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Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and that its original manuscripts are free from errors and contradictions. It is the one and only infallible, authoritative, and trustworthy rule for faith and life (2 Peter. 1:21, 2 Tim 3:16).

  • We believe God is the only Supreme Being with no gods created before or after Him in all of existence, in all places, in all time (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6; 44:8; 1 Tim. 1:17). He has always been God and was never anything else (Psalm 90:2). He is Holy (Rev. 4:8), Eternal (Isaiah 57:15), Omnipotent (Jer. 32:17, 27), Omnipresent (Psalm 137:12), Omniscient (1 John 3:20), etc. He is Love (1 John 4:8, 16) and Light (1 John 1:5)

  • We believe there is one God in whom there are three eternal, distinct, simultaneous persons -- the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. All three are the one God, co-eternal, co-equal, etc., yet there is only one God, not three gods, and not one person who took three modes, offices, or forms. (Isaiah 44:6, 8; 45:5; Gen. 1:26-27; 3:22; Matt. 3:17; 28:19; Luke 10:35; 2 Cor. 13:14).

  • We believe Jesus Christ is the Word (God) who became a man. He added human nature to His divine nature. He is both human and divine, and, therefore, has two natures. Yet, He is one person, not two. He is not part God and part man. He is presently a man, one person, with two natures where one nature is wholly God and the other wholly man (Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:5-13; John 1:1-3). We believe all Jesus did during his earthly mission was done in his humanity; he supernaturally never touched his deity.

  • We believe in the Virgin Birth – Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived and born of the virgin Mary, (Luke 1:42). Mary ceased to be a virgin after the birth of Jesus (Matt. 1:25).

  • We believe in the Resurrection–Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the same body He died in after being in the grave for three days. He was raised in a glorified, physical body (still retaining his crucifixion wounds). He ascended bodily into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and rules heaven and earth. (John 2:19; 1 Cor. 15; Luke 24:39). Likewise, we Christians will be raised bodily from the dead and spend eternity with the Lord.

  • We believe in the Substitutionary Atonement – God, the Father, so loved us that He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus, the Word, became man, bore our sins in His body on the cross (1 Peter. 2:24), and died in our place, suffering the consequences of the breaking of the Law (1 John 3:4), physical death (Rom. 6:23) and spiritual death (Isa. 59:2), that was due us (Isaiah 53:4-6). He became sin on our behalf (2 Cor. 5:21). His sacrifice was a legal substitution for us (1 John 2:2; John 19:30; 1 Pet. 2:24). It was legal since sin is breaking God's Law (1 John 3:4) and substitutionary since Christ took our punishment (Isaiah 53:4-6) and tasted death for everyone (Heb. 2:9). As a result, God's justice was satisfied and Christian believers are released from eternal punishment (1 Pet. 3:18; Matt. 1:21; 25:46; Rom. 5; 1 John 2:2).

  • We believe in Baptism–Baptism is an important action of obedience for a Christian and signifies a person's identification with Christ. It is not necessary for salvation. It is an outward manifestation of an inward reality of trust in the sacrifice for Christ, of conversion, and of identification with Christ. The act of water baptism does not save anyone. We are made right before God by faith, not by faith and baptism (Rom. 3:28-30; 4:3, 5; 5:1; Gal. 2:16, 21; Phil. 3:9; see also Acts 10:44-48).

  • We believe the condition of Man is fallen, corrupt, and wicked. Man believes in God by God's grace through faith (John 6:28-29; 15:5; Phil. 1:29), is unable to come close to God through his own efforts (John 6:44; Rom. 3:10-12), he cannot understand the spiritual things of God on his own (1 Cor. 2:14; Rom. 8:7), he cannot earn salvation by his attempt at good works (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 4:1-6), nor once saved, does he maintain his salvation by his works (Gal. 3:1-3).

  • We believe in Justification by grace through faith alone–Justification is being declared legally righteous by God. This justification is received by faith alone (Rom. 4:1-6) in the work of Christ, fulfilling the Law in his earthly ministry (1 Pet. 2:22) and his removing of sin by his sacrifice. Justification is a gift from God (Rom. 3:24) and is received apart from the works of the Law (Rom. 3:28; Gal. 2:21).

  • We believe in Regeneration–Upon belief a sinner is regenerated; that is, he is changed into a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) and is then able to resist his sin and seek to increase in sanctification before the Lord. Those therefore regenerated do not seek to abide in sin, though they do fall into it, but war against it and repent of sin before the Lord.

  • We believe in repentance from dead works (Hebrew 6:1). We believe dead works has to do with motives. The Lord has provided reconciliation for all believers therefore we no longer do anything to earn God's blessings. The believer has been blessed with all spiritual blessings through eternal life; therefore our works should be driven from the motive of love revealing good works.

  • We believe in faith righteousness not works righteousness. A righteousness from God has been revealed, a righteousness from to last. Jesus is our righteousness and he has qualified us for all blessings (Rom 3:21-4:25).

  • We believe in Sanctification–Sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Christ in all that we do, think, and desire and increases our ability to repent from sin -- by God's grace (1 Thess. 4:7; Eph. 2:10; 1 Tim. 4:4; 1 Peter. 3:15; 2 Tim. 2:25). This process continues all of the Christian's life and is the result of salvation, not a cause of it nor a contributing factor to it. Furthermore, the effort of sanctification does not maintain the believer’s salvation.

  • We believe Eternal Judgment –All who are not justified by faith in Christ and the blood of Christ will face eternal, conscious, and agonizing judgment away from the presence of God (Matt. 8:12; Luke 16:19-31; Rev. 20:14-15; 21:8).
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Sonship

6 Week Series

2010 AM 1160 (WYLL) Radio Broadcast: Most believers have their priorities misaligned in their understanding of servant hood and “sonship” faith. Pastor Kelvin reveals that under the new covenant, believers are to respond to the finished work of the cross as a son not a servant. There is nothing we must do to qualify for our inheritance. Sacred cows are destroyed in this teaching that will transform your thinking for greater productivity in your life as a believer.

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