Foundations Of Faith

Bible Reading

The Bible is the Word of God consisting of sixty-six (66) books of the Old and New Testaments and that the Word of God to be the final authority in faith and life (II Timothy 3:16-17).

There is only one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in substance, equal in power and glory (Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-19).

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of virgin Mary; is true God and true Man; and as such He lived a perfect and sinless life (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-19; I Timothy 3:16).

Man was created in the image and after the likeness of God; he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; since that time, all mankind has been born with a sinful nature as well as a moral responsibility before God. This sinful nature reveals itself in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:26, 27; John 3:1-21; Romans 3:10; 5:12).

The Lord Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood and righteousness (Luke 1:34, 35; I Corinthians 1:30; Romans 3:19, 20, 24, 26; Ephesians 2:8, 9; I Timothy 2:5, 6; Hebrews 9:12, 22; John 3:16).

The Lord Jesus Christ bodily rose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and in His present life is there for us as High Priest, Advocate, and the only Mediator between God and man (Mark 16:19; John 3:16; Romans 5:19; I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Hebrews 9:12; I Timothy 2:5).

The saints will be pre-tribulationally and pre-millennially raptured out of this world (I Thessalonians 4:15-17).

The Lord Jesus Christ will personally and bodily return to set up His kingdom upon the earth, to reign in righteousness and justice (Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6).

Salvation is by grace through faith, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God; Thereafter the Holy Spirit forever indwells all believers (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 64:6; John 3:5, 18; Romans 5:6-9; Ephesians 2:8, 9).

There are two ordinances: Believers Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which are divinely enjoined upon all Christians. They provide an expression of faith regarding the believer’s identification and fellowship with Christ (Luke 22:19, 20; Romans 6:4; I Corinthians 11:23-33).

The just and the unjust will be bodily resurrected, those who are saved will be resurrected to everlasting blessedness, and those without Christ will be resurrected to conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire (Luke 16:19-26; John 14:1-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15).