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                       Our 16 Fundamental Truths

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1. We  Believe .... The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

2. We Belive .... There is only One True God-revealed in three persons ... Father, Son,and Holy     Spirit  ( comomly kown as the trinty ).

3. We Believe .... In the Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As God's son Jesus was both human and devine.   

4. We Believe .... though originally good , Man Willingly Feel to Sin - ushering evil and death,both physical and spiritual, into the world.

5. We Believe .... Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation'(accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin).[1of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]

6. We Believe .... and practice two ordinaance-(1) Water Baptism by immerersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering annd death for our salvation.

7. We Believe .... the Baptism in the Holy Spiritis a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witinnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of  4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G]

8. We Believe .... The inital Phsical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is 'Speaking in Tongues,' as experieced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

9. We Believe .... Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of seperating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Chrislike.

10. We Believe .... The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe ' the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, thoughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (reguardless of religious denomination ) through the sacrificial death of His Son Jesus Christ.

11. We Believe .... A Divinely Called and Scriturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Chruch.The Bible teaches us each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers , and to build up or edify the body  of believers- the chruch.

12. We Believe .... Divine Healing of the Sick is a privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement ( His sacrificial death on the crossfor our sins ). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G ]

13. We Believe .... in The Blessed Hope - When Jesus Raptures His Chruch Prior to His Return to Earth ( the second coming ). At this future moment in time all believers who died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air , and christians who are alive will be caught up with them , to be with the Lord forever.[1of4 cardinal doctrines of the A/G

14. We Believe .... in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His Saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace .

15. We Believe .... A Final judgement Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternalpunishment in a punishing lake of fire.

16. We Believe .... and look forward to the perfect New Heaven and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people , of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth.' And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'