What We Believe

STATEMENT OF FAITH

WE BELIEVE:

I. OF THE SCRIPTURES We believe in the authority and sufficiency of the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, as originally written; that it was verbally and plenarily inspired and is the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore is infallible and inerrant in all matters of which it speaks. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian unity and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed and opinions shall be tried (2 Tim. 3:16, 17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21).

II. THE TRUE GOD We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite Spirit, the Maker and supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption (Exod. 20:2, 3; I Cor. 8:6; Rev. 4:11).

III. JESUS CHRIST
A. THE VIRGIN BIRTH
We believe that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Spirit in a miraculous manner, born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son (Gen 3:15; Isa. 7:14, Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14).
B. RESURRECTION AND PRIESTHOOD OF CHRIST
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and in His ascension into Heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest interceding for us (Matt. 28:6, 7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; 1 Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-6, 51; Acts 1:9-11; Rev. 3:21; Heb. 8:6; 12:2; 7:25; 1 Tim. 2:5; 1 John 2:1; Heb. 2:17; 5:9, 10).

IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He bears witness to the truth of the gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer (John 14:16, 17; Matt. 28:19; Heb. 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Gen. 1:1-3; John 16:8-11; Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5, 6; Eph. 1:13, 14; Mark 1:8; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; Rom. 8:14, 16, 26, 27).

V. THE DEVIL, OR SATAN We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the Devil; and that he was created by God as an angel but through pride and rebellion became the enemy of his Creator, that he became the unholy god of this age and the ruler of all the powers of darkness and is destined to the judgment of eternal justice in the lake of fire (Mark 4:1-11; 2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10).

VI. CREATION We believe the Biblical account of the creation of the physical universe, angels, and man; that this account is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of the direct, immediate creative acts of God without any evolutionary process; that man was created by a direct work of God and not from previously existing forms of life; and that all men are descended from the historical Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race (Gen. 1:2; Col. 1:16, 17; John 1:3).

VII. THE FALL OF MAN We believe that man was created in innocence (in the image and likeness of God) under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, and all men sinned in him, in consequence of which all men are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct, and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse (Gen. 3:1-6; Rom. 3:10-19; 5:12, 19; 1:18, 32).

VIII. SALVATION We believe that the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Who, by the appointment of the Father, voluntarily took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, and honored the divine law by His personal obedience, thus qualifying Himself to be our Savior; that by the shedding of His blood in His death He fully satisfied the just demands of a holy and righteous God regarding sin; that His sacrifice consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was a voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead He is now enthroned in Heaven, and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Savior. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. Repentance is a change of mind and purpose toward God prompted by the Holy Spirit and is an integral part of saving faith (Jonah 2:9; Eph. 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom 3:23, 25; John 3:16; Matt. 18:11; Phil. 2:7, 8; Heb. 2:14-17; Isa. 53:4-7; 1 John 4:10; 1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21; I Pet. 2:24).

IX. GRACE AND THE NEW BIRTH We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about by our sovereign God in a manner above our comprehension, solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life (John 3:3; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 John 5:1; Acts 16:20-33; 2 Pet. 1:4; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:1, 5; Col. 2:13; John 3:8).

X. JUSTIFICATION We believe that justification is that judicial act of God whereby He declares the believer righteous upon the basis of the imputed righteousness of Christ; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any work of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s shed blood (Rom. 3:24; 4:5; 5:1, 9; Gal. 2:16; Phil. 3:9).

XI. SANCTIFICATION We believe that sanctification is the divine setting apart of the believer unto God accomplished in a threefold manner; first, an eternal act of God, based upon redemption in Christ, establishing the believer in a position of holiness at the moment he trusts the Savior; second, a continuing process in the saint as the Holy Spirit applies the Word of God to the life; third, the final accomplishment of this process at the Lord’s return (Heb. 10:10-14; 3:1; John 17:17; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Cor. 1:30; Eph. 5:25-27; 1 Thess. 4:3, 4; 5:23, 24; 1 John 3:2; Jude 24, 25; Rev. 22:11).

XII. THE SECURITY OF THE SAINTS We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by God the Father for Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:6; John 10:28, 29; Rom. 8:35-39; Jude 1).

XIII. THE CHURCH We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers as pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is Scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final (1 Cor. 11:2; Acts 20:17-28; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Acts 2:41, 42). We believe in the unity of all New Testament believers in the Church which is the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:12, 13; Eph. 1:22, 23; 3:1-6; 4:11; 5:23; Col. 1:18; Acts 15:13-18).

XIV. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior, through Whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of the local church; and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of His death until He come, and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. We believe that the Biblical order of the ordinances is baptism first and then the Lord’s Supper, and that participants in the Lord’s Supper should be immersed believers (Acts 8:36, 38, 39; John 3:23; Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 3:16; Col. 2:12; 1 Cor. 11:23-28; Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:41, 42).

XV. SEPARATION We believe in obedience to the Biblical commands to separate ourselves unto God from worldliness, ecclesiastical apostasy, and neo-evangelicalism (2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 1 Thess. 1:9, 10; 1 Tim. 6:3-5; Rom. 16:17; 2 John 9-11).

XVI. CIVIL GOVERNMENT We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed; except in those things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming King of kings (Rom. 13:1-7; 2 Sam. 23:3; Exod. 18:21, 22; Acts 23:5; Matt. 22:21; Acts 5:29; 4:19, 20; Dan. 3:17, 18).

XVII. ISRAEL We believe in the sovereign selection of Israel as God’s eternal covenant people, that she is now dispersed because of her disobedience and rejection of Christ, and that she will be regathered in the Holy Land and, after the completion of the Church, will be saved as a nation at the second advent of Christ (Gen. 13:14-17; Rom. 11:1-32; Ezek. 37).

XVIII. RAPTURE AND SUBSEQUENT EVENTS We believe in the pretribulational rapture of the Church, an event which can occur at any moment, and that at that moment the dead in Christ shall be raised in glorified bodies, and the living in Christ shall be given glorified bodies without tasting death, and all shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air before the seven years of the Tribulation (1 Thess. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:42-44, 51-54; Phil. 3:20, 21; Rev. 3:10). We believe that the Tribulation, which follows the Rapture of the Church, will be culminated by the revelation of Christ in power and great glory to sit upon the throne of David and to establish the millennial kingdom (Dan. 9:25-27; Matt. 24:29-31; Luke 1:30-33; Isa. 9:6, 7; 11:1-9; Acts 2:29, 30; Rev. 20:1-4, 6).

XIX. THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that only those who are justified by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in the lake of fire (Mal. 3:18; Gen 18:23; Rom. 6:17, 18; 1 John 5:19; Rom. 7:6; 6:23; Prov. 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matt. 25:34-41; John 8:21; Rev. 20:14, 15).

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Cada día con Cristo le amo más y más
El me guarda y salva, y sé que pronto volverá
//Y vivir con Cristo más dulce cada día será.//

Every day with Jesus
Is sweeter than the day before
Every day with Jesus
I love Him more and more,
Jesus saves and keeps me
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BUT GOD
By Eldon Miner

Without those words all men are in a tragic and hopeless condition.
​ECC. 7:29 – God made man good and pure, but he fell in the sin of
disobedience.
A. Ever since then people keep inventing ways to sin.
B. ROM. 1:21-25 & 29-32 – Instead of worshiping God people now put in
His place —
1. Things that God created
2. Their own sinful tendencies
3. Anything that is more important to them than God is ̶ That’s
idolatry
C. EPH. 2:12b – Because of sin people are without God and without hope
in this world.
D. JN. 3:19 – They do not want the Light of God to expose their sin.

If that were all of the truth we would all be lost forever and condemned to hell.

“BUT GOD”
those words are most beautiful and carry with them power to heal sin-sick souls
.
MAL. 4:2 – But unto you that fear my name the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in His wings.
1. That “Sun” is God’s S O N who can heal us all from our sin.
2. He came from heaven like the morning sunrise
3. Jn. 8:12 – He can make the blindness disappear from the hearts of sinners.
4. John 3:19, 20 – But there is only condemnation for those who reject the Gospel
light.

I. “BUT GOD”– Rom. 5:8
That is the most wonderful way that God has shown His love for us.
II. “BUT GOD” – Acts 13:30
A. Jesus Christ can give eternal life because He arose from the dead.

B I Cor. 15:26 & 55-57 – Even bodily death will be defeated forever when Jesus
comes again for us.
C. I Cor. 15:58 – Because of this we should faithfully serve God now in spite of
any earthly hardships.

III. “BUT GOD” – Eph. 2:1-5
A. Even though He is perfectly holy —
1. God is the God of mercy and love
2. He gives everlasting life to sinners who:
a. Repent of their sins and
b. Trust only in the Savior Who died for us and rose from the dead.

NOW – ROM. 10:9-11

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT HE IS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR.

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Mensaje del hno. Miner

MAS DIOS

Sin esas palabras todo hombre está en una condición trágica y sin esperanza.
EC. 7:29 – Dios creó al hombre bueno y puro, pero el hombre cayó en la
desobediencia.
A. Desde entonces el hombre ha estado inventando nuevas maneras de pecar.
B. ROM. 1:21-25 & 29-32 – En vez de adorar a Dios, adoran —
1. Cosas que Dios creó
2. Cosas engañosas que apelan a su naturaleza pecaminosa
Cosa cualquiera que le sea más importante que Dios es un ídolo.
C. JN. 3:19 – El hombre natural es condenado porque él acepta las
tinieblas y recha la luz.
D. JN. 3:20 – No quiere que la luz Divina exponga sus obras malas para el
juicio.
SI ESO FUERA TODA LA VERDAD TODOS ESTARÍAMOS PERDIDOS Y CONDENADOS AL INFIERNO.

PERO FÍJENSE EN LAS PALABRAS “MAS, y MAS DIOS”
ESAS PALABRAS SON LAS MÁS HERMOSAS Y TRAEN EL PODER DE SANAR DE LA PLAGA DEL PECADO
.
MAL. 4:2 – Mas a vosotros que teméis mi nombre, nacerá el Sol de justicia, y en sus alas traeá salvación….
1. Ese “Sol” es el eterno Hijo de Dios quien puede sanar el alma del pecador de
todo su pecado
2. Él vino del cielo como la aurora de la mañana.
3. Jn. 8:12 – Él puede hacer desaparecer la ceguera del corazón de los pecadores.
4. Jn 3:19,20 – Pero hay sólo condenación para los que rechazan la Luz de
evangelio.

I. “MAS DIOS” en Rom. 5:8
Esta es la manera más maravillosa en que Dios ha mostrado sus amor para con
nosotros.

II. “MAS DIOS” en Hechos 13:30
A. Jesucristo puede dar la vida eternal porque Él resucitó y vive triunfante.
B I Cor. 15:26 & 55-57 – Aún la muerte física será abolida para siempre al venir
el Señor Jesús para arrebatarnos al cielo.
C. I Cor. 15:58 – Debido a eso debemos fielmente servir a Dios a pesar de las
dificultades terrenales.

III. “MAS DIOS” en Ef. 2:4 ‒ y luego Vs. 1-5
A. Aunque Dios es perfectamente santo en su Ser —
1. Él es el Dios de misericordia y amor.
2. Él da la vida eterna a los pecadores que:
a. Se arrepienten de sus pecados y
b. Confían únicamente en El Salvador que murió por nosotros y resucitó
de entre los muertos.

AHORA – ROM. 10:9-11

POR FAVOR DE HACERTE SEGURO DE QUE ÉL ES TU SEÑOR Y SALVADOR PERSONAL.
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