Our Beliefs

We Believe...

Scriptures

The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will  for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.  (References: II Peter 1:20, 21; II Tim. 3:15-17)

God

In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (References: Matt. 3:16-17; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:4-6; I John 5:7)

Jesus Christ

That Jesus Christ is true Creator God and true man, with no beginning and no end, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  That He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.  Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of God, He now is our High Priest and advocate. (References: Matt. 1:18-22, 28:1-6; Rom. 8:34; I Cor. 15:3-4; Heb. 7:24-27)

Holy Spirit

That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to seal the believer for the day of redemption. During this age, the Holy Spirit convicts men, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. (References: John 15:26, 16:7-11; I Cor. 6:19-20; Gal. 5:16-18; Eph. 4:30)

Salvation

That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God. (References: John 3:16; Acts 4:12; I John 5:10-13)

Man

That man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only  through regeneration by the Holy Spirit and acceptance of Jesus Christ can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (References: Gen. 1:26; John 3:36; Rom. 3:23, 5:12; Titus 3:4-7)

Baptism & Communion

That water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are, however, not to be regarded as means of salvation. (References: Matt. 28:19,20; Rom. 6:3-8; I Cor. 11:23-30)

Church

That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Christ Jesus have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head. (References: I Cor. 12:12-14; Eph. 1:22-23, 5:23; Col. 1:18)

Local Church

That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs. (References: Acts 14:23, 15:1-12, 16:4; I Cor. 12:5-7)

Membership

That only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church. (References: Acts 2:42-47)

Rapture

In the personal pretribulational and imminent (premillenial) coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this "Blessed Hope" has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. (References: Matt. 24:29-31, 25:31; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Cor. 15:51-58; I Thes. 5:9; I Tim 4:1; Titus 2:13; Rev. 20:1-7)

Eternal Life & Security

In the bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment. (References: I Thes. 2:19; 4:13-18; Rev. 20:4, 11-15) We also believer in the security of the believer in Christ as a scriptural truth. This is a security in which all true believers share (meaning: once saved, always saved) and that they will be kept forever in Christ. (References: John 5:24, 10:27-30, 11:25-26; Rom. 8:1-17, 38, 39; I Cor. 1:4-8; I Peter 1:3-5) 

Our Mission

Evangelism

Acts 1:8

Reaching Our World for Today

Reaching our "Jerusalem" (Colville), "Judea & Samaria" (the regions around Colville), and the uttermost parts of the earth" (outside U.S. borders)

Nurturing

Acts 2:42-47

Reaching Our World for Tomorrow

Teaching, Fellowship, Worship, Prayer

Making Disciples

II Timothy 2:2

Reaching Our World for Years to Come

Follow-Up discipleship program, making disciples, & releasing committed multipliers

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