Our Faith

 

 

  1. The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct.   It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; 17:19; Joshua 8:34; Psalms 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105,140; Isaiah 34:16; 40:8; Jeremiah 15:16; 36:1-32; Matthew 5:17-18; 22:29; 24:35; Luke 21:33; 24:44-46; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11; Romans 15:4; 16:25-26; 1 Thess. 2;13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:19-21.Rev. 22:18,19.

 

  1. The One True God
  2. The One True God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 1: 26; 11:5-7; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isa. 9:6; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

 

  1. The Godhead is composed of three persons i.e., Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, who are united to form one Triune God. The terms “Trinity” and “persons” as related to the Godhead, while not found in the Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture, whereby we may convey to others our immediate understanding of the doctrine of Christ respecting the Being of God, as distinguished from “gods many and lords many.” We therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons, and still be absolutely scriptural. Matthew 28:19; Mark.12: 29; John 14:16-17; 1 John 5:7

 

  1. Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead
    Christ taught a distinction of Persons in the Godhead which He expressed in specific terms of relationship, as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but that this distinction and relationship, as to its mode is inscrutable and incomprehensible, because unexplained. Luke 1:35; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Matthew 11:25-27; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 1:3-4

 

  1. Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    Accordingly, therefore, there is that in the Father which constitutes him the Father and not the Son; there is that in the Son which constitutes Him the Son and not the Father; and there is that in the Holy Spirit which constitutes Him the Holy Spirit and not either the Father or the Son. Wherefore the Father is the Begetter, the Son is the Begotten, and the Holy Spirit is the one proceeding from the Father and the Son. Therefore, because these three persons in the Godhead are in a state of unity, there is but one Lord God Almighty and His name one. John 1:18; John 15:26; John 17:11; John 17:21; Zech. 14:9

 

  1. Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead
    The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are never identical as to Person; nor confused as to relation; nor divided in respect to the Godhead; nor opposed as to cooperation. The Son is in the Father and the Father is in the Son as to relationship. The Son is with the Father and the Father is with the Son, as to fellowship. The Father is not from the Son, but the Son is from the Father, as to authority. The Holy Spirit is from the Father and the Son proceeding, as to nature, relationship, cooperation and authority. Hence, neither Person in the Godhead either exists or works separately or independently of the others. John 5:17-30; John 5:32; John 5:37; John 8:17, 18

 

  1. The Title, Lord Jesus Christ
    The appellation, “Lord Jesus Christ,” is a proper name. It is never applied in the New Testament, either to the Father or to the Holy Spirit. It therefore belongs exclusively to the Son of God. Romans 1:1-3; 2 John 1:3

 

  1. The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us
    The Lord Jesus Christ, as to His divine and eternal nature, is the proper and only Begotten of the Father, but as to His human nature, He is the proper Son of Man. He is therefore, acknowledged to be both God and man; who because He is God and man is “Immanuel,” God with us. Matthew 1:23; 1 John 4:2; 1 John 4:10; 1 John 4:14; Revelation 1:13; Revelation 1:17

 

  1. The Title, Son of God
    Since the name “Immanuel” embraces both God and man in the one Person, our Lord Jesus Christ, it follows that the title, Son of God, describes His proper deity, and the title, Son of Man, His proper humanity. Therefore, the title Son of God, belongs to the order of eternity, and the title, Son of Man, to the order of time. Matthew 1:21-23; 2 John 1:3; 1 John 3:8; Hebrews 7:3; Hebrews 1:1-13

 

  1. Transgression of the Doctrine of Christ
    Wherefore, it is a transgression of the Doctrine of Christ to say that Jesus Christ derived the title, Son of God, solely from the fact of the incarnation, or because of His relation to the economy of redemption. Therefore, to deny that the Father is a real and eternal Father, and that the Son is a real and eternal Son, is a denial of the distinction and relationship in the Being of God; a denial of the Father, and the Son; and a displacement of the truth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. 2 John 1:9; John 1:1; John 1:2; John 1:14; John 1:18; John 1:29; John 1:49; 1 John 2:22,23; 1 John 4:1-5; Hebrews 12:2

 

  1. Exaltation of Jesus Christ as Lord
    The Son of God, our Lord Jesus Christ, having by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; angels and principalities and powers having been made subject unto Him. And having been made both Lord and Christ, He sent the Holy Spirit that we, in the name of Jesus, might bow our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father until the end, when the Son shall become subject to the Father that God may be all in all. Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 3:22; Acts 2:32-36; Romans 14:11; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

 

  1. Equal Honor to the Father and to the Son
    Wherefore, since the Father has delivered all judgment unto the Son, it is not only the express duty of all in heaven and on earth to bow the knee, but it is an unspeakable joy in the Holy Spirit to ascribe unto the Son all the attributes of Deity, and to give Him all honor and the glory contained in all the names and titles of the Godhead except those which express relationship (see Distinction and Relationship in the Godhead, Unity of the One Being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit , and Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead) and thus honor the Son even as we honor the Father. John 5:22,23; 1 Peter 1:8; Revelation 5:6-14; Philippians 2:8,9; Revelation 7:9-10; Revelation 4:8-11

 

  1. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 11:27; 14:33; 16:16,27; 17:5; 27; 28:1-6,19; Mark 1:1; 3:11; Luke 1:35; 4:41; 22:70; 24:46; John 1:1-18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 12:44-50; 14:7-11; 16:15-16,28; 17:1-5, 21-22; 20:1-20,28; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; 9:4-5,20; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 5:6-21; 8:1-3,34; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:2; 8:6; 15:1-8,24-28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 8:9; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20; 3:11; 4:7-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 7:14-28; 9:12-15,24-28; 12:2; 13:8; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15; 5:9; 2 John 7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16.

  1. God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He enters into every believer’s life. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 1:18; 3:16; 4:1; 12:28-32; 28:19; Mark 1:10,12; Luke 1:35; 4:1,18-19; 11:13; 12:12; 24:49; John 4:24; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38; 4:31; 5:3; 6:3; 7:55; 8:17,39; 10:44; 13:2; 15:28; 16:6; 19:1-6; Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; 3:16; 12:3-11,13; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:14; 3:16; Hebrews 9:8,14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17.

 

  1. Man

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,17-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23, 24; 5:6,12,19; 6:6; 7:14-25; 8:14-18,29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11.

  1. The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.

Mark 1:15; Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Acts 2:38;; 3:19; 17:30; 20:21; Romans 10:13-15; 2 Cor. 7:10,11, 14; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ezek.18: 30-32

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2;12

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.

Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin and a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.

Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.

Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.

Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Genesis 3:15; Exodus 3:14-17; 6:2-8; Matthew 1:21; 4:17; 16:21-26; 27:22-28:6; Luke 1:68-75; 2:28-32; John 1:11-14,29; 3:3-21,36; 5:24; 10:9,28-29; 15:1-16; 17:15-17; Acts 2:21; 4:12;13:39; 15:11; 16:30-31; 17:30-31; 20:32; Romans 1:16-18; 2:4; 3:23-25; 4:3ff.; 5:1, 8-10; 4:5; 6:1-23; 8:1-18,29-39; 10:9-10,13; 12:1,2; 13:11-14; 1 Corinthians 1:18,30; 6:2, 19-20; 15:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21;7:1;  Galatians 2:20; 3:13, 24; 5:22-25; 6:15; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-22; 4:11-16;5:26,27; Philippians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:9-22; 3:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7;  5:23-24; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 2:11-14;3:5; Hebrews 2:1-3; 5:8-11; 9:24-28; 11:1-12:8,14;12:14; 13:12;  James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:2-23; 1 John 1:6-2:11; Revelation 3:20; 21:1-22:5.

  1. God’s Purpose of Grace

Whom God has foreknown He predestines, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.

All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, and bring reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on themselves; yet they shall be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. But even though one is in Christ, using his free will one can forsake Christ, and lose his salvation. Therefore, with all fear and trembling one has to complete the work of salvation.

Genesis 12:1-3; Exodus 19:5-8; 1 Samuel 8:4-7,19-22; Isaiah 5:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31ff.; Matthew 16:18-19; 21:28-45; 24:22,31; 25:34; Luke 1:68-79; 2:29-32; 19:41-44; 24:44-48; John 1:12-14; 3:16; 5:24; 6:44-45,65; 10:27-29; 15:2,16; 17:6,12,17-18; Acts 20:32; Romans 5:9-10; 8:28-39; 10:12-15; 11:5-7,17,18,22,26-36; 1 Corinthians 1:1-2; 15:24-28; Ephesians 1:4-23; 2:1-10; 3:1-11; Colossians 1:12-14; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 1 Tim. 4:1;6:10;  2 Timothy 1:12; 2:10,19; 4:7; Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:26,27, 29; 11:39–12:2; James 1:12; 1 Peter 1:2-5,13; 2:4-10;5:9; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:19; 3:2.Rev. 3;16;

  1. The Church

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous congregation of baptized believers who are growing on to perfection, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are five fold – Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelists, Teachers and Elders. While both men and women are gifted for service in the Church, the office of Apostle and Pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.

Matthew 16:15-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-42,47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:28; Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:16; 5:4-5; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12;12:13;  Gal. 2:10; 6:10; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:8-11,21; 5:22-32; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-14; 3:1-15; 4:14; Hebrews 11:39-40; 12:23; Jas. 1:27; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3.

  1. The Ordinances of the Church

Water Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26;16:15,16; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29; Galatians 3:27,28; Colossians 2:12.

 

  1. Baptism of the Holy Ghost

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

Luke 24:49; 11:13; Math.3: 11; John 7:37-39; John 14:16, 17,26; Acts 1:4,8; 2:1-4,33; 10:44-47; 19:6; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:

  • An overflowing fullness of the Spirit, John 7:37-39 , Acts 4:8
  • A deepened reverence for God, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28
  • An intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work, Acts 2:42
  • A more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost, Mark 16:20

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. Acts 2:4

The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use. 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28

We believe that, the baptism of the Holy Ghost is the enduement of power from on high upon the clean, sanctified life with unknown tongue as a clear outward sign.

  1. Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs. Mark 16:15-20; Acts 4:29-31; Hebrews 2:3,4
  2. Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God. 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Corinthians 14
  3. Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ and care for the poor and needy of the world. Galatians 5:22-26; Matthew 25:37-40; Galatians 6:10; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Ephesians 4:11,12; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Colossians 1:29
  1. Separation

The children of God are urged, therefore to “come out from among them (unbelievers) and be ye separate saith the Lord.”

Lev.20: 24-26; Gen.12: 1; 2 Cor.6: 14-18; Acts 2:40; Deut.7: 1-7; Psalms.1: 1-2; 4:3; Isa.52: 11; Rev.18: 4.

 

  1. Sufferings.

Sufferings are essential for the perfection of the saint, to the stature of Jesus Christ. Suffering is not a curse, but a blessing in the life of a child of God. Through suffering one’s faith is tested (1 Pet.1:7). To become the heirs with Christ (Rom.8:17,18), for removing the carnal nature (Ezek.22:17-21; Zech.13:9; Mal.3:2,3; Heb.2:10)  To comfort others. (2 Cor.1:4-7)

 

God wants his children to prosper spiritually (3 John 2), more than physically, because this world is not our home, We have a beautiful home being prepared for us. Believers lusting after the material things, is spiritual adultery (Jas.4:4) A disciple of Christ does not have to ask God for material blessings. (Math.6:19-34) but seek the heavenly things

Math.7:7-11; Jn.15:7; Col.3:1-3; Jas.4:2,3; Phil.4:7

 

  1. Divine Healing.

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

Ex.15: 26; Num.12: 13; Deut.7: 15; Ps. 41:3,4; 103:3; Isa.33: 24; 53: 4,5; Math.8: 16,17; Mark 16:18; Jas.5: 14-16; Luke 13:16; Acts 10:38;

 

  1. The Second coming of Jesus Christ

The return of Jesus will be just as literal and visible as His going away, to take away his waiting Bride, and the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3; Heb.9: 28; Rom. 8:23; 1 Cor. 15:51, 52; Tit. 2:13; Rev.16: 15; Rev.19: 7,8; Rev.22: 12; 3:10; 1 Thess.4: 15-17; 5:1-9.

 

 

  1. The Judgment of saints.

We believe that, the saints shall appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he had done.

2 Cor.5:10; 1 Cor.3: 10-14.

 

  1. The Great Tribulation.

We believe that, during the interim between Christ’s coming for His Bride and His return in judgment, there is to a Great Tribulation. Or the time of Jacob’s trouble.

Math.24: 21,29; Rev.6-13 chaps. Mark.13: 29; Jer. 30:7; Dan.12: 1.

 

  1. Christ’s Millennial Reign.

We believe that, Christ’s Millennial reign is the 1000 years literal reign of Jesus on earth, which will be ushered in by coming of Jesus back to earth with ten thousands of His saints. At this time He will judge the nations that dwell upon the earth.

Jude 14 and 15; 2 Thess.1: 7-10; Rev.5: 10; 11:15; 20:6; Zech.14: 9; Dan.2: 44.

During this time Satan will be bound. (Rev.20: 2,3.) It will be a reign of peace and blessing.

Isa.2: 2-4;.Isa.11: 6-9; 65:25; Hos.2: 18; Zech.14: 9.

 

  1. Great White Throne Judgment.

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

Dan.12: 2; Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; John 5:27, 28; Acts 10:42; Heb.9: 27; Revelation 19:20; 20: 11-15; 21:8.

 

  1. Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell.

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. The Word teaches that the Hell is as eternal as Heaven.

Isa.66: 24; Isa.14: 4-11; Math. 13: 42; 25: 41-46; Mark 9:43,44; Luke 16:24; Rev.14: 10,11; 19: 20; 20:10-15; 21:8; 21: 9; 20:15;

 

  1. The New Heaven and the New Earth.

The Word teaches that this earth that has been polluted by sin shall pass away. God will create a new heaven and new earth in which righteousness will dwell.

Isa.65; 17; 66:22; Math.24: 35; 2 Pet.3: 12,13; Rev. 21; 22;  

 

 

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