Confession of Faith
We are an autonomous congregation of needy sinners who meet together for the purpose of the worship of God through the LORD Jesus Christ, and for the edification of one another according to the Word of God, our sole authority for faith and practice.
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
The true church is not a building, but a body of elect, redeemed, justified, and called out ones, who have been made a kingdom of priests unto God, by the perfect obedience unto death of the LORD Jesus.
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelation 1:6)
The LORD Jesus Christ sanctified Himself, when He appeared once to put away sin by that one offering of Himself as a sacrifice for sin, by which He has fully finished and suffered all things God required for the salvation of His elect, and removed all rites, shadows, and types of the Old Testament, and is now entered within the veil into the holy of holies, which is the presence of God. He has therefore made His people a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up Spiritual Sacrifice acceptable to God through Him.
So satisfactory was the work of the LORD Jesus Christ, that simultaneous to His effectual death on the cross, God the Father once for all justified (acquitted and declared righteous) every one of the elect, in one time, one place, and by THE ONE Sacrifice of the LORD Jesus Christ.
John 4:23-24; John 17:19; Romans 5:19; Ephesians 5:2; Colossians 1:20; Ephesians 2:14; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 5:7-12; Hebrews 8:1; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 10:14; 1 Peter 2:5
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth [Christ]:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth."
"And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the Truth."
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One [Christ] shall many be made righteous."
"And walk in Love [Christ], as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour."
"And, having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
“For He is our peace, Who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;”
"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.”
"Who in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared; Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; And being made perfect, He became the Author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him; Called of God an High Priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of Whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the Oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.”
"Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an High Priest, Who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;"
"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:"
"For by One offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."
1 Peter 2:5
"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up Spiritual Sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”