Beliefs

ACTION doctrinal Statement

Among other equally biblical truths, we believe in:

A. The Holy Bible, the Word of God; in its divine, verbal, plenary inspiration, its inerrancy and infallibility in the original manuscripts; and its supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter l: 20-2l);

B.  One God eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 3:14);

C.  The Lord Jesus Christ:

  • His essential, absolute and eternal deity (Philippians 2:6; John l:4, l4; Hebrews l:8);
  • His true and sinless humanity (1 Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:5);
  • His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20);
  • His substitutionary, propitiatory death (Matthew 20:28; Mark 1:45; 1 Timothy 2:6);
  • His bodily resurrection (John 20:19-20);
  • His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51); and
  • His personal, visible and bodily coming again with power and great glory (Titus 2:13; John 14:2,3; Revelation 19:11-16);

D. The Holy Spirit, who shows the redeeming purpose of God to the world by convicting the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:7-11), and by regenerating (Titus 3:5), uniting to Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13), indwelling (Ephesians 1:13; 5:18), sanctifying (Galatians 5:16; 1 Corinthians 6:11), illuminating (John 16:13) and empowering for service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11), all who place complete faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 5:5);

E. The total depravity of man because of the Fall (Genesis 3:10-24, Romans 6:23);

F. Salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from works (Ephesians 2:8);

G. The everlasting bliss of the saved and the eternal suffering of the lost (Daniel 12:2; Luke 16:24-26; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:14-15);

H. The real spiritual unity in Christ of all redeemed by His precious Blood (1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:4-6; 4:11-15; 5:25- 26); and

I. The necessity of maintaining, according to the Word of God, the purity of the Church in doctrine and life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:3).