What We Believe

The Godhead
I believe in the Trinity (One Triune God). Eternally existing in three persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Word of God
I believe that the Word of God was not sent nor delivered by the will of men, but that holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit, as Peter says. Afterwards our God — because of the special care he has for us and our salvation — commanded his servants, the prophets and apostles, to commit this revealed Word to writing. The Holy Scripture of both the Old Testament and the New Testament is the verbally inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12–13)

The Person and the Work of Jesus Christ
I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became fully man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1–2, 14; Luke 1:35). I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3–5). I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1–2). I believe Jesus is coming again to judge the living and the dead (1 Peter 4:5; Romans 14:9; 2 Timothy 4:1).

The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit
I believe that the Holy Spirit is God and is one with the Godhead. That He is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in the regeneration of sinful man; that He baptizes believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption; that He is sent by Jesus Christ as comforter to all believers (John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18). I believe that all the redeemed have the Holy Spirit resident in their lives and that also the Holy Spirit in Scripture and in present day has poured out his Spirit in such a way as to bring renewal, refreshing and the addition of power in the spiritual gifts and in the preaching of the Word to the lost. I believe that all the gifts mentioned in Scripture are present and available today, and that they are distributed as the Spirit so desires to build up the body and impact the lost world (Joel 2:28; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4, 17, 38-39; 8:14-17; I Corinthians 12)

The Total Depravity of Man
I believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26–27; Romans 3:22–23; 5:12; Ephesians 2:12–13).

Redemption
I believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Cross of Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; I Peter 1:18-19; Romans 10:9-10).

The Church
I believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born again persons (Ephesians 1:22,23: 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; 2 Corinthians 11:2). I believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament (Acts 14:27; 18:22; 20:17; I Timothy 3:1-3; Titus 1:5-11).

The Two Ordinances
I believe we are called to build up one another. This is accomplished by the practice of the Two Ordinances; Water Baptism and the Lords’s Supper.

  • Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water as an act of obedience and as a testimony to the world (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38). Again I confess with the ancient creeds that, “Having abolished circumcision which was done with blood, he established in its place the sacrament of baptism.”
  • The Lord’s Supper: We are called by the Word of God to remember the saving work of Christ on the cross, that his body was broken for us and that his blood was shed for us. In this Christ took our place, suffered the wrath of God for us and now also imputes his righteousness in us. When I take the elements of the cup, representing his blood and the bread, representing his body I am reminded of his past and present work on our behalf as well as in us. I am to partake of these elements with reverence, awe and joy. I am to examine myself and come to the table of the Lord with a clean conscience (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).

Resurrection
I believe that Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after his death on the cross; that Christ was the first to be resurrected to eternal life and is now the first fruits of the coming resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that the saved will be resurrected to life with Christ in eternity and that the lost will be resurrected to eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36,39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15-42-44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).

Second Coming
I believe that Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. He will then establish a new heaven and a new earth from which he will reign forever (Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7, 21:1-3).

(What We Do Not Believe)

Infant Baptism
As Jesus Himself confirms, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for to such belongs the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 19:14). This scripture conveys the message that babies are not born unto earth separated from our Heavenly Father. Therefore, there is no need to have them baptized. Secondly, in numerous scripture there is proof that only believers who place their faith in Jesus Christ are to be baptized. As Acts 2:38 and Romans 6:3-4 show, this was a public testimony of one’s faith that recognizes themselves with our Savior. Third, water baptism is an act that calls for the believer to make a conscience statement of faith by being submerged underwater as a means of identifying oneself with the death and resurrection of Christ. Therefore, since an infant does not have the ability to make this decision, I believe the act of infant baptism is not a supported biblical view. I do however believe that each church should support infant dedication as it symbolizes the commitment between the family and the church to bring up the child jointly in the ways of the Christian faith.

23 Comments

23 thoughts on “What We Believe

  1. bionicswash

    Preach it homes!

  2. Christopher Allen

    Amen brothers, that is exactly what I believe to a tee, and could not have put it any better. Praise

    God that whom ever wrote that is a true believer and understands the bible as I do.

  3. Joanie Marie

    Very impressed with your site and will recommend it to my 2 grown sons. Thanks and God bless you all in your efforts. Marie

  4. I just dont know anymore

    … Just why?
    Yes it is nice but why try to sit and be all defensive of others beliefs? I mean who really is going to say what I like is wrong, I tell you who, you pain in the necks. Love a Buddhist/Pacifist who think Stan (Satan) is okay. NO HATE ^_^ Just don’t like people who shove their beliefs down others throats.

    • We aren’t here to shove Jesus down your throat. We are here to share Jesus with you, if you don’t accept, so be it. We will pray for you. But we did our duty of sharing Christ with you. You made your choice not to follow Christ. We respect it that, it may not be the right choice, but its free-will. We will all face God on Judgment Day. Jesus bless you! Thank you for coming to our site!

  5. I agree with everything here except the Infant Baptism section. I agree that babies should not be baptised because baptism is for the sanctified

    Matt 19:13 Then some children were brought to Him so that He might lay His hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

    history context: Children were looked at as filthy lazy mouth to feed, they were not looked at as little angels. nobles, lords, and pharisees avoided them. So when the disciples saw it they were in there own culture mindset so they rebuked the parents for bringing them, but Jesus said let them come.

    Jesus said heaven belongs to as such as these that means as a child accepts his mother and father, we to also must accept christ as that, becuase we are children of God

    Mark 10:15 adds more detail to the context Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

    All men are born with the seed of sin, before we were born we had the sin nature, so children sin.

    guy-“children don’t know what they are doing” Do adults understand there sinful nature, do we even understand it? No we don’t understand it , no man does, only God understands it.

    not believing in God is sinning, babies don’t believe in God so they are sinning.

    I believe children who do not believe will be judged accordingly

    Romans 3:10-18

    11 THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD ; 12 ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS ; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE.” 13 “THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,” “THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS “; 14 “WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS “; 15 “THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD, 16 DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS, 17 AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN.” 18 “THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.”

    No one man is good

    Only God is Good

    Matt 19:17 And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

    • I know it’s long I did’t think about that.

    • You agree with everything here except the Infant Baptism section, so what do you disagree with? Everything you put down to support your statement, doesn’t support infants, supports children. We are speaking of infant babies.

      I believe the act of infant baptism is not a supported biblical view (infants are too young to know what they are doing). I do however believe that each church should support infant dedication as it symbolizes the commitment between the family and the church to bring up the child jointly in the ways of the Christian faith (praying over a baby & over his/her life is good)

  6. Parents focusing on Christ and using Christ as there example and showing there children Christ in there actions, whether they pray over the child or not doesn’t make difference really because people doesn’t have any power the power is Christ’s, the thing is that the pamily and the church pray for the child.

    Matt 17:16-21 is diffebt context but same concept, pray to God becuase no one has strong faith, so pray becuase all man is weak and wreched, and becuase God has the power not us.

    16 “I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.” 17 And Jesus answered and said, “You unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon came out of him, and the boy was cured at once . 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it out?” 20 And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith ; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move ; and nothing will be impossible to you. 21 [“But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”]

    • We pray to remind ourselves of our place of humility, to remind ourselves that God is God, and we are not. To submit myself to God in prayer changes me. I believe that God loves me enough to want to transform me into all that God created me to be, but I must cooperate in that transformation. Every time I pray, I cooperate just a little bit more.” Praying is an act of worship. Pretty much what you are saying is, we don’t need to pray at all. That’s false including, dedicating your baby to the Lord. Even when you pray or not, others are casting spells. We are in a spiritual warfare. We need to fight back. Prayer changes everything.

  7. What I said was we don’t have power, Christ does, so we pray to God, for many reasons, one is we have no power. the desciples couldnt purge the demon becuase they din’t pray to God to do it. I’m saying for everything you do. no man can move the mountains, so we pray God will

  8. For everything we do we pray to God becuase we can only do evil, if any good comes out oGod doing it th’s f us itrough us.

  9. I mean it’s God doing it through us… I suck at typing sorry

  10. the good we do is God doing through us

  11. I am sorry for the way I type, I get in a rush than what I type doesnt make since, and I don’t proof read it

  12. A lot of times when we rush, it’s of ourselves not of the Lord. Also, if you read our conversation, you start of by saying “whether they pray over the child or not doesn’t make difference really because people doesn’t have any power the power is Christ’s.” Prayer is powerful, why? Because God is behind it.

  13. I meant the location of where you pray, whether it’s over the baby or not it’s the same. Nothing good can come out of us, if it does it is Christ doing it through us. power of prayer is not our’s it’s Christ’s, he game us permission to speak to the father through him so he is able to silence us. We can’t come to the son unless the father draws, and we can’t be found unless we are apart of his flock meaning not everyone is meant to be saved, but instead of spreading random seeds we are finding sheep who belong to the flock.

  14. Why do you believe “marijuana/cannabis” is bad? It mentions this plant/herb multiple times throughout the bible. Are you saying God didn’t create every living thing on earth? It’s all natural, no human created the plant, it’s been here on earth before your grandparents parents. It has never in history been the cause of any death & has a history of over 50,000 medical benefits! You tell me how it’s bad & where in the bible does it say it’s wrong? I’m more than sure the bible states “there is nothin from without man in which entering him can defile him, but only comes out.” (Not the exact quote) Am I right or am I right? C;

    • Cannabis is a drug, and it is used to make fuel, paper, rope, charcoal, paint, sealant, methanol, gasoline, etc. “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” – Revelation 21:7-9 “Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.” – 1 Samuel 15:22-24. The Greek word for witchcraft/sorcery is “pharmakeia” & The Greek word “pharmakeia” literally means “drugs.” There 2 kinds of witchcraft, Magic & Drugs. Drugs is a form of magic. So as you focus on your 1 scripture verse in Genesis, your for getting about all of the other 31,102 verses in the Bible.

      “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” – Galatians 5:16-23

      Many people read the Bible, but don’t study it and they don’t know what each word means.

      May you repent of your sins & turn to Jesus. Jesus bless you!

  15. an atheist

    You tell us your not cramming Jesus down our throat when a person who doesn’t believe this religion but when he said that you said it may not be the right choice which is saying your wrong then about the cannibas and marijuana you tell him to turn to Jesus and repent now I believe that you are trying to cram it down our throats to make us believe but it won’t work as I am an atheists and I believe this is baloney.

  16. Jesus isn’t a religion, Atheism is a religion. People can make Christianity a religion but it’s a relationship with Jesus. We are not cramming Jesus down your throat. We are here to share Jesus with you out of love. If you don’t want Jesus, so be it. It’s cool. We respect you. 🙂 We aren’t here to “convert” or “make” you believe. The Word says to repent of your sins & turn to Jesus alone. If your an atheist, why do you run to Christians & get mad at them? Where’s the peace & love? Jesus is peace & is love.

    Jesus bless you 🙂

  17. Bradley Patterson

    Just wanted info on how to become a 116 member

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