What We Believe
INFALLIBLE WORD TEACHES, AND WE BELIEVE:
1. That the Holy Bible,
consisting of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the
New Testament, is the inspired Word of God. We take the Bible
as final authority in all matters concerning Christian conduct
and work. II Timothy 3:16,17; Proverbs 30:5,6; Revelation 22:18,19.
2. That the Godhead consists
of three separate, distinct and recognizable personalities and
qualities, perfectly united in one. The Father, the Son and the
Holy Ghost are different Persons in the Godhead, not merely three
names for one Person. Matthew 3:16,17; II Corinthians13:14; Matthew
3. The virgin birth of
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. The crucifixion, death,
burial and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 7:14; Matthew
1:18-25; Romans 1:4; I Corinthians 15:3,4.
4. The total depravity,
sinfulness and guilt of all men since the Fall, rendering them
subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. Psalm 51:5; Job
14:4; Romans 3:23; 5:12-17; Mark 7:21-23; Ephesians 2:1.
5. That Repentance is
a complete turning away from all sin and its deceitful pleasures,
and that it is required of every sinner before he can truly and
effectively believe in Jesus with saving faith. Proverb 28:13;
Isaiah 55:7; Ezekiel 18:21-23; Mark 1:15; Luke 24:46,47; Acts
2:38; 3:19,21; II Corinthians 7:10; Hebrew 6:1-3.
6. That Restitution is
making amends for wrongs done against our fellowmen, restoring
stolen things to their rightful owners, paying debts, giving back
where one has defrauded, making confessions to the offended and
apologising to those slandered, so as to have a conscience void
of offence toward God and man. Genesis 20:1-8,14-18; Exodus 22:1-7;
Leviticus 6:1-17; Numbers 5:6-8; 11 Samuel 12:1-6; Proverbs 6:31;
Ezekiel 33:14-16; Matthew 5:23,24; Luke 19:8,9; Acts 23:1-5; 24:16;
7. That Justification
(or Regeneration) is the act of God’s grace whereby one
receives forgiveness and remission of sins, and is counted righteous
before God, through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus, standing
before God as though he had never sinned. Psalm 32:1,2; Isaiah
1:18; Micah 7:29; John 3:3-8; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 3:24-30; 4:6-16;
5:1,2; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8,9;
Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:23.
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