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NLCF Statement of Belief

MISSION STATEMENT

Being compelled by the Holy Spirit, who is our guide into God's truth, we graciously yield to him in penning this statement of mission. With all sincerity, we give ourselves to our Father through His son Jesus Christ, to the unfeigned love for the brethren, provoking one another in love as well as hastening to help carry each other's burden. We humbly position our hearts to hear our brother's cry for help, that we may aid him whatsoever manner is required at the time. Motivated by scripture that we lead a life worthy of God's call, we pray for divine guidance in fulfilling Christ's call to the Great Commission, to compel men to be saved.
May we always abide in Faith, Hope and Love.


We Believe:


THE SCRIPTURES: We believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God, are the revelation of God to man, and are the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

THE GODHEAD: We believe God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth, and in whom all things have their source, support, and end. There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, equal in power and glory.

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD: We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He is The Son of God; we believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death as our substitute, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, separate and distinct from God the Father and God the Son. The Spirit is personal and is God, the third person of the Holy Trinity.

THE CREATION OF MEN AND HIS FALL: We believe God created men in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, both physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which results in actual transgression. Man is a sinner, fallen from original righteousness.

ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH: We believe the Bible teaches that salvation is by grace, a free gift of God to all those who believe in Christ. Those who receive Christ by faith have their sins forgiven and become children of God, a new creation in Christ Jesus.

SALVATION: We believe salvation is a free gift from God; no one can add anything to the completed work of Christ to receive it. It is received by faith and faith alone. Man is justified by faith in the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, resulting in a supernatural work of the new birth. Man is not justified by trying to keep the Ten Commandments; he is not justified by works, by self-effort or by natural development from within.

WATER BAPTISM: We believe that baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection; and is a public confession of the new believer's faith in Christ.

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.

SANCTIFICATION: We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see The Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the rapture of the Church when we will receive a glorified body. Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication into God.

DIVINE HEALING: We believe divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. Healing is for physically ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the Church today.

THE RESURRECTION OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: We believe in the rapture of the Church which the Bible calls the blessed hope of the believer. It involves the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of The Lord. His coming is imminent. When He comes for the Church, "The dead in Chris shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet The Lord in the air" (Thessalonians 4: 16-18).

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION: We believe that all men who reject Christ and do not conform to the plan of God for man will pay the eternal death penalty for sin, will be resurrected from the dead to immortality, will be judged at the great white throne of judgment and will be punished with everlasting damnation in the lake of fire. The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire; and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance.

SATAN: We believe that the devil exists, and he is the real enemy of Christians.

THE CHURCH: We believe the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that the local church on Earth should take its character from this conception of the Church and, therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership. The true Church is made up of all those individuals who have put their trust in Christ ad their Savior; it is not merely the attending of church or having a name on the membership list that make one a member of Christ's true Church. Only the transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the heart of the repentant sinner qualifies one for membership in the true body of Christ.

THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE CHURCH IS:
a) To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world and enforcing Satan's defeat.
b) To be a corporate body in which man worship God.
c) To be a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
d) To be Soul Winner

MARRIAGE: We believe marriage shall be performed between a man and a woman only. (a) There shall be no same sex marriages or unions performed by this ministry, as this is not permitted by God's Holy Word. God does not sanctify this and neither shall this ministry. (b) Marriage between a man and woman who are not evenly yoked, one being saved and the other of the world, shall not be performed by this ministry. (c) The man and woman must proclaim that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.