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AUTHOR'S STATEMENT OF FAITH 
 
I BELIEVE that the Bible, the Holy Word of a Holy God, was not only free from error in the original manuscripts (which have been lost for centuries), but we also believe that God, in His Singular providential care, has KEPT HIS WORD all through the ages right down to the present day as He Himself repeatedly swore to do, and that His Word is found accurately translated to English from the Hebrew and Greek Majority Texts in the King James Version. We consider the Bible our final and absolute authority, above and beyond all other authorities on earth, against which we judge all things.
 
I BELIEVE that, since God proclaims that Man is made in His image as a triune singular being of a soul and a body and a spirit, therefore God Himself must be a triune singular Being eternally existing as Father and Son and Holy Spirit, Who are individually and collectively infinite in glory, wisdom, holiness, justice, power and love.
 
I BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is both true Man and God Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in them, the fulness of the Godhead bodily, who, in His incarnation, was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born by way of a human virgin who was the descendant of King David, Jesse, Judah, Israel, Isaac, Abraham, Noah, and Adam, making Him therefore both the Son of Man and the Son of God equally, in fulfillment of the prophecy pertaining to Messiah. In His earthly ministry He lived a sinless life, performed miracles as evidence and demonstration of His authority and of His love and mercy, and died on the cross at the hands of Man as a sacrificial Lamb for our sins according to the Scriptures. By His own power and the power of the Father and the Holy Spirit, He was raised from the dead in the same body now glorified to secure that same resurrection for those who believe on His name. He ascended into Heaven where, at the right hand of the Father, He alone makes continual intercession between Man and the Father, until His physical and visible return to contend with the wicked and to receive unto Himself those who believe in Him, that where He is, they may be also.
 
I BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit, Whose ministry and gifts did not end with the primitive church but is fully active today, is co-equal and one with the Father and the Son; that He regenerates the believing sinner to new life; indwells, guides, instructs, chastizes and empowers the believer for Godly living and service; and comforts the children of God. The Holy Spirit guides and gives power to the church - the individual Believers in the collective Body of Christ - to fulfill the Great Commission, and that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
 
I BELIEVE that while Man was created perfectly in the image and likeness of God, through the sin and disobedience of Adam, mankind - being the very offspring of the body of corrupted Adam - fell into sin and is therefore lost apart from Christ. Except a man be born again by faith in Jesus Christ, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
 
I BELIEVE that Salvation, purchased for us by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, is the gift of God to all those who will receive it and includes the forgiveness of sins, total justification, communion with God, the imputation of the Righteousness of Jesus Christ, and the bestowal of eternal life. Union with this God alone provides all blessings in this life and the life hereafter. Salvation is received by faith alone, apart from all good works and merit - but with righteous and obedient behavior following as a visible proof of that faith.
 
I BELIEVE that the Body of Christ - the Church - is not contained in any particular organized or self-declared denomination of religion, but is composed of all those regenerated by the Spirit of God by their faith in Christ Jesus, by whom they have been baptized into one Body, of which Christ alone is the Head. The purpose of this church, this Body of Christ, is to bear witness and testimony concerning Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures, to contend for the faith against false doctrine, and to preach the Gospel among all nations.
 
I BELIEVE that the resurrection of believers, upon the return of Jesus Christ, will be unto glory without end, and the resurrection of the unbelievers will be unto punishment without reprieve or parole for eternity.

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