Statement of Faith

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  5/25/2012

The Gospel, the Good News

As testified through the Prophets in the Scriptures (Psalm 22; Isaiah 50:4-9Isaiah 53:1-12Zechariah 12:10-14Zecharaiah 13:7-9Acts 3:18, 22-24Acts 10:43Romans 1:21 Peter 1:10-12), because of his name’s sake (Ezekiel 36:22, 23, 36Psalm 106:8; 1 John 2:12) and his good pleasure (Ephesians 1:5), God saves his children, whom he has specifically and individually (John 10:14-16) chosen from both Jew and Gentile (Isaiah 56:3-8Ephesians 2:11-221 John 2:2) before time began (Ephesians 1:4) and who by grace (Romans 3:24Ephesians 2:8) both have their sins atoned for (Isaiah 53:4, 10-121 Peter 2:24), thereby appeasing the just wrath of God (Romans 3:251 John 2:2), and have the righteousness of Christ imputed to them (2 Corinthians 5:21) through faith (Romans 3:20-22Ephesians 2:8, 9) in the perfect (i.e. sinless) life (Isaiah 53:92 Corinthians 5:211 Peter 1:18, 191 Peter 2:22Hebrews 7:26Hebrews 9:14), actual death (Acts 10:391 Corinthians 5:7Colossians 2:11-151 Peter 1:18, 19Hebrews 9:14), and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (Acts 10:40Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:4, 12-19Colossians 2:11-15) for the remission of their sins (John 1:29; Acts 10:43Romans 1:3, 4).

This the Father did so that the children of God, known collectively as the Church or the Bride of Christ or Israel, would perform good works (James 1:22-27James 2:14-26; 1 John 3:16-18), which God has prepared in advance for them to do (Ephesians 2:10), in general is to declare the praises of God (1 Peter 2:9), and more specifically is to love the Lord their God with all of their heart and soul and mind and body (Deuteronomy 6:5Luke 10:27Matthew 22:37, 38), to love their neighbor as themselves (Luke 10:27Matthew 22:39), and to live an increasingly holy and blameless life (Romans 1:52 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:11, 12) being sanctified by the Holy Spirit, who is a seal (Ephesians 1:13, 14Ephesians 4:30) and an indicator of one’s salvation (Romans 8:14-16).

The Nature of God; Theology

The Nature of Christ; Christology

The Nature of the Spirit; Pneumatology

Creation

God, sovereignly and solely, created the heavens and the earth and all therein, including time and space; in short, He created the cosmos, the very system under which all created things must abide. He did not use any preexisting materials, for nothing existed before Him.

The Nature of Sin; Hamartiology

The Nature of Salvation; Soteriology

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