The Great American Fast " . . . for the glory of the Lord."
" . . . call a solemn assembly."
THE HOLY SCRIPTURE--We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writing and is preserved only in the Authorized King James Bible for the English speaking people (Rev. 22:18, 19; Psalm 12:6, 7)
THE TRINITY--We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co-eternal, co-existing, and of one essence (Matt. 28:19; John 14:26; I John 5:7)
GOD THE FATHER--We believe that God the Father is all knowing, all powerful, everywhere present and is Spirit (John 4:24; 10:28-32; Gen. 1:1; Rev. 1:4, 8, 17; Deut. 6:4, 5)
GOD THE SON--We believe God was manifest in the flesh, begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is True God and True Man (John 1:4, 18; I Tim. 2:5; Heb. 1:8; II Peter 1:23)
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT--We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person; that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He regenerates the sinner by the Word of God; that he indwells, enlightens, instructs, and permanently seals every born-again believer (John 3:5-7, 17, 26; 16:7-15; Eph. 4:30; I Peter 1:23)
THE DEATH, BURIAL, RESURRECTION and ASCENSION OF CHRIST--We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and all who believe on Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood alone. We further believe that he rose again the third day in the same body in which He suffered and died. We also believe that He ascended into Heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father (Mark 16:9; John 3:16, 20,27)
THE SECOND COMING--We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, pre-millennial, pre-tribulational, and immient return of our Lord Jesus Christ, known as the rapture. We also believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His saints at the end of the Great Tribulation (Titus 2:13; I Thess. 4:13-17; John 14:3; I Cor. 15:23-25; Rev. 19:11-21)
THE CREATION and FALL of MAN--We believe that man was created by the direct act of God in the image of God. We believe that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and totally depraved and for those who reach moral responsibility, become accountable to God in thought, word, and deed, and that they must be born again by the blood of Christ to be accepted of God (Gen. 1:26, 27; John 3:1-21; Romans 3:23, 5:12)
THE ETERNAL STATE OF the SAVED and LOST--We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal conscious joy for all who received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Hell is the place of eternal conscious punishment in the lake of fire for all who reject Jesus Christ and die in their sin (Psalm 9:17, 16:11; John 8:24, 14:1-6; Phil.1:21, 23; Rev. 20:10-15; II Thess. 1:7-9)
THE PERSONALITY of SATAN--We believe that Satan is a personal being, a fallen angel, prince of demons, god of this age, and the adversary of Christ and his people, whose end is the lake of fire (Isaiah 14:11-15; John 8:44; II Cor. 4:3, 4; I Peter 5:8; Rev 12:9, 10, 20:10)
SEPARATION and SANCTIFICATION--We believe that the Scripture clearly teaches nonconformity to the world for every believer; that born again people should be separated from the world unto Christ; that it is clearly commanded of God to all believers to live their lives of separation from all worldly and sinful practices and to holy as He is holy. We believe that positional sanctification occurs at the moment of regeneration and practical sanctification begins with a definite yieldedness to God and is progressive throughout the entire life span of the believer here on earth (John 17:17; Romans 6:1-14; I Cor. 6:11, 19, 20; II Cor. 3:18, 6:14-17; 7:1; Gal. 5:16-23; Eph. 5:24-27; Col. 1:1-3; 3:1-4; Titus 2:2-14; Heb. 4:12, 10:14; II Peter 3:18)