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Bibliography (The Scriptures)

Unique Inspiration

Your browser may not support display of this image.We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and the New Testaments are God's only written revelation to man given to us by the Holy Spirit (John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21). This revelation, which we call the Bible, is an objective, propositional revelation (2 Corinthians 1:13), verbally inspired (2 Timothy 3:16) in every word (Matthew 5:18; 24:35), inerrant and infallible in the original documents (John 17:17; Proverbs 30:5). We affirm that the Bible alone constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

Interpretation

We believe that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship (2 Peter 1:20-21). The Holy Spirit superintended the human authors in such a way that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing and the circumstances in/to which they were writing, the human authors composed and recorded God's revelation without error in the whole or in the part.

We, therefore, believe that the author's intended meaning of a passage of Scripture is the passage's true and authoritative interpretation; and that meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently and prayerfully studies under the guidance of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14-15; 1 John 2:20). The grammatico-historical method enabled by the Spirit is the interpretive method to which we are committed. 

Theology Proper (God)

The Trinity

We believe that there is but one true and living God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; Jeremiah 10;10; 1 Corinthians 8:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:9), the creator of all things (uncreated; Genesis 1:1-31; John 1:1-3; Ephesians 3:9) who is eternal (infinite [Deuteronomy 33:27; Romans 16:26; 1 Timothy 1:17]), invisible (immaterial [Romans 1:12; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17]), immortal (1 Timothy 1:17), and holy (perfect in  all His attributes [Leviticus 11:44-45; Isaiah 6:3]).  

Scripture confirms God is one and simultaneously describes God as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (triune, i.e., one in essence, eternally existing in three persons [Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; John 1:1; 10:30; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 9:14; 1 John 5:7-8]). 

God the Father

Divinity

We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler of the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, judgment and redemption (Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36). He has decreed for His own glory all things that come to pass (Ephesians 1:11) and continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13), nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures (1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 20:12). He has graciously chosen from eternity past those whom He would redeem and effectually call to salvation (Ephesians 1:4-6). 

Fatherhood

We believe that God the Father's fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. In the Trinity, He is expressly the authority to which the Son submits and the One whom the Son exists to please. As Creator He is Father to all men (Ephesians 4:6), but He is spiritual Father by adoption only to those who believe (John 1:12; Romans 8:14-15; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9). 

God the Son

Divinity

We believe that God the Son, the second Person of the Trinity possesses all the divine excellencies and is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9). We affirm that it is by necessity through the Son that the Father created all things and that it is through Him that all things continue in existence and in operation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2-3).

Incarnation

We believe that God the Son became incarnate (became man) (John 1:1, 14) in obedience to the Father to fulfill His will (John 4:34; 5:30; 6:38; 17:4; Hebrews 10:5-10), and that His incarnation was necessary to reveal the Father, redeem men, and physically rule over God's millennial kingdom (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:29; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 1:18-21). In His incarnation, the eternally existing Son surrendered only the prerogatives of deity but nothing of the divine essence, either in degree or kind; moreover, He took on all the essential characteristics of humanity and so became the one and only God-man (Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9). 

Death

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death was voluntary (John 10:15-18), substitutionary (Romans 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, 21), propitiatory (Romans 3:24-25; 1 John 2:2), and redemptive (1 Peter 2:24; 3:18). It is through this act that the believing sinner is freed from the punishment, the penalty, the power, and one day the very presence of sin; and that he is declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God.  

Resurrection

We believe that in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39), God confirmed the deity of His Son (Romans 1:4), the justification of believers (Romans 4:25), the guarantee of a future resurrection life for all believers (John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 6:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23), and His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:32-36; Romans 8:34), where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1).

The Church

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of His Body, the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18), and is the Great Shepherd of our souls (Hebrews 13:20) and the Chief Shepherd above all human shepherds of the flock, the church (1 Peter 5:4).

Second Coming

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to receive the church, which is His Body, unto Himself at the rapture, and when He returns with His church in glory, He will establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Revelation 20) and will reign over the world from the throne of David (Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:31-33).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all mankind, the living and the dead (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:22-23; Acts 10:42; 17:31), all whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of life (Revelation 20:11-15). 

God the Holy Spirit

Divinity

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity, who is eternal, uncreated (underived), possessing all the attributes of personality (intellect [1 Corinthians 2:10-13], emotions [Ephesians 4:30], will [1 Corinthians 12:11], etc.) and deity (eternality [Hebrews 9:14], omnipresence [Psalm 139:7-10], omniscience [Isaiah 40:13-14], truthfulness [John 16:13], etc.). In all of His attributes He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14). He is the One who executes the divine will with respect to all mankind. We recognize His sovereign activity in creation (Genesis 1:2), the virgin conception (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35), the written revelation (Jeremiah 31:31 [cf. Hebrews 10:15]; 2 Peter 1:20-21), and the work of salvation (John 3:5-7). 

Regeneration

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers them for service (Romans 8:9-14; 15:13) and seals them unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13). He is the One who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment (John 16:7-9); and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14) and transforms believers into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 2:22). 

Revelation

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher, who guided the apostles into all truth (John 16:13; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 John 2:20, 27). Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and God commands all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (Romans 8:11-14; Ephesians 5:18). 

The Church

We believe that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church. We believe, in this respect, that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the edification of the saints today (1 Corinthians 12:4-14) and that the church would grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:3-16). We affirm that the Holy Spirit is the sovereign God and therefore is not limited in any way to work as God chooses.

  
 
 
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