What We Believe?

What We Believe...

There is one true God, Creator of all good things.(1) He is one, yet is expressed as the following:

Father: Initiator and source of all creation. He is Love,(2) Light(3) and Life.(4) He is most easily understood and perfectly revealed to man in the person of His son, Jesus Christ.(5)

Son: He is Jesus. His life, as recorded in the Gospels, is the perfect expression of the Father(6), of His love, and of His plan to bring God and man into unity.(7)

He gives all the Biblically recorded spiritual gifts to men facilitate that unity. (8)

In his life, death and resurrection, he fulfills every prophecy written in scripture regarding the Savior of mankind.(9)

Holy Spirit: The promise of the Father.(10) He is the Spirit of God(k), and of Jesus(12) given as promise of inheritance to the children of God(13). He is God who lives in every Believer(14) and enables them to live the example that Jesus presented to his disciples in the Gospels.(15) He is our teacher, encourager, protector and empowerer.(16)

God created everything in perfection and in goodness, including mankind.(17)Since that time man, and by extension the world, seduced by sin, has fallen from his original standing of unity with God.(18)

Created in the image and perfection of God,(19) now finds themselves in need of restoration to unity with God. Once restored by the infilling and power of the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus, becomes a minister of reconciliation to bring God and the world back into unity. (20)

The Bible. It contains the Words of God to humanity. The Old and New Testaments combined tell the story of a Great and Loving God, and of His plans to bring restoration and wholeness to a world that desperately need Him. All scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and recorded by men.(21)

The Church:
Also called the Bride of Christ.(22)God does not endorse any particular denomination but is defined by the peoples, who throughout history, have been indwelt by the Holy Spirit. (23)

The Kingdom of God/Heaven was established with the earthly ministry of Jesus, has been advancing and will continue to do so without end.(24)

1)           Gen 1:1 

·         1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2)           1 John 4:8

·         8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

3)           1 John 1:5

·         5 This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

4)           John 1:4

·         4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind.

5)           John 14:9

·         Jesus *said to him, “Have I been with [a]you for so long a time, and yet [b]you have not come to know Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

6)           John 14:9-11

·         9 Jesus *said to him, “Have I been with [a]you for so long a time, and yet [b]you have not come to know Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own, but the Father, as He remains in Me, does His works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.

7)           2 Cor. 6:16

·         16 Or what agreement does [a]the temple of God have with idols? For we are [b]the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell among them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

8)           Eph 4:8

·         8 Therefore [a]it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive the captives, And He gave gifts to people.”

9)           Luke 24:44

·         44 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things that are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”

10)      Acts 2:33

·         33 Therefore, [a]since He has been exalted [b]at the right hand of God, and has received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, He has poured out this which you both see and hear. 

11)      Rom 8:9

·         8 Therefore [a]it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive the captives, And He gave gifts to people.”

12)      Gal 4:6

·         8 Therefore [a]it says, “When He ascended on high, He led captive the captives, And He gave gifts to people.”

13)      Eph 1:13

·         13 In [a]Him, [b]you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also [c]believed, you were sealed in [d]Him with the Holy Spirit of the promise

14)      John 14:23

·         23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will follow My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling with him.

15)      2 Pet 1:3

·         3 for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [a]by His own glory and [b]excellence.

16)      John 14:26; Psalm 10:17; Psalm 12:7

·          26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you.

·         17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will make Your ear attentive

·         You, Lord, will keep them; You will protect him from this generation forever

17)      Gen 1:31

·         31 And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

18)      Rom 3:23

·         23 for all [a]have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

19)      Gen 1:26

·         26 Then God said, “[a]Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and [b]let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”

20)      2 Cor 5:17-21

·         17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, this person is a new [a]creation; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their wrongdoings against them, and [b]He has [c]committed to us the word of reconciliation.

·         20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be [d]sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

21)      2 Tim 3:17; 2 Peter 3:16

·          17 so that the man or woman of God may be [a]fully capable, equipped for every good work.

·         16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which there are some things that are hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

22)      Rev 19:7

·         7 Let’s rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His [a]bride has prepared herself.”

23)      2 Cor. 6:16

·         16 Or what agreement does [a]the temple of God have with idols? For we are [b]the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell among them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

24)      Luke 1:31-33

·         31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”

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