Regarding God: we believe there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him (1 Cor 8:6);
there is none other but he (Mark 12:32), who is worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things,
and for thy pleasure they are and were created (Rev 4:11).
Regarding Jesus Christ: we believe Jesus has already come to earth
(Mat 2:1; 1 John 4:3), is the Christ and Messiah (Mat 1:16; John 4:42; John 10:24-25), and will come again (Luke 10:35; John 14:3).
the Holy Scriptures: we believe that the prophecy of the Scriptures came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake
as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Pet 1:21), that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16), that the Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation
through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Tim 3:15), the Scriptures do not bring life, but testify of Christ and the life available
only through faith in Christ (John 5:39-40), the scriptures were written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of
God; and that believing ye might have life through his name (John 20:31), the scriptures were written for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope (Rom 15:4), the scriptures were written for our admonition (warning), upon
whom the ends of the world are come; (1 Cor 10:11); and the scriptures were written that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and
that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God (1 John 5:13).
Regarding the Holy Spirit: we believe that he is a divine person
(John 14:16-17), he is equal with God the Father and the Son (Mat 28:19), he was active in creation (Gen 1:1-3), he is the Comforter
sent by God the Father who will teach you all things (John 14:26), he convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John
16:8-11), he was instrumental in the birth of Christ (Luke 1:35), he is essential to Christian birth (John 3:5-8), he is the earnest
of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession (Eph 1:14), and he sanctifies the believer in Christ (2 Thes 2:13).
Satan: we believe in the person of Satan, and that he, by nature, is subtle and cunning (Gen 3:1), is the tempter (Mat 4:1), is the
god of this world who hath blinded the understanding of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who
is the image of God, should shine unto them (2 Cor 4:4; Mar 4:15), but who will eventually be judged and cast into the lake of fire
and brimstone (Rev 20:10).
Regarding Creation: we believe that God the Father created heaven and earth (Gen 1:1), and that the
LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul (Gen 2:7).
Original Sin: we believe that in the beginning man rebelled against God (Gen 3:1-7), thereby became enemies of God (Rom 5:10) as well
as unrighteous and ungodly (Rom 1:18), and that by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned (Rom 5:12).
Regarding the Penalty for Sin: we believe by one man sin entered into the world,
and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Rom 5:12), and that the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23).
Salvation: we believe that salvation from the consequences of sin is available only through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31), and
that neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved
Regarding Grace: we believe salvation can be obtained, not by works, but only by faith in Christ (2 Tim 1:9; Eph
2:8-9), by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Eph 2:8), and not of works, lest any
man should boast (Eph 2:9).
Regarding Atonement for Sin: we believe that reconciliation to God for sin can be, and is, achieved
only by Jesus Christ (Rom 5:11), and that God hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:18).
for Sin: we believe Jesus Christ is the only propitiation for sin, Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his
blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past (Rom 3:25); And he is the propitiation for our sins: and
not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
The Church Should Submit To All Earthly Authority:
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long
upon the land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee (Exo 20:12).
And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto
the priest that standeth
to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and
thou shalt put away
the evil from Israel. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously (Deu 17:12-13).
And Jesus came and
spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in
earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the
world. Amen (Mat 28:18-20).
But I would have you know, that the head of
every man is Christ; and the head of the woman
is the man; and the head of Christ is God (1 Cor 11:3).
Submitting yourselves one
to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your
own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the
wife, even as Christ is the
head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ,
let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ
also loved the church, and gave himself
for it (Eph 5:21-25).
Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and
singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as
the servants of Christ, doing the will of God
from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the
Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the
same shall he
receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them,
knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of
persons with him (Eph 6:5-9).
Wives, submit yourselves
unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your
wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents
in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers;
but in singleness of heart, fearing God:
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not
unto men (Col 3:18-23).
Let every soul be subject unto the higher
powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers
that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth
the ordinance of
God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good
works, but to
the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou
shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister
of God to thee for good. But if thou do that
which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister
a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject,
not only for wrath, but also for conscience
sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they
are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore
to all their dues:
tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to
whom honour (Rom 13:1-7).
exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be
made for all men; For kings,
and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable
life in all godliness and honesty (1 Timothy 2:1-2).
not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder
women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with
all purity (1 Timothy 5:1-2).
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as
supreme;Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and
for the praise of them that do well (1 Peter
For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection
unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not
afraid with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the
weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. Finally, be ye all of one mind,
having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous (1 Peter 3:5-8).
Obey them that have the rule over
you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they
that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with
grief: for that is unprofitable for
you (Heb 13:17).
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether
it be to the king, as
supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers,
and for the praise
of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to
silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free,
and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness,
but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God.Honour the king.
Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the
froward. For this
is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering
wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted
for your faults, ye shall take it patiently?
but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with
even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example,
that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who,
when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened
not; but committed
himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree,
that we, being
dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For
ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned
unto the Shepherd and Bishop of
your souls (1 Peter 2:13-25).
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all
of you be subject one to
another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the
yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you
in due time: (1 Peter 5:5-6).
Submit yourselves therefore
to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers,
to obey magistrates, to be ready to
every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto
men (Titus 3:1-2).