We believe the Scripture, all 66 books of the combined Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God. We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings, and it is the Christian’s final authority in faith!
The Holy Trinity
We believe in the Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit!
There is only one God, but in unity of the Godhead there are three eternal and coequal Persons, the same in substance, but distinct in subsistence, Isaiah 45:5-6, 46:9; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1Timothy 2:5; James 2:19. There is only one living and true God, Who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions, immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute, working all things according to the counsel of His own immutable and righteous will, for His own glory; most loving, gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin; the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him; and withal most just and terrible in His judgments; hating all sin, and Who will by no means clear the guilty. Psalm 14:1: “The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God…” Hebrews 1:6: “But without faith…”
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things. The Father is mentioned by the Savior alone well over 200 times during His earthly ministry. Our Lord Jesus taught us many things about the Father…
The outstanding truth which Christ taught about God is that He is Father. This term applied to Him, occurs 189 times: in Matthew, 44 times; in Mark, 4 times; in Luke, 17 times; and in John, 124 times.
The House of the Lord believes that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh, who came as a servant, to die for the remission of sins; He is the ultimate sacrifice that through the unselfish act of the cross has set all men free from death, to life eternal! We believe that, Jesus was and is eternal in His person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation, John 1:1. We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin called Mary according to scriptures, thus giving rise to our fundamental belief in the Virgin Birth and to all miraculous events surrounding this phenomenon, Matthew 1:18-25. We believe that Jesus Christ became the “Suffering Servant” to man; this “Suffering Servant” came to redeem man from sin and to reconcile him back to God his Father, Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18. We believe that Jesus Christ is standing now as Mediator between God and man, 1Timothy 2:5 “What think ye of Christ”, Matthew 22:42
- To the artist He is the One altogether lovely, Song of Solomon 5:16
- To the architect He is the Chief Cornerstone, 1 Peter 2:6
- To the astronomer He is the Sun of righteousness, Malachi 4:2
- To the baker He is the Bread of Life, John 6:35
- To the banker He is the Hidden Treasure, Matthew 13:44
- To the builder He is the Sure Foundation, Isaiah 28:16
- To the carpenter He is the door, John 10:7
- To the doctor He is the Great Physician, Jeremiah 8:22
- To the educator He is the New and Living Way, Hebrews 10:20
- To the farmer He is the Sower and the Lord of the Harvest, Luke 10:2
The Holy Ghost
We believe the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit is the blessed third Person in the Trinity, who proceeded from the Father and the Son, and is of the same substance, equal in power and glory, and is, together with the Father and Son, to be believed in, obeyed and worshipped, and therefore experiences all sinless elements involved within a divine personality. The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world. He teaches and guides one in all truth, John 16:13; Acts 1:8, 8:39
- He has a mind, Romans 8:27
- He searches out the human mind, 1 Corinthians 2:10
- He has a will, 1 Corinthians 12:11
- He forbids, Acts 16:6-7
- He permits, Acts 16:10
- He speaks, Acts 8:29, 10:19, 13:2; Revelation 2:7
- He loves, Romans 15:30
- Like the Father and Son, He is omnipresent, Psalm 139:7; He is omniscient, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; He is omnipotent, Genesis 1:2; He is eternal, Hebrews 9:14
- He is called God, Acts 5:3-4
- He is made equal with the Father and Son, Matthew 3:16-17; John 14:16; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2
There are two words in the Greek New Testament which closely defines sin:
- Hamartema, which means to “Miss the mark”, Romans 3:23 …”All have sinned…”
- Parabasis, which means to “Overstep a forbidden line”, 1 John 3:4…
Sin is a lack of conformity to the moral law of God, either in act, disposition, or state. We sin when we seek independence of God by departing from His will and purpose. A short-sighted ambition doubly blinded by unholy pride, willing to exchange the perfection of estate and destiny which the infinite love, wisdom, and power of the Creator has designed, for the wretched warfare of a self-centered life with its eternal agonizing experience in death. The Holy Bible tells us that Jesus is the propitiation for our sins… 1 John 2:2, and that He gave Himself a ransom for all… 1 Timothy 2:6, and that He is the Savior of all men, 1 Timothy 4:10.
To repent is to take advantage of the gift of Grace, given to us by our Father Who is heaven, through the unselfish act of the cross and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Repent is an action…to turn from one’s self and sin, and turn to a Living and Loving God, Hebrews 2:9.
Salvation means to affect successfully the full delivery of someone or something from impending danger. Man is lost because of his relationship to God, John 3:36. Therefore, like one sitting on death row, he is in need of a Savior. Anyone can seek to save, but only He who is able and qualified to save can do so; Jesus meets both qualifications:
- Jesus is able to save, “Wherefore, He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them”, Hebrews 7:25
- Jesus is willing to save, “God our Savior, who will have all men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth”, 1 Timothy 2:3-4