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Ambassador Baptist Church
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For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.
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Pastor Mark J. Montgomery's Doctrinal Statement

  • I. Bibliology - The Doctrine of the Bible

    • A. I believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Bible in its original languages. (II Tim. 3:14-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Matt. 4:4)

      • 1. By verbal, I mean that every word of Scripture is inspired. (Prov. 30:5)

      • 2. By plenary, I mean that the entire Scripture is fully and equally inspired, and is sufficient for the needs of mankind. (Psalm 12:6)

      • 3. By inspiration, I mean the work of the Holy Spirit by which He superintended the communication of the Divine message so that the product is the Word of God, inerrant and authoritative, while yet retaining the personalities of the authors.

    • B. I believe that God has preserved His Very words in the transmission of His Word and that the Bible as we have it today is the Word of God. (Mark 13:31; Psalm 119:89)

      • 1. I believe that God preserved His Word through the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament, and the Textus Receptus of the New Testament.

      • 2. I believe that the King James Version (1611) is the only English Translation which remains loyal to the original texts, and thus is the only English Bible which should be used.

      • 3. I believe that all other versions and paraphrases should be rejected from being considered as "The Word of God". (Psalm 119:104)

    • C. I believe that the Canon of Scripture contains the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament, and the twenty-seven books of the New Testament.

      • 1. I reject all other writings' including the Apocrypha, as being uninspired. (Deut. 4:2)

      • 2. I believe that Special Revelation ceased with the completion of the Canon of Scripture. (Rev. 22:18-19)

    • D. I believe that the Bible should be interpreted in the literal, historical, and grammatical sense with the help of the Holy Spirit illuminating the believer, leading to a Dispensational approach to Scriptural interpretation. (Eph. 1:10; 3:2; Col. 1:25,26; 11 Tim. 2:15; John 20:31; 1 Cor. 2:10-12)

    • E. I believe that the Bible is the sole authority for all matters of faith and practice, and is without error in all matters of science, history, prophecy, morality, and any other matter on which it speaks. (II Sam. 7:28; Matt. 5:18; John 10:35; Romans 3:4)

  • II. Theology Proper - The Doctrine of God

    • A. The Doctrine of the Trinity

      • 1. I believe in the existence of one eternal, personal, living, triune God who is manifested in three distinct persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) being of the same divine essence, having the same divine attributes, and being co-existent and co-eternal with each other. (Gen. 1:1,26; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; John 1:1; l0:30; II Cor. 3:17; I Peter 1:2; I John 5:7)

      • 2. I believe that God is Spirit, and that He created the universe visible and invisible, in six solar days. (Gen. 1:1,31; 2:3; John 4:24; Ex. 20:11)

      • 3. I believe that the nature of God is reflected in His attributes

        • a. Self-existence (John 5:26; Ex. 3:14)

        • b. Immutability (James 1:17; Psalm 102:27)

        • c. Infinity (Psalm 145:3; Romans 11:33)

        • d. Eternity (Psalm 90:2; I Tim. 1:17)

        • e. Unity (Deut 6:4)

        • f. Immensity (Eph. 4:6)

          • (1) Omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10; Jer. 23:24)

          • (2) Omniscience (Psalm 139:1-6; I John 3:20)

          • (3) Omnipotence (Gen. 17:1; Psalm 115:3; Isaiah 26:4;Matt. 19:26; Rev. 19:6)

        • g. Holiness (Isaiah 6:1-4; I Peter 1:16)

        • h. Righteousness (I John 2:29; Rev. 16:5-7)

        • i. Goodness (Mark 10:18)

        • j. Truth (John 14:6; 16:13; 17:3; 1 John 5:20)

        • k. Love (Romans 8:35-39; I John 4:8,16)

    • B. God the Father

      • 1. I believe that God the Father exists eternally as the First Person of the Trinity (I Peter 1:2)

      • 2. I believe that He designed and directed the redemption pro- vided by Christ on the cross. (Eph. 1:3-6; John 3:16)

      • 3. I believe that He is the originator of both creation and the Scriptures. (Heb. 1:1-2)

      • 4. I believe that believers are in Him. (John 17:21)

    • C. Christology - The Doctrine of God the Son

      • 1. I Believe that Jesus Christ exists eternally as the Second Person of the Trinity, that He has no beginning or end, and is equal in essence and power with the Father. (Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-2; 17:5; Heb. 1:8)

      • 2. I believe that He is the agent and sustainer of Creation. (John 1:3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:3)

      • 3. I believe that Jesus Christ manifested Himself visibly in the Old Testament in the form of Christophanies (Gen. 16:10-13; Josh. 5:13-15)

      • 4. I believe that Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, thus becoming God incarnate, God in flesh.(Matt. 1:23)

        • a. Jesus was born of Mary through the miraculous conception of the Holy Spirit, thus preserving the sinlessness of Christ. (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35)

        • b. Through this incarnation, Jesus Christ became the God-man, one Person possessing both the divine and the human nature, each complete, with personality undivided, so that Jesus was and is not merely God and man, but rather the God-man. (John 8:58; Co. 2:9; Phi1 2:6)

        • c. While Christ was in the flesh on earth, He still had all the attributes of God. (John 1:48;3:13)

      • 5. I believe that Christ lived a sinless life even though He was tempted in all areas. (Matt 4:1-11; Heb. 4:15)

      • 6. I believe that Jesus Christ was incarnated in the flesh to be the substitutionary sacrifice for the human race. (Luke 19:10)

        • a. This sacrifice was initiated by God's love for the human race. (John 3:16; Romans 5:8)

        • b. This sacrifice was a ransom, paid to free men from the bondage of sin. (I Cor. 7:23; I Tim. 2:6)

        • c. This sacrifice was a sin-offering, the fulfillment of the Old Testament type, (Heb. 9:13-14;25-28), a propitiation to satisfy God's violated holiness, (Romans 3:25-26; I John 2:2), and a substitution, receiving the penalty which man deserves, (Isaiah 53:5-6; II Cor. 5:21).

        • d. This sacrifice, though sufficient for all, is effecient only for those who believe. (I Tim. 4:10; I John 2:2)

      • 7. I believe that Christ died for the sin of mankind, (I John 1:7), was buried, (Mark 15:42-47), arose the third day, (I Cor. 15:4), was seen of men for forty days afterward, (I Cor. 15:5-8), ascended into Heaven (Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9) and is seated at the right hand of the Father where He is now our High Priest and intercessor. (Heb. 4:14-16; 7:25; I John 2:1)

      • 8. I believe that the visible return of Christ to earth to rapture the saints is imminent. (I Cor. 15:52; I Thess. 4:13-5:4; II Peter 3:10; Acts 1:11)

      • 9. I believe that He indwells believers. (John 14:20; 17:26)

      • 10. I believe that believers abide in Him (John 14:20; Rom. 8:1)

    • D. Pneumatology - The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

      • 1. I believe that He exists eternally as the Third Person of the Trinity, that He has no beginning or end, and that He is equal in essence and power with God the Father and God the Son. (Matt. 28:19: Acts 5:3-4; I Peter 1:2)

      • 2. I believe that He is a Person, not a force or influence, and that He has all the attributes of God, including personality. (1 Cor. 12:4-6; 11 Cor. 3:17; John 14:26; Psalm 139:7-10; Luke 1:35; Eph. 4:30; John 15:13-14)

      • 3. I believe that the Holy Spirit was present and active in the creation of the universe. (Gen. 1:2,26; Job 26:13;33:4)

      • 4. I believe He participates in man's salvation because He con- victs of sin, righteousness and judgement; He regenerates, indwells, and seals. (John 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 2:16; Eph. 1:13-14).

      • 5. I believe that He fills, comforts, guides, illumines, and assures the believers. ( Eph. 5:18; John 14:16; Romans 8:14; I Cor. 2:12; Romans 8:16)

      • 6. I believe that He directs and empowers the church. (Acts - 13:2-4; 1 Cor. 12:4-11; Eph. 4:11; Acts 1:8)

      • 7. I believe that Spirit Baptism was a one time historic experience which never is to be repeated wherein Jesus Christ, as the administrator of it, baptized the New Testament assembly which He had begun, with the Holy Spirit, thereby empowering it. (Matt. 3:11; Luke 3:16; Matt 16:18; Acts 1:5,8; Eph. 4:5)

      • 8. I believe that the Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to believers for the edification of the assembly. (Rom. 12:6-8; I Cor. 12:1ff)

        • a. Some gifts were temporal, such as speaking in tongues, which served the purpose of providing a sign for the Jews (I Cor. 1:22; Acts 2:5; 10:44-46) and which ceased upon the completion of the Canon of Scripture. (I Cor. 13:8-12)

        • b. The filling of the Spirit today should be accompanied by the fruits of the Spirit. (Gal 5:22-23)

        • c. The Filling of the Spirit is accomplished by the surrender of the believer to God. (Gal. 5:25; Rom. 8:1,13,14)

  • III. Anthropology - The Doctrine of Man

    • A. I believe that man was created in the image of God on the sixth solar day of creation when God breathed into him the breath of life. (Gen. 1:26,27;2:7,21-24)

      • 1. Adam was created first, then Eve was created from the rib of man. (I Tim. 2:13-14)

      • 2. Man is a tripartite being, consisting of body, soul, and spirit. (Gen. 2:7; I Thess. 5:23; Heb. 4:12)

    • B. I believe that man was originally created in innocency, but had the choice of either going on with God, or rejecting God for sin. (Gen. 2:25;3: 1-24)

    • C. Mankind as a whole was in Adam seminally at Adam's creation. (Gen. 2:21-23: Rom. 5:12: 1 Cor. 15:22: Heb. 7:9-10)

  • IV. Harmartiology - The Doctrine of Sin

    • A. I believe that sin is a moral evil, the lack of conformity to the moral law of God. (Rom. 3:23; I John 3:4) The Bible defines sin as:

      • 1. Missing the mark - sin, (Rom. 3:9).

      • 2. Perversion - iniquity, (Psalm 106:6).

      • 3. Passing over God's boundary of law - transgression, (Job 31:33).

      • 4. Rebellion - lawlessness, (I Tim. 1:9).

      • 5. Falling aside from the truth - fault, (Gal 6:1)

      • . 6. Disobeying - disobedience, (Rom. 5: 19) .

      • 7. Being remiss on obligations - debt, (Matt. 6 :12).

    • B. I believe that Lucifer is the author of sin. (Gen. 3; Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28: 14-18)

    • C. I believe that sin is not eternal, but entered the world after the fall of Satan through his temptation of man, and that man sinned by his own free will. (Gen. 3: Rom. 5: 12-l9; I Cor. 15:21-22)

    • D. I believe that sin extends universally to all men both in their actions and in its penalty because all men were present in Adam and therefore participated in Adam's sin. (I Kings 8:46; Psalm 143:2; Rom. 3:9-18,23; Heb. 7:5)

    • E. I believe that the sin of man has affected all of creation. (Rom. 8: 19-23)

    • F. I believe that the penalty for sin in man has resulted in physical death, spiritual death, and eternal death in the Lake of Fire. (Gen. 2:17; 3:19; 5:5; Rom. 5:12-17; Gal. 3:13; Ezekie1 18:4; Eph. 2:1,5; 11 Thess. 1:9; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:10-15)

    • G. I believe that as a result of the universality of sin and its penalty that there is a universal need for atonement. (John 3:16)

  • V. Soteriology - The Doctrine of Salvation

    • A. I believe that salvation was made possible by Christ's shedding of blood in His sacrifice for mankind upon the cross. (Heb. 9:13, 14,22,25-28)

    • B. I believe that man is incapable of saving himself. (Eph.2:9; Rom. 3:20)

    • C. I believe that salvation is provided by the grace of God. (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 5:8; Titus 2:11)

    • D. I believe that salvation is accomplished by a repentance from sin, (Acts 2:38) and a belief in and acceptance of Jesus Christ as an individual's personal Lord and Savior. (Acts 16:31; Rom. 10:13)

    • E. I believe that at the point of salvation several actions occur.

      • 1. Repentance - a change of mind away from sin and towards God. (Acts 2:38; 3:19; Heb. 6:1; 1 Thess. 1:9; Acts 11:18; 11 Tim. 2:24 - 26)

      • 2. Faith - the knowledge of and trust in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scriptures for salvation. (Rom. 10:8-17; Eph. 2:8; Acts 16:31; 1 John 5:9-13; Rom. 3:28)

      • 3. Conversion - the change in the mind of the sinner in which he turns away from sin ( repentance) and to Christ (faith). (Acts 3:19; Mark 4:12)

      • 4. Regeneration - being "born again" by God through the agency of the Holy Spirit and the instrument of the Word of God. (Titus 3:5; John 1:12-13; 3:8; 5:21 1 Peter 1:23)

      • 5. Justification - the judicial act by which God declares a man to be righteous, and extends to him the imparted righteousness of Jesus Christ. (Rom. 3:22,24-26; 5:1,9,18-19)

      • 6. Sanctification - to be ''set apart" from sin and unto Christ.

        • a. He has been sanctified in the past at salvation when the penalty of his sins was paid for by the blood of Christ. The result is that he is holy. (I Cor. 1:2; Heb. 10:10, 14; 13:12)

        • b. He is sanctified presently in a progressive manner when the power of sin is overcome by the Word of God. The result is a holy walk towards perfection. (John 17:17; Rom. 12:1,2; IICor. 3:18; Eph. 5:26)

        • c. He will be completely sanctified in the future glory so that there will be no presence of sin. (Phil. 1:6; I Thess. 3:12,13; 1 John 3:2)

      • 7. Adoption - becoming a son of God with all the rights and privaledges of a legal son. (John 1:12; Rom. 8:15-17; Gal. 4:4-7)

    • F. I believe that God, in eternity past, chose certain individuals on no merit of their own to be recipients of salvation through Christ (with all its blessings and obligations) and that while everyone deserves to receive the just rewards of his sin, God showed His grace in saving some individuals. (Rom. 8:29; John 15:16; Eph. 1:4; Acts 2-47; 13:48; I Thess. 1:4; I Peter 1:2)

      • 1. I believe that God's purposes also include man's responsibility to believe as wel1. (John 6:37)

      • 2. I believe that man is a free moral agent, and that God does not refuse salvation to any who come to Him. (Rom. 10:9,10,13; Rev. 22:17)

      • 3. I believe that no man is "predestined to Hell". Man goes there by his own rejection of Jesus Christ. (II Peter 3:9; Titus 2:11; John 1:9; Matt. 23:37; Mark 16:16; John 3:18-20; Rev. 22:8)

      • 4. I believe that the Christian has a sacred obligation to witness for the Lord. (Rom. 10:14-15; Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Acts 1: 8)

    • G. I believe that God secures the final salvation of all those who believe (eternal security). (Jude 24; Heb. 7:25; John 3:16,18; John 10:28-29; Phil 1:6; Rom. 8:1)

  • VI. Ecclesiology - The Doctrine of the Church

    • A. I believe that the New Testament church is an organized, autonomous assembly of immersed believers, having New Testament officers, practicing New Testament ordinances, and actively engaged in carrying out the Great Commission.

    • B. I believe that the New Testament church is the program and institution of God during this present dispensation (Matt. 18:15-20; Acts 2:42,47; 13:2; Eph. 4:12), that part of Jesus' plan while on earth was to establish this institution (Matt. 16:18) and that for a New Testament Christian to be obedient, he must be a member of, and work through his local assembly. (I Tim. 3: 14-15; Acts 2:41,47; Matt. 28: 19-20)

    • C. I believe that Christ is the Head of the church. (Eph. 1:22-23; 4:15; 5:23)

    • D. I believe that the authority of the church is the Word of God. (11 Tim. 3:14-17)

    • E. I believe that the membership of the church is restricted to immersed believers. (Acts 2:38,41)

    • F. I believe that the New Testament church has two Scriptural offices: Pastor and Deacon. (I Tim. 3)

      • 1. I believe that the function of the pastor is described by the various words used of the office.

        • a. Elder - the president of the assembly, the leader of the church. (I Tim. 5:17; Titus 1:5)

        • b. Bishop - the superintendent of a working force, the overseer of the assembly. (I Tim. 3: 1-2; Acts 20:28)

        • c. Shepherd - one who guards, feeds, leads, and protects. (I Peter 5:2-4)

        • d. Preacher ( I Tim. 2:7)

        • e. Teacher (Eph. 4:11; I Tim. 3:2)

      • 2. I believe that the function of a deacon is described by the meaning of the word "deacon". He is to serve. (Acts 6:1-7; Acts 8: 12)

      • 3. I believe that both the pastor and the deacon should live up to those qualifications listed in I Tim. 3.

    • G. I believe that the New Testament church has two Scriptural ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

      • 1. I believe that baptism is a memorial of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Pom. 6:4)

      • 2. I believe that baptism identifies the believer's union with Christ. (Acts 2:41)

      • 3. I believe that Scriptural baptism must meet four requirements.

        • a. Proper subject - only a saved individual. (Acts 8:36-38)

        • b. Proper mode - immersion. (Mark 1:10; John 3:23; Acts 8:38; Rom. 6:4)

        • c. Proper authority - the local assembly. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41)

        • d. Proper administrator - one chosen by the assembly who possesses Scriptural baptism. (John 4:2; Acts 9:18; 1 Cor. 1:14)

      • 4. I believe that baptism places the individual into the membership of that particualr assembly. (Acts 2:41; I Cor. 12:13)

      • 5. I believe that the only baptism which exists today is water baptism. (Eph. 4:5)

      • 6. I believe that the Lord's Supper is a memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Jesus on the cross. (Luke 22:19-20)

      • 7. I believe that the Lord's Supper is to be administered by a local assembly. (Matt. 26:20; I Cor. 11:18)

      • 8. I believe that the Lord's Supper is only for those who are in a right relationship with God, and ought therefore be participated in only by those who are saved, and obedient in the areas of baptism and church membership. (I Cor. 11:27-31)

      • 9. I believe that the ordinances are for believers only, and are not a means of grace. (Eph. 2:8-9)

    • H. I believe that new churches are to be mothered by established churches, with the established church sending out a man with the authority to organize the new assembly. (Acts 13:2-5)

    • I. I believe that the New Testament church is to be independent and autonomous. (I Cor. 5:12-13; Acts 6:1-6; Matt. 18:15-17; I Cor. 6:1-5)

    • J. I believe that the New Testament church is the body of Christ (I Cor. 12:13,27) and will ultimately be the Bride of Christ. (Eph. 5:23-27; Rev. 19:7-10)

    • K. I believe that the following distinctives are true of all New Testament Baptist churches.

      • 1. The Bible is the only rule of faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16-17; Rev. 22:18-19)

      • 2. All church members must be both regenerated and immersed. (Acts 2:41)

      • 3. The autonomy of the local assembly. (Matt. 18:15-20)

      • 4. The priesthood of the believer. (I Peter 2:9)

      • 5. Soul liberty. (Phil. 2:12-13)

      • 6. Immersion and the Lord's Supper are the only two ordinances. (Matt. 28:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:17-32)

      • 7. The separation of church and state. (Acts 5:29)

      • 8. Ethical and ecclesiastical separation. (II Cor 6:17; 11 Thess. 3:6; Acts 2:42; Eph. 5:11)

    • L. I believe that the New Testament church has been in existence continually since its institution by Christ during His earthly ministry. (Matt. 16:18)

  • VII. Angelology - The Doctrine of Angels

    • A. I believe that God created spirit beings at the beginning of creation. These beings have personality with superhuman power and intelligence. They are innumerable and everlasting. (Dan. 7:10; Luke 20:36; Col. 1:16; I Tim. S:21: II Peter 2:11)

    • B. I believe that the highest of God's created beings was Lucifer. He acted as the covering cherub and was near the throne of God. He was the originator of sin in the universe by reason of his pride. (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19)

    • C. I believe that when Satan fell he took a portion of the angelic host with him, and their combined efforts are to hinder man's temporal and eternal welfare. These fallen angels have different ranks and some are reserved in darkness for judgement, and some are free to roam the earth. (Gen. 3; Eph. 6:12,15; I Peter 5:8; Rev. 12:4; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6)

    • D. I believe that those angels which did not fall were confirmed in holiness, and have the function of serving God and ministering to believers.(Psalm 103:20; Dan. 6:22: Heb. 1:14)

  • VIII. Eschatology - The Doctrine of Last Things

    • A. I believe that as a result of sin every individual (except those raptured) will face physical death; that it is merely a separation and does not mean annihilation or non-existence. (Gen. 3:19; 35:18; Ecc. 3:2; 1 Cor. 15:22; Heb. 9:27)

    • B. I believe that the prophetic calendar will be as follows:

      • 1. I believe in the imminent return of Christ in the air to rapture the saints. (Rev. 4:1; I Cor. 15:51-54; Titus 2:13; Matt. 24)

        • a. I believe that those who have died in the Lord will be raised first, and then those saints which are alive will be taken up with them. (I Thess. 4:16-17)

        • b. I believe that following the rapture, the saints will appear before the judgement seat of Christ to receive rewards according to their works. (I Cor. 3:13-15; 4:5; 11 Cor. 5:10)

        • c. I believe that the judgement seat of Christ will be followed by the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. (Rev. 19:7-10)

      • 2. I believe that following the rapture, the seven year Tribulation will take place (Daniel's 70th week) during which time God will pour out His wrath upon the unbelieving. (Dan. 9:24- 27; Rev. 14:14-19)

        • a. I believe that the Tribulation will be brought on by the removal of the Holy Spirit, and will culminate in the presence and activity of the Antichrist. (II Thess. 2:7- 10; Dan. 7:8; 25-27; 11:37)

        • b. I believe that in the middle of the seven years God will usher in the Great Tribulation. (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:15-22)

        • c. I believe that during the Tribulation a multitude of Jews and Gentiles will be saved. (Dan. 12:1; Jer. 30:7; Zech. 12:10; 13:1; Rom. 11:26; Rev. 7:3-17)

      • 3. I believe that the Tribulation will be terminated by the return of Christ to the earth when He defeats the armies of the world at Armageddon. (Zech. 14:1-4; Rev. 16:16; 19:11-21)

      • 4. I believe at this time that Satan will be bound and cast into the bottomless pit for 1000 years. (Rev. 20:1-3)

      • 5. I believe that at this time God will judge the nations for their treatment of the Jews. (Joel 3:1-2; Matt. 25:31-46)

      • 6. I believe that God's Millennial Kingdom will be literally es- tablished at this time, that Christ will rule and reign as King along with His saints, and that this will be a time of great blessing. (Dan. 2:44; Luke 21:31; Zech. 14:9; Isaiah 11; 32; Rev. 5:10)

      • 7. I believe that at the close of the Millennial Kingdom, Satan will be loosed and will deceive the nations. This final rebellion will end as Christ destroys those who make war against Him, and casts Satan into the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 20:3-10)

      • 8. I believe that fallen angels will be judged by Christ and His saints and cast into the Lake of Fire. (Matt. 25:41; I Cor. 6:3; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6) 9. I believe that all those who are unsaved will be resurrected to stand at the Great White Throne Judgement and be judged for their rejection of Christ. At this time they will be cast into the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 20:11-15)

      • 10. I believe that the present earth and heaven will be destroyed, and a new Heaven and Earth created. (II Peter 3:7-13; Rev. 21:1-5)

      C. I believe that the eternal state of the lost will be the Lake of Fire, which will last forever as a place of torment and punishment. (Matt. 18:3; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:23-28; Rev. 14:11; 20:10)

    • D. I believe that the eternal state of the redeemed will be the new Heaven and Earth which will center around the New Jerusalem, (Rev. 21:1-27; 22:1-5) where they will live in the presence of God forever. (Isaiah 66:35)

  • IX. Practical Theology

    • A. I am opposed to Neo-Evangelicalism, Liberalism, Ecumenicism and the Charismatic movement. (I Cor. 5:11; II Cor. 6:17; Eph. 5:11)

    • B. I am opposed to divorce and remarriage. (Mal. 3:15-16; Gen. 2:23- 24; Rom. 7:1-3; Mark 10:9)

    • C. I am opposed to the use of alcoholic beverages, even in moderation. (Prov. 20:1; 23:31; Hab. 2:15; Eph. 5:18)

    • D. I am opposed to the modern "healing" movement. (Acts 3:12; I Cor. 10:31; Eph. 5:11; James 5:14-16)


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