• Scripture, the Living Words of God

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    All Scripture is given by the Holy Spirit

    • Scripture is the living words of God, given to us through the Holy Spirit and revealing the living Word of God, Jesus Christ

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    All Scripture is God-breathed

    • Scripture reveals God’s eternal plan of salvation for mankind and planet Earth
    • Scripture reveals the Person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ to the world, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament
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    Scripture is the final authority on all matters pertaining to life

    • Where scripture is clear (without ambiguity) on a matter, scripture is the final authority.
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    Scripture is our only user manual for teaching and leading

    • 2 Corinthians 4:2 (NIV) “...setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.”
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    Scripture is always clear on matters that are fundamental to our faith

    • Fundamental matters have a number of references
    • Where there appears to be a contradiction that can’t be explained, we hold the matter as a mystery, believing it to be held by the scriptures in perfect tension. Accordingly, we discourage division in the body over such matters
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    Scripture guides our guidance

    Scripture directs our

    practice

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    Scripture is easily understood by all who are willing to apply their minds to its instruction and wisdom.

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    All of Scripture is our Emphasis

    • New Scriptural Emphasis is more about restoring truth lost than a new revelation
    • Scripture has the vision and focus of the Holy Spirit and ought to be the vision & focus of every church.
  • Statement of Faith

    Biblical Emphases of Restored Truth

    The Unity of the Godhead ‑ Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:4,Mat 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14)
    • God eternally exists in three persons ‑ Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
    • The Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. Begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man

    The Sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment. (Gen 1:1, Heb 1:1‑2, Titus 3:4‑5, Acts 17:31)

     

    The Complete Inspiration of the Old and New Testaments in their original form and their entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:21, 1 Cor 2:13)

    Mans Fallen Condition through Adams transgression, rendering him subject to Gods wrath and condemnation. (Rom 5:12, 2 Thes 1:7‑9)
    • God created man in His own image: that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature, which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

    Redemption from Sin solely through the sacrificial and propitiating death of our Lord Jesus. (Rom 3:25‑26, 5:15‑21, 2 Cor 5:19, Mk 10:45)

    • We believe that Jesus Christ came to set all people free from sin & death. (John 8:34‑36)
    • We believe that there is saving power in no other name, but the name of Jesus. It is only in & by His power that we are able to live a life that is pleasing to God. (John 14:6)

    The Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and His Ascension to the right hand of the Father in glory. (1 Cor 15:4, Heb 8:1)

    The Holy Spirit as the Divine Agent through whom lost and sinful man is regenerated, and by whom the believer is empowered for life and service. (Jn 3:5‑6, Rom 8:9, 2 Thes 2:13)

     

    Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    • Baptism in the Holy Spirit is the means by which we are empowered to be effective members of the body of Christ. It is both initial and ongoing.

     

    The Justification of the Sinner by the Grace of God through Faith alone. (Gal 2:16, Eph 2:8‑9)

    The Priesthood of all Believers where everyone who is a Christian stands as a priest before God. (1 Peter 2:5,9; Rev 1:6;5:10; 20:6)
     
    The Return of Jesus Christ to Earth in power and glory. (Acts 1:11,Heb 9:28, 2 Pet 3:10)
     
    The Final Judgment where God will Judge the Living & the Dead through Jesus Christ, some to eternal life & others to eternal destruction.(Acts 17:31; Rom 2:16; 2Tim 4:1; Matt 13:49‑50)

     

     

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