OUR BELIEFS
 
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).
 
Regarding 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).
 
Regarding 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).
 
Regarding 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).
 
Regarding 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 (Acts 4:12).
 
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).
 
Regarding Propitiation 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).

 
 
 
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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"

 

 
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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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