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OUR BELIEFS
 
Regarding God:
 
There is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him (1 Cor 8:6).
There is none other God but he (Mark 12:32).
God 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).
God is incomprehensible (Job 38:1 – 41:34, Psalms 139:1-18, Isa 55:8-9, Rom 11:33-36, 1 Cor 2:6-16).
God is triune, one God in three persons (Deut 6:4, Mat 3:16-17, Mat 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14, 1 Pet 1:2).
God is self-existant, no beginning, no end, no antecedent cause (Psalm 90:2, John 1:1-5, Acts 17:22-31, Col 1:15-20, Rev 1:8).
God is omnipotent, holds all power over His creation (Gen 17:1, Psalm 115:3, Rom 11:36, Eph 1:11, Heb 1:3).
God is omnipresent, everywhere and fully present in every place (1 Kings 8:27, Job 11:7-9, Jer 23:23-24, Acts 17:22-31).
God is omniscient, all knowing, aware of all things, understands all things (Psalm 147:5, Ezekiel 11:5, Acts 15:18, Rom 11:33-36, Heb 4:13).
God is holy, He is separate from all creation, He actions are always pure and righteous (Exodus 3:1-6, 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalm 99:1-9, Isaiah 6:1-13, Revelation 4: 1-11).
God is good, both in character and behavior ( Exodus 34:6-7, Psalm 25:8-10, Psalm 100:1-5, Rom 8:29-39, James 1:17).
God is just, He is and does what is right (Gen 18:25, Exodus 34:6-7, Nehemiah 9:32-33, Psalm 145:17, Romans 9:14-33).
 
Regarding Jesus Christ:
 
Jesus Christ is a second person of the trinity (Mark 2:28, John 1:1-14, John 8:58, John 20:28, Philippians 2:9-11, Colossians 1:19).
Jesus Christ has already come to earth (Mat 2:1; 1 John 4:3).
Jesus is the Christ and Messiah (Mat 1:16; John 4:42; John 10:24-25).
Jesus will come again (Luke 10:35; John 14:3).
Jesus, the Son of man, is Lord also of the sabbath (Mark 2:28).
In the beginning was the Word [Jesus Christ], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God (John 1:1-2).
All things were made by him {Jesus Christ]; and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3).
In him was life; and the life was the light of men (John 1:4).
Jesus was the light who shined in darkness; and the darkness comprehended Him not (John 1:5).
Jesus Christ was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world (John 1:9).
Jesus was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not He came unto his own, and his own received him not (John 1:10-11).
As many as received Jesus, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, specifically to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12-13).
Jesus was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:14).
Jesus Christ was and is Lord and God (John 20:28).
God the Father hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: so that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
God the Father reconciled all things, earthly and heavenly, unto Himself by Christ (Colossians 1:19-20).
Jesus was submissive to His Father (John 4:34, John 5:30, Phil 2:5-8, Heb 5:8-10, Heb 10:5-10).
Jesus Christ took upon Himself human nature (John 1:1-14, Galatians 4:4, Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 2:14-18, Hebrews 4:15).
Jesus Christ was sinless (Matthew 3:15, Romans 5:18-21, 2 Corintians 5:21, Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 3:18).
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:23, Romans 1:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:45-49, Galatians 4:4).
Jesus Christ is the only begotten son (John 1:1-18, Colossians 1:15-19, Hebrews 1:1-14).
Jesus Christ was baptized and anointed to preach the gospel message (Isaiah 61:1-3, Matthew 3:13-17).
Jesus Christ was full of glory (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 13:24-27, Luke 24:26, Ephesians 3:21, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 22:4-5).
Jesus Christ miraculously ascended from earth to heaven (Luke 24:50-53, Romans 8:34, Romans 14:9-10, Ephesians 4:7-8, Hebrews 9:23-28).
Jesus Christ is the believers' mediator and intercessor between man and God (Romans 8:33-34, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 7:20-25, Hebrews 9:11-22).
Jesus Christ fulfilled a threefold office of prophet, priest, and king (Psalms 110, Isaiah 42:1-4, Luke 1:26-38, Acts 3:17-26, Hebrews 5:5-6).
Jesus Christ, although equal to God the Father in his divine nature, was subordinate to His heavenly Father in the role of redemption (John 4:34, John 5:30, Philippians 2:5-8, Hebrews 5:8-10, Hebrews 10:5-10).
Jesus Christ was given many titles, including Christ, Lord, Son of Man, Great High Priest, Alha & Omega, Master, Teacher, Prophet, Rose of Sharon, Lily of the Valley, Advocate, Lion of Judah, Lamb of God, and seond Adam, and many more (Genesis 1:1-3, Matthew 9:1-8, Matthew 16:13-21, John 1:1-18, Revelation 19:11-16, and more).
 
Regarding the Holy Scriptures:
 
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 Peter 1:21).
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
The Scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15).
The Scriptures do not bring life [works], 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 (Romans 15:4).
The scriptures were written for our admonition (warning), upon whom the ends of the world are come; (1 Corinthians 10:11).
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:
 
The Holy Spirit is a divine person and a third person of the trinity (Genesis 1:1-2, Acts 5:3-3, Romans 8:9-17, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 2:19-22, John 14:16-17).
The Holy Spirit is a person who exhibits personality (John 16:13, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 Timothy 4:1, James 4:5, 1 John 5:6).
The Holy Spirit is equal with God the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19).
The Holy Spirit was active in creation (Genesis 1:1-3).
The Holy Spirit provides illumination (John 16:13-15, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, 2 Peter 1:21).
The Holy Spirit is a second Comforter sent by God the Father who will teach you all things (John 14:16-18, Acts 19:1-7, Romans 8:26-27, Galatians 4:6, John 14:26), and he convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11).
The Holy Spirit was instrumental in the birth of Christ (Luke 1:35).
The Holy Spirit is essential to Christian and spiritual birth (John 3:5-8).
The Holy Spirit is our sanctifier (John 15:26, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Galatians 4:6, Philippians 2:12-13, 1 Peter 1:15-16).
The Holy Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession (Ephesians 1:14), and he sanctifies the believer in Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:13).
 
Regarding Satan:
 
Satan, by definition, is described as an opponent of God, he is the enemy of good, our adversary, and one who withstands God and His will and purposes (Job 1:6-12, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 22:31, 2 Thessalonians 2:5-10, 1 Peter 5:8-11).
Satan, by nature, is subtle and cunning (Genesis 3:1), and is the described as the tempter (Matthew 4:1).
Satan 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 Corinthians 4:4; Mark 4:15).
Satan will eventually be judged by God and cast into the lake of fire and brimstone (Revelation 20:10).
 
Regarding Demons:
 
Demons are fallen angels and supernatural beings who are servants of Satan (Mark 1:21-28, Luke 10:17-20, Luke 11:14-26, 1 Corinthians 10:14-24, 1 John 4:1-6).
 
Regarding Creation:
 
God the Father created heaven and earth (Genesis 1-2), 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 (Genesis 2:7).
 
Regarding Original Sin:
 
Original sin does not refer primatily to the first sin, but to the universal result of that sin (Genesis 3:1-24, Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 3:10-26, Romans 5:12-19, Titus 1:15).
In the beginning man rebelled against God (Genesis 3:1-24), and thereby became enemies of God (Romans 5:10), as well as unrighteous and ungodly (Romans 1:18).
By one man [Adam] sin [disobedience] entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned (Romans 5:12).
 
Regarding Sin:
 
Sin means to miss the mark of God's high calling of righteousness, or to transgress the law of God, and all human beings are sinners (Romans 2:1-11, Romans 3:10-26, Romans 5:12-19, James 1:12-15, 1 John 1:8-10).
 
Regarding the Penalty for Sin:
 
By one man [Adam], 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).
 
Regarding Human Depravity:
 
Mankind is evil, sinful, worldly, fleshly, deceitful, wicked, vain, and carnal to the core (Jeremiah 17:9, Romans 8:1-11, Ephesians 2:1-3, Ephesians 4:17-19, 1 John 1:8-10).
 
Regarding Salvation:
 
Salvation [Greek, soterion], means to defend, a defense, to deliver, to rescue physically or morally, or to provide health (Ezekiel 36:26-27, Zephaniah 1, John 3:16-17, Romans 1:16-17, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31, 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10).
Salvation from the consequences of sin resulting in God's wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9) is available only through faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).
There is no salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).
 
Regarding Grace:
 
Salvation is obtained, not by works, but only by faith in Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 1:9; Ephesians 2:8-9).
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8).
Salvation is not the result of works [of the law], lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:9).
 
Regarding Atonement for Sin:
 
Atonement is to make amends through the payment of a debt, through His perfection only Jesus Christ can provide atonement for the sins of man, and atonement is both a work of substitution and satisfaction (Romans 3:21-28, Romans 5:17-19, Ephesians 1:7, Philipians 3:8-9, Titus 3:1-7).
 
Regarding Propitiation for Sin:
 
Jesus Christ is the only propitiation for sin, Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation [Greek, hilasterion, an expiatory place or thing, an atoning victim] through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past (Romans 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).
 
Regarding the Works of God:
 
Creation of God: Everything in time and space had a beginning (Genesis 1, Psalms 33:1-9), Psalms 104: 24-26, Jeremiah 10:1-16, Hebrews 11:3).
Providence of God: God upholds all things by His power (Job 38:1-41, Daniel 4: 34-35, Acts 2:22-24, Romans 11:33-36).
Miracles of God: The scriptures speaks of signs, powers, and wonders (Exodus 4:1-9, 1 Kings 17:21-24, John 2:11, Hebrews 2:1-4).
 
Regarding the Will of God:
 
God has His own will (John 19:11, Romans 9:14-18, Ephesians 1:1, Colossians 1:9-14, Hebrews 6: 13-18, 2 Peter 3:9).
 
Regarding the Covenants of God:
 
God's relationship with His people has been established by covenants (Genesis 15, Exodus 20, Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Luke 22:20, Hebrews 8, Hebrews 13:20-21).
 
Regarding the Covenant of Works:
 
God first entered into a covenant of works with Adam and Eve [in which God required total obedience to His rules], all humans have broken this covenant, and Jesus fulfilled this covenant (Genesis 2:17, Romans 3:20-26, Romans 10:5-13, Galatians 3:10-14).
 
Regarding Being Born Again:
 
Being born again, or born of the Holy Spirit, is the result of the sovereign regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, and results in faith, salvation, and eternal life (Deuteronomy 30:6, Ezekiel 36:26-27, Romans 8:30, Titus 3:4-7).
 
Regarding Man:
 
As a result of being a part of creation, man automatically has a relationship with God the Father (Genesis 1:27, Psalms 51, Acts 14:8-18, Acts 17:22-31, Romans 1:18-23).
Human beings were created in the image of God (Genesis 9:6, Romans 8:29, 1 Corinthians 15:42-57, Colossians 1:15).
Human beings have a body and soul (Genesis 1:1- 2:25, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Matthew 10:28, Romans 8:18-23, 1 Corinthians 15:35-55).
Humans beings consist of flesh and spirit (Matthew 26:36-41, John 3:6, Romans 7:13-8:17, Ephesians 2:1-3, 1 Peter 2:11).
 
Regarding Faith:
 
Faith in Christ and the gospel message is the power of God unto salvation, the believer in Christ is justified by faith, faith is the result of hearing the gospel message preached, those with faith are deemed the children of Abraham, the just shall live by faith, by grace are you saved by faith, and faith without works is dead (Romans 1:16-32, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 10:14-17, Galatians 3:1-14, Ephesians 2:8-9, James 2:14-26).
 
 
Quotes From Missionary Martyr Jim Elliot-
 
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose"
 
"Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God"
 
"God always gives His best  to those who leave the choice with Him"
 
"Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness"
 
"The will of God is always a bigger thing than we bargain for, but we must believe that whatever it involves, it is good, acceptable, and perfect" 
 
"I couldn't have asked for more than God in deliberate grace has surprised me with"
 
 
 
 
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
commanded you: 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,
so 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
trembling, in 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,
forbearing threatening: 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.
Servants, 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 of God,
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).
 
I 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).
 
Rebuke 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 2:13-14).
 
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 God. For
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
humble. Humble 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
all men (Titus 3:1-2).

 

 

 

 

 

 
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THE MEANING OF THE FEASTS OF GOD-
 
"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning
the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations,
even these are my feasts" (Leviticus 23:2).
 
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"Jesus said unto
her, I am the resurrection,
and the life: he
that believeth in
me, though he
were dead, yet
shall he live"
(John 11:25)
 
"For thus saith
the LORD of
hosts, the God
of Israel; Let not your prophets
and your diviners, that be in the
midst of you,
deceive you,
neither hearken
to your dreams which ye cause
to be dreamed.
For they prophesy falsely unto you
in my name: I
have not sent
them, saith the LORD”
(Jeremiah 29:8-9).

Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil
; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and
sweet for bitter! Woe unto them
that are wise in their own eyes,
and prudent in their own sight
!”
(Isaiah 5:20-21).