Summary of our beliefs

The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the only revelation from Him. It is without error, except for copying and translation errors. 2 Pet 1:21 We place equal emphasis on the Old and New Testaments. 2 Tim 3:16 There is one God, the Father, who created all things by His power (the Holy Spirit). God is an immortal Spirit being. 1 Tim 2:5
1 Tim 6:16
Jesus the Christ is the Son of God, and was a human being, until after his resurrection, at which time he became an immortal being. Jesus currently resides in heaven. Gal 4:4
Mark 16:19
God and Jesus are two distinct and separate beings. Also separate from God and Jesus is God's spirit power, the Holy Spirit. Hos 11:9
1 Tim 2:5
Acts 10:38
John 20:17
Man is mortal and returns back to dust upon death. At death, man is unconscious, and depends upon a resurrection for a future life. Psa 49, 146
Ecc 9:5,6
Job 19:25,26
John 5:28,29
God's purpose is to share His immortal nature with others in a universal, everlasting restored kingdom of Israel. Rev 21:3
Luke 20:35,36
Amos 9:11,15
God initially established a kingdom in Israel, but dismantled it because the Israelites continually disobeyed His commandments. Much of the Old Testament is a history of the first kingdom of Israel and God's dealings with the Jews, who are His chosen people. Exo 19:5,6
Eze 21:26,27
Acts 1:6
The kingdom of Israel will be restored when Jesus returns to the earth from heaven. At that time, Jesus will reign for 1,000 years from Jerusalem, and will rid the earth of sin and corruption with the help of those individuals who have made a covenant with God and have been faithful to it in the ages prior to his return. These individuals, the saints, will appear before Christ at the judgment seat, and if they are found worthy, will be rewarded with immortallity. Most of the saints are currently awaiting the resurrection of the dead. Acts 1:11
2 Tim 4:1
Jer 3:17
Luke 1:31-33
Eze 37:21,22
Zech 14:9
Rev 20:4
Psa 149:5-9
1 Cor 15:24
2 Cor 5:10
During the 1,000 years, the inhabitants of the earth will be taught about God and will be given the opportunity to reform their ways and follow after Him. If they are successful, they will also be rewarded with immortality at the end of the 1,000 years and will live and reign forever with the saints and with Christ in God's kingdom. Isa 2:2-4
Rev 20:5,12
God chose to work out his purpose through the Jewish or Hebrew people because one man, Abraham, the first Hebrew, had faith that what God had promised, He would fulfil. God promised to Abraham and his descendents that they would one day inherit the land of Israel. God promised Abraham that through him would all people of the earth be blessed. Abraham was also promised that one of his descendents, Jesus, was the means through which all people of the earth could be blessed. Deut 7:7,8
Gen 12:1-3
Gen 22:16-18
Gal 3:16
Baptism into the saving name of Jesus is the means through which we become adopted into the family of Abraham, and can therefore receive the same covenant promises as his natural descendents, the Jews. Gal 3:26-29
Eph 2:11-13
Gal 4:4-7
When we are baptized, our sins are forgiven, and we are guaranteed of the resurrection of the dead. At baptism, we enter into a covenant with God that we will continually obey His commandments on a daily basis so that we may be blessed with Abraham and inherit eternal life. Rom 6:3-5
Acts 2:38,41
Gal 3:6-9
We demonstrate to God that we have faith (the faith of Abraham) through our works. We are justified in the sight of God if we have the faith of Abraham. James 2:21
Rom 4:20-24
Man is inherently evil and is born into a condemned state. Baptism into Christ removes our condemned status. Job 14:4
Rom 3:23
Rom 5:12
Rom 7:18-24
1 Cor 15:22
Rom 8:1