Our Statement of Faith
1. The Bible: We believe The Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. The Bible alone is the complete and final authority for our faith and practice.
2. God: We believe in ONE God Who has revealed Himself clearly in Scriptures in three distinct Persons—Father, Son, & The Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ: We believe Jesus Christ is God incarnate, God in Human form. The second Person of The Trinity. Fully God & fully Man.
4. The Holy Spirit: We believe The Holy Spirit is God. He is not an impersonal force. He is The third Person of The Trinity.
5. Salvation: We believe Salvation is the ultimate gift of God, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Only by the perfect finished work of Jesus on the cross anyone will be saved.
6. Church: We believe The Church is the Body of Christ, a spiritual organism made up of all believers in Christ Jesus around the whole world, since the day of Pentecost to this present age.
7. Ordinances: We believe in two Ordinances in the Church: First, Water Baptism, and second, The Lord’s Supper. Water baptism is by immersion as a testimony to Christ and identification with Him.
The Lord's Supper as a remembrance of Christ's death and His return.
8. The Great Commission: We believe The Great Commission is our primary mission. Go and make disciples of all nations!
Our Vision, Mission, and Values
A teaching ministry to exalt Jesus, The Alpha & The Omega around the world.
God’s word stated in the book of Habakkuk 2:2 “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”
To equip the saints to make disciples.
To be Christ like.
Time is short. We must mind our Father’s business.
We are starting from a place of excellence.
What is Doctrine?
The word translated “doctrine” means “instruction”. Doctrine is teaching imparted by an authoritative source. The Bible is: “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” according to 2 Timothy 3:16. In the Bible, the word “doctrine” always refers to spiritually related fields of study.
We are to be careful about what we believe and present as truth. First Timothy 4:16 says, “Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
Biblical doctrine helps us understand the will of God for our lives and also teaches us the nature and the character of God Psalm 90:2; 97:2; John 4:24, the path of salvation through faith Ephesians 2:8–9; Romans 10:9–10, instruction for the church 1 Corinthians 14:26; Titus 2:1–10, and God’s standard of holiness for our lives 1 Peter 1:14–17; 1 Corinthians 6:18–20.
When we accept the Bible as God’s Word to us as stated in 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21, we have a solid foundation for our doctrine.
There can be disagreement within the body of Christ over secondary points of doctrine, such as eschatology, church organization, or the gifts of The Holy Spirit. But truly biblical doctrine is that which incorporates the “whole counsel of God” Acts 20:27 and draws conclusions based on that which seems most closely aligned with the character of our unchanging God Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 13:8.
However, the Bible is not always the foundation upon which people or churches build their doctrinal statements. Our sinful nature does not easily submit to God’s decrees, so we often pick and choose the parts of the Bible we are comfortable with and discard the rest. Or we replace what God says with a man-made doctrine or tradition.
This is nothing new. Jesus rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees for “teaching as doctrines the commandments of men” Mark 7:7; Isaiah 29:13. False doctrine was rampant in New Testament times, and the Scriptures tell us it will continue Matthew 7:15; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 4:1.
Second Timothy 4:3 says, “For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.”
The Bible gives stern warning to those who would teach false or incomplete doctrine simply because it is more compatible with man’s ideas. 1 Timothy 6:3–4 says, “If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing.”
The apostle Paul wrote harsh words about perverting the gospel with false doctrine: “Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” Galatians 1:7–9.
Doctrine is the worldview by which we govern our lives.
If our doctrine is based soundly upon Scripture, we can know we are walking in the path God designed for us. However, if we do not study the Word of God for ourselves 2 Timothy 2:15, we are led more easily into error.
Although there are a variety of minor issues upon which Christians disagree, true doctrine is clearer than many imply. Second Peter 1:20 says that “no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation.”
There is a right interpretation of everything God says, and it is our job to discern that meaning, not create an interpretation to suit our tastes.
God wants us to know His heart and has given us His Word upon which we can build godly lives Matthew 7:24.
The more we study true doctrine, the more we understand God and ourselves.
Know the Truth
Anyone who gives up the truth will believe just about anything. That is why to spot a counterfeit we must know the truth. Now, spiritually speaking it is imperative for us to study God’s Word accurately because, it is the one and only way we can truly shield ourselves against false teaching.
Knowledge makes a person unfit to be a slave.
The Holy Bible is like a puzzle. Therefore, we must always study God’s Word in the context of a whole picture. Paul wrote to Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
I truly believe this is a key verse to get clear understanding in teaching God’s word. Here are the seven (7) principles of teaching God’s word:
The essence of the teaching must be from The Holy Bible only.
Any interpretation of Scripture must be from The Scripture.
Every key word must be taken in context.
We must always be “Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth”.
Always maintain a consistency of interpretation (Hermeneutic)
Everything must fit from Genesis to Revelation.
The Name of “JESUS” must always be exalted.
Only Focus: Jesus
Jesus is The Eternal God Almighty, The Great I AM, The Alpha and The Omega. Jesus’ perfect finished work of redemption at the cross for the whole word is of utmost importance for eternity for whosoever only believes. We always proclaim clearly and loud how to be aware of anyone who denies that Jesus is equal with God, who downplays Jesus’ sacrificial death, or who rejects Jesus’ humanity.
The Only True Gospel
We teach the only true gospel of God’s salvation for mankind. It is defined as the good news concerning Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, according to the Scriptures 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.
We teach firmly: Any teaching that does not display clearly God’s salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, on Christ alone, is absolutely 100% false.
Indications Of False Teachers According To God’s Word
In the book of Jude 11 we read clearly: Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. In other words, a false teacher can be known by his pride (Cain’s rejection of God’s plan), greed (Balaam’s prophesying for money), and rebellion (Korah’s promotion of himself over Moses).
We know it is often difficult to spot a false teacher because, Satan the devil masquerades as an angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:14, and his ministers masquerade as servants of righteousness 2 Corinthians 11:15.
Therefore, we must be thoroughly familiar with the truth of God’s word: “The Holy Bible” to be able to recognize a spiritual counterfeit. That is why the books of Galatians, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, and Jude are written specifically to combat false teaching within the church.
The Holy Bible “THE” Supreme And Final Authority
The Holy Bible is God’s unique revelation to mankind, the inspired, infallible word of God Almighty. The Holy Bible is the one and only supreme and final authority for “WTMJ” not denomination.
The Holy Bible is without error in what it teaches and affirms. No other writings were, are and will ever be vested with such divine authority. As we all know, if we cannot identify what the Scriptures are, then we cannot properly distinguish any theological truth from error.