Statement of Faith
We believe that after three days Jesus rose from the grave, and after forty days ascended into Heaven (Luke 24:4-6, 51 - Acts 1:9 - Acts 1:3). We also believe that Jesus is our intercessor sitting at the right hand of God the Father (Mark 16:19).
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is coming again in the air, at any moment, to rapture His church (II Thessalonians 2:1) and to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a seven year period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall return visibly to the earth with His saints (I Thessalonians 3:13) to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-13), separated from God forever, while believers will spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with our Lord (Daniel 12:1, 2).
We believe that all who, by faith, have accepted Jesus Christ as Saviour are born again. Salvation is a free gift for whosoever will (Romans 10:13). Salvation is by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8), plus absolutely nothing else. Salvation is received only by personal faith in Jesus Christ. Once one is saved, he or she is kept by the power of God and is therefore eternally secure (John 10:28). We believe that in order to be saved you must first realize that you are a sinner (Romans 10:13). After realizing you are a sinner you must then realize that there is a price on sin (Romans 6:23). Thirdly, you must realize that Jesus paid the price for our sin (Romans 5:8), and then you must ask Him to save you (Romans 10:13).
We believe that Jesus was literally born of a virgin, that Mary had no sexual relationships with any man before being conceived with Jesus (Luke1:26-35).
We believe that God is a person, eternally existing as a Trinity, manifesting Himself in three Persons: God the father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (I John 5:7). We further believe that these three are one God, but separate in personality and work.
The Local Church
We believe that the New Testament church is a local body of baptised believers with Christ as her head (Ephesians 5:23), and God as her guide (Psalm 48:14). Therefore, the church is to be completely autonomous. The church’s primary function is to fulfill “The Great Commission” – go, win, baptise, and teach (Matthew 28:19-20).
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible. The Old and New Testaments are inspired word for word (II Peter 1:20, 21). We accept Scripture as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that baptism is commanded by God to show others our faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 6:4). Baptism is nothing more than a symbolic act bearing no weight on our salvation; it is to be done in our obedience of our Lord and Saviour. We believe that when we are baptised we are to be submerged into water, and that the act of “sprinkling” is not true baptism (Acts 8:38). According to the Scriptures, we are to be baptised as soon as we can after salvation (Acts 8:38, 37 - Acts 16:30-33). Baptism is the first act of obedience after salvation. The Scriptures say that once we are baptised we can then start to grow in faith and fellowship (Acts 2:41, 42).
We believe that the pastor of the church is responsible to God for the church. The pastor is the shepherd of the flock, and will be held accountable for that flock (Jeremiah 23:2). We also believe that deacons are to be appointed by the church only when the pastor can no longer do all that is needed or else he would leave the Word of God in order to accomplish these things (Acts 6:1-3).
We believe that a Christian should live a separated life (II Corinthians 6:17). This does not mean that Christians should live in a “bubble,” but should live in a way that is different than the world, a life that is glorifying to God (II Thessalonians 1:12). The Christians dress, talk, music, and lifestyle should be one that draws others closer to Christ, not one that becomes a stumbling block to the believer, and non-believer alike.
We believe that the music in the church should prepare hearts to be receptive to the Holy Spirit, not just through the preaching, but also through the song itself. Music should be an outward expression of our inward love for Christ (Hebrews 2:12), and should be done in a way that leads others to think and dwell on Christ. Music that draws attention to the performer, no matter what style of music is it, is not Christ honouring. We believe Godly music does not reflect the music of the world with Christians words. The Christians music should be played and sung as a worship to Christ (Psalm 95:1, Psalms 150:1-5).
We believe that both men and women should have a code of conduct when it comes to their dress standards. Our standard of dress comes straight from Scripture (I Timothy 2:9), and is not dictated by personal standards of organizations, or leading figures in Christendom. We also believe that a Christian should dress in a way that is not a hindrance to the growth of the saved, and the unsaved (Romans 14:13). We believe that being a Christian is a great privilege, and that the Christian should dress according to this privilege. We also believe that the same clothes one wears to church may not be appropriate, proper, or modest for some activities outside of the church. Ones dress should have these priorities in mind: Is it modest? Is it safe? Is it Christ honouring?
What we do
Supporting National Pastors
Bible Truth Institute
Partnering with foreign missionaries, supporting national pastors, reaching remote villages with the Gospel of Christ.
PO Box 3061
McDonough, GA 30253
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