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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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What We Believe

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God and therefore are the final authority for all matters of faith and life. We hold the Authorized King James Version to be God’s Word preserved and blessed of God for the English speaking world.

THE GODHEAD

We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

THE SON

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that he might reveal God and redeem sinful man.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come; and, that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is brought about by the grace of God, where by the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner of his sin, God righteousness and judgement to come, and the sinner recognizes his lost condition and receives the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour. We believe that it is the incorruptable blood of Christ shed on Calvary’s cross which cleanses the sinner and pays the penalty for his sins.

THE ETERNAL SECURITY OF THE BELIEVERS

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.

THE CHURCH

We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again baptized persons. It exists for the purpose of edifying the saints, administering the ordinances, and evangelizing the world. We do not subscribe to the theory of a universal, invisible church. We believe that God’s work in the world is to be carried out through his churches, and that world evangelism through missionary endeavours is an essential element of the world of Biblical churches.

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe in that “blessed hope” the personal, imminent return of Christ who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.

THE ETERNAL STATE

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when the soul and body are reunited, and they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire.

THE PERSON OF SATAN

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall of man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and, that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire.

If you would like a more detailed statement of what we believe please feel free to contact us at (951) 676-8700.