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What I Believe

“Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son” (Jn.3:18).

The Holy Scriptures
I believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (66 books) as verbally inspired of God and inerrant in original writings. I believe that this inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the Scriptures and that they are the supreme and ultimate authority in faith and life. (John 5:39; 17:8, 26; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:21) Therefore, I renounce every other writing that claims (as authorized) equality with the Holy Bible and that which contradicts these Scriptures.

The Godhead
I believe in the One and the Only True God who is eternally existing as three Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit each having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of same worship and obedience. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-4) Therefore, I deny every other writing that denies the Godhead of Trinity.

Jesus Christ – His Person
I believe that Jesus Christ is True God and True Man (or fully God and fully Man) at the same time. He was eternally begotten of the Father, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. I believe that Jesus Christ is impeccable and unchanging and the Creator of all things. (Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 4:15) Therefore, I deny all other theories or doctrines that deny either the deity or the humanity (or both) of Jesus Christ, or His virgin conception, or His sinlessness and Sovereignty.

Jesus Christ – His Work
I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as substitutionary sacrifice, paid in full for the atonement of our sins, that His crucified body was raised from the dead and that He ascended into heaven to appear before Father as our High Priest, Advocate and Mediator. I believe that Jesus Christ is coming again for His church. (1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 1:18-20; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) Therefore, I abstain from every other belief that denies: substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our sins; His full atonement and finished work on the Cross; His death and resurrection in bodily form and His ascension and His second coming.

The Holy Spirit
I believe that the Holy Spirit is the absolute Person and God, performing actions and possessing the attributes of deity. I believe that He took up His abode in the world in a special sense on the day of Pentecost, dwells in every believer, and His baptism unites all Christians in one body, the Church universal. In this age, the Holy Spirit carries out the ministries of restraining evil in the world, convicting people of sin, righteousness and judgment, regenerating all believers, indwelling and anointing all Christians and sealing them unto the day of redemption, baptizing into one body of Christ all who are saved and filling each yielded believer for the power and service. (John 14:16-17; 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:7) Therefore, I decline every other belief or teachings that denies the personhood and the deity of the Holy Spirit.

Fall
I believe that man was created in the image of God, that by voluntary transgression fell in sin and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Because of the fallen state of man there is none good and righteous (Genesis 1:27;Romans 3:10-12; 5:12-19;Isaiah 64:6) Therefore, I renounce every teaching that disbelieves the fallen state of mankind.

Salvation
I believe that salvation was accomplished solely by the finished work of Christ, by shedding His blood upon the Cross, and that nothing on the part of man can avail for salvation, i.e., all are sinners and that no one can reach heaven or attain salvation by good works. I believe that salvation was provided for the whole world by the grace of God; that Jesus Christ is the only way for Salvation; that whoever believes in Jesus Christ receives the new birth, becomes the partaker of divine nature and thus becomes a child of God, once for all, forever, but whoever rejects the Crucified Lord will be eternally condemned. (John 1:12; 3:16; 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:12,23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10; 2 Peter 1:3-4) Therefore, I stand against every other doctrine that believes salvation by good works and that denies the completed work of Christ on the Cross for man’s salvation.

Eternity
I believe that man is born in flesh only once and dies once and then faces judgment and eternity. We reject the notion of pre-birth or re-birth or total annihilation of the soul. I believe in the reality of eternal heaven and hell. (Hebrews 9:27; Daniel 12:2-3; Hebrews 10:34; Revelation 20:15) Therefore, I deny every teaching that disbelieves judgment, eternity, heaven and hell.

Sin
I believe the sober teachings of the Holy Scriptures on the destructive nature of sin. If unrepentant, the Holy Bible explicitly teaches that – “the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, impure, thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers, the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, those who practice magic arts, the liars, the envious, the aggressors will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Revelation 21:8; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5) Therefore, I renounce every deceptive belief and teaching that ignores holiness and encourages sin and its consequences.

Church
I believe that the church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ as a family of God. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every member in the local church is called to actively function for the edification of the body of Christ and effectively witness for the salvation of the lost. (Eph. 2:19-20; Eph. 4:16; Mark 16:15-16) Therefore, I reject every teaching that denies the significance of the body of Christ.

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