Creed

We acknowledge and affirm the following creed:

Jesus Christ, who is God, is the Word and by Him all things were created and through His sovereign will all things exist so that nothing exists without Him and nothing may be removed without Him.

In six days created He the earth, these being seven actual days, for it says “in six days He created the heavens and the earth and on the seventh day He rested.” He created all things by His Word for it says He spoke creation into existence, and He did not do this in phases or stages but all at once, miraculously.

There is only one God who is three in one, a mysterious trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit who was and is and is to come, who has neither beginning nor end, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, who is not bound by physical or other laws nor by time or space.

God Created man in His own image, male and female, and ordained marriage from the beginning because “it is not good that man should be alone”, and He created Eve from Adam’s rib so that she became woman, which means “from man.”

God said to them, giving them a mandate, “be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over the earth” signifying that they were to be stewards and regents over His possessions as caretakers and rulers.

Adam and Eve partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, being beguiled by the serpent who said “you shall surely not die”, and sin entered and death with sin so that all things became corrupt so that it says “all creation groans in expectation of the deliverance of the saints”, to wit the restoration of paradise.

Being in sin Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden of Eden which was guarded by a cherubim with a flaming sword so that they dared not enter again and God said, “let man labor by the sweat of his brow.”

In time Noah was born and in all the earth their was evil and God said unto Noah to build and ark, and he did, and the rains came and fountains of the earth opened up so that even the land masses moved and so great was the ark that every living thing, male and female, was preserved to multiply after the flood ended. It rained 40 days and 40 nights and all of humanity save Noah and his wife and his sons and their wives.

From Noah all the families of the earth came and God made a covenant with Noah that He would no longer flood the earth and this He reminds us of by the rainbow.

God has called Israel as a People, by blood and by spirit, to be His witnesses and to inherit their birthright, even the tribes of Israel who are physical descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and spiritual Jews, believers grafted into the vine by the blood of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, a peculiar people, a royal people, that together all of Israel, both those who are biological heirs and those who are grafted into the vine, might show forth the praises of God through faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Before the foundation of the world the lamb of God was slain, which means that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ was, is, and will ever be the sole means by which all men, both those who have come before and those who are yet to come may be saved from the law of sin and death which works destruction through their inherently sinful flesh.

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary who knew no man and of whom it was said “Mary, mother of God, blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.”

Jesus Christ was all God and lived as man and was tempted in all manner as we are tempted and knew not one sin nor any thought or imagination of sin, being perfect in holiness and faith and wisdom but being limited, while He dwelt amongst us, to human capability.

All the works that Jesus did while He dwelt with us in the flesh He did according to what is available to all people, so that he could say, “he that believes on me the works that I do, even greater works will he do because I go to my Father.”

Jesus was crucified according to the wishes of the Sanhedrin, who violated their own law, and by the hand of Pontius Pilate after He was betrayed by Judas Iscariot, he who held the purse for the disciples, for 30 pieces of silver.

Jesus Christ was crucified in the Roman manner, He was hung between two thieves, one of whom found paradise through repentance and the other who refused the opportunity and died in his sins.

The Roman guards ensured that Jesus was dead by piercing His side, from which blood and water flowed, but they broke not a bone in fulfillment of prophecy which said not a bone would be broken and which said “then they look on me which pierced me.”

Jesus was dead and gave up the ghost, for He said “into your hands I commit my soul.”

He descended into the depths and removed the believers in Abraham’s bosom and He made an open show of the conquering of sin and death and took the keys thereof.

He was dead three days and on the morning of the third day He rose from the grave and appeared again unto the disciples and commanded them saying, “preach the gospel to every person baptizing them into the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, making disciples of all Peoples.”

Therefore, it is said truly that God sent His own Son that whoever believes in Him might be saved so that those who repent of their sins and their dead works and believe in Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, death, burial, and resurrection and in His Divinity and who adhere to Him as their Lord, these shall be saved and not be any other means may any person be saved.

He ascended unto the heavens, before 500 witnesses, and is seated at the right hand of the Father where He has gone to prepare a place for those who believe on His name.

He will return in glory and receive His saints who are alive, for it says “then they which are alive will meet Him in the air”, and He will wage war on His enemies in a final showdown wherein the armies of the earth will be defeated at Armageddon and He will reign for one thousand years after which satan will be loosed again for a season and one last battle and then shall there be a new heaven and a new earth.

In the final day, at the end of all things, He will create a new heaven and a new earth and the former will not be remembered nor come into mind and those who are the called out ones, all of Israel both the heirs by blood who have received the Messiah and the grafted in ones who are grafted in by the blood of Christ, will be joint heirs and co-regents with Christ reigning forever anFord ever with Him in glory.

Amen.

 

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