What We Believe

CONCERNING THE WHOLE BIBLE:

The basis of the church is founded in the belief that all Scriptures, both Old Testament and New Testament, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man.

The scriptures are infallible and are the authoritative rules of faith and conduct that shall be fully and completely applicable to all members of Ebenezer Gospel Assembly (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21)
 

CONCERNING THE HOLY TRINITY:

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (II Corinthians 13:14).

CONCERNING GOD:
There is but one living and true God, who is a Spirit, and is the Father of all creation.

The body acknowledges that God is the Creator and Ruler of all things, visible and invisible. In Him we live, move, and have our being (John 1:1, Acts 17:24-28, Colossians 1:16-17).


CONCERNING THE DEITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST:
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and there is a basis of fact for such belief:

His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31,35), His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26, I Peter 2:22),

His performance of miracles (Acts 2:22, 10:38), His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection
His ascension to the right hand of his Father.

His vicarious and atoning death (1 Corinthians 15:3, II Corinthians 5:21),

His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, II Corinthians 15:4)

His ascension to the right hand of His Father (Acts 1:9, Hebrews 1: 3, Hebrews 12:2),

His personal and future return to the earth (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16- 18).

CONCERNING THE HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person sent into the world from the Father through the mediation of the Son

The Holy Spirit is the inspiration of truth

(II Peter 1:21, II Timothy 3:17-17).

The Holy Spirit is the reprover of sin and awakens the conscience mind (John 16:8).

The Holy Spirit is a renewer and regenerator of souls in the process of salvation (Titus 3:5).

The Holy Spirit is the sanctifier (I Peter 1:2).

The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, a comfort to the penitent and the obedient believer (Acts 5:32).

The Holy Spirit is a witness of adoption (Romans 8:15).

The Holy Spirit is the seal and earnest of the saint's inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-114).

The Holy Spirit dwells in every Believer (I Corinthians 3:1 6-17) at the appearing of Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior.

The Holy Spirit will quicken the bodies of the saints into immortality (Romans 8:11)

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven (Matthew 12:31-32, Mark 3:28-30)

CONCERNING SALVATION:
We believe that mankind's only hope of redemption is through the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Salvation is received through the repentance of sin toward God and faith of Jesus Christ as Lord and Redeemer.

Being justified by faith of Jesus Christ, a repentant sinner has access to grace and peace with the Father (Romans 5:1).

By grace, through faith of Jesus Christ, mankind receives salvation (Luke 24:27 I John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15,

CONCERNING SANCTIFICATION:
We believe that sanctification is an act, whereby the repentant sinner, is set aside from evil and sinful conduct and remains separated for the use, dedication, and purpose of God. (Romans 12:1-2, I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 13:12).

Sanctification is manifested in the Christian by the Christian's identification with Christ, the death of Christ, resurrection, and in offering every faculty of the Christian, fully and continually, to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1, Galatians 2:20, Acts 26:18).

CONCERNING THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: 
We believe that each Christian Believer is entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire.

A baptism of the Holy Spirit both endues and imbues the Christian with power, for life and service unto the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Concurrent with a baptismal of the Holy Spirit is the bestowment of the gifts and the uses of those gifts in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, I Corinthians 1:1-31, I Corinthians 12:1-12).

The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial signs of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4).

CONCERNING A HOLY LIFE:
The Scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

By the power of the Holy Spirit a Christian is able to obey the command: "Be ye holy for I am Holy (I Peter 1:15-16).

CONCERNING DIVINE HEALING:
We believe that divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and in the privileges of all Believers (Isaiah 53:4-15, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16).

CONCERNING HEAVEN:
According to the promise of God, the Christian is to look for a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness (1 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:22).

CONCERNING HELL:    
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.

Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone (Matt 25:46, Mark 9:43, Revelation 19:20)

CONCERNING THE CHURCH:
The Church is the Body of Christ; the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointment for the fulfillment of the Church's great commission.

Each Christian, who is born of the Holy Spirit, is an integral part of the Church (General Assembly) of the first born, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22, 2:22, Hebrews 12:23).

CONCERNING JUSTIFICATION:
A judicial act of God whereby He justly declares righteous the individual who believes in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.

A new life is made accessible through acquittal. The obstacles of sin and guilt are removed when the sinner is justified or declared righteous. New life is made actual through impartation by the act of God and the agency of the Spirit.

New life is made active through dedication to the service of God (Romans 3:28, 5:1, James 2:18.).

CONCERNING THE BLESSED HOPE:
The blessed hope is the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ. The dead will be raised and those who are living at the coming of Christ will be translated together.

The resurrection is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, I Corinthians 15:51-52).