Doctrine of Scriptures:

The Bible which contains 66 books, 39 OT and 27 NT is the Word of God. God used holy men to write the very words of Scripture as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (Heb. 1:12:3-42 Pet. 1:21). The original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts are the inerrant, infallible, and verbally-inspired (God-breathed) Word of God. The Bible is inspired in every part and equally inspired. The Holy Spirit directed men in their choice of words (using their own personality) and in all they wrote was all God desired in every way to express His revelation to man (2 Tim. 3:162 Pet. 1:19).

The Bible is inerrant in its original writing being verbally and plenary inspired. God providentially protected His revelation, the entirety of God's Word, from being lost, destroyed or altered. The Bible is inerrant - protected by God from any type of error. It contains no mistakes, and all the statements accord with truth (2 Pet. 1:19-21).

The Word of God has been preserved throughout the ages. God has preserved his truth and promises to all generations. The Bible is sufficient and complete for all of life and godliness. God's Word answers every question that pertains to life and gives all wisdom for man to fully be able to live godly (2 Pet. 1:32 Tim. 3:17).

Doctrine of God

God possesses holiness, which is the most fundamental attribute, and is absolutely pure and unique from all of creation (Ex. 15:11Ps. 99:31 Pet. 1:1516Rev. 4:8Isa. 6:3). Love is the very nature and definition of God (1 Jn. 4:816). Righteousness is personal and individual, and it is His holiness that is applied in His relationships to other beings (Ps. 19:7-9Gen. 18:25Jer. 9:24). His justice is official righteousness (Gen. 2:17Rom. 6:23Deut. 7:10). He is the truth which is being, telling and proving true (Deut. 32:4). He is eternal: forever was, forever is and forever will be (Ps. 90:2).

Being infinite, God is unlimited and unlimitable (Ps. 145:3). He is immutable, unchanging (Ps. 102:27Jam. 1:17). God is omnipotent, all-powerful (Matt. 19:26). He is omnipresent, always present everywhere (Ps. 139:7,8). God also is omniscient, all-knowing (Ps. 147:4,5). God is spiritual because He is spirit, not composed of matter or physical nature (Jn. 4:24). God is life because He is characterized by life and it's found in His name (Jn. 1:414:65:26). God has personality because He has a name that He assigned and it is how He reveals Himself (Ex. 20:7).

The Trinity is God's Three-in-Oneness. There is only One true God, but has three personalities: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, Who are perfectly co-eternal and perfectly co-equal Persons and harmoniously distinct in existence. The Godhead is seen all throughout Scripture. (Deut. 6:41 Cor. 8:6Jam. 2:19Eph. 4:6Gen. 1:26Jn. 10:30Eph. 1:3-14).

 

Doctrine of Christ

Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Trinity and has all the divine excellencies, and in these Christ is consubstantial, coequal, and coeternal with the Father (Jn. 10:3014:9). In His incarnation, Christ surrendered only the privileges of deity but nothing of the divine essence, either in amount or type. He took on an existence suitable to a servant while never stripping Himself of His divine attributes (Phil. 2:5-8). The eternally existing second Person of the Trinity accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity and so became the God-Man (Col. 2:9).

Jesus Christ represents humanity and deity in indivisible oneness (Jn. 5:2314:9-10Col. 2:9). He was virgin born, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, received a human body and possessed a sinless human nature (Isa. 7:14Matt. 1:2325Lk. 1:26-35); God incarnate (Jn. 1:114); and the purpose of His incarnation was to reveal God, redeem men, and rule over God's kingdom (Ps. 2:7-9Isa. 9:6Jn. 1:29Phil. 2:9-11Heb. 7:25-261 Pet. 1:18-19). Christ died for all of mankind (John 3:16) unlimited atonement (2 Pet. 3:92 Cor. 5:14-15).

Jesus Christ accomplished redemption through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death was voluntary, vicarious, substitutionary, propitiatory, and redemptive (Jn. 10:15Rom. 3:24-255:81 Pet. 2:24). Every believing sinner is freed from sins penalty and power, affirmed righteous, given eternal life and adopted by God and put into His family (Rom. 3:255:8-92 Cor. 5:14-151 Pet. 2:243:18). In Jesus Christ's resurrection from the dead (Matt. 28:6), the justification of believers is secure (Rom. 4:25), and Christ is at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:30-31Rom. 8:34) mediating as our Advocate and High Priest (Heb. 7:259:241 Jn. 2:1). Jesus' body resurrection is a guarantee of a future resurrection for all believers (Jn. 5:26-2914:19Rom. 1:44:251 Cor. 15:2023).

Christ will return to receive His Body, the church, at the rapture, and returning with His church and establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-111 Thess. 4:13-18Rev. 20). God will judge, through Jesus Christ, all mankind (Jn. 5:22-23); believers (1 Cor. 3:10-152 Cor. 5:10); living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return (Matt. 25:31-46); unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne (Rev. 20:11-15); as the Mediator between God and man (1 Tim. 2:5); the Head of His Body the church (Eph. 1:225:23Col. 1:18), and the coming universal King, who will reign on the throne of David (Isa. 9:6Lk. 1:31-33); He is the final Judge of all who fail to place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior (Matt. 25:14-46Acts 17:30-31).

Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit is a divine Person of the Godhead who has all the attributes of personality and deity which comprise of intellect (1 Cor. 2:10-13), emotions (Eph. 4:30), will (1 Cor. 12:11), eternity (Heb. 9:14), omnipresence (Ps. 139:7-10), omniscience (Isa. 40:13-14), omnipotence (Rom. 15:13), and truthfulness (Jn. 16:13). The Holy Spirit is coequal in all attributes with the Father and the Son (Matt. 28:19Acts 5:3-428:25-26Heb. 10:15-17).

The work of the Holy Spirit is to complete the divine will to all mankind. He has sovereign doings in creation (Gen. 1:2), the incarnation (Matt. 1:18), the written revelation (2 Pet. 1:20-21), and the work of salvation (Jn. 3:5-7). His work today began at Pentecost and He came to start and complete the building of the church (1 Cor. 12:13). The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He also glorifies Christ and transforms believers to be more Christ-like (Jn. 16:7-9Acts 1:52:4Rom. 8:292 Cor. 3:18Eph. 2:22).

The Holy Spirit baptizes all believers into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13), indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers for service and seals believers (Rom. 8:92 Cor. 3:6Eph. 1:13).

Doctrine of Man:

In the beginning, God created Adam and Eve after His image and likeness (Gen. 1:1-2:25). Man was originally created a sinless being (Gen. 1:272:16-17).

In the Fall of man, God gave man a choice and by voluntary transgression the serpent tempted them to eat of the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3) and Adam and Eve fell from that sinless state and as a result, all mankind are now sinners by nature and by conduct (Rom. 5:1219Ps. 51:5Is. 53:6Jam. 2:10) and are justly subject to divine condemnation (Jn. 3:36Rom. 1:20). This spiritual death, or total depravity of human nature, has been transmitted to the entire human race of man, the Man Christ Jesus alone is the exception; Man's salvation is thereby wholly of God's grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23Eph. 2:1-61 Jn. 1:8-9).

God possesses holiness, which is the most fundamental attribute, and is absolutely pure and unique from all of creation (Ex. 15:11Ps. 99:31 Pet. 1:1516Rev. 4:8Isa. 6:3). Love is the very nature and definition of God (1 Jn. 4:816). Righteousness is personal and individual, and it is His holiness that is applied in His relationships to other beings (Ps. 19:7-9Gen. 18:25Jer. 9:24). His justice is official righteousness (Gen. 2:17Rom. 6:23Deut. 7:10). He is the truth which is being, telling and proving true (Deut. 32:4). He is eternal: forever was, forever is and forever will be (Ps. 90:2).

Being infinite, God is unlimited and unlimitable (Ps. 145:3). He is immutable, unchanging (Ps. 102:27Jam. 1:17). God is omnipotent, all-powerful (Matt. 19:26). He is omnipresent, always present everywhere (Ps. 139:7,8). God also is omniscient, all-knowing (Ps. 147:4,5). God is spiritual because He is spirit, not composed of matter or physical nature (Jn. 4:24). God is life because He is characterized by life and it's found in His name (Jn. 1:414:65:26). God has personality because He has a name that He assigned and it is how He reveals Himself (Ex. 20:7).

The Trinity is Gods Three-in-Oneness. There is only One true God, but has three personalities: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, Who are perfectly co-eternal and perfectly co-equal Persons and harmoniously distinct in existence. The Godhead is seen all throughout Scripture. (Deut. 6:41 Cor. 8:6Jam. 2:19Eph. 4:6Gen. 1:26Jn. 10:30Eph. 1:3-14).

Doctrine of Salvation:

Regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which the divine nature and divine life are given (Jn. 3:3-7Tit. 3:5). It is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God (Jn. 5:24) when the repentant sinner, as enabled by the Holy Spirit, responds in faith to the divine provision of salvation.

In election, God doesn't predestinate anyone to Hell (2 Pet. 3:9), but desires all of mankind, who do not seek after God (Rom. 3:11), to be saved (1 Tim. 2:4). Some are given by God the Father to Christ (John 6:3710:28-29) and seen in His death, He has a two-fold purpose (Heb. 2:9-10). The goal of election and predestination is an individual's glorification (Eph. 1:45) which predestination is according to God's foreknowledge (Rom. 8:29) and good pleasure.

Justification before God is an act of God (Rom. 8:33) by which He declares righteous those, who through faith in Christ, repent of their sins (Lk. 13:3Rom. 2:4Isa. 55:6-7) and confess Him as Sovereign Lord (Rom. 10:9-10Phil. 2:11). The righteousness is apart from any virtue or work of man (Rom. 3:204:6) and involves the imputation of our sins to Christ (Col. 2:141 Pet. 2:24) and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to us (1 Cor. 1:302 Cor. 5:21).

Sanctification is the act of setting oneself apart unto God and is instantaneous and should not be confused with progressive sanctification. Positional sanctification is a believer's standing with God, not his walk or condition (Acts 20:321 Cor. 1:230). Progressive sanctification is a work by the Holy Spirit which the believer is brought closer to the standing which he enjoys positionally through justification (Jn. 17:1719). In obedience to God's Word and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, the believer is able to live a life of increasing holiness in conformity to the will of God and Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 3:181 Thess. 4:3-4).

Security for the believer is kept by God's power and thus secure in Christ forever (1 Pet. 1:5Jn. 5:24Rom. 5:9-10Eph. 4:30). It is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word (Rom. 6:15-22Gal. 5:1325-26).

Doctrine of the Church

The church includes all persons anywhere in the world who are savingly related to Christ including everyone who has and will live and be a part of His body (Heb. 12:231 Cor. 10:3212:28Col. 1:1824). Christ is the Head of the church, His body, of which He is Savior (Eph. 5:23). The purpose of the church is to equip the saints and living consistent with God's Word daily, everything else is considered a function (Eph. 4:1-16Col. 1:24-292 Tim. 3:16-17).

The structure of Church officers and government: totally autonomous-independent (Acts 15); the Priesthood of the believer (1 Pet. 2:9); Christ has given the church godly leaders (Eph. 4:11-12Acts 20: 17-28) and seemingly has plural leadership. There are local church officers (Acts 6:1-61 Tim. 3:1-16Tit. 1:5-9), proper submission to them is scriptural (Heb. 13:171 Pet. 5:1-5), election of officers assumes a roll (Acts 6:2-5), and church discipline and purgation in the church assumes a roll (1 Cor. 5:13). There is a distinction between Israel and the church. The church will be raptured prior to the tribulation (Rev. 3:101 Thess. 3:9-105:9). God will resume his dealings with Israel, the beginning of the 70th week (Dan. 9:24-27Matt. 24:15-22Mk. 13:14-20). The unfulfilled prophecies regarding Israel will come to pass at that time. Kingdom promises belong to all saved Israelites from all ages (Zech. 12:10Matt. 24:29-30Rom. 11:25-27). OT promises for Israel and Revelation 20:1-10 demand a literal earthly kingdom of 1000 years.

Doctrine of Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Christian baptism is the believer's immersion in water (Acts 8:36-39Jn. 3:23Rom. 5:4-5Matt. 3:6,16). Baptizing into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Matt. 28:19). Baptism, having no salvific effect, is only for believers and identifies them in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, showing the effect in believer's death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Gal. 3:27Col. 2:12Rom. 6:3-5). Baptism is a prerequisite to membership of the local church (Acts 2:41).

The Lord's Supper was established by Christ. It is described as including bread and wine as symbols of Christ's memorial (Matt. 26:26-29Mk. 14:22-25Lk. 22:17-2029301 Cor. 11:23-29Rom. 8:32). It is a memorial service for believers of a local church body with the liberty of frequent practice (1 Cor. 11:26). Being practiced as a close, a church member of a like faith, service being performed until God's coming reign being pictured as a feast (Lk. 13:29).