OUR BELIEFS

 

WHAT WE HOLD TRUE TO SUCCEED IN GOD’S CALLING

We Believe in one and only one living and true God, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth (Exodus 20: 2-3; Psalms 24: 1-2; Isaiah 43: 10-11; Isaiah 44: 6-8; Mark 12: 29-31; I Corinthians 8: 5-6)

We Believe that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3-4; I John 5:7)

We Believe that Jesus Christ, the second person of the Godhead, has existed from eternity past in unity with the Father; chose to be incarnated as a human being by being born of the Virgin Mary; ministered and voluntarily gave his life on the cross as a propitiation for our sins; after which he rose again and ascended to heaven.

We Believe that the Holy Spirit is the divine person in the Godhead; that he convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement; he bears witness to the truth of the gospel and is the agent of the of the new birth, indwells, guides, strengthens, and helps the believer.

We Believe that the Bible is the word of God given to man; infallible and authoritative. We Believe that it is the center of Christian life and supreme standard by which all human conduct and opinion should be judged.

We Believe that Baptism, by immersion, is the ordinance by which a Christiaan witnesses that they have been saved by faith in Christ’s death, and resurrection. It is the results of an not the means of salvation.

We Believe that the Lord’s Supper, also known as communion, is a symbolic remembrance of the death of Christ upon the cross. It does not itslef confer any grace to the partaker, but is simply meant to remind us of the amazing sacrifice of Christ.

The Church, consists of the body of believers, is the means by which God is now carrying out his ministries in the world. We are to worship together, study God’s word together, Strengthen and Encourage each other, and Witness to those around us.

Every member is placed in the church by God for his purposes, and have abilities and talents that should be used to serve him. The members have the final say in every decision of the church.

The Pastor is the under-shepherd of the church with Christ as the shepherd. He is the leader and servant of the church, not the boss. His primary duty is to teach and preach the word of God; almost as important is the ministry of caring for the people and ministering to their needs, whatever they may be.

Ever individual, whether a believer or an unbeliever, has the freedom to choose his conscience and  his soul dictates what is right in the religious realm. Soul liberty expects the believer to accept responsibility for and the consequences of his actions and not try to force anyone else to do or believe anything contrary to his own beliefs.

Each congregation has the right to make decisions for itself without any other authority or hierarchy dictating to them.

On the basis of numerous Bible verses, every person who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ has access directly to God. Each is expected to share the love of God.

We believe that we can, and should, fellowship and work with churches that are in agreement with our objectives

OUR ADDRESS:

26816 NYS Route 342

Calcium, NY 13616