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only their over-emphasis of doctrinal differences that have led to the division of the body of Christ.
WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:12).
WE BELIEVE there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
WE BELIEVE in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19).
WE BELIEVE in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace, through faith alone, are we saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24; 16:8-11; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
WE BELIEVE that God calls every Christian to live a holy life (Rom. 6; 2 Cor. 7:1; 1 Pet. 1:15-16). The Holy Spirit indwells every believer and seeks to conform them to the image of Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:29). Christians can struggle in their walk due to attempts to live in their own strength, and/or due to carnality (1 Cor. 3:1-3). Attempting to live a Christian life in one’s own strength is a wretched state (Rom. 7:15-24). The solution is living in full surrender to the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8). The Father’s Promise for every believer is to experience by faith the baptism with the Holy Spirit whereby the Christian’s heart is purified from sinful influences (Acts 15:8-9) and empowered for service (Acts 1:8; 2:1ff.). Only when we walk in the Spirit can the flesh be subdued (Gal. 5:16).
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved experience a resurrection to life, the lost experience a resurrection to damnation (John 5:28-29). The resurrection of Jesus Christ is indispensible to the Christian faith and the Gospel (1 Cor. 15).
WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Galatians 3:26-28; Ephesians 2:11-22; 4:4-6; Hebrews 10:24-25).
WE BELIEVE in Jesus personal return to Rapture His saints from Tribulation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Luke 21:35; Revelation 3:10; 4:1) and at the 2nd Coming in power and glory to the earth to set up His Kingdom (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16).
WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling, guidance and empowerment the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (Acts 1:8; 2:1ff.; 4:31; Romans 8; I Corinthians 3:16; 6:19-20; II Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 5:16-24; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship.
Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshipped.
Therefore: We look for His Love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshipping Him.