What We Believe

It is essential that we never lose sight of the fact that our faith is not simply a list of statements about us or our Church. Our faith is relationship — relationship with Jesus Christ. This provides a basis for relationship with each other. This should always be the foundation of our understanding of Christian identity. Once we understand this, then we can use the statements below as a way to describe this relationship.


Most Christians would be in agreement on these important points:

  • That there is only one Almighty God: the Father.
  • That Jesus had a pre-human existence as the Logos, God’s Only Begotten Son.
  • That Jesus was miraculously conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit and born flesh.
  • That Jesus was raised from the grave, at which time the Father endued him with all power and authority in heaven and earth.
  • That Jesus is the only way, the truth and the life and there is no other name by which man can be saved (Acts 4:12).
  • That salvation is by grace and God’s works of faith, and not by works of law or self (Eph 2:8-10).
  • That Jesus paid the price for all men, and will bring all to opportunity to eternal life through their own Judgment day, their day of sanctification.
  • That Judgment day for all is one of “learning righteousness” and developing perfect sanctification; the “righteousness of God.”
  • That God is presently selecting a Bride for His Son through their Judgment day during the present Gospel Age, who will be raised in the “first resurrection.”
  • That these will be joint-heirs with Christ to rule in his future earthly millennial Kingdom.
  • That Jesus will bring back all the rest of mankind to a (second) resurrection for their Judgment day in the future Millennial Age.
  • That the Bible is the inspired Word of God and should be studied contextually as well as topically. The Bible is the final authority for Christians.
  • That it is the Holy Spirit of God that leads us into all truth.
  • That individual congregations make their own decisions as led by the Holy Spirit.
  • That the door to the “high calling” (the bride of Christ) is open during the present Gospel Age till the Millennial Age begins..
  • Being baptized is required to show one’s public declaration before their brethren of their acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior; and that they have made a firm decision to follow Him offering their bodies as living sacrifices (Ro 12:1, 2) unto death with Christ, that they might be resurrected in his likeness (Ro 6:3-5)
  • That the great work of this Gospel Age for all disciples of Christ is their own sanctification (perfection) by complete faithfulness to God in all the providences through which he leads us to His perfect will, including our being faithful servants in evangelizing (preaching the Gospel; the Good News) to all the willing of mankind, and in discipling (helping to bring to full obedience and spiritual maturity and responsibility) all followers of Christ.

Verse of The Day

1 John 1:7
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July 20, 2017

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

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