Doctrinal Statement

 

Bibliology - The Doctrine of the Bible

  1. I believe the Bible does not just contain God’s Word but is God’s Word in full. - 2 Timothy 3:16
  2. I believe the Bible is complete with 66 Books ( 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament). – Psalm 119:89
  3. I believe the Bible is our only rule for faith and practice. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
  4. I believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of God’s Word. This means that God breathed every word of the Bible to the original writers. – 2 Peter 1:20:21
  5. I believe that the King James Version is the most accurate translation of the Textus Receptus and is, therefore, the best Bible for the English speaking people. 

 

Theology Proper - The Doctrine of God

  1. I believe in a triune God who reveals Himself in three equal persons (The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit), all having equal attributes. Although equal these persons of the Godhead perform distinct functions while executing God’s eternal purposes. - Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7, Romans 1:20, Genesis 1:26
  2. I believe our God is the ruler of the heavens and earth. He is the creator of all things seen and unseen. - 2 Chronicles 20:6

 

Christology - The Doctrine of Christ

  1. I believe that Jesus Christ is a person of the Godhead. He is God the Son and is coeternal and coequal with God the Father. - Hebrew 1:8, Matthew 1:23, John 1:14
  2. I believe that Jesus Christ, voluntarily, without ceasing to be God, came to this earth by the Holy Spirit and born to the Virgin Mary. While on earth, He was fully divine and fully human, yet without sin. - Philippians 2:6-11, Matthew 1:20-23
  3. I believe that Jesus Christ was unable to sin while on this earth. – Hebrew 4:15, Luke 4:1-14
  4. I believe that Christ’s death on the cross was a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the world. He died in our place, satisfying the demands of a Holy God. By doing this, He made a way for all to come to Him, but He only saves those who come to Him by faith and believe in His finished work. - John 3:16, Isaiah 53:5, Roman 5:8
  5. I believe that Christ died and was buried for three days, but then He rose from the grave defeating sin and death. He was seen of man in His risen body. He ascended into heaven to be with His Father. Today, Christ is in Heaven positionally seated at God’s right hand, acting as our High Priest making intercession for us. – Hebrews 7:25-26, Acts 1:1-9, Luke 24
  6. I believe Christ will return for the believer on earth. This return is imminent, but no one knows when it will occur. This return is called the Rapture of the Church. – 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

 

Pneumatology - The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

  1. I believe the Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead. He is God the Spirit and is coequal and coeternal with God the Father. - Matthew 3:16-17
  2. I believe the Holy Spirit was active in the creation of the world. - Genesis 1:2, Genesis 1:26
  3. I believe the Holy Spirit was active in the inspiration of God’s Word giving the very words of scripture to the writers. – 2 Peter 1:21
  4. I believe the Holy Spirit is not to be grieved or quenched by the believer. He should strive to walk in the Spirit. – Ephesians 4:30
  5. I believe the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the moment of conversation and cannot be taken away. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 1:7 

 

Anthropology - The Doctrine of Man

  1. I believe that man was created in the image of God on the sixth day of creation. - Genesis 1:26-31
  2. I believe man is a tripartite being consisting of spirit, soul, body. It is with his spirit that a man worships and may contact God. The soul includes the conscious and subconscious minds, the realm of emotions and the will. Soul gives a man personality, self-awareness, rationality and natural feeling. The body is a complex physical creation by which a person relates to this world and to other people in the world. - Genesis 2:7
  3. I believe man was created innocent, perfect and in the image of God, but man’s sin separated him from fellowship with God and banished him from Eden forever. – Genesis 1:26-27
  4. I believe because of Adam’s sin, death passed upon every man. Henceforth, the human race fell to depravity, guilt, and condemnation. - Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12

 

Harmartiology - The Doctrine of Sin

  1. I believe that every man born into this world is a sinner. - Romans 5:12-21
  2. I believe sin’s definition is as follows: any thought, action, or word that violates the law of God given in His Word. - 1 John 3:4
  3. I believe the penalty for sin is death, not just a physical death, but also a spiritual death that lasts for eternity in the lake of fire. - Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15 
  4. I believe that God through His Son made a way of escape from the penalty of sin. – John 3:16, Romans 6,23; 5:8

 

Soteriology - The Doctrine of Salvation

  1. I believe that God provided salvation for all men through the shed blood of Jesus Christ who died a substitutionary death on the cross. Apart from any personal merit, man can freely receive this gift of salvation by responding to the Holy Spirits call by faith. - John 3:16, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-9
  2. I believe that a moment a sinner believes on Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he is regenerated by the Holy Spirit. At that moment, he receives spiritual life and is given a new nature. He is now declared righteous before God and is reconciled back to God. He is now released from the penalty of sins past, present, and future. - John 3:5, Titus 3:5, Romans 8:1
  3. I believe in the eternal security of a saved individual. Once an individual is truly converted, he is saved for eternity. The gift of God, which is eternal life, must actually be eternal in order for it to be legitimate. If an individual who possessed eternal or everlasting life at some point in time lost thus said life then it could not have ever been literally eternal or everlasting in the first place.  - Romans 6:23, 8:1; 35-39, Hebrews 10:22-23
  4. I do not believe the teaching of Calvinism and Arminianism are Biblical interpretations of salvation and theology. Although both contain some Biblical truths, they are polluted by error and humanistic thinking. I base my theology exclusively on God’s Word alone. 

 

Ecclesiology - The Doctrine of the Church

  1. I believe the New Testament church is a called-out, local assembly of baptized believers who come together to observe the ordinances and carry out the Great Commission.
  2. I believe the founder of the church is Jesus Christ. – Matthew 16:16-18
  3. I believe the head of every church is Jesus Christ. - Colossians 1:18
  4. I believe the church is the God-ordained institution for this age. Christ alone is the head, no man-made organization has the right to rule over the church or churches. The church should be totally independent being: self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating. - Matthew 18:15-17
  5. I believe that there are just two ordinances that Christ left the church to follow. 
    1. Baptism: by water immersion for believers only- Matthew 28:19-20
    2. Lord’s Supper: to be observed by believers only- Mark 14:22-24

 

Eschatology - The Doctrine of End Times

  1. I believe the return of Jesus Christ for His bride the church, is imminent. This return will be pre-millennial and pre-tribulational, taking the believers out of this world before God judges the sinners in it. This return is called the Rapture. Christ will return in the air, and all believers, living and dead in Christ will be caught up together to meet Him in the air(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

 

By God’s grace this is where I stand and by His grace, I will not move.