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   This is just an overview of our beliefs and is not meant to be an exhaustive study of everything we believe but primarily our cornerstone beliefs. Upon request we can provide a more detailed list of our Christian beliefs containing even more Biblical references.
OUR BELIEFS
Updated 03/09/08 Questions? Email at: MissionaryFamily@gmail.com
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God, given to us by God our Creator to be a "lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path" (Psalm 119:105). Holding fast this truth, that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16), we strive to study, memorize and obey it, that we may grow in faith, wisdom and spiritual strength through our knowledge of and adherence to its truths.

   God's Word as revealed in the Holy Bible is the basis and cornerstone of all our beliefs. It is the mainstay of our spiritual strength and nourishment; its principles are the foundation of the instruction we give our children, and its truth is the basis of the witness we give to others. We come to the Bible not merely as a source of knowledge, which indeed it is, but much more importantly, through a prayerful reading of its pages we are able to "partake of the Divine Nature" (2 Peter 1:4), to commune with Jesus, Who is Himself the living Word.

   We affirm our belief in the one true eternal God, Who is the Creator and Supreme Ruler of the Universe and all things therein. We believe in the unity of the Godhead, that there are three distinguishable but inseparable Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  We believe in the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Who gave Himself as the only ransom for sinners. We believe in His physical resurrection and His bodily ascension into Heaven, His perpetual intercession for His people, and His soon coming personal visible return to the world in power and great glory, to set up His Kingdom and to judge the living and the dead.

   We believe that all men by nature are sinners, but that "God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"(John 3:16). We believe therefore, that all persons who personally accept God's pardon for sin through Jesus Christ will be forgiven of sin, reconciled to God, and will live forever in God's presence.

  We believe that the salvation of Mankind is wholly by grace [God's love and mercy], through Jesus Christ the Son of God, Who, in infinite love for the lost, voluntarily accepted His Father's will and became the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb Who alone can take away our sins.

  We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from the Father to "reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment" (John 16:8). We hold the Holy Spirit to be the executive power by which believers are taught, instructed, inspired and empowered for their God-given mission; and that every believer should be filled therewith. "Be ye filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18). The Holy Spirit is also known as "the Comforter", Who loves, nurtures and comforts the born-again child of God.

  We believe that it is the privilege of the Spirit-filled believer to enjoy the benefits of the various spiritual gifts outlined in 1 Corinthians chapter 12. We believe that God gives different gifts to different people, according to their specific ministry and His particular plan for them.

  We believe that Christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit should manifest the fruits of the Spirit as detailed in Scripture: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.

  We believe the Great Commission which our Lord has given to His Church is to evangelize the world, to "go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). It is our conviction that this is the great mission of the Church and the explicit message of our Lord Jesus Christ to those whom He has saved; in fact, it was His final injunction to His followers before His ascension. We believe that this should be the born-again believer's primary purpose in life; to make Christ's love known to the whole world, and to seek to win others into God's Heavenly Kingdom. Whether or not the believer has received a formal ordination into the Gospel ministry from a denomination or institution is irrelevant, for we believe all Christians are ordained by God to preach His Gospel and win others to Christ, thereby bearing everlasting fruit for His Kingdom. "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit" (John 15:16).

  We believe that it is a high privilege for a believer to affirmatively respond to Christ's challenge to follow Him as a full-time disciple. We also believe that Jesus' call to such full-time service remains essentially unchanged from that which He issued to the fishermen on the shores of Galilee long ago, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). As was the case with the first Apostles and disciples, so we believe it is today; that the Lord has called us to wholly commit ourselves to Him, to follow His teachings and His example, fully devoting our lives to Him out of love and gratitude for His sacrifice for us.