Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
II Timothy 2:15
The entire Bible (consisting of 66 books) in it’s original writings is verbally inspired of God; and accurately preserved, according to the promise of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the Church — the Body of Christ, and known today in English as the King James Version, which is an accurate reliable translation, making it of plenary authority.
(Ex.17:14; Psalms 12:6,7; Isaiah 30:8; Matt. 24:15,35; John 16:12,13; Col. 1:24,25; II Tim. 3:16,17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:15,19-21; Rev. 22:18,19)
There is ONE God, eternally existing in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut. 6:4; John 4:24, 10:30; Eph. 4:6)
The Person of Christ
Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.
(Luke 1:35; Phil. 2:6-9: Rom. 1:3,4)
All men, by nature, are dead in trespasses and sins; and are, therefore, totally unable to do any work pleasing to God.
(Eph.2:1-3, 8,9; Rom.3:9-20, 4:5; 8:7,8; I Cor.1:21; Heb.11:6)
God justifies ungodly sinners by His grace, upon the ground of the blood of Christ, through the means of faith. This complete salvation is bestowed as the free gift of God apart from man’s works.
(Rom. 3:24-28; 5:1,9; Eph. 2:8,9)
All of the saved are eternally secure in Christ.
(Col. 2:9; 3:1-4; Phil. 1:6)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, and who regenerates, baptizes, seals, indwells, enlightens and empowers the saved.
(John 16:8; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13,17,18; 3:16)
Today there is only ONE Church, which is called the Body of Christ, having a membership composed
of all the saved in this present dispensation of grace. (I Cor. 12:13,27; Eph. 1:22,23; 3:6; 4:4; Col. 1:23-25)
Gifts, given by the Spirit of God as a supernatural manifestation, sign gift, supernatural appointment, or empowerment for service (as described in I Cor. 12, Rom. 12, Eph. 4) have ceased with the completion of the written revelation of God’s perfect Word. Today, God’s Word effectually works in the Believer who is filled with His Word and Spirit — thereby, informed, motivated, enabled and led to: preach the gospel to the lost, teach, admonish, help, pastor, and oversee the local assembly, which appoints such as are qualified.
(Rom.12:1-3; I Cor.13:8-10; Eph.4:11-16; 5:18: Col. 3:16; I Thess. 2:13; I Tim. 3:1-15; 5:17-25; II Tim. 3:16,17)
By reason of Christ’s victory over sin and of His indwelling Spirit, all of the saved may and should experience deliverance from the power of sin by obedience to Romans 6:11, but we deny that man’s nature of sin is ever eradicated during this life.
(Rom. 6:6-14; 8:37; Gal. 5:16-25; II Cor. 2:14; 10:2-5)
The Lord’s Supper
The communion of the Lord’s supper as revealed through the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 11:23-26 is for members of the Body of Christ to observe “until He comes.” There is no place in Scripture where the LORD’S SUPPER and WATER BAPTISM are linked together either as ordinances or as sacraments for the Church.
All saved persons have been made members of the Body of Christ by One divine baptism (this is baptism into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit). By that ONE BAPTISM, every member of the Body of Christ is identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. In light of the statement concerning the “ONE BAPTISM” in Ephesians 4:5 and the statement in I Corinthians 1:17 that “Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the gospel”, we affirm that water baptism has no place in God’s spiritual program for the Body of Christ in this day of grace.
Jesus Christ was resurrected bodily from the dead, and at His coming He will raise all of the saved to everlasting glory, and at the end He will raise all of the lost in everlasting condemnation.
(Luke 24:39; I Cor. 15:22-24; Rev. 20:11-15)
Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of Christ will be personal and pre-millennial. He will come first to receive the Church unto Himself and then to receive His Millennial Kingdom over which He will reign.
(I Thess. 4:13-18; Phil. 3:20-21; Rev. 19:11-20:10)
The mission and commission of the Church is to follow the Apostle Paul and the revelation of the truth, which our Lord Jesus Christ in glory gave to him for us.
(I Cor. 4:16; 11:1; Phil. 3:17; I Thess.1:16; Rom.11:13; 15:16; Eph. 3:1; I Tim. 2:7; II Tim. 1:11; 2:2)
That Gospel which Paul called “my gospel”, in contrast to that gospel of the circumcision, is God’s message for today.
(Rom. 2:16; 16:25; II Tim. 2:8; Gal. 1:6-9; 2:2,5-7)
We, as Paul, should strive to preach the gospel in the regions beyond where Christ is not yet named.
(Rom. 15:20; II Cor. 10:16)