Statement of Faith
As a child, I grew up in a small country Baptist church and a Full-Gospel
church. As an adult, I have attended Independent
Baptist, Non-Denominational, Southern Baptist, Church of God, and
Catholic. All have attributes that I like, but I do not believe that Christ Jesus
called us to be a denomination.
Man-made up the denominations based on their beliefs and how they interpreted the Scriptures. There is a 1980’s contemporary Christian group called 4Him. They did a song called ‘The Basics of Life.’ In my younger days, I just liked the song, the melody, and the harmonies in it. As I grew older, I began to see the message. Christians need to put aside their differences. Quit bickering over things that should not matter. We need to get back to the Basics of Life.
The Holy Bible is God's Word given unto man through inspiration. It is without error.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit… three separate yet all in One.
Satan was a heavenly angel that rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven. For centuries he and his followers (other heavenly beings that sided with him) has fought against God.
Adam was made from the dust of the ground. God made Eve from Adam’s rib, thereby signifying that the two of them coming together would be one. That means that marriage is between a man and a woman. Satan enticed Eve, thereby causing her and Adam to sin and partake of the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
God gave His Son Jesus to be the ultimate sacrifice that would redeem man’s status with God. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, was crucified, died upon the cross, buried in a borrowed tomb, and rose from the dead three days later. Jesus ascended to heaven, sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in man, and sits at the right hand of God the Father making intercession between God and man.
At a time not known by man, Jesus will return to take up His children, (those who believe in Jesus and have accepted Him as Lord and Savior) to live with Him in heaven for all eternity. Satan, his followers, and the people who have rejected Christ will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.
People need to quit dividing because some believe in laying on of hands, speaking in tongues, women cannot preach or teach, cannot have instruments in church, no dancing, women cannot wear make-up in church, etc. Stop all the individualistic mentality and get back to the basics of what Christianity means… and that is what Christ did for mankind.
All of humanity that have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior, was given a command to go unto all the world and preach the Gospel. That means to tell others of what Christ did for our sins.
Keep it simple.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23); that He is truly fully God and truly fully man (John 1:1,14); that He lived a perfect, sinless life (1 John 3:5); that all His teachings are true (John 14:6). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for all humanity (1 John 2:2) as a substitutionary sacrifice (Isaiah 53:5-6). We hold that His death is sufficient to provide salvation for all who receive Him as Savior (John 1:12; Acts 16:31); that our justification is grounded in the shedding of His blood (Romans 5:9; Ephesians 1:7); and that it is attested by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; 1 Peter 1:3).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven in His glorified body (Acts 1:9-10) and is now seated at the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is ultimately sovereign in the distribution of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11). We believe that the miraculous gifts of the Spirit, while by no means outside of the Spirit’s ability to empower, no longer function to the same degree they did in the early development of the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 2:20; 4:7-12).
We believe in the existence and personality of Satan and demons. Satan is a fallen angel who led a group of angels in rebellion against God (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-15). He is the great enemy of God and man, and the demons are his servants in evil. He and his demons will be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
We believe salvation is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Good works and obedience are results of salvation, not requirements for salvation. Due to the greatness, sufficiency, and perfection of Christ’s sacrifice, all those who have truly received Christ as Savior are eternally secure in salvation, kept by God’s power, secured and sealed in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24). Just as salvation cannot be earned by good works, neither does it need good works to be maintained or sustained. Good works and changed lives are the inevitable results of salvation (James 2).
We believe that the souls of believers are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they await their resurrection when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until their resurrection when, with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire to suffer everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15).