My Doctrinal Statement
The Bible consists of 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. The canon is complete. There is no new revelation (Revelation 22:18-19). Plenary (Full, Absolute) Authority - Sole Authority for Faith and Practice (Isaiah 8:20; 1 Peter 1:23-25)
1. Inspiration (God Breathed) - In the Original Writings (2 Timothy 3: 16 - 17)
2. Inerrancy - Without Error (Psalms 12:6)
3. Infallible - The Scriptures are incapable of teaching any error or being wrong (1 Peter 1:19, Psalm 19:7)
4. Preservation - I believe God has preserved His Word in the Hebrew Masoretic Text (Old Testament), in the Greek Textus Receptus (Erasmus 1522, Stephens 1550, Beza 1598) (New Testament) and in Latin (The Old Latin Vulgate of 157 A. D.) I believe that the King James Bible is the only translation in the English language that is the pure Word of God. (1 Peter 1:25, Psalms 12:7, Matthew 24:35, Isaiah 40:8)
I believe that the God who inspired the Scriptures is powerful enough to preserve them in the manner in which He intended us to have them.
I believe in the providential PRESERVATION of the true word of God as well as the providential INSPIRATION of the word of God and that the purpose of this is to preserve the infallibility of the inspired original text.
I believe that the providential preservation of the New Testament concentrated itself on the Greek text within the sphere of the Greek church through Antioch of Syria and that the text of the majority of manuscripts from this area is the providentially preserved and AUTHORIZED text.
All other versions such as NIV, NASV, RSV, NKJV, etc from the Westcott & Hort and Nestle-Aland Texts are all counterfeits of God's true Word!
I do accept as of January 1, 2017 A.D./C.E.; a 21st Century Translation called King James Bible 2016 Edition, translated by Nick Sayers of www.textus-receptus.com (Theodore Beza's 1598 Greek Text Used). Remember Beza's Text of 1598 (Primarily Used) and Stephens 1550 Greek Texts (Secondary) were the texts used by the King James Translators.
Also, the Modern English Version (www.modernenglishversion.com) which also came from the Textus Receptus. The MEV is a translation of the Textus Receptus and the Jacob ben Hayyim edition of the Masoretic Text, using the King James Version as the base manuscript.
The MEV is a literal translation. It is also often referred to as a formal correspondence translation.
The Committee on Bible Translation began their work on the MEV in 2005 and completed it in 2013.
I believe in God as revealed in the Bible and that He has created all things. I believe that God has revealed Himself in the Word of God, the Bible as well as one God revealed and manifested in 3 eternally existent and distinct Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and the God the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). They are all equally God, yet one God, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory (all - powerful), everywhere present, knowing all things, unchangeable, perfect in holiness, in control of all things and having the same attributes and perfections, known as the Godhead (Trinity).
The names of the Triune God: Elohim, Jehovah (Yahweh or YHWH), Adonai
(Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4 - 6; Colossians 1:15 - 17; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 John 5:7; Revelation 1:8;)
Virgin Birth & The Incarnation of God the Son
I believe that God the Son became a man (God manifest in the flesh, the Lord Jesus Christ or known in Hebrew as Yeshua Messiah) and dwelt among us. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary (at the time when He was conceived by the Holy Spirit) and born into this world without a sinful nature. Through this birth He became the perfect God-Man in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He died on the cross to make an atonement for our sins, was buried and rose from the dead after being buried 3 days and 3 nights. He ascended into Heaven bodily and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father.
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:27, 34-35; John 1:14;)
The Fall and Depravity of Man
I believe that man was created by God and that in his original state he was without sin and in fellowship with God. Satan initiated the temptation of man and brought him into disobedience to God. This act of sin resulted in the physical and spiritual death of man. Men are now born with a sinful nature and are in no way able to make themselves acceptable to a holy God. Due to the fact that he is void of spiritual life and unable to save himself, God had to provide a way of salvation for him.
I believe that God created man "in His own image" spirit, soul, and body, and that through temptation, he sinned, and became a fallen creature, "dead in trespasses and sins." I believe that every person born into the world inherits a fallen sin nature. (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12-21, Ephesians 2:1-3, John 3:1-16, 1 Thessalonians 5:23)
I believe that all men are sinners and in need of a Savior who can take away their sin and make them acceptable to God. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and as our substitute, was buried for 3 days and 3 nights and bodily rose from the dead for our justification and that He ascended and is now seated at the right hand of the Father as High Priest and Advocate. All who believe on Him as stated in 1 Corinthians 15:1 - 4 as their personal Savior are saved and receive the gift of eternal life. When the sinner believes from the heart, he is regenerated by God the Holy Spirit and is, therefore, born again. I believe that whosoever will may come to Christ for salvation; therefore, I reject the un-Biblical teaching of Five-Point Calvinism. I believe in the eternal security of the believer and that once saved you are always saved. Therefore, I am opposed to the Arminian teaching that you can lose your salvation.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 10:9 - 13, John 3:16, Romans 3:23, Titus 3:5, John 10:27-29, Hebrews 1:3)
The Lord's Supper
I believe that the Communion of the Lord's Supper, as first done by the Lord Jesus Christ while on His earthly ministry and then revealed through Paul for the members of the Body of Christ as "till He comes" (1 Corinthians 11:23-26) is a memorial which the Body of Christ/(Universal) Church observes in remembrance of the Lord's death on the cross. I believe the cup signifies the blood which He shed on the cross for us. I believe the bread signifies His body which was broken for us. I believe that all who have been born again should participate after examining themselves. No born again believer should excuse himself/herself from partaking.
I reject the theory of Evolution as an unscientific system of religious belief. (Romans 1:20-25) I believe that God created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9) I believe in the literal creation account (6 Days!) of Genesis 1. I also reject the "Gap theory" as well as the "Day-age theory". The Bible teaching of creation lines up perfectly with the known laws of science, (things were good in the beginning, and get worse with age) whereas the theory of evolution goes against this established FACT of science by teaching that everything gets BETTER with time. This is not true of the natural world, and it is not true of the spiritual world either!
I believe the first day of earth (Day 1 of Creation) was October 1, 3761 B.C. and October 7, 3761 B.C. (Year AM 1 on the Jewish Calendar - Year of the Mundane Era) The date God created Adam and Eve (1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:1-7, & 4:3-4)
A proper understanding of the Bible requires "rightly dividing the word of truth". (2 Timothy 2:15) I believe in 8 Dispensations. (The word "dispensation" occurs in 1 Corinthians 9:17, Ephesians 1:10, 3:2, & Colossians 1:25) These dispensations are;
1. Innocence: The Garden of Eden.(Genesis 1:1-3:7)
3. Human Government
5. Law: The Law of Moses and the Prophets until John the Baptist. (Matthew 11:13 & Luke 16:16)
6. Age of Grace The Crucifixion (When Yeshua died & The Veil of the Temple was rent into two), until the Rapture of the Body of Christ.
7. Time of Jacob's Trouble (Gap Period between the Rapture and Tribulation then the Tribulation itself as well as God's Wrath)
8. The 1000 Year Millennial Kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on this earth (Revelation 20:4-6) The Lord Jesus Christ will be visible to all on the earth! (Zechariah 12:10 & 13:1- 6)
Jeremiah 1:5 states that God knew the prophet Jeremiah BEFORE he was formed in his mother's womb. Psalm 127:3 says, "Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." Babies are gifts from God, and ultimately belong to Him. I believe that the killing of a child in their mother's womb for ANY reason is murder.
Speaking In Tongues
I believe that the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement constitutes a great threat to the purity of the word and the purity of the church. Its claim to be the movement of the Holy Spirit is clearly refuted by its teachings and practices. The manner in which this unscriptural movement has gained an undeserved, unscriptural respectability to unwarranted and many apostate churches, which are part of the ecumenical movement, clearly reveals it to be an important catalyst in the formation of the one world, harlot church of the Anti-Christ.
I believe that the faith healers of today are unsound in doctrine and contrary to the teaching of the Word of God. I believe that the tongues movement otherwise known as the Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement is carried on in an unscriptural manner. The fact that it is engaged in by people of varying doctrinal beliefs and by people who are not saved stamps it as either Emotionalism or of the Devil.
I believe that the outward manifestations of the gifts of tongues and healing were sign gifts given from the day of Pentecost on to authenticate their message of offering Yeshua the Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ, their King) and the Kingdom to Israel. Upon Israel's refusal to accept and believe, the Lord called the apostle Paul to preach the Gospel of God to all people. Also the completion of the New Testament proved that the sign gifts were no longer needed sine the written Word was completed. Gradually the sign gifts disappeared as there is no need for them in the present dispensation of the Age of Grace where all believers are part of and in the body of Jesus Christ. (Acts 28:23-31; Ephesians 3:1-21; Ephesians 2:8-9, 11-12; 5:30-32; Colossians 1:13-14, 20-29; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10; Galatians 1:11-12; Colossians 2:8-15)
Water Baptism and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
I believe that all believers are made members of the Body of Christ by One Divine BAPTISM, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at the moment of conversion (1 Corinthians 12:13), by which also they are identified with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3,4). In light of 1 Corinthians 1:17, Ephesians 4:5, and Colossians 2:12, I affirm that water baptism has NO place in God's spiritual program for the Body of Christ in this dispensation of the Age of Grace.
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