Kentucky Mountain Mission & Lee County Rec. Center - Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be the plenary, verbally inspired Word of God, absolutely authoritative and infallible, and the only rule of faith and practice for the Christian.
We believe in one God existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, bodily resurrection and ascension, present intercession for us at the right hand of God the Father, His imminent premillenial return for His saints, and His coming again to earth in power and great glory.
We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead; that He makes His abode in every born again believer at the time of conversion, and that He came, not to magnify Himself, but to bring honor and glory to our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling and power the yielded Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe that God can and does heal today in accordance with His will in answer to believing prayer, but we believe that the complete deliverance of our infirmity or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection. We do not believe that physical healing is purchased by the Atonement.
We believe that some gifts of the Holy Spirit to men, such as speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism of the Spirit nor of the filling of the Spirit.
We believe in the total depravity of the human race and that only by grace through faith in Christ's substitutionary death on the cross can man be saved or approach unto God.
We believe that God instituted the marriage relationship between one man and one woman, and thus created a model for the biblical family. We further believe that it is God's design for the sexual relationship to exist exclusively within the context of marriage and that it is totally against the command and Word of God to pervert this order. We believe that homosexuality, lesbianism, premarital sexual relationships, adulterous relationships and all other relationships are contrary to the Word of God and are not acceptable as "alternate" lifestyles.
We believe that salvation is eternal, full, and complete. We believe that the Christian is kept eternally secure by God's faithfulness and power, and that although he may lose his fellowship with the Lord, he cannot lose his sonship.
We believe that born again believers possess two natures, and that they may be victorious over the old nature by yielding to the power of the Holy Spirit in the new nature, but that eradication of the old nature in this life is, according to Scripture, impossible.
We believe that the true Church is composed of all born again believers, united by the Holy Spirit into one body, and that it is the responsibility of each believer to seek to win others to Christ.
We believe that the local church is the center of God's plan and strategy for this age and that all who profess salvation should be properly related to it.
We believe that Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord's supper to be observed under the auspices of the local church until He comes.
We believe in a literal place called Heaven, a place of eternal, conscious bliss for the redeemed.
We believe in a literal place called Hell, prepared for the devil and his angels, a place of eternal, conscious torment for the lost.
We believe that there is a personal devil, a being of great cunning who can exert vast power only so far as God suffers him to do so, and who shall ultimately be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.