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TENETS OF FAITH


1. The bible is inerrant in content, complete in revelation and absolute in authority.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: John 17:17, Psalm 19:7-10, Galatians 1:12


The bible is the final authority which man must abide by. It is not equal to any other book. The bible has no gray areas or compromising rules.  The bible is inerrant in content, complete in revelation and absolute in authority.


2. The Bible is the only inspired infallible word of God.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:16


3. There is only one God existing in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: John 1:1, John 1:14, 1 John 5:7


4. Deity of Christ.


5. In His virgin birth.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Luke 1:30-38

6. Atoning blood of Jesus eternal life.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Ephesians 1:7, Romans 3:24


7. His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Matthew 28:5-7, Matthew 28:18


8. In the resurrection of the saved to eternal life.


SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Philippians 3:20-21


WORKING MEMBERS ONLY


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1 Corinthians 12:28 - New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.


MARRIAGE IS FOR A LIFETME


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Matthew 19:1-9 - New King James Version (NKJV)

19 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. 2 And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there.

3 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?”

4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made[a] them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’[b] 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?[c] 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?”

8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality,[d] and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”


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Malachi 3:8-12 - New King James Version (NKJV)

8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed you?’ In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse, for you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.

11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;
12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.


EVANGELISM


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2 Corinthians 5:18 - New King James Version (NKJV)

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,


AQUILA AND PRISCILLA MINISTRY

God has call both men & women to move in the ministry.


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Romans 16:3 - New King James Version (NKJV)

3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,


Acts 18:2 - New King James Version (NKJV)

2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them.


1 Corinthians 16:19 - New King James Version (NKJV)

19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.


DIVINE ORDER


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1 Corinthians 11:1-3 - New King James Version (NKJV)

1Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:21 - New King James Version (NKJV)

21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.


BAPTISM OF WATER & HOLY SPIRIT

Baptism is a vital part of a believers walk with the Lord. Every believer should be baptized before death. However, a believer’s salvation is not contingent on baptism. Baptism is an important church sacrament.


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Matthew 3:13-17 - New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?”

15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.

16 When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He[a] saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. 17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”


Mark 16:16 - New King James Version (NKJV)

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.


GIFTS OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Speaking in tongues is evidence of having the Holy Spirit within you. Speaking in tongues is not a basis for salvation. Speaking in tongue is a gift from God.


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1 Corinthians 14 - New King James Version (NKJV)


1Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. 3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5 I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for[a] he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.


Tongues Must Be Interpreted

6 But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching? 7 Even things without life, whether flute or harp, when they make a sound, unless they make a distinction in the sounds, how will it be known what is piped or played? 8 For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? 9 So likewise you, unless you utter by the tongue words easy to understand, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of languages in the world, and none of them is without significance. 11 Therefore, if I do not know the meaning of the language, I shall be a foreigner to him who speaks, and he who speaks will be a foreigner to me. 12 Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel.

13 Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.16 Otherwise, if you bless with the spirit, how will he who occupies the place of the uninformed say “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not understand what you say? 17 For you indeed give thanks well, but the other is not edified.

18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.


Tongues a Sign to Unbelievers

20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.

21 In the law it is written:

“With men of other tongues and other lips
I will speak to this people;
And yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,” says the Lord.

22 Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. 23 Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. 25 And thus[c] the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.


Acts 2:4 - New King James Version (NKJV)

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.


NON-CALVINISTIC

Calvinism is the belief that once a person is saved he/she is always saved. The scriptures encourage us to life a holy life. Unholy living will not inherit the kingdom of Heaven.


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Galatians 5:19-21 - New King James Version (NKJV)


19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[a] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[b] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.


Matthew 25 - New King James Version (NKJV)

The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins


25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;[a] go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour[b] in which the Son of Man is coming.


FULL GOSPEL

The five-fold gifts are an important part of today’s church.


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Ephesians 4:10-12 - New King James Version (NKJV)


10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,


NON-DENOMINATIONAL – WHY?


We are non-denominational because that is what God has called this ministry to be. Non-denominational is non exclusive.