Statement of Faith

ARTICLE THREE – STATEMENTS OF BELIEF
I. Preface: We affirm the following Biblical truths upon which all Christians agree. They concern: (all references are NKJV)

A. The inspiration and completeness of the Bible
1. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction for instruction in righteousness. II Timothy 3:16
2. “For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book:
If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in his book.” Revelation 22:18-19.

B. The person and the work of Jesus Christ;
1. Who is the Word, God’s one and only Son, who existed before all time

a. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the

Word was God. John 1:1
2. Who was incarnated through the virgin birth;

a. “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:4

b. “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. I John 4:9

3. Who lived a perfect life, died, and rose again for the salvation of mankind
a. “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For he made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” II Corinthians 5:20, 21

b. “For if we when were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans 5:10

C. His truth, the Gospel, as expressed in the Scriptures
1. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
2. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25

D. Our responsibility as Christian parents in the admonition and nurture of our children 1. “And these words, which I command you today, shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” Deuteronomy 6:6, 7

2. “Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6