By Laws

 

Personality and Work of the Holy Spirit:  We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin, indwells all believers in the present age, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, and that it is the duty of every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:13-14, 5:18).

 

Salvation:  We believe that salvation was provided totally by the death of Jesus Christ for the sins of all members of the human race as a free gift.  Each person must decide either to reject or accept the offer by God of the gift of salvation (Eph. 2:8-10; John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:18-19). 

 

Eternal Security of Believers:  We believe that all believers are kept secure forever (Rom. 8:1, 38, 39; John 10:27-30, Acts 16:31; 1 Cor. 1:4-8

 

The Church:  We believe that the Church, all believers in Jesus Christ in this present age, now the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:12; 1 Cor. 10:17), and to become the Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism genetically-spiritually united with Christ, and includes all born-again persons irrespective of their religious or Christian organizations (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; Rom. 6:3-5).

 

The Personality of Satan:  We believe in the personality of Satan, who is the declared enemy of God and man (Job 1:6-7; Mat. 4:2-11; Isa. 14:12-17).

 

The Rapture of the Church:  We believe Jesus Christ Himself will return for His Body, the Church, to receive both dead and alive Believers.  This return is impending and will precede the Great Tribulation.  This is known as the Rapture of the Church (1 Thes. 4:13-18; Tit. 2:11-14; 1 Tim. 6:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:51-57). 

 

The Tribulation:  We believe that the Rapture of the Church will be followed by the fulfillment of Israel’s seventieth week, the latter half of which is the time of Jacob’s trouble, the great tribulation. (Dan 9:27; Jer. 30:7; Mat. 24:15-25, 46; 2 Thes. 1: 7-10; Rev.20:6)

 

The Second Advent of Christ:  We believe that the great tribulation will be climaxed by the (pre-millennial) return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth to set up His kingdom.

(Zech. 14:4-11; Mat. 24:15-25, 46; 2 Thes. 1:7-10; Rev. 20:6).

 

The Eternal State: We believe that the soul and the human spirit of those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do, at death, immediately pass into His presence, and there remain in the conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul, human spirit and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in the glory; but the souls of unbelievers remain after death in conscious misery until the final judgment of the great white throne at the close of the millennium, when soul and body reunited shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. (Lk. 16:19-26, 23:43; 2 Cor.5:8; Phil 1:23; 2 Thes. 1:7-9; Jude 6,7; Rev. 20:11-15)

                              

 

The Responsibility of Believers

 

All Believers are commanded to grow in the Grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pt. 3:18); therefore, to reach toward the goal of maximum maturity through the consistent intake of Bible Doctrine, for the purpose of becoming spiritually self-sustaining, wherein the Believer’s assignment might be fulfilled in time, glorifying and pleasing to God. (Eph. 4:13-16; Phil. 3: 12-17; 1 Cor. 7:17; 1 Pt. 2:9; 1 Cor. 6: 20; Gal. 1:24; Ro. 4:20; Mt. 5:16, 9:8; Ro. 15:16; 1 Pt. 2:12, 4:11, 16)

 

Church Ordinances: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper to be observed until His return. (1 Cor. 11:23-26)

 

Spirituality: We believe that spirituality is an absolute condition in the life of a believer in this dispensation wherein he is filled or controlled by the Holy Spirit, walking in love and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ro. 8; Col.1:8; 1 Cor 2:15; Gal. 5:16, 25) We believe that spirituality is distinct from maturity, that a believer becomes carnal through any act of mental, verbal, or overt sin and that spirituality or fellowship with Christ is restored solely by personal confession of that sin to God the Father. (Jn. 15:7-8; 2 Cor. 5:16; Eph. 5:18; Ro. 6: 11-13; 1 Jn. 1:9, 1:5, 2:2; 1 Cor. 11:30, 31; Gal 5:16; Ps. 66:18, 51, 32:5-6; Prov. 28:13; Isa. 1:16)

 

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