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Posted: Feb 1 2010, 11:38 PM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 27-June 09
We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired, in that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" to write the very words of Scripture.
We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and judgment); that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills those who are yielding to Him.
We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life.
Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost, and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
We believe that salvation is the gift of Godís grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by our works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
Until the return of Christ, it is the Christianís duty and privilege to seek the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world.
I have been young and now am old ,yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.Psalm 37:25[pdata]http://z3.invisionfree.com/Loving_our_Friends/index.php?showtopic=105[/pdata]