What We Believe

 

  • We believe that God commands us to love Him with all our heart, mind, and soul as well as to love our neighbor as ourselves.

  • We believe in the plurality of the Godhead. We believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct but united beings having the same prerogatives, powers, and attributes. We believe that Jesus Christ subjected Himself to God the Father (e.g., He became subject to God) in order to save mankind from the penalty of eternal death.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is the Creator of Heaven and Earth. As the creative agent of the Godhead, Jesus created the seventh day of the week and made it holy. The seventh day of the week is Saturday (also called Sabbath), and God commands that we rest from our labors each Saturday as He rested from His. According to Genesis 1 and Leviticus 23:32, a day begins at sundown. Thus, the Sabbath begins at sundown Friday and ends at sundown Saturday. When the Creator spoke the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai, He reminded mankind of the importance of the Sabbath He established at Creation (Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11).

  • We believe the Bible teaches marriage is between a man and a woman. We believe that sexual intimacy outside of the marriage covenant is forbidden by God.

  • We believe that tithing is an essential exercise of faith. Tithing supports the advancement of the gospel and buids up our faith in God. If we return a faithful tithe, God has promised to open up the windows of Heaven and pour out so many blessings that we will not have room enough to store them all (Malachi 3:10, Genesis 14:18-20, 28:20-22).

  • We believe that the Bible teaches baptism by immersion into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that baptismal candidates should understand and practice these five essential Bible doctrines:

    • Salvation by faith (a commitment to obey God at all costs)​

      • Salvation comes only through faith in Jesus.

      • Faith means that we are willing to go, to be, and to do​ as the Holy Spirit directs us in our lives.

    • Second coming of Jesus (the imminent return of Jesus)

      • There is one gathering of all saints to the Lord at the second coming.​

    • State of man in death (soul-sleep, awaiting resurrection)

      • The dead are neither in Heaven nor in Hell; rather, they "sleep," awaiting one of two resurrections.​

    • Seventh-day Sabbath (the observance of Saturday rest)

      • The Ten Commandments​ are God's moral standard for behavior.

      • All ten are current, applicable, and binding upon all nations and people.

    • Sanctuary service (a pattern and illustration of the plan of salvation)

      • Jesus Christ now intercedes on our behalf as our High Priest in Heaven's sanctuary.

      • The ministry of Jesus there is soon coming to an end.​

(for detailed studies on these​​ doctrines, please go to the "Essential Elements" page under the "About Us" tab or CLICK HERE)

  • We believe that God has called His church to be "set apart" from the world in our lifestyle choices. Therefore, we advocate abstinence from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs and voting members commit to this abstinence.

    • God required priests serving in the temple to abstain from alcohol, to make a distinction between themselves and common/worldly ways, and to serve as an example to the Israelites (Leviticus 10:9-10).​

    • The early Christian church (not just its leaders) was redefined as a kingdom of priests and a holy nation, meant to serve as ambassadors to the world in the way we live (1 Peter 2:9-12).

    • God calls His people to consider the influence our choices could have on others, not only the biblical "legality" of the issue (1 Corinthians 10:23-24, 31-33).

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