Jesus said: “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except by Me”  John 14:6

 

 

Statement of Faith

 

 
What We Believe

 

 

We believe that the entire Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the Word of God, and that all Scripture was written by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit; and that it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness. ( II Timothy 3:`16)

 

We believe in One God: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; existing eternally as three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 4:39, 6:4, & I John 5:7)

 

We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. We believe He is the one and only Savior, Lord, and Messiah; to both the Jew and the Gentile. (Romans 1:16).  We believe He walked this earth as fully man and fully God. We believe He was conceived of The Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, Mary. We believe He lived a sinless life, died on the cross, was buried, and rose again bodily, the third day as the ultimate Sacrificial Lamb of God, to redeem us from all sin and to give us the gift of eternal life. ( I Corinthians 15:1-4, I John 1:14, John , John 1:29, 11:25-26).

 

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those who place their trust in Jesus Christ,the Messiah, will experience everlasting life. Those who reject Him will experience eternity in hell. (Matthew 25:41, 46) We believe that salvation is obtained solely by placing one’s faith and trust in Jesus, and that salvation is a gift of God- that we are saved by grace through faith; not of ourselves or by works. (Ephesians Ch. 2 : verses 5-9).

 

We believe in the present ministry of The Holy Spirit and that the gifts of The Holy Spirit are valid for today – the gifts of the Spirit have not ceased to operate through Believers. (I Corinthians Ch. 12 verses 1-11).

 

We believe that all people, both Jew and Gentile, who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah, are One Body of Believers. (I Corinthians 12:12-14, Ephesians 2: 13-22, Galatians 3: 22-29). We believe that when a Jewish person places their trust and faith in Jesus the Messiah, they are still Jews and do not lose their Jewish identity nor their heritage. All Believers; Jew and Gentile- are co heirs of the commonwealth of Israel.

 

We believe that God’s covenant with Israel still stands, and that God honors His Word.  We believe that God has not cast off His people, Israel. We do not believe that “the Church” has replaced Israel, but that one day, as the Scriptures say: “All Israel will be saved” ( Romans 11: verses 1-2, verses 25-27). The Apostle Paul stated in Romans Chapter 10, verse 1,that his heart’s desire and prayer to God is for the salvation of Israel.

 

 

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