Statement of Faith

This is what we believe, what we have faith in and where we are coming from, so that you can better understand our mode and method.

  1. The Evidence of God in Nature

    Evidence in nature plus a step of faith brings us to believe in a Creator God. The intricate balance and design found throughout the universe leads us to accept that something greater than us made it all, rather than believing it all happened by chance. [ Genesis 1-2, Job 38-39, Romans 1:18-21]

  2. Our innate Desire to seek God

    As Creator of the universe, God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent; and buried deep in the soul of every human is the desire and the duty to seek out and worship such a Creator. [ Ecclesiastes 12:13,Psalm 40:8, Mark 12:28-30]

  3. The Evidence of God in the Bible

    Evidence within and surrounding the Holy Scriptures plus a step of faith brings us to believe in the Bible as the inspired and inerrant message of God, and the best way (along with prayer and meditation) to seek Him and understand His Will. [ 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Acts 17:11]

  4. God as a Trinity

    As flame, light and heat make up a fire (each a distinct element and yet together as one and not divided), God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit make up the triune, eternal creator God. Each person of the Godhead is fully God, equal in nature, sharing in and possessing all the characteristics of God simultaneously.  Equally so, each person of the triune Godhead is distinct in person and submissive in duty, as the Father sent the Son into the world to reveal the Father and sent the Holy Spirit, through the Son, to continue the work of the Son and Will of the Father.  All of this beautifully depicts a God who is dynamic and actively involved in this world.  [Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:19, John 14:26]

  5. God is Perfect, we are not

    God and His Residence of Heaven are perfect while humans are imperfect; it is this infinite gap between perfection and imperfection that prevents all humans from entering into Eternal Life with God after our physical death. Because God is just and righteous, He must not allow sin into His Presence or Eternal Kingdom; because God is loving and merciful, He Himself paid the price to erase our sins, as Father sacrificed Son in a once-and-for-all atonement. [ 2 Samuel 22:31, Romans 3:10-26, Romans 5:1-12]

  6. Christ as the Bridge between God and us

    God sent an expression of Himself to earth, as God the Son took on human form as Jesus of Nazareth, to serve as Christ (the Messiah, or Anointed One) Who came to bridge the infinite gap between us and God. Jesus Christ retained His perfect Divinity during His time on earth and at the same time was fully human. It was this Incarnation, along with His very real crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection that serves as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins and errors, allowing us to become perfect, without blemish, at Judgment Day and thus enter into Eternal Life with God! [ John 14:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:8-10, Hebrews 9:27-28]

  7. Accepting Christ’s Death and Resurrection as our Bridge to a Perfect, Eternal Salvation

    Any person who believes in Jesus of Nazareth, confessing Him as the Christ and Son of God, and as their Lord and Master, and who believes that God the Father raised Him from the dead as the ultimate payment for our sins, that person shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven for the eternity of eternities! Any person who rejects Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and does not believe that He is the Way into Heaven shall enter Gehenna, a place of darkness and regret for decisions made and a resulting judgment for disobedience. Those who obey God’s Plan of Salvation shall be saved; those who reject God’s Plan of Salvation shall not be saved. [ John 3:16, Romans 10:9, 1 John 5:9-13]

  8. Serving and emulating Christ

    Any person who believes in Jesus as their Lord and Savior is expected to live a Christ-like and Christ-centered lifestyle. While their faith in Jesus gets them into Heaven, it is their emulation of Jesus via good works that will be a reflection of their love and gratitude towards Christ (and will determine their rewards once they get to Heaven). These expectations, commandments and good works are listed throughout the Scriptures, the greatest of which is to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind and body, and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We live to worship, love, serve and obey God, to love and serve every person that crosses our path and to love ourselves and pursue our God-given calling in life. [ Mark 12:28-31, 1 Peter 4:1-2, Philippians 2:1-5]

  9. Reliance on the Holy Spirit

    It is the Holy Spirit that taps into people’s souls, resonating within us and reminding us of our innate desire and duty to love, worship, obey and serve God and the natural struggle of the our selfish nature to resist. Once we make the decision to believe in and serve Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit resides within us, educating, encouraging and enabling us to understand the Scriptures in depth and live a Christ-centered and Christ-like lifestyle. The Holy Spirit strengthens our Mind (knowledge, understanding, wisdom and counsel), our Heart (a reverential awe and fear of the Lord) and our Body (the strength and ability to obey). Relying on the Holy Spirit, we will see results via spiritual gifts endowed to us as well as fruit of the Spirit shown in our actions and responses. [ Isaiah 11:2, John 14:26, Galatians 5:16-26]

  10. Walking with God through the mountains and valleys of life

    This reliance on the Holy Spirit and emulation of Christ Jesus is what it means to worship God; and this daily effort for intimacy with God will be rewarded with good times in this life, strength and peace of mind to persevere through the bad times, and an eternal home with God in the life to come! Because there is sin and imperfection that permeates this entire world, bad things will happen to good people, and our Enemy/Adversary Satan does his best to capitalize on such evil, attempting to keep us off the one, true Path to Salvation, even if it is just a few feet away. He doesn’t try to get us to worship him instead of God; he tries to get us to worship ourselves. If we keep ourselves as boss of our own lives and reject Christ as our Lord and Master, then Satan will have accomplished his goal. So we must constantly turn to God and rely on His Grace to persevere through such difficulty and confusion. [ Revelation 12:7-10,Ephesians 6:10-20, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18]

  11. The Unity of Christ’s Church/Kingdom

    All persons who believe in Christ Jesus as their Lord and Savior belong to His one, true Church, which is the Family and Kingdom of God. And while there are differences in the application of the freedom areas of Scripture, all of us are united in our love, servanthood to and faith in the King of Kings, and we should act like it. We are to love each other as brothers and sisters in Christ, respecting the freedom areas while uniting behind the absolute Truths. And bonded together in love, we can face the world’s trials and always answer in love and service to all people on the planet. It is this unconditional love for God, for each other and for those of different beliefs that will show the Love and Grace of God. We are to be salt, creating a thirst for God in others, and we are to be light, showing others the truth in Scripture and in God’s plan for salvation through Christ Jesus. [ John 17:20-23, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Colossians 3:12-17]

  12. The End of the Temporary Life and Beginning of the Eternal Life!

    At some point in the future, our grace period and chance for committing to God will end and the final judgment shall begin. Jesus Christ shall return to earth in all His Majesty and Glory to collect His loyal Church, those both dead and alive, and take them home with Him. And on Judgment Day, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess and admit that Jesus is Lord over all. For those who had refused to acknowledge this before Judgment Day, they shall enter into darkness with tears of self-chiding. For those who had already made the commitment to the King, they shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, where there will be a celebration forever in the presence of the Ancient of Days!
    [ 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Philippians 2:9-11, Revelation 20:11-22:17]