualify themselves for an eternal destiny in the presence of Almighty God.
What is marriage: We believe that marriage is a holy union between one man and one woman. We believe that re-marriage is permissible if it measures up to all biblical criteria.