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Biblical Beliefs

The Scriptures

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice.  For reasons of unity within the church, and because of its textual reliability, we choose to use the King James Version of the Bible. II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21


God
God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - three Persons and yet one God.  Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 8:6

The Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, Who became a sinless man to redeem us.  He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man.  Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8

Our Service to God and the Local Church
The local church is a group of born-again believers baptized by water; united together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission: preaching the Gospel to every Creature.  Mark 16:15, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23

Man's Sin
Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God.  Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature.  Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23

Salvation
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world.  He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven.  One must personally receive Christ as their Savior to be spared from the consequences of sin.  Luke 24, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, Romans 10:13, I Peter 3:18

The End of Time and the Eternal State
Jesus Christ, Himself, will soon come again in the air to catch up His Church to reward its service.  The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will physically return to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years.  After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.  Matthew 24:29-42, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11, Revelation 20:13

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