A BIBLICAL, BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN, LAST DAYS, END TIMES MINISTRY.
God's Instruction, correction and admonition to the New Testament Church through His Word, those who call ourselves Christian; Abiding in Christ alone, that He may be exalted alone, NOT following man, Church leaders, creeds, doctrines, nor the ways of this world.
Empowering His Remnants by His Spirit, that we may Endure the coming Tribulation.
Thursday, July 5, 2018
BELIEF STATEMENT OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
STATEMENT OF FAITH
WHAT WE HOLD TO BE BIBLICALLY TRUE AND SCRIPTURALLY SOUND
God initiating His revelation of Himself to us, there is no true knowledge or
true understanding of His person or being.
He injected Himself into our reality and revealed Himself to us simply because of His grace. If He were not to initiate a way to know and understand Him, we could not, nor would we want to.
God has manifested Himself as and in Jesus
Christ, the final and ultimate understanding of revelation.He has revealed and relayed the revelation
of Himself through His Apostles, as it is recorded in the Holy Bible.
said that, the following statement of faith, not exhaustive, is what we have
come to know as true and right:
Statement of Faith
believe in one Infinite and Eternal self-existing God, Creator of all things,
infinitely perfect, distinct and eternal in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God never attempts to prove His existence, and states He simply Is.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created
the heaven and the earth.
is eternally and ever Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent. In Him belongs all
cosmic preservation, regulation and governing preserves, regulates, governs and
directs all things so that nothing in the world happens without either his
causation or permission. God is the author of good but not of evil. Yet,
ultimately, even evil is governed by God in so much as God limits it to an
end fitting with his overall plan and purpose.
believe the Scriptures as originally given by God, both Old and New Testaments,
to be the inspired Word of God, spiritually infallible, entirely trustworthy,
and the supreme, final authority in all matters of faith, understanding and
3. JESUS CHRIST
believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, having been conceived
of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and
died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for all sinners. He paid the
price for our sin and resurrected bodily on the third day and ascended to the
right hand of the Father. He will return personally and visibly at the end of
the age to fully establish God's Kingdom. We believe that the shed blood of
Jesus Christ and his resurrection were provided for the salvation of all people
but is effective only for those who believe. Christ's death and resurrection
provide the only ground for justification and salvation, and only those who
believe and continue in Jesus Christ become born of the Holy Spirit and thus
become children of God. He alone is the author and finisher of our faith.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ, convicts saints and sinners,
enable sinners to believe, regenerates the repenting sinner, indwells, reveals,
guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for ministry and godly living and
5. THE GRACE OF GOD AND SALVATION
believe that humanity was created in the image of God but fell from its
original sinless state through willful disobedience and Satan's deception,
resulting in eternal condemnation and separation from God. In and of ourselves
apart from the grace of God in the world (what some may call “prevenient
faith”),we can neither think, will, nor do anything good, including believe.
But the grace of God extends to, prepares and enables sinners to receive the
free gift of salvation offered in Christ and his gospel. Only through the grace
of God can sinners believe and so be regenerated by the Holy Spirit unto
salvation and spiritual life. It is also the grace of God that enables
believers to continue in faith, so that all good deeds, intents, spiritual
growth and blessings that can be had, can only be obtained and sustained by the
Spirit of God and must be ascribed to the grace of God. We believe that
salvation is God’s grace and is through grace and grace alone. No manner of
work can obtain or maintaining salvation.It is all of grace through faith in the substitutionary death of Christ
Jesus, and that upon repentance and confession of Christ as Lord and savior,
one is brought into a relationship with the father and obtain eternity in His
6. THE RAPTURE
we don't subscribe to a pre trib rapture, we know that God is returning for His
Church. Therefore, we live lives of holiness, growing in the biblical faith of Christ,
rooted in God and His word in preparedness to have to endure through the
believe in the visible second return of Christ and the bodily resurrection of
the dead and of believers to eternity in the presence of God, everlasting blessedness
and joy with the Lord, and the resurrection of unbelievers to judgment and
believe in the day when the Lord shall descend from heaven, and the saints of
God shall be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (The
Rapture) and Jesus will take His people to Heaven.
do not believe that day is Imminent (His return with no sign), but will come with signs that will precede His arrival;
- 1Th 5:4
do not believe that the rapture will be before the tribulation, but after.
whether pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib, Jesus Christ is coming back, and He's
coming back for a people faithful, prepared and looking for His return. We need
to play an active role in building up our faith right where we are by abiding
“Positive confession” of the “Word of Faith” movement, that teaches that God
can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man’s will. This also
places our desires and wants above those of God’s.
Human prophecy that supersedes the Scriptures,
The incorporation of humanistic, secular psychology and philosophy into
The over-emphasis of the spiritual gifts, experiential signs and wonders to the
exclusion of Biblical teaching.
That one can live a lifestyle of self-centeredness, sensuousness, promiscuity,
adultery, homosexuality, hatred, etc. and still be saved. This is not to say
that you lose your salvation every time you sin, have a weakness or addiction.
However, salvation cannot be kept by those who consistently, willingly, habitually
and unashamedly maintain a lifestyle contrary to the will and the Word
of God. Salvation is of and by God and Him alone. We cannot maintain our
salvation. But we are commanded to maintain a relationship with God through
Christ. Christ’s warning of not abiding in Him, is to risk being cast in hell.