1. God
    We believe that there is one, and only one living and true GOD, who is of Himself, an infinite, intelligent spirit, whose name is JEHOVAH, the maker and supreme ruler of the universe; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that the essence of God is revealed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit; coequal in essence, existence, eternality, and every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption, as well as Sovereignly ruling over the affairs of the nations and mightily working through His Church
    24 References:
    John 17:3
    John 17:3
    3.
    And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
    Genesis 1:1
    Genesis 1:1
    1.
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    Isaiah 43:11
    Isaiah 43:11
    11.
    I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
    Deuteronomy 4:39
    Deuteronomy 4:39
    39.
    Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
    Romans 11:36
    Romans 11:36
    36.
    For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
    Acts 17:28
    Acts 17:28
    28.
    For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
    Mark 12:29
    Mark 12:29
    29.
    And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
    John 4:24
    John 4:24
    24.
    God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
    Psalm 83:18
    Psalm 83:18
    18.
    That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
    Exodus 15:11
    Exodus 15:11
    11.
    Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
    I Peter 1:16
    I Peter 1:16
    16.
    Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
    Revelation 4:11
    Revelation 4:11
    11.
    Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
    Matthew 28:19
    Matthew 28:19
    19.
    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Ephesians 2:18
    Ephesians 2:18
    18.
    For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
    Exodus 3:14
    Exodus 3:14
    14.
    And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
    I Corinthians 8:6
    I Corinthians 8:6
    6.
    But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
    John 10:30
    John 10:30
    30.
    I and my Father are one.
    John 15:26
    John 15:26
    26.
    But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
    Acts 5:3-4
    Acts 5:3-4
    3.
    But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
    4.
    Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
    I John 5:7
    I John 5:7
    7.
    For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
    II Corinthians 13:14
    II Corinthians 13:14
    14.
    The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
    Revelation 1:4-5
    Revelation 1:4-5
    4.
    John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
    5.
    And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
    Daniel 4:35
    Daniel 4:35
    35.
    And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
    Acts 1:8
    Acts 1:8
    8.
    But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
  2. The Scriptures
    We believe that the Holy Bible was verbally and plenarily inspired, or inbreathed by God; that the Holy Spirit moved upon holy men to pen it that it is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has GOD for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge all; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true basis of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions shall be tried. We believe that his word has been inerrantly translated into the English and its inspiration is preserved in the King James Version
    15 References:
    II Timothy 3:16-17
    II Timothy 3:16-17
    16.
    All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17.
    That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
    II Peter 1:21
    II Peter 1:21
    21.
    For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
    Matthew 5:18
    Matthew 5:18
    18.
    For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
    Acts 11:14
    Acts 11:14
    14.
    Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
    Proverbs 30:5-6
    Proverbs 30:5-6
    5.
    Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
    6.
    Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
    John 17:17
    John 17:17
    17.
    Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    Isaiah 40:8
    Isaiah 40:8
    8.
    The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
    I Peter 1:23, 25
    I Peter 1:23, 25
    23.
    Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
    25.
    But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
    Romans 2:12
    Romans 2:12
    12.
    For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
    Hebrews 4:12
    Hebrews 4:12
    12.
    For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    I Corinthians 4:3-4
    I Corinthians 4:3-4
    3.
    But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
    4.
    For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
    Philippians 3:16
    Philippians 3:16
    16.
    Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
    I John 4:1
    I John 4:1
    1.
    Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
    Ephesians 4:3-6
    Ephesians 4:3-6
    3.
    Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
    4.
    There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
    5.
    One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
    6.
    One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
    Jude 1:3-5
    Jude 1:3-5
    3.
    Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
    4.
    For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
    5.
    I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
  3. Creation
    We believe that the Genesis account of creation is to be accepted literally and not figuratively or allegorically; that God made his creation by His spoken word, Jesus Christ, in six 24 hour days, resting on the 7th day; that He sustains it by the Lord Jesus Christ; that man was divinely created by a direct act in the image of his Maker, and not by or through the process of evolution from the lower species; that all animal and vegetable life was likewise directly created and placed under GOD's inviolable law that they should bring forth only after their own kind
    6 References:
    Genesis 1:1-3, 24-28
    Genesis 1:1-3, 24-28
    1.
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    2.
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    3.
    And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    24.
    And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
    25.
    And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    26.
    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
    27.
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    28.
    And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
    Genesis 2:7
    Genesis 2:7
    7.
    And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
    John 1:1-3
    John 1:1-3
    1.
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    2.
    The same was in the beginning with God.
    3.
    All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    Hebrews 11:3
    Hebrews 11:3
    3.
    Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
    Colossians 1:16-17
    Colossians 1:16-17
    16.
    For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
    17.
    And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
    Romans 1:18-20
    Romans 1:18-20
    18.
    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
    19.
    Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    20.
    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
  4. The Devil
    We believe that the Devil or Satan is a personal evil spirit, formerly a holy angel, from which estate he by transgression fell, drawing a host of angels with him, being the prince of the power of the darkness of this world; that he is the enemy of GOD, the tempter and accuser of saints, the devourer, the possessor of the power of death, as allowed by GOD, author of all evil and false religions, the chief power of the present apostasy; and that he is destined however, to final defeat and final destruction in the lake of fire
    12 References:
    Isaiah 14:12-17
    Isaiah 14:12-17
    12.
    How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13.
    For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14.
    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
    15.
    Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
    16.
    They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
    17.
    That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
    Ezekiel 28:12-19
    Ezekiel 28:12-19
    12.
    Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
    13.
    Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
    14.
    Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
    15.
    Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
    16.
    By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
    17.
    Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
    18.
    Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
    19.
    All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
    Job 2:1-7
    Job 2:1-7
    1.
    Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
    2.
    And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
    3.
    And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
    4.
    And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.
    5.
    But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
    6.
    And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
    7.
    So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
    Revelation 12:9-10
    Revelation 12:9-10
    9.
    And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    10.
    And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
    Hebrews 2:14
    Hebrews 2:14
    14.
    Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
    I Peter 5:8
    I Peter 5:8
    8.
    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
    Ephesians 2:2
    Ephesians 2:2
    2.
    Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
    II Corinthians 4:4
    II Corinthians 4:4
    4.
    In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    II Corinthians 11:13-15
    II Corinthians 11:13-15
    13.
    For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
    14.
    And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    15.
    Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
    Genesis 3:1-6
    Genesis 3:1-6
    1.
    Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
    2.
    And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
    3.
    But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
    4.
    And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
    5.
    For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
    6.
    And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
    Matthew 25:41
    Matthew 25:41
    41.
    Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
    Revelation 20:10
    Revelation 20:10
    10.
    And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
  5. The Fall and Depravity of Man
    We believe that man, originally created in the image and after the likeness of GOD, fell from this holy and happy estate by willful disobedience, in consequence of which disobedience the threatened death was then and there inflicted; and he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and became subject to the power of the Devil and unable to come to God of his own volition; that this spiritual death of the natural man has been transmitted to the entire race of man, the man CHRIST JESUS alone excepted; and hence that every child of Adam is born into this world with a nature which not only possesses no divine life, but is essentially evil and at enmity against GOD
    19 References:
    Genesis 1:27
    Genesis 1:27
    27.
    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    Genesis 2:16-17
    Genesis 2:16-17
    16.
    And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
    17.
    But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
    Genesis 3:6-24
    Genesis 3:6-24
    6.
    And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
    7.
    And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
    8.
    And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
    9.
    And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
    10.
    And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
    11.
    And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
    12.
    And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
    13.
    And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
    14.
    And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
    15.
    And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
    16.
    Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
    17.
    And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
    18.
    Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
    19.
    In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
    20.
    And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
    21.
    Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
    22.
    And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
    23.
    Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
    24.
    So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
    Ephesians 2:1-3
    Ephesians 2:1-3
    1.
    And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins:
    2.
    Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
    3.
    Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
    John 8:44
    John 8:44
    44.
    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
    John 6:44
    John 6:44
    44.
    No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
    Psalm 53:2-3
    Psalm 53:2-3
    2.
    God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
    3.
    Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    Psalm 58:1-3
    Psalm 58:1-3
    1.
    To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?
    2.
    Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth.
    3.
    The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
    Isaiah 53:5
    Isaiah 53:5
    5.
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    Ezekiel 18:20
    Ezekiel 18:20
    20.
    The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
    Hebrews 7:26
    Hebrews 7:26
    26.
    For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
    Romans 1:18
    Romans 1:18
    18.
    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
    Romans 3:9-18
    Romans 3:9-18
    9.
    What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
    10.
    As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
    11.
    There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
    12.
    They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
    13.
    Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
    14.
    Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
    15.
    Their feet are swift to shed blood:
    16.
    Destruction and misery are in their ways:
    17.
    And the way of peace have they not known:
    18.
    There is no fear of God before their eyes.
    Romans 5:12, 19
    Romans 5:12, 19
    12.
    Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
    19.
    For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
    Psalm 51:5
    Psalm 51:5
    5.
    Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
    Genesis 6:5
    Genesis 6:5
    5.
    And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
    Genesis 8:21
    Genesis 8:21
    21.
    And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
    Romans 1:28, 30
    Romans 1:28, 30
    28.
    And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
    30.
    Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
    Romans 8:7
    Romans 8:7
    7.
    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
  6. The Eternal Purpose of Grace in Election
    We believe that election is the eternal, personal, and unconditional purpose of GOD, according to which he graciously regenerates, sanctifies and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency and responsibility of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most glorious display of GOD's sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in GOD and active imitation of His free mercy; that it may be ascertained by its effects in all who truly believe the gospel; that it in regard to oneself demands and deserves the utmost diligence
    14 References:
    II Timothy 1:8-9
    II Timothy 1:8-9
    8.
    Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
    9.
    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    Ephesians 1:1-14
    Ephesians 1:1-14
    1.
    Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
    2.
    Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    3.
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
    4.
    According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    5.
    Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
    6.
    To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
    7.
    In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    8.
    Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
    9.
    Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
    10.
    That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
    11.
    In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
    12.
    That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
    13.
    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
    14.
    Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
    II Thessalonians 2:13-14
    II Thessalonians 2:13-14
    13.
    But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
    14.
    Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I Thessalonians 1:4-10
    I Thessalonians 1:4-10
    4.
    Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
    5.
    For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
    6.
    And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
    7.
    So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
    8.
    For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
    9.
    For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
    10.
    And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
    John 10:11-30
    John 10:11-30
    11.
    I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
    12.
    But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
    13.
    The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
    14.
    I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
    15.
    As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    16.
    And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
    17.
    Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
    18.
    No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
    19.
    There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
    20.
    And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
    21.
    Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
    22.
    And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
    23.
    And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
    24.
    Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
    25.
    Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
    26.
    But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
    27.
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
    28.
    And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
    29.
    My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
    30.
    I and my Father are one.
    Acts 13:8
    Acts 13:8
    8.
    But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
    Romans 8:28-31
    Romans 8:28-31
    28.
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    29.
    For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    30.
    Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
    31.
    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
    Romans 11:28-29
    Romans 11:28-29
    28.
    As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
    29.
    For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
    I Corinthians 4:7
    I Corinthians 4:7
    7.
    For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
    James 1:17-18
    James 1:17-18
    17.
    Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
    18.
    Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
    I Peter 1:2
    I Peter 1:2
    2.
    Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
    I Peter 2:9
    I Peter 2:9
    9.
    But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
    II Peter 1:10-11
    II Peter 1:10-11
    10.
    Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
    11.
    For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    II Timothy 2:10
    II Timothy 2:10
    10.
    Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
  7. The Atonement of CHRIST and the Way Of Salvation
    We believe that JESUS of Nazareth was begotten of the HOLY SPIRIT in a miraculous manner, born of a virgin, without human father; that he is therefore both the son of GOD and GOD the Son; that he, by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by perfect obedience, and by his vicarious death made full atonement for all the sins of all who shall ever believe; that having risen from the dead he is now enthroned at the right hand of GOD, making intercession for the believers uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection, being therefore in every way a suitable, compassionate and all sufficient savior; that the full benefit of which comes by faith in the shed blood of CHRIST alone and that no repentance, no faith, no feeling, no resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to rules and regulations of any church, no baptism, nor any other such thing can in the least way add to the value of the precious blood of the LORD JESUS CHRIST
    19 References:
    Matthew 1:18-21
    Matthew 1:18-21
    18.
    Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
    19.
    Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
    20.
    But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
    21.
    And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    John 1:1, 14
    John 1:1, 14
    1.
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    14.
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
    John 5:17-24
    John 5:17-24
    17.
    But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
    18.
    Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
    19.
    Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
    20.
    For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
    21.
    For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
    22.
    For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
    23.
    That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
    24.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    John 6:37
    John 6:37
    37.
    All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
    John 8:23-24
    John 8:23-24
    23.
    And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
    24.
    I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
    John 10:11, 16-18, 27-30
    John 10:11, 16-18, 27-30
    11.
    I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
    16.
    And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
    17.
    Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
    18.
    No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
    27.
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
    28.
    And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
    29.
    My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
    30.
    I and my Father are one.
    John 17:1-5
    John 17:1-5
    1.
    These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
    2.
    As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
    3.
    And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
    4.
    I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
    5.
    And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
    Acts 4:12
    Acts 4:12
    12.
    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
    Romans 5:1-2, 6-11, 15-21
    Romans 5:1-2, 6-11, 15-21
    1.
    Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
    2.
    By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
    6.
    For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
    7.
    For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
    8.
    But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
    9.
    Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
    10.
    For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
    11.
    And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
    15.
    But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
    16.
    And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
    17.
    For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
    18.
    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
    19.
    For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
    20.
    Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
    21.
    That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Galatians 2:20-21
    Galatians 2:20-21
    20.
    I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
    21.
    I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
    I Timothy 1:15
    I Timothy 1:15
    15.
    This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
    Hebrews 5:9
    Hebrews 5:9
    9.
    And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
    II Corinthians 5:19-21
    II Corinthians 5:19-21
    19.
    To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
    20.
    Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
    21.
    For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
    Hebrews 9:11-28
    Hebrews 9:11-28
    11.
    But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
    12.
    Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
    13.
    For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
    14.
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
    15.
    And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
    16.
    For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
    17.
    For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
    18.
    Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
    19.
    For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
    20.
    Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
    21.
    Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
    22.
    And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
    23.
    It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
    24.
    For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
    25.
    Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
    26.
    For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
    27.
    And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
    28.
    So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
    Acts 2:29-36
    Acts 2:29-36
    29.
    Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
    30.
    Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
    31.
    He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
    32.
    This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
    33.
    Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
    34.
    For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
    35.
    Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
    36.
    Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
    I John 2:1-2
    I John 2:1-2
    1.
    My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
    2.
    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
    Hebrews 10:9-14, 19
    Hebrews 10:9-14, 19
    9.
    Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
    10.
    By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
    11.
    And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
    12.
    But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
    13.
    From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
    14.
    For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
    19.
    Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
    John 14:6
    John 14:6
    6.
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
    Isaiah 53:4-12
    Isaiah 53:4-12
    4.
    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    5.
    But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    6.
    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    7.
    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
    8.
    He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
    9.
    And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
    10.
    Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
    11.
    He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
    12.
    Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
  8. The Effectual Call and Regeneration
    We believe that only those accountable persons who GOD has elected and predestinated unto salvation does he in his appointed time during this life irresistibly draw and effectually call by his word and Spirit out of that state of sin and death in which they were born, to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth, regenerating their hearts, enlightening their minds, renewing their wills, and that no one can enter into the kingdom of GOD without this new birth; that it consists of the implanting of a new nature in us and in a supernatural manner above our comprehension by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT in connection with the WORD of GOD, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel in the holy fruits of repentance, faith, and newness of life.
    15 References:
    II Timothy 1:9
    II Timothy 1:9
    9.
    Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    I Thessalonians 1:4-6
    I Thessalonians 1:4-6
    4.
    Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
    5.
    For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
    6.
    And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
    I Thessalonians 2:12-13
    I Thessalonians 2:12-13
    12.
    That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
    13.
    For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
    II Thessalonians 2:13-14
    II Thessalonians 2:13-14
    13.
    But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
    14.
    Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 2:4-5
    Ephesians 2:4-5
    4.
    But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    5.
    Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
    John 6:63
    John 6:63
    63.
    It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
    John 3:3-8
    John 3:3-8
    3.
    Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
    4.
    Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
    5.
    Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
    6.
    That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    7.
    Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
    8.
    The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
    John 1:12-13
    John 1:12-13
    12.
    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
    13.
    Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
    Titus 3:5-7
    Titus 3:5-7
    5.
    Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
    6.
    Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
    7.
    That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
    James 1:18
    James 1:18
    18.
    Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
    II Corinthians 5:17
    II Corinthians 5:17
    17.
    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
    Ephesians 1:17-19
    Ephesians 1:17-19
    17.
    That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
    18.
    The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
    19.
    And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
    Ephesians 2:10
    Ephesians 2:10
    10.
    For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
    I John 5:1
    I John 5:1
    1.
    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.
    I Peter 1:23
    I Peter 1:23
    23.
    Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
  9. Repentance and Faith
    We believe that repentance and faith are solemn prerequisites of salvation; that they are inseparable graces wrought in the souls of men by the regenerating work of the HOLY SPIRIT whereby the alien sinner being deeply convinced of guilt, danger, helplessness, and the way of salvation through JESUS CHRIST, does actually repent, turning to GOD from sin, and does actually believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST with true contrition, confession and supplication for mercy, immediately receiving him as both LORD and SAVIOR
    9 References:
    Luke 13:3
    Luke 13:3
    3.
    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
    Hebrews 11:6
    Hebrews 11:6
    6.
    But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
    Mark 1:14-15
    Mark 1:14-15
    14.
    Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
    15.
    And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
    Acts 20:20-21
    Acts 20:20-21
    20.
    And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
    21.
    Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Matthew 21:32
    Matthew 21:32
    32.
    For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
    Acts 17:29-31
    Acts 17:29-31
    29.
    Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
    30.
    And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
    31.
    Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
    Acts 11:18
    Acts 11:18
    18.
    When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.
    Ephesians 2:8
    Ephesians 2:8
    8.
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
    Luke 18:9-14
    Luke 18:9-14
    9.
    And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
    10.
    Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
    11.
    The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
    12.
    I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
    13.
    And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
    14.
    I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
  10. The Security of the Believer
    We believe that only those, who by the grace of GOD, have truly trusted CHRIST; having been predestined to both justification and glorification, and being born of the spirit, are preserved in perseverance, and will never totally nor finally fall away and perish, but are kept by the power of GOD through faith unto salvation; that they are thereby made to endure to the end, and that their preserving attachment to CHRIST is the grand mark that distinguishes them from superficial professors.
    7 References:
    John 3:16, 36
    John 3:16, 36
    16.
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    36.
    He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
    John 5:24
    John 5:24
    24.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
    John 6:37, 39-40, 44, 47
    John 6:37, 39-40, 44, 47
    37.
    All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
    39.
    And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
    40.
    And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
    44.
    No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
    47.
    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
    John 10:27-29
    John 10:27-29
    27.
    My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
    28.
    And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
    29.
    My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
    Romans 8:28-39
    Romans 8:28-39
    28.
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    29.
    For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    30.
    Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
    31.
    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
    32.
    He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
    33.
    Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
    34.
    Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
    35.
    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36.
    As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
    37.
    Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
    38.
    For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
    39.
    Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    Philippians 1:6
    Philippians 1:6
    6.
    Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
    Hebrews 13:5
    Hebrews 13:5
    5.
    Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
  11. Human Responsibility
    We believe that all men everywhere are responsible to turn to GOD from their sins, but that no accountable person can or will be saved without hearing and receiving the gospel in this life; therefore we hold that the heathen, without the gospel, are lost and will be judged by the light of conscience in them; that the saved are to share CHRIST with the world in word and in deed through the ministry of a local NT scriptural Baptist church; that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit; that while good works have nothing to do with saving us, yet they are ordained of GOD for his glory and will certainly follow regeneration, and we will be judged according to our works whether they be good or bad
    8 References:
    Acts 17:29-30
    Acts 17:29-30
    29.
    Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
    30.
    And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
    Luke 13:1-5
    Luke 13:1-5
    1.
    There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
    2.
    And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
    3.
    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
    4.
    Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
    5.
    I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
    Romans 1:16-20
    Romans 1:16-20
    16.
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
    17.
    For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    18.
    For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
    19.
    Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
    20.
    For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
    Romans 2:12-16
    Romans 2:12-16
    12.
    For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
    13.
    (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
    14.
    For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
    15.
    Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
    16.
    In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
    Romans 6:3-23
    Romans 6:3-23
    3.
    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
    4.
    Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
    5.
    For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
    6.
    Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
    7.
    For he that is dead is freed from sin.
    8.
    Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
    9.
    Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
    10.
    For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
    11.
    Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    12.
    Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
    13.
    Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
    14.
    For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
    15.
    What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
    16.
    Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
    17.
    But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
    18.
    Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
    19.
    I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
    20.
    For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
    21.
    What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
    22.
    But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
    23.
    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    Romans 8:5-14
    Romans 8:5-14
    5.
    For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
    6.
    For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    7.
    Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
    8.
    So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
    9.
    But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
    10.
    And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    11.
    But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    12.
    Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
    13.
    For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
    14.
    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
    Romans 10:9-17
    Romans 10:9-17
    9.
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    11.
    For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    12.
    For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
    13.
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
    14.
    How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
    15.
    And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
    16.
    But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
    17.
    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
    Romans 14:7-12
    Romans 14:7-12
    7.
    For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
    8.
    For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
    9.
    For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
    10.
    But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
    11.
    For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
    12.
    So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
  12. The Church
    We believe that a New Testament Church is a local, visible assembly of scripturally baptized believers, associated together according to the New Testament pattern, in the faith and fellowship of the word of GOD; observing the ordinances instituted by CHRIST its only head; governed by his laws alone; that such assembly is the body of CHRIST in its locality, with which all the regenerated should affiliate, for this is the only kind of true Church, that its officers of ordination are Pastors (Bishops, Elders) and Deacons; that each assembly has the absolute right to self- government as led by the HOLY SPIRIT, free from any interference whatsoever from any organization, group, individual, fellowship, association, or denomination; that it is scriptural for assemblies to cooperate with each other for the furtherance of the Gospel and the doctrine of the Word of GOD, but that each assembly is the sole human judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that only sound Baptist assemblies today preserve the New Testament pattern, with the right way of salvation and the right way of baptism; that CHRIST's promise to build, perpetuate, and preserve HIS Church has been fulfilled in only these kinds of assemblies, the first of which he organized during His earthly ministry and gave to it, and others that should descend from it the great commission; therefore, they alone have divine authority to carry out this three-fold commission and begin other like-minded churches
    17 References:
    Matthew 16:18
    Matthew 16:18
    18.
    And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
    Matthew 18:15-17
    Matthew 18:15-17
    15.
    Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
    16.
    But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
    17.
    And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.
    Matthew 26:26-30
    Matthew 26:26-30
    26.
    And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
    27.
    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
    28.
    For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
    29.
    But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
    30.
    And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
    Hebrews 2:11
    Hebrews 2:11
    11.
    For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
    Acts 1:13-26
    Acts 1:13-26
    13.
    And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
    14.
    These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
    15.
    And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
    16.
    Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
    17.
    For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
    18.
    Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
    19.
    And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
    20.
    For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take.
    21.
    Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
    22.
    Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
    23.
    And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
    24.
    And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
    25.
    That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
    26.
    And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
    Acts 2:1, 41-47
    Acts 2:1, 41-47
    1.
    And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
    41.
    Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
    42.
    And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
    43.
    And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
    44.
    And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
    45.
    And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
    46.
    And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
    47.
    Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
    Acts 13:1-4
    Acts 13:1-4
    1.
    Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
    2.
    As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
    3.
    And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
    4.
    So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
    I Corinthians 1:1-3
    I Corinthians 1:1-3
    1.
    Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
    2.
    Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
    3.
    Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
    I Corinthians 12:13, 18
    I Corinthians 12:13, 18
    13.
    For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
    18.
    But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
    I Corinthians 12:27-28
    I Corinthians 12:27-28
    27.
    Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
    28.
    And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
    Mark 3:13-14
    Mark 3:13-14
    13.
    And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.
    14.
    And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
    Luke 6:12-13
    Luke 6:12-13
    12.
    And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.
    13.
    And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
    I Timothy 3:15
    I Timothy 3:15
    15.
    But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
    II Corinthians 8:1-4
    II Corinthians 8:1-4
    1.
    Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
    2.
    How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
    3.
    For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
    4.
    Praying us with much entreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
    Matthew 28:18-20
    Matthew 28:18-20
    18.
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    19.
    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    20.
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    Acts 13:1-4
    Acts 13:1-4
    1.
    Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
    2.
    As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
    3.
    And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
    4.
    So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
    Acts 14:6-7, 21-23, 27
    Acts 14:6-7, 21-23, 27
    6.
    They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:
    7.
    And there they preached the gospel.
    21.
    And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,
    22.
    Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
    23.
    And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
    27.
    And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
  13. Baptism
    We believe that the only true and proper baptism is that which is immersion in water of the penitent believer on the authority of a true New Testament church in the name of the FATHER and the SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT, not in order to obtain the remission of sins, but to show forth the gospel, and to picture in a most solemn emblem our death to sin and resurrection to walk in newness of life; that it is prerequisite to membership in the assembly and participation in the LORD' Supper; that the ceremonial washing away of sins is only pictorial
    7 References:
    Matthew 3:16-17
    Matthew 3:16-17
    16.
    And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
    17.
    And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
    Matthew 28:18-20
    Matthew 28:18-20
    18.
    And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    19.
    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    20.
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
    John 4:1-3
    John 4:1-3
    1.
    When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
    2.
    (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
    3.
    He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
    Acts 2:37-41
    Acts 2:37-41
    37.
    Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
    38.
    Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
    39.
    For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
    40.
    And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
    41.
    Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
    Acts 8:36-39
    Acts 8:36-39
    36.
    And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
    37.
    And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
    38.
    And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
    39.
    And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
    Romans 6:3-11
    Romans 6:3-11
    3.
    Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
    4.
    Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
    5.
    For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
    6.
    Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
    7.
    For he that is dead is freed from sin.
    8.
    Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
    9.
    Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
    10.
    For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
    11.
    Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    I Peter 3:18-22
    I Peter 3:18-22
    18.
    For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
    19.
    By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
    20.
    Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
    21.
    The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:
    22.
    Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
  14. The Lord's Supper
    We believe that the Lord's Supper is not a sacrament, but a solemn symbolic ordinance placed in the Church by our LORD, in which the members of the one assembly observing the ordinance, by the use of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (grape juice), commune individually and corporately with their Lord in remembrance of His [their Lord's] death till he comes; that the one loaf of the supper points to the unity of the body observing it, which unity is essential to the scriptural observance of the ordinance; that the loaf also points to the Christ's unbroken body, which was broken for us; and that the fruit of the vine points to Christ's blood that was shed for us in his substitutionary atonement
    3 References:
    Matthew 26:26-31
    Matthew 26:26-31
    26.
    And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
    27.
    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
    28.
    For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
    29.
    But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
    30.
    And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
    31.
    Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
    I Corinthians 10:15-17
    I Corinthians 10:15-17
    15.
    I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
    16.
    The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
    17.
    For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
    I Corinthians 11:18-34
    I Corinthians 11:18-34
    18.
    For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
    19.
    For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
    20.
    When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
    21.
    For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
    22.
    What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
    23.
    For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
    24.
    And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    25.
    After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
    26.
    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
    27.
    Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
    28.
    But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
    29.
    For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
    30.
    For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
    31.
    For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
    32.
    But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
    33.
    Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
    34.
    And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
  15. The LORD's Day
    We believe that the first day of the week (Sunday) is the LORD's Day; that it is to be kept sacred as a memorial of the resurrection of CHRIST from the dead; that Christians should refrain from unnecessary secular labor and worldly recreation; that they should devoutly use all the means of grace, both public and private, by which they may be drawn closer to GOD and provoked to holier living
    9 References:
    Psalm 118:24
    Psalm 118:24
    24.
    This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
    Matthew 28:1-2
    Matthew 28:1-2
    1.
    In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
    2.
    And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
    John 20:19
    John 20:19
    19.
    Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
    Isaiah 58:13-14
    Isaiah 58:13-14
    13.
    If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
    14.
    Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
    Acts 20:7
    Acts 20:7
    7.
    And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
    I Corinthians 16:1-2
    I Corinthians 16:1-2
    1.
    Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
    2.
    Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
    Hebrews 4:3-11
    Hebrews 4:3-11
    3.
    For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
    4.
    For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
    5.
    And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
    6.
    Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
    7.
    Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    8.
    For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
    9.
    There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
    10.
    For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
    11.
    Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
    Hebrews 10:24-25
    Hebrews 10:24-25
    24.
    And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
    25.
    Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    Revelation 1:10
    Revelation 1:10
    10.
    I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
  16. Civil Government
    We believe that civil government is of divine appointment and arrangement, for the best interests and good order of human society; and that leaders are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except in matters opposed to the will of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, who is the only LORD of men's consciences and the Prince of the kings of the earth
    9 References:
    Romans 13:1-7
    Romans 13:1-7
    1.
    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
    2.
    Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
    3.
    For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
    4.
    For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
    5.
    Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
    6.
    For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
    7.
    Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
    Deuteronomy 16:18-19
    Deuteronomy 16:18-19
    18.
    Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
    19.
    Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
    Matthew 22:17-21
    Matthew 22:17-21
    17.
    Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
    18.
    But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
    19.
    shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
    20.
    And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
    21.
    They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
    Matthew 10:28
    Matthew 10:28
    28.
    And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    Psalm 2
    Psalm 2
    1.
    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    2.
    The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    3.
    Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    4.
    He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
    5.
    Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
    6.
    Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
    7.
    I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
    8.
    Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
    9.
    Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
    10.
    Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
    11.
    Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
    12.
    Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
    I Peter 2:13-17
    I Peter 2:13-17
    13.
    Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
    14.
    Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
    15.
    For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
    16.
    As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
    17.
    Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
    Acts 5:29
    Acts 5:29
    29.
    Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
    Daniel 3:14-18
    Daniel 3:14-18
    14.
    Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
    15.
    Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
    16.
    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
    17.
    If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
    18.
    But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
    Revelation 19:6
    Revelation 19:6
    6.
    And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
  17. The Second Coming of CHRIST
    We believe that the second coming of the LORD is to be pre-millennial, bodily, visible, and that it will consist of two stages; his appearance in the air and his revelation on the earth; that at the appearance in the air all those who sleep in CHRIST will be raised in glorified bodies and all saints who live and remain on the earth will be transformed and caught up with them in the air; that at his revelation on the earth He will sit on the throne of his glory for the first time, judging all men living on the earth, receiving the righteous unto His kingdom and sending the unrighteous into everlasting fire; that the throne of David is his throne of glory but he is not now sitting there but rather at the right hand of the FATHER; that the two stages of his coming will be separated by a 7 year period of time during which the woes depicted in the book of Revelation will be poured out during the reign of the beast, who is the man of sin, the anti-christ; that the world is not now getting better or drawing closer to GOD, nor will it be converted to CHRIST in this dispensation but is fast ripening for judgment; that during the tribulation period on earth, the marriage supper of the Lamb will take place in heaven after which the LORD will return and the fowls of the air will feast on the flesh of those who make war against him; that the devil, who is now walking about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour will then be bound in the bottomless pit, and the saints will reign with CHRIST a thousand years
    10 References:
    Acts 1:9-11
    Acts 1:9-11
    9.
    And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    10.
    And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
    11.
    Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18
    13.
    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
    14.
    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
    15.
    For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    16.
    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17.
    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    18.
    Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
    I Corinthians 15:51-53
    I Corinthians 15:51-53
    51.
    Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    52.
    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    53.
    For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
    Matthew 25:31-34
    Matthew 25:31-34
    31.
    When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
    32.
    And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
    33.
    And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
    34.
    Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
    Hebrews 1:3
    Hebrews 1:3
    3.
    Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
    Daniel 9:20-27
    Daniel 9:20-27
    20.
    And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
    21.
    Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
    22.
    And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
    23.
    At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
    24.
    Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
    25.
    Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
    26.
    And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    27.
    And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
    II Timothy 3:1-7
    II Timothy 3:1-7
    1.
    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
    2.
    For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
    3.
    Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
    4.
    Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
    5.
    Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
    6.
    For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
    7.
    Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    Zechariah 14
    Zechariah 14
    1.
    Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
    2.
    For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
    3.
    Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
    4.
    And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
    5.
    And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
    6.
    And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
    7.
    But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
    8.
    And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
    9.
    And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
    10.
    All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
    11.
    And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
    12.
    And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
    13.
    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
    14.
    And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
    15.
    And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
    16.
    And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    17.
    And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
    18.
    And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    19.
    This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
    20.
    In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.
    21.
    Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
    Matthew 24:15-51
    Matthew 24:15-51
    15.
    When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
    16.
    Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
    17.
    Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
    18.
    Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
    19.
    And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
    20.
    But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
    21.
    For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    22.
    And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
    23.
    Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
    24.
    For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
    25.
    Behold, I have told you before.
    26.
    Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
    27.
    For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    28.
    For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
    29.
    Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    30.
    And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
    31.
    And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
    32.
    Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
    33.
    So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    34.
    Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
    35.
    Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
    36.
    But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
    37.
    But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    38.
    For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
    39.
    And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
    40.
    Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    41.
    Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
    42.
    Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
    43.
    But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
    44.
    Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
    45.
    Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
    46.
    Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
    47.
    Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
    48.
    But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
    49.
    And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
    50.
    The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
    51.
    And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    Revelation 19:11-20:6
    Revelation 19:11-20:6
    1.
    And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
    2.
    His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
    3.
    And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
    4.
    And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
    5.
    And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
    6.
    And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
    7.
    And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
    8.
    That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
    9.
    And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
    10.
    And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
    11.
    And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

    Chapter 20

    1.
    And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
    2.
    And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
    3.
    And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
    4.
    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    5.
    But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    6.
    Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
  18. The Righteous and the Wicked
    We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as are regenerate, being justified by faith in JESUS CHRIST and sanctified by the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD, are truly righteous while all those that continue in impenitence and unbelief are wicked in GOD's sight and under his righteous curse; that this distinction holds among all men both in life and after death; that the souls of the righteous do at death pass immediately into the presence of GOD, where there is conscious bliss, to await the first resurrection at which time the soul and glorified body will be reunited and associated forever with the LORD; that the souls of the wicked pass at death into conscious misery to await the judgment of the great white throne at the close of the Millennium, when the soul and body shall be reunited and cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the LORD
    14 References:
    Malachi 3:18
    Malachi 3:18
    18.
    Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
    Proverbs 12:26
    Proverbs 12:26
    26.
    The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
    Acts 10:34-35
    Acts 10:34-35
    34.
    Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
    35.
    But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
    Romans 1:17
    Romans 1:17
    17.
    For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
    Romans 4:11-16
    Romans 4:11-16
    11.
    And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:
    12.
    And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.
    13.
    For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.
    14.
    For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
    15.
    Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
    16.
    Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
    I John 2:29
    I John 2:29
    29.
    If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
    I John 3:7
    I John 3:7
    7.
    Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
    Galatians 3:10
    Galatians 3:10
    10.
    For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
    Proverbs 14:32
    Proverbs 14:32
    32.
    The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
    Luke 16:25
    Luke 16:25
    25.
    But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
    Matthew 13:40-43
    Matthew 13:40-43
    40.
    As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
    41.
    The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
    42.
    And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
    43.
    Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
    II Corinthians 5:8
    II Corinthians 5:8
    8.
    We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
    II Thessalonians 1:7-9
    II Thessalonians 1:7-9
    7.
    And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
    8.
    In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
    9.
    Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
    Revelation 20:6, 11-15
    Revelation 20:6, 11-15
    6.
    Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
    11.
    And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
    12.
    And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    13.
    And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    14.
    And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    15.
    And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
  19. The Resurrection and the Judgment
    We believe that there will be a resurrection both of the righteous and the wicked; that there will be one thousand years of time intervening between the resurrection of the righteous and that of the wicked; that the dead in CHRIST shall rise first; and at the expiration of the one thousand years the wicked will then be raised; that the judgments of the righteous and the wicked correspond respectively to their resurrections
    12 References:
    Acts 26:8
    Acts 26:8
    8.
    Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
    Acts 24:15-21
    Acts 24:15-21
    15.
    And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
    16.
    And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
    17.
    Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
    18.
    Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
    19.
    Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
    20.
    Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,
    21.
    Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
    John 5:28-29
    John 5:28-29
    28.
    Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
    29.
    And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
    I Corinthians 15:51-52
    I Corinthians 15:51-52
    51.
    Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    52.
    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18
    I Thessalonians 4:13-18
    13.
    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
    14.
    For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
    15.
    For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    16.
    For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17.
    Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    18.
    Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
    Revelation 20:4-6, 12-15
    Revelation 20:4-6, 12-15
    4.
    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
    5.
    But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
    6.
    Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
    12.
    And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    13.
    And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    14.
    And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    15.
    And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
    II Corinthians 5:10
    II Corinthians 5:10
    10.
    For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
    Psalm 58:11
    Psalm 58:11
    11.
    So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth.
    Proverbs 11:18
    Proverbs 11:18
    18.
    The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
    I Corinthians 3:8, 11-15
    I Corinthians 3:8, 11-15
    8.
    Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
    11.
    For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    12.
    Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    13.
    Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
    14.
    If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    15.
    If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
    Revelation 11:18
    Revelation 11:18
    18.
    And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
    Revelation 22:12
    Revelation 22:12
    12.
    And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
  20. The Final States
    We believe that the earth will be redeemed from the curse of sin and fitted as the eternal dwelling place of the people of GOD; that the fitting of the earth for the eternal home of the redeemed will be by a process of purification by fire, or melting; that finally the impenitent and incorrigibly wicked will be cast, both souls and resurrected bodies, into the Lake of Fire and brimstone, where they will be punished forever
    11 References:
    Romans 8:20-22
    Romans 8:20-22
    20.
    For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
    21.
    Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
    22.
    For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
    Hebrews 1:10-12
    Hebrews 1:10-12
    10.
    And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
    11.
    They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
    12.
    And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
    II Peter 3:10-13
    II Peter 3:10-13
    10.
    But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
    11.
    Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
    12.
    Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
    13.
    Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
    Revelation 21-22
    Revelation 21-22
    1.
    And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    2.
    And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    3.
    And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    4.
    And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    5.
    And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    6.
    And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
    7.
    He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
    8.
    But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
    9.
    And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
    10.
    And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
    11.
    Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
    12.
    And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
    13.
    On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
    14.
    And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
    15.
    And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
    16.
    And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
    17.
    And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
    18.
    And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
    19.
    And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
    20.
    The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
    21.
    And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
    22.
    And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
    23.
    And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
    24.
    And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
    25.
    And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
    26.
    And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
    27.
    And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    Chapter 22

    1.
    And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
    2.
    In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
    3.
    And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
    4.
    And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
    5.
    And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
    6.
    And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
    7.
    Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
    8.
    And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
    9.
    Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
    10.
    And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
    11.
    He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
    12.
    And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
    13.
    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
    14.
    Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
    15.
    For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
    16.
    I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
    17.
    And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
    18.
    For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
    19.
    And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
    20.
    He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
    21.
    The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
    Psalm 9:17
    Psalm 9:17
    17.
    The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
    Proverbs 27:20
    Proverbs 27:20
    20.
    Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
    Matthew 5:29-30
    Matthew 5:29-30
    29.
    And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
    30.
    And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
    Matthew 10:28
    Matthew 10:28
    28.
    And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
    Luke 12:5
    Luke 12:5
    5.
    But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
    Jude 1:7
    Jude 1:7
    7.
    Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
    Revelation 20:10
    Revelation 20:10
    10.
    And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.