Beliefs, Core Values, Eschatology

WE BELIEVE:


The Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
John 16:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13
That there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 14:16
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ,
John 1:1, 14; 20:28-29; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 2:9
His virgin birth and His sinless life,
Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26-27; 1 John 3:5; 1 Peter 2:22
His miracles,                                                                                                                              Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:17-19; John 3:2
His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood,
Colossians 1:14, 20; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7
His bodily resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father,
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7; 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18, Acts 2:33, 5:30-31; 1 Peter 3:22
His personal return in power and in glory.
Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; John 14:1-3
That justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.
Romans 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; 1 John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16; Revelation 5:9; Acts 4:12; 1 Corinthians 6:11
The prime agency for the work of God's Kingdom is the Christian local church functioning under the sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ. To the church have been entrusted the ordinances of Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Acts 2:41-47; 16:4-5; Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct from regeneration; His indwelling, by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting and empowering of the Church for its work, life and worship.
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; 10:44-46; 1 Corinthians 12, 14
In the return of Jesus Christ, to consummate His Kingdom, in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Revelation 1:5-7; 20:4-5; 11-12
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 17:11, 21-23; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:11-16

CORE VALUES

1) Without Faith it is impossible to please God.
He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who seek Him.
I cannot, not, believe God.

2) We are Christ's Body and individually members of it ~ Many members, but one Body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you."

3) Christ in you is the hope of glory.
God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles

4) We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works prepared for us.
God knew us before He formed us. He designed us to be overcomers and more than a conquerers.

5) Love never fails.
God is love. Without love, we are nothing.

6) Christ gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers as gifts to men.
To equip the saints for service, to build up the Body of Christ, until we attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.


Eschatology (End Time View)
We embrace an end-time worldview that empowers the saints of God and does not re-empower a dis-empowered devil.
We accept an eschatology that provides for our children’s future, and creates mindsets that prepare for leaving a legacy.

We only tolerate theology that maintains the clear command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations and the Lord’s Prayer that earth would be like heaven.

We only allow true interpretation of the scriptures that demonstrates hope for the nations and strengthens our command to restore ruined cities.

We only embrace an eschatology that maintains the nature of the goodness of God.

We embrace a mindset that celebrates good news as a sign of the times (His glory will cover the whole earth) and a necessary requirement for the return of Jesus.

We maintain a doctrinal position that accepts the promises of God in a time that can be obtained in our generation and therefore calls forth the responsibility ~ I have to believe God for them in my lifetime.

We believe that the last days are a time of increased revelation and a privileged opportunity given to the church to re-present Jesus to a lost and needy world, not a time of judgement.

There is a day of judgment in which Jesus will judge the living and the dead, not us.

Adapted from Kris & Kathy Vallotton Ministries kvministries.com