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OUR BELIEFS

God

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.

 

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

 

Jesus

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Taking up the nature of being fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was holy, blameless, pure, and set apart from sinners. By His death on the cross, He took our place accomplishing redemption for all who believe. He arose visibly and bodily from  the dead three days later now is at the right hand of the Father. Jesus will one day return to earth and reign as king. 

 

Matthew 1:23; Romans 5:8; Hebrews 7:26; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Hebrews 1:3; 

 

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He was a promised gift sent to indwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer; and convict the world of sin. It is the will of God that every believer should live by and be filled with the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. The Gifts of the Spirit are available to all believers today.

 

John 16:13; Acts 1:4, 8; John 16:5-14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

 

The Bible

The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

 

Salvation 

Mans sinful state cannot be overcome by his own effort. 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.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 10:9-10

 

 

The Church 

The church is a collective body of believers joined together for worship of God, prayer, fellowship, edification through the Word of God, and the proclamation of the Gospel.

 

Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:42-46; Matthew 28:19-20    

 

Baptism  

The Dwelling Place practices baptism by immersion which is a public declaration of a believers salvation in Christ. We identify with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection .

 

 Romans 6:3-5; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16

 

Communion 

The Dwelling Place practices the ordinance of communion. The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements --bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a memorial of his suffering and death , a prophecy of His second coming , and is enjoined on all believers "till He comes!" 

 

2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Corinthians 11:26

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