Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe...

  •  This gospel was prophesied beforehand in the Scriptures in the form of a New Covenant in which there would be forgiveness of sin and a placing of God’s Spirit within [humanity], as a part of God’s unfolding plan to bless the families of the earth through the seed of David.
  • This gospel was fulfilled in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the seed of David, the King of Kings, born of the Holy Spirit, who came in the flesh, lived a sinless life, died, was buried and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
  • This Jesus will come again to judge the earth and to set up the Kingdom of God for all time, and after having abolished all rule and authority, He will reign forever and ever.
  • Those who hear this message and believe will receive forgiveness of sines and be given the Spirit of God as a pledge of their inheritance, as they eagerly await the Savior who will return for them (Galatians 1:1-5; 3:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15; Romans 1:1-7; 4:24-25; Ephesians 1:1-3:21; Colossians 1:9-14; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:1-5).
  • Every believer is instructed to lay aside his old life, renew his mind in the teaching and conform his new life to the will of God (Ephesians 4:22-24; Romans 12:1-2)
  • A set of virtues, only possible through God’s resources, are to characterize every believer (Galatians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:12; 2 Peter 1:1-11).
  • Individual households must be ordered properly, consistent with God’s created design for man and for the Church (Ephesians 5:22-6:9; Colossians 3:18-4:1; 1 Peter 3:1-70.
  • God’s household, the Church, the pillar and support of the truth, must be properly ordered according to the sound doctrine received from the Apostles, especially Paul (1 Timothy 3:14-16; Titus 1:5-2 :15; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 3:6; Ephesians 3:1-33; Colossians 1:24-29).
  • Every believer must be committed to do his part, both generally in one another ministry and specifically in the use of his gifts in the building up of the church (Romans 12:3-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6).
  • A pattern of relationships within the church must be observed—characterized by love, brotherhood, mutual acceptance and respect—in which each is to diligently pursue unity in the bond of peace (Romans 12:9-15; 14:1-7; Philippians 1:27-2:4; Ephesians 4:1-6).
  • A pattern of relationships in the world must be observed—characterized by respect for government, employees, and other authorities; and love and good deeds toward neighbors and those in need (Romans 13:1-7; Titus 2:14; 3:1,14).
  • Individuals must lead responsible and sober lives—working hard, providing for their own, making the most of the time (because the days are evil), and keeping on the alert for Satan and his strategies in their lives (Ephesians 5:1-21; 6:10-18; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; 1 Peter 5:6-11)