1 Williams Place
Our Faith in Jesus Christ
The following is by no means an exhaustive listing of the precepts of the Christian faith. The reader will find other topics within this website, including our views on faith, holiness, healing, renewing the mind, and examples of how God has worked in our lives through the the Holy Spirit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our prayer is that if you do not know Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior that you will make that decision soon. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He is the Ultimate Answer for all things in life—our Peace, our Hope, our Purpose. May you invite Him to come into your heart and be your Lord.

The Bible is the Word of God. It is inspired and inerrant in its original autographs. It is a complete and final revelation of God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17;  2 Peter 1:19-21; Revelation 22:18-19

There is one God and only one God. He is personal and knowable. He manifests Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7

Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, without sin, and the chosen Messiah who will one day set up his kingdom on earth.

Matthew 1: 23; John 1:1,14; 2 John 1:7; John 20:30-31; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:15; Revelation 11:15

Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead, ascended back to heaven, and will one day return to this earth again.

John 14:1-3; Colossians 1:22; Matthew 27:59-60; Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:19; Revelation 1:7

All persons are sinners, guilty before God, deserving of judgment, and in need of a Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 3:23; Galatians 6:7; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 6:23; Psalm 9:17; Matthew 13:49-50 

Salvation from sin, death, and hell is by God's grace, based on the work of Jesus Christ alone. It is received by faith apart from any human performance or merit.

John 14:6; Acts 16: 31; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9

Eternal life is a gift of God and nothing can separate the believer from the love of God.

John 10:28-29; Romans 8:38-39 

Unbelievers face eternal punishment. Believers face eternal life.

Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-10; Revelation 20:11-15; John 3:16

All believers should attend a local church for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism, service, worship, and to learn to be equipped for the working of the ministry.

Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:11-13

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate work of grace and has a manifold purpose. 

It is God's will that every Christian be baptised in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). God wants people to become children of God in nature, holiness and power like Jesus. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us the same possibilities of relationship to the Father and power ministry as Jesus had in His earthly ministry. God wants us to move into these possibilities. We get authority (exousia) to be sons of God at the new birth (John 1:12), but we receive power (dunamis) after the Holy Spirit comes upon us and we are filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8)
  The main purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in this life is to give us more power to demonstrate Christ in our own lives and to lead people to Him in salvation. (Acts 1:8). The believer baptised in the Spirit will have more success in delivering the gospel because the Holy Spirit is freer to work through him or her. The Holy Spirit gives us power to heal the sick and cast out demons (Mark 16:17-18) so that people can see and know that Jesus is alive and that his salvation is real and makes a difference.
  With the Holy Spirit working through many believers, there are actually greater possibilities for the effective proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom than there were in the days of Jesus' earthly ministry. The Baptism in the Spirit, therefore, is an essential ingredient in the plan of God to multiply Jesus' earthly ministry of preaching, healing and casting out demons so that He can touch the whole world with its billions of people.

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