Statement of Beliefs
Almighty God is the Creator and Preserver of the heavens and earth (Nehemiah 9:6). He is absolutely sovereign over all, eternal, incorruptible, and the only wise God ( I Timothy 1:17). His name is YHWH (Yahweh): who is "merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth" (Exodus 34:6). He is also the God of judgment. He alone is to be the object of worship deserving glory, honor, and complete undivided devotion. He commands monotheism and condemns polytheism. "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might" (Deuteronomy 6: 4 and 5).
Jesus of Nazareth is the promised seed of Genesis 3:15. He is the man the prophets foretold. He is Christ, the Messiah, the Lord. (Acts 2: 14 - 38) He is that "prophet" Moses declared would come (Deuteronomy 18: 15-19). He is the descendant of David, the son of God (Romans 1:3). Jesus the Christ was anointed to be the High Priest and King. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for man's sin. God raised him from the dead and set him at His own right hand in the heavenlies. He will remain there until he returns as the King who will sit on the earthly throne of his Father God, and rule the world on God's behalf (Psalm 110). The resurrection of Jesus is the undeniable proof that he is the son of God (Romans 1: 1 - 5). He is the way, truth and life; no man comes to the Father but by him (John 14:6). He is the son of God, not God the son.
The holy spirit is the operating power of God given to obedient disciples for the purpose of teaching, bringing to remembrance, testifying of Christ, guiding, showing things to come, strengthening, and glorifying the Lord. It will lead the faithful ones into the age to come (John 14 - 16). The holy spirit enables the believers to walk and manifest spiritual abilities for the furtherance of the Gospel.
The Bible, consisting of the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, is the inspired and authoritative revelation of God. Within it are all things that pertain to life and godliness. Through humility, meekness, and the fear of the Lord, we seek to understand the Scriptures (II Timothy 3:16; II Timothy 2: 15).
The Kingdom of God is the unifying theme prevalent throughout the Scriptures. It serves to draw the Bible's diverse parts together into a complete whole. Jesus the Messiah, the prophets, and apostles all spoke regarding this coming Kingdom. When Christ returns, he will rule over the entire earth with his throne located in Jerusalem. His reign will be righteous, equitable, and absolute (Matthew 9:35; Acts 1:3; 8:12; 19:8; 20:24; 28:23, 31; Matthew 24:14).
Jesus fulfilled the old covenant (given at Mount Sinai) and thereby brought it to a close (Matthew 5:17 -20; Romans 10:4). He began a new covenant which will be fulfilled when he returns. Man's responsibility to the covenant is to obey the words of our Lord recorded in the New Testament Scriptures (Hebrews 8: 7-13; 10: 15-39).
Satan is the evil one who is the god of this age (II Corinthians 4:4). He is the adversary that devours all he can, and must be steadfastly resisted ( I Peter 5:8 and 9). His destiny is sealed in that, at the end of Christ's thousand year reign, he will be cast into the Lake of Fire and will be utterly destroyed forever ( Revelation 20: 7-10).
Jesus was the only one absolutely resurrected from the dead. He has ascended into heaven and is at God's right hand until his enemies are made his footstool. All the dead are asleep in the grave until the resurrections (Psalm 110, I Corinthians 15, I Thessalonians 4: 13-18).
When Jesus returns, the resurrection of the just will take place in which all the believers who have died will be raised again. The believers who are alive at his coming will be transformed simultaneously with the resurrected ones (Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:23; I Thessalonians 4:16 and 17). At this time all the believers, both living and dead, will receive new immortal bodies. He will establish the millennial Kingdom on earth (Revelation 20: 1-6) and bring about the restoration of the earth which was promised by the prophets and apostles (Acts 1:6; 3:21; 26:6 and 7).
After Jesus' thousand year reign, the unfaithful who have died will be resurrected, judged, and condemned to eternal annihilation and separation from God (Revelation 20: 7-15).
Man's final destination is not heaven or hell. The just will inherit the earth which eventually will be changed into Paradise (Psalm 37; Matthew 5:3; Revelation 5:10; 11:15). The unjust will be cast into the lake of fire (death and annihilation, not eternal burning), the effects of which are everlasting separation from God (Revelation 20: 10-15).
Through Jesus Christ, salvation is available as an indisputable free gift to man (Romans 3:21-24). Man cannot save himself (Ephesians 2:5-10). Man has the responsibility to have faith in God and the redeeming work of Christ (Romans 10:9 and 10). Faith implies obedience (James 2: 14-26). If Jesus is our Lord, then we must obey. We are required to maintain faith unto the end (Hebrews 3; 6; 10) in order to enter the Kingdom.
The Church today is the Body of Christ with Christ as the head. Each individual is a unique member and vitally important in completing the whole. No one is above or below another. No one is of greater or lesser value. Our diversity is neither a threat nor an impetus for envy but rather magnifies our interdependency. The love of God is our unifying bond (Romans 12: 1-21; I Corinthians 12: 1-13; Ephesians 4: 1-16).
The mission of the Christian Church is to: "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Our collective ministry is to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom that reconciles man back to God (II Corinthians 5: 18 and 19).
Within this website are written and audio teachings available to provide sound and complete scriptural documentation for each of these stated beliefs. Since our ministry is dedicated to searching continuously the Scriptures, we remain open to learn and willing to change if greater scriptural evidence demands such change. You are encouraged to review the enclosed material and to follow the example of the Bereans:
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.