We are Bible students for life and believe only what is written in God’s Holy Scriptures. We believe that God desires to be found and if we truly seek Him, He will be found; and if we ask for wisdom, He will grant it.
~ Kingdom citizens waiting for their King and kingdom
The sum of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Psalm 119:160
The Bible Teaches:
The Bible Is God's Inspired Words To His Creation
Bible. The Bible (the 39 books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Luke 24:44) and 27 books of the New Testament) is the holy, inspired, and authoritative revelation of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21) and is the only authoritative source of doctrine and practice for Christians, “able to give [believers] the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15; Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17). The Bible is the guide and final authority for all Church practices (2 Tim. 3:16-17).
There Is One God, the Father, Who Alone Is God
Is there any validity to the notion that the Hebrew for the word “one” [echad] means “a compound one” or “complex unity/plurality”?
In short, no. “One” in Hebrew means “one” just as it does in any other language. It may be used in a variety of ways, but there is nothing inherent in the word itself that means anything more than “one.”
Joel S. Baden
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Yale Divinity School
Jesus Is God's Son & The Human Messiah
Messiah. There is one Messiah (Christ, 1 Cor. 8:6b), Jesus who is the sinless (2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15) and only begotten Son of God (Matt. 16:16-17; John 3:16; 1 John 4:9; John 20:31), prophesied by the Old Testament prophets, existed physically upon conception by the power of God through His holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), born of the virgin Mary (Matt. 1:20-25; Luke 1:26-35), of the line of David (Matt. 1:6-16; Luke 3:23-31; 2 Timothy 2:8), called the Son of the Most High/Son of God (Luke 1:32, 35) and Son of Man (Matt. 9:6, 20:28). He died, was buried, and raised to life on the third day, as written in the Scriptures (1 Cor. 15:1-8). He alone paid the sinner’s debt and salvation is only through Christ (John 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 5:6-21; Col. 1:21-23; 1 Tim. 2:5-6). He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-11) and is seated at the right hand of God (Acts 2:32-36; Eph. 1:20-21; Mark 16:19). He has been given supreme authority over the Church (Eph. 1:20-23; Phil 2:9-11). He will come again, literally and physically, to this earth at the appointed time to restore the earth and establish God’s eternal kingdom (Acts 3:20-21, 17:31). At his coming, the dead in Christ will be resurrected to eternal life (John 5:24-29; 1Thess 4:13-17; 1 Cor. 15:22-23). With the resurrected believers, he will rule all peoples, nations, and men of every language; his kingdom will have no end (Luke 1:30-33; Dan. 2:44, 7:13-14, 27; Rev. 20:4-6). After he has restored the earth and put all his enemies under his feet (including Satan), he will surrender this restored earth over to his Father so God might be all in all (1 Cor. 15:23-28).
Man Is Mortal
Man. God created man in his image (Gen. 1:27), “formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Gen 2:7), mortal. Upon man’s disobedience of God “sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Ro. 5:12; 1 Cor. 15:22a). At death, man returns to the dust [sleep of the dead] (Gen. 3:19; Ps. 104:29b) to await resurrection and judgment (Daniel 12:2; John 11:23-25; Rev 20:4-6, 11-15). In death, there is no consciousness or thought or ability to act (Ps. 6:5; 146:4; Eccl. 9:5-6, 10).
Repentance & Baptism Are Essential To Salvation
Baptism, Salvation & Resurrection. Baptism by immersion is essential upon reception of the Gospel of the Kingdom and the things concerning Jesus ;.
Man’s sin requires atonement to satisfy the holy standard of God to escape the judgment of eternal death. Eternal life/immortality (life in the age to come) is a free gift; it cannot be earned (Rom. 6:23; 1 Cor. 15:50-54). God’s grace provides the means for such salvation through the atoning death of Jesus on the cross (Rom. 5:8-15, 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9, 14-16; Col. 1:20-23). By faith, man acknowledges these truths and surrenders his life to God. This is demonstrated through repentance and confession of sin (Rom. 3:10, 23; Acts 2:38; 2 Cor.7:10), belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who alone paid your debt of sin with his death, was buried in the tomb for three days and that God raised him to life again (Acts 2:22-24) and baptism through immersion into Christ by another believer who holds to the tenets of this Statement of Faith. Such baptism symbolizes putting to death the old person and rising from the water to walk a new way of life in obedience to the will of God (Rom 6:2-12; John 3:23; 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 3:27-29; 1 Pet. 3:21; 1 John 3:6-10).
At baptism, the believer receives holy Spirit (Acts 2:38) as a guarantee of the inheritance of redemption/resurrection to eternal life (Eph. 1:13-14), as guide and strength to live as a child of God (Rom. 8:1-17; Gal. 5:22-23, 25); and for equipping in spiritual gifts for the functioning of the Church (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12-14).
When Jesus returns, the believers will be resurrected, caught up to Christ (1 Thess. 4:14-17), “we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Cor. 15:51-52) to then dwell in the Kingdom of God and reign with Christ.
God's Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit. God’s holy Spirit is His divine power and presence, and is present and operational in His creation and within individual lives (Gen. 1:2; Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:35; John 16:7-11; Acts 16:14; Rom. 8:26-27). God’s holy Spirit is imparted to believers upon baptism into Christ who then, out of love, strive to live in obedience to him (Acts 2:38, 5:32; 10:44-48; John 14:15-17) as a deposit to guarantee the inheritance of the redeemed (Eph. 1:13-14), to empower believers as witnesses of Jesus (Acts 1:8), to equip the church (1 Cor. 12:4-11; 1 Pet. 4:10; Eph. 4:11-16; Rom. 12:4-8), and to aid individual growth to Christ-likeness (Gal. 5:22-23). Holy Spirit is not a person or being.
We Are Rewarded With Immortality At The Resurrection
Which means we are dead until then 🙂
When Jesus returns, the believers will be resurrected, caught up to Christ (1 Thess. 4:14-17), “we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed” (1 Cor. 15:51-52) to then dwell in the Kingdom of God and reign with Christ (Rev. 20:6; 21:3-4).
God's Kingdom Will Be On A Renewed Earth
Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the central message of the Bible and major teaching of Jesus and his apostles (Matt 4:23; Luke 4:43; 8:1; 9:1-2; Acts 8:12; 19:8; 28:23, 30-31). The Kingdom of God is the earthly millennial reign of Jesus Christ as well as the eternal reign of God following the judgment of the ungodly (Luke 1:32-33; 1 Cor. 15:22-28; 2 Peter 3:7; Rev. 11:15; 20:4, 6; 21:1, 3). The Kingdom is the hope of the believer. Jesus Christ will return to the earth to establish the Kingdom and, at that time, the resurrected faithful will reign with him for a thousand years (2 Timothy 2:12; Rev. 20:4, 6). During his reign, Jesus will deliver the earth from the curse, destroy all wickedness including death itself, restore the earth to its original perfection, and rule over the nations of the earth (Acts 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 15:24-28; Ps. 2:7-12).
After judgment of all mankind and destruction of the wicked, death and the grave, Jesus will hand the Kingdom over to God, his Father, for all eternity so that God may be all in all (Rev 20:7-15; 1 Cor. 15:24-28)
Satan Is A Real Adversary
Satan..Satan is the name of the archenemy of God and His people. He is a being known as the dragon, “the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan” (Rev.12:9), “god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4), and “the prince of the power of the air” (Eph. 2:2). He is a tempter (Matt. 4:3), murderer, liar and father of lies (John 8:44), and leads the whole world astray (Rev. 12:9). The believer is in a spiritual battle “not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forcesof wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). The devil will be defeated at the end of Christ’s thousand-year reign, and “thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone” (Rev. 20:10).
Christians Are Under Grace & Are Not Under The Law
The believer lives under the new covenant of faith mediated by Christ which replaces the covenant of circumcision (Rom. 4:9-13) and the Mosaic Law governing animal sacrifice for sin, food laws, and rituals determined by the calendar (Gal. 3:6-9; Heb. 9:15). “By one offering (sacrifice) [Jesus] has perfected for all time those who are sanctified” (Heb. 10:10, 14). “No one is justified by the Law before God” (Gal. 3:11). Rather, the Law pointed to Christ and justification by faith (Gal 3:23-25; 2:16; Romans 4:13, 16). Righteousness is credited to those “who believe in Him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead” (Romans 4:24). Christ freed believers from bondage to the Law, such as religious festivals, new moon celebrations and the Sabbath which “are a mere shadow of what is to come” (Col. 2:16-17), that believers might live in the freedom of faith and grace (Romans 5:21; 6:14; Gal. 5:1)..
We Are Under The New Covenant Of Love
Love fulfills the Law.
Christians should never to take up arms and kill their enemies and fellow believers in other nations. We are commanded to love our enemies ;;;;.
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