THESE WE BELIEVE...
In the Scriptures - the Old and New Testaments - as verbally inspired of God and preserved for every generation (Psalm 12:6&7), and that they are the very Word of God and the final authority in faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16).
In one God, the Creator of all things and man (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27), eternally existing in three Persons in a three-fold relationship - that of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16, 17; Matthew 28:19).
That man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God: that the effect of Adam's sin is imputed to the whole race of mankind, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature (Romans 5:12).
That the Lord Jesus died for our sins (the sins of all men), according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary sacrifice (I John 2:1 & 2), and that all who believe in Him are freely justified and stand before God accepted in the character and merit of Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1 & 2).
In the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:5 -7) and His ascension into Heaven (Acts 1:9-11); that in His present life He is the Head of the Church (Ephesians 1:22 & 23), the Lord of the individual believer (Romans 14:7-9), the High Priest over the House of God (Hebrews 4:14-16), and the advocate in the family of God (I John 2:1).
In the personal (I Thessalonians 4:16-18), imminent (Hebrews 10:37), and premillennial second coming of Christ - first to receive His own unto Himself (I Thessalonians 4:16-18) and later to set up His earthly Kingdom and to reign over the redeemed Israel and all the nations of the world - that is, to bring peace and blessing to the whole world (Luke 1:31 - 33).
That all, who by faith, receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5) and receive the Holy Spirit as a new nature (Romans 9:9 & 10) - that they are also anointed with the Spirit (1 John 2:20) and, by the Holy Spirit, are baptized into the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13).
That God is the Spiritual Father only of those who trust His Son, Jesus Christ, as Savior (John 1:12) - that only those saved through faith in Christ are spiritual brothers (Galatians 3:26, I John 1:7).
That God commands us to be totally responsible for the education and training of our children (Deuteronomy 6:6-9), and that only Christ-centered education is acceptable to God (Colossians 2:2-8). We further believe that God commands us to refuse to allow our children to be taught any material contrary to the teachings of the Bible (Proverbs 19:27). We believe, finally, that no form of education or instruction is religiously neutral (John 15:5).
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