We are a ministry dedicated to contending for the faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3) and to proclaiming the good news of the vicarious death of Christ for our sins, His burial and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) as the only means for our reconciliation to the Triune God.
What we believe:
We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the inerrant inspired word of God, which serve as the sole infallible and God-breathed (Theopneustos) rule of faith for the Christian in doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29-32, Deuteronomy 4:35-39, Isaiah 43:10-11, Isaiah 44:6-8, Isaiah 45:5-6, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, Isaiah 45:21-22, Isaiah 45:5-6), the creator of all: Yahweh (יהוה), who exists as three distinct (Matthew 3:16-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-22), co-eternal (John 1:1-3, Psalm 90:2 Genesis 1:1-2, Colossians 1:15-20), co-equal persons (Matthew 28:19): the Father (Galatians 1:1, 1 Thessalonians 1:1), the Son (John 20:28-29, John 8:58-59, John 1:1, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1, Isaiah 9:6) and the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4). We believe that He is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and sovereign over all creation.
We believe that God the Son/the Word became incarnate (John 1:14), taking upon Himself a fully human nature (Philippians 2:5-8) while retaining His fully divine nature (Colossians 2:8-9). We affirm the hypostatic union. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-35). Jesus is the Son of God and the messiah. He lived a perfect and sinless life and upon the conclusion of His ministry died a substitutionary death for the sins of all who would believe (1 Peter 2:21-25), was buried and was resurrected bodily (Luke 26:26-43) on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) and now sits at the right hand of God the Father. The only provision for reconciliation to the Triune God was made through Christ’s vicarious death for sin, His burial and resurrection.
Although mankind is created in the image of God, because of the effects of original sin, man is born spiritually dead and alienated from God (Ephesians 2:1-3) and is therefore by nature totally helpless, unable and unwilling to come to God (Romans 3:9-18) apart from His intervention (John 6:44-45, Matthew 11:25-27). Man cannot obey nor please God unless he has been spiritually regenerated (Ezekiel 36:26-27, Romans 8:5-10). All men must be born again (John 3:3-8).
Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8-9) in the finished work of Christ alone ( Romans 3:21-28, Romans 4:4-8). Works are incompatible with grace (Romans 11:6, Romans 4:4) and therefore saving faith must precede good works, however true saving faith will produce good works (Ephesians 2:10, Titus 3:4-8, James 2:14-20). Upon conversion by virtue of Christ’s shed blood for the remission of sins, one’s sins are forgiven and they are adopted as children of God (Galatians 3:26, John 1:12-13).
The penal substitutionary atonement
We affirm the penal substitutionary atonement: that the sins of all who would believe were imputed to Christ on the cross and that He was punished in their place and that upon conversion, Christ’s perfect righteousness is imputed to all who believe (2 Corinthians 5:21).
The final state of man:
We believe that the soul is immaterial and survives death (Matthew 10:28, Luke 12:5). At death the souls of all born again believers/saints will go to be with the Lord in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:6-9, Philippians 1:21-24) to await the first resurrection. All who die in their sin will go to hades to await the great white throne judgement and will experience conscious torment (Luke 16:22-28). We believe that following Christ’s visible and physical Second Advent that the first resurrection will occur and that Christ will rule with His saints for 1000 years (Revelation 20:4-6). Following the millennium all other people will be resurrected and face the great white throne judgement (Revelation 20:5, 11-14). Those whose names are not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:15) where they will experience conscious torment for eternity (Revelation 20:10, Revelation 14:10-11). The saints will dwell with Yahweh in the New Jerusalem (Revelation 20:3-5, 22-27, Revelation 22:3-5).