Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith Teaching:

1.  The LORD our God is one LORD

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel:  The LORD our God is one LORD

Deuteronomy 5:6,7
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage.  Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Isaiah 43:10,11
Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen:  that ye may know and believe me and understand that I am he:
before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.

Mark 12:29
And Jesus answered him, the first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.

2.  Trinity of God

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image.

Genesis 3:22
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us,
to know good and evil:

Luke 3:22
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

1John 5:7
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:  and these three are one.

3.  God the Father

Matthew 23:9
And call no man father upon the earth:  for one is your Father,
which is in Heaven.

1 Corinthians 8:6
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in Him, and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things,
and we by Him.

Ephesians 4:6
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

4.  God the Son, Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:23
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Luke 1:35
And the angel answered and said unto her, the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:  therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

1 Corinthians 15:3,4
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.

Revelation 1:18
I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore.

5.  God, The Holy Spirit

Ephesians 4:30
Grieve not the Holy Spirit

John 14:26
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

6.  The Holy Scriptures of God

The Authorized King James Version Bible (KJV, NKJV) is the only translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts to English.
Other “bible versions” are correctly called “interpretations“.
These do not adhere to the rigorous standards required, that define translations, and thus contain inaccuracies, errors, and False Doctrines. Beware!!
The 66 specific books of the Bible are the whole of Scripture, the inspired Word of God.  No other books or words may be added to or taken away from the Holy Bible  (Rev 22)

2 Timothy 3:15
And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

12 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

2 Peter 1:20,21
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

7.  Original sin, born again, loss of salvation

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

Romans 5:12
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.

Hebrews 2:2,3
For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.

8.  Heaven and Hell

Proverbs 15:24
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Psalm 103:11
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul:  but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 25:30
And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness:
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:46
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.

John 17:3
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:1
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a buliding of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

9.  Salvation and Conditionality

Salvation is the first step of obedience and faith for the believer.  It is conditional on continued obedience, and confessing and repenting
of any sin.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew 10:32,33
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:
but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Matthew 3:2
And saying, Repent ye:  for the kingdom of God is at hand.

Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 24:45-47
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 15: 3, 4
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures

Acts 26:19,20
Whereupon, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:  But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.

Revelation 3:15-20
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:  be zealous therefore, and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock:  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

10.  Water Baptism

Water baptism is an important second step of obedience and faith for the believer.  Water baptism is done according to the Scriptures, full immersion in water, and in the Name of the Father, and of the Son (Jesus),
and of the Holy Ghost.  Not “Jesus Only”, as used by some cults.
Water Baptism does Not wash your sins away.  Scriptures states only Jesus can forgive our sins.  Water Baptism is identifying with the death, burial, and ressurection of Jesus and walking in this New Life.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

John 3:23
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there:  and they came and were baptized.

Acts 8:35-38
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.  And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water:  and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.  And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  And he commanded the chariot to stand still:  and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Romans 6:4
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:  that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in the newness of life.

11.  Holy Spirit Baptism

Holy Spirit Baptism is the third step of obedience and faith for the believer.
“Who is the Holy Spirit?”, is a good place to start.
Then search the Scriptures.
Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity of God.  He is your best friend.
Holy Spirit Baptism is given by God to help you grow, and witness.

Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Five conditions to Holy Spirit Baptism:

One     Obedience
Two     Thirst
Three   Come to Jesus
Four     Receive
Five      Believe

Acts 5:32
And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost,
whom God hath given to them that obey Him.

John 7:37-39

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:  for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Upon this third step of obedience and faith, all believers shall receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and all shall speak in tongues.
The evidence of speaking in tongues is proof of the Holy Spirit Baptism.
All, as the Scriptures state, who receive, all speak in tongues.

Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:32-34, Gal 3:13, 14
Luke 11:5-13, 24:49, John 1:19-34, 3:1-12, 14:1-31, 15:26, 20:22
Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-47, 8:1-23, 9:17, 10:44-48, 11:14,15, 15:7-9, 19:1-6
Mark 16:17

12.  Nine Gifts of the Spirit

Prophecy
Diversity of Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues

Word of Wisdom
Word of Knowledge
Discerning of spirits

Gifts of Healing
Miracles
Faith

All are in operation today.  All are for use, at God’s unction, by any believer, who humbly seeks to serve God, and is Baptised in the Holy Spirit.  It takes time, prayer, study of God’s Word, earnest desire, faith, obedience, relationship, yielding to God,
to receive.
Read the book of Acts, 1,2 Corinthians, 1,2 Timothy.

13.  Who we are in Christ

Revelation 1:6
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.  Amen

1Peter 2:9
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Leviticus 10:9-10
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee,
when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die:
it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean.

Proverbs 31:4-5
It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to drink strong drink:  Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgement of the afflicted.

Matthew 5:13
Ye are the salt of the earth:  but if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men.

14.  Sanctification

Salvation opens our eyes, and lets us see the Kingdom of God.  (John 3:3)
Then, the walk begins, and our heart and actions change.
This process is “Sanctification”.

Philippians 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Romans 12:1,2
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  An be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification,
that ye should abstain from fornication.
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

1 Peter 1:2, 14-16
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:  Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:  But as he which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am Holy.

Romans 6:1-16
What shall we say then?  Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
God forbid…

15.  Marriage

God instituted marriage between one man and one woman.
Christ and the Church are God’s example of marriage.
Common-law or same sex relationships are sin, the Bible states.
Genesis 2, Galatians 5, Ephesians 5, 1 Corinthians 13, Matthew 19.

16. Healing

Isiah 53:4,5
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Matthew 8:17
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

1 Peter 2:24

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.

Psalms 103:1,3
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities:  who healeth all thy diseases.

James 5:14,15
Is any sick among you?  Let him call for the elders of the church: and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;
and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

17.  Communion

A symbol of the body and blood of Christ we partake of with bread and non-alcoholic wine, or grape juice.  We examine ourselves, confess, repent, remember Christ, and receive His blessing.

Luke 22:19-20
And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it,
and gave unto them, saying,
This is my body which is given for you:  this do in remembrance of me.
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Testament
in my blood, which is shed for you.

1Corinthians 11:23-31
For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you,
that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat:  this is my body, which is broken for you:  this do in remembrance of me.
After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood:  this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death til he come.
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

18.  Return of Christ

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:  and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:  and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:15, 55
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is thy sting:  O grave, where is thy victory?

2 Timothy 2:11,12
It is a faithful saying:
For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
If we suffer, we shall also reign with him:
If we deny him, he also will deny us.

Titus 2:11,13
For the Grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savoir, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:7,8

Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him:  and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.  Even so, Amen.
I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

End

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God Bless!!

ccl

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