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Statement of Faith1
We believe the scriptures consisting
of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired
Word of God, infallible and without error in the original writings.
The scriptures are the complete revelation of God’s will for the
salvation of mankind and the divine and final authority for all Christian
faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17); and 2 Peter 1:20-21).
The Nature of God
We believe in one God, an infinite and perfect Spirit
eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1; John 4:24; and Colossians 1:16; 2:9).
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, creator of and
sovereign authority over all things, who gave His Son for the redemption
of sinners and His Holy Spirit for our sanctification. (Psalms 103:19;
Daniel 4:17; John 3:16; John 17 1-6, 15:26; Philippians 2:13; and 2
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man
and that God, through Christ, created all things. Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin
Mary and died on a cross for our sins according to the Scripture.
Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven
where He is seated at the right hand of the Throne of God.
He is the High Priest and Advocate for all believers and the Head
of His Church. (John 1:1-3; Luke 1:35; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:3-4;
Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 1:15-16 and 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; and
I John 2:1 and 3:1-3).
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is: to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ: to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment; to regenerate repentant sinners; to seal them unto the day of redemption; to indwell them permanently and to fill those yielded to Him.
We believe that baptism with the Holy Spirit is an
act by which the believer, at the moment of salvation, is placed by the
Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ, and that the Holy Spirit gives
spiritual gifts to every member of the Body of Christ for the edification
of the body in accordance with His will (John 13; 16-17; I Corinthians 12:
9-10; and Ephesians 1;13-14 and 5:18)
We believe there exists a personal devil, the arch
enemy of God and mankind, the accuser of believers, and the author of sin.
He has already been judged and will be eternally punished in the
lake of fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14: 12-17; Matthew 4: 2-11; John 16-11;
Revelation 12:10 and Revelation 20:10).
The Fall of Mankind
We believe that mankind was created by God in innocence but, by voluntary transgression, fell from this sinless state. Our first parents by this sin fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and thereby inherited death and separation from their Creator. Thus, all mankind is born in sin making him incapable of pleasing God, and accordingly, under condemnation and ordained to hell, the place of eternal punishment. (Genesis 1:27; Psalms 51:5; John 3:3; Romans 3: 22-23 and 5:12; and Revelation 20: 11-15)
The Redemption of Mankind
We believe Christ’s return to be an imminent event
and a blessed hope to the believer. The
day and hour of His coming are known only to the Father.
(Matthew 24: 35; I Thessalonians 4: 13-18; and Titus 2:13).
1 Text excerpted from Article III: Statement of Faith , “CONSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR OF MYERSVILLE, MARYLAND”, ratified: October, 1994, amended June, 1998.