Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the trinity of the Godhead; That the eternally existing God has manifested himself in three persons: God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit, yet without division of nature, but rather, one true God.
1 John 5:7)

I John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word, became flesh by being born of a virgin, and that He was and is both God and Man, one person with two natures. We believe that He bodily resurrected on the third day and that His position is redeemer, Lord, and Judge. Jesus is the Son of God, and as such is the very God, The great I AM, Jehovah God.
(John 1)

John 1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2: The same was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 1:6: ¶There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John 1:7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
John 1:8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John 1:9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John 1:10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
John 1:11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
John 1:13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 1:15: ¶John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
John 1:16: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
John 1:17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
John 1:19: ¶And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
John 1:20: And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
John 1:21: And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
John 1:22: Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
John 1:23: He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
John 1:24: And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
John 1:25: And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
John 1:26: John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
John 1:27: He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
John 1:28: These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
John 1:29: ¶The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John 1:30: This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
John 1:31: And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
John 1:32: And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
John 1:33: And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
John 1:34: And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
John 1:35: ¶Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
John 1:36: And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
John 1:37: And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
John 1:38: Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
John 1:39: He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
John 1:40: One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
John 1:41: He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
John 1:42: And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
John 1:43: ¶The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
John 1:44: Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
John 1:45: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
John 1:46: And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
John 1:47: Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
John 1:48: Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.
John 1:49: Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
John 1:50: Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see greater things than these.
John 1:51: And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

(John 5)

John 5:1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
John 5:2: Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
John 5:3: In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
John 5:4: For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
John 5:5: And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
John 5:6: When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
John 5:7: The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
John 5:8: Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:9: And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
John 5:10: ¶The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
John 5:11: He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
John 5:12: Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
John 5:13: And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
John 5:14: Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
John 5:15: The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
John 5:16: And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
John 5:17: ¶But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
John 5:18: Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
John 5:19: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 5:20: For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
John 5:21: For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
John 5:22: For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
John 5:23: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
John 5:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 5:25: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
John 5:26: For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
John 5:27: And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
John 5:28: Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
John 5:29: And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
John 5:30: I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John 5:31: If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
John 5:32: ¶There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
John 5:33: Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
John 5:34: But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.
John 5:35: He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.
John 5:36: ¶But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.
John 5:37: And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.
John 5:38: And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.
John 5:39: ¶Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 5:40: And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
John 5:41: I receive not honour from men.
John 5:42: But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
John 5:43: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 5:44: How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John 5:45: Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.
John 5:46: For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
John 5:47: But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?

(Luke 2)

Luke 2:1: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Luke 2:2: (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Luke 2:3: And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Luke 2:4: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Luke 2:5: To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Luke 2:6: And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luke 2:7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Luke 2:8: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2:9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:10: And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Luke 2:11: For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:12: And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luke 2:13: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luke 2:14: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:15: And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Luke 2:16: And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Luke 2:17: And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
Luke 2:18: And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
Luke 2:19: But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
Luke 2:20: And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Luke 2:21: And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Luke 2:22: And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;
Luke 2:23: (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
Luke 2:24: And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
Luke 2:25: And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
Luke 2:26: And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Luke 2:27: And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,
Luke 2:28: Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,
Luke 2:29: Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:
Luke 2:30: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Luke 2:31: Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
Luke 2:32: A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Luke 2:33: And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.
Luke 2:34: And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
Luke 2:35: (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Luke 2:36: And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
Luke 2:37: And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Luke 2:38: And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
Luke 2:39: And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
Luke 2:40: And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Luke 2:41: Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.
Luke 2:42: And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
Luke 2:43: And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
Luke 2:44: But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
Luke 2:45: And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
Luke 2:46: And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
Luke 2:47: And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
Luke 2:48: And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
Luke 2:49: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
Luke 2:50: And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.
Luke 2:51: And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
Luke 2:52: And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

We believe in the vicarious, literal, physical death of Jesus and that we receive remission of sins through his Blood. His blood then makes atonement for all our sin.
Hebrews 9)

Hebrews 9:4: Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
Hebrews 9:5: And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
Hebrews 9:6: Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Hebrews 9:7: But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Hebrews 9:8: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Hebrews 9:9: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Hebrews 9:10: Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Hebrews 9:11: But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Hebrews 9:12: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Hebrews 9:13: For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Hebrews 9:14: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:15: And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Hebrews 9:16: For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Hebrews 9:17: For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Hebrews 9:18: Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
Hebrews 9:19: For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Hebrews 9:20: Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Hebrews 9:21: Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
Hebrews 9:22: And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Hebrews 9:23: It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Hebrews 9:24: 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:
Hebrews 9:25: Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Hebrews 9:26: For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Hebrews 9:27: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Hebrews 9:28: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired inerrant, infallible Word of God, both the Old and New Testaments. Additionally, the Bible is our authority for faith and practice in local New Testament churches. God has preserved His word as promised, in the English through the Authorised Version, the King James Version 1611.
2 Tim 3:16, 17)

II Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
II Timothy 3:17: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

We believe all men are born into sin, that they have a sinful nature, and that they must repent and accept salvation by grace through faith in Christ, not external works. Furthermore, their salvation will be evidenced by a changed nature and desire to do God's will.
(Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:8, 9)

Romans 3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Ephesians 2:8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians 2:9: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

We believe in the eternal security of the believer. Once a person is saved, God, the author of his salvation is also the one who retains it, grants eternal blessedness and a literal heaven for the redeemed.
John 10)

John 10:1: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:2: But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10:3: To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
John 10:4: And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
John 10:5: And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
John 10:6: This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
John 10:7: Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
John 10:8: All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
John 10:9: I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:11: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:12: But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
John 10:13: The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
John 10:14: I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:15: As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
John 10:16: And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
John 10:17: Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
John 10:18: No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
John 10:19: ¶There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
John 10:20: And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
John 10:21: Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
John 10:22: ¶And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
John 10:23: And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
John 10:24: Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
John 10:25: Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
John 10:26: But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
John 10:28: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 10:29: My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John 10:30: I and my Father are one.
John 10:31: Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
John 10:32: Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
John 10:33: The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
John 10:34: Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
John 10:35: If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
John 10:36: Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
John 10:37: If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
John 10:38: But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
John 10:39: Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
John 10:40: And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
John 10:41: And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
John 10:42: And many believed on him there.

We believe in eternal damnation and a literal, fiery hell for the lost who reject Christ.
Luke 16)

Luke 16:1: And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
Luke 16:2: And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Luke 16:3: Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
Luke 16:4: I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Luke 16:5: So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
Luke 16:6: And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Luke 16:7: Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
Luke 16:8: And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
Luke 16:9: And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
Luke 16:10: He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Luke 16:11: If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
Luke 16:12: And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Luke 16:13: ¶No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Luke 16:14: And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luke 16:15: And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
Luke 16:16: The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
Luke 16:17: And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.
Luke 16:18: Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
Luke 16:19: ¶There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Luke 16:20: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luke 16:21: And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luke 16:22: And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Luke 16:23: And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luke 16:24: And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luke 16:25: But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Luke 16:26: And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Luke 16:27: Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:
Luke 16:28: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Luke 16:29: Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luke 16:30: And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luke 16:31: And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

We believe in the literal, physical, premillennial return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4 & 5)

I Thessalonians 4

I Thessalonians 4:1: Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
I Thessalonians 4:2: For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
I Thessalonians 4:3: For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
I Thessalonians 4:4: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
I Thessalonians 4:5: Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
I Thessalonians 4:6: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
I Thessalonians 4:7: For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
I Thessalonians 4:8: He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
I Thessalonians 4:9: But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
I Thessalonians 4:10: And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
I Thessalonians 4:11: And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
I Thessalonians 4:12: That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
I Thessalonians 4:13: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
I Thessalonians 4:14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
I Thessalonians 4:15: For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
I Thessalonians 4:16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
I Thessalonians 4:17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
I Thessalonians 4:18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

I Thessalonians 5

I Thessalonians 5:1: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
I Thessalonians 5:2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
I Thessalonians 5:3: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
I Thessalonians 5:4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
I Thessalonians 5:5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
I Thessalonians 5:6: Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
I Thessalonians 5:7: For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
I Thessalonians 5:8: But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
I Thessalonians 5:9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
I Thessalonians 5:10: Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
I Thessalonians 5:11: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
I Thessalonians 5:12: And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
I Thessalonians 5:13: And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
I Thessalonians 5:14: Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
I Thessalonians 5:15: See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
I Thessalonians 5:16: Rejoice evermore.
I Thessalonians 5:17: Pray without ceasing.
I Thessalonians 5:18: In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I Thessalonians 5:19: Quench not the Spirit.
I Thessalonians 5:20: Despise not prophesyings.
I Thessalonians 5:21: Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
I Thessalonians 5:22: Abstain from all appearance of evil.
I Thessalonians 5:23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 5:24: Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
I Thessalonians 5:25: Brethren, pray for us.
I Thessalonians 5:26: Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
I Thessalonians 5:27: I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.
I Thessalonians 5:28: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. The first epistle unto the Thessalonians was written from Athens.

We believe in the Biblical authority of the local, autonomous, independent church, from which all missionaries are commissioned and sent forth.
(Matthew 16)

Matthew 16

Matthew 16:1: The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
Matthew 16:2: He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.
Matthew 16:3: And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
Matthew 16:4: A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Matthew 16:5: And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
Matthew 16:6: ¶Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Matthew 16:7: And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
Matthew 16:8: Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
Matthew 16:9: Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Matthew 16:10: Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
Matthew 16:11: How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?
Matthew 16:12: Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
Matthew 16:13: ¶When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Matthew 16:14: And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
Matthew 16:15: He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Matthew 16:16: And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Matthew 16:17: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 16:18: And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Matthew 16:19: And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 16:20: Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
Matthew 16:21: ¶From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matthew 16:22: Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
Matthew 16:23: But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Matthew 16:24: ¶Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew 16:25: For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 16:26: For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:27: For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Matthew 16:28: Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Acts 13

Acts 13:1: Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
Acts 13:2: As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Acts 13:3: And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
Acts 13:4: ¶So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
Acts 13:5: And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
Acts 13:6: And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
Acts 13:7: Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
Acts 13:8: But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.
Acts 13:9: Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
Acts 13:10: And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
Acts 13:11: And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Acts 13:12: Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
Acts 13:13: Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.
Acts 13:14: ¶But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
Acts 13:15: And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
Acts 13:16: Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.
Acts 13:17: The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
Acts 13:18: And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.
Acts 13:19: And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.
Acts 13:20: And after that he gave unto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.
Acts 13:21: And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.
Acts 13:22: And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.
Acts 13:23: Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
Acts 13:24: When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
Acts 13:25: And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
Acts 13:26: Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.
Acts 13:27: For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
Acts 13:28: And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.
Acts 13:29: And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.
Acts 13:30: But God raised him from the dead:
Acts 13:31: And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
Acts 13:32: And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
Acts 13:33: God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
Acts 13:34: And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.
Acts 13:35: Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Acts 13:36: For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
Acts 13:37: But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
Acts 13:38: ¶Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
Acts 13:39: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
Acts 13:40: Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
Acts 13:41: Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.
Acts 13:42: And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
Acts 13:43: Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Acts 13:44: ¶And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
Acts 13:45: But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
Acts 13:46: Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.
Acts 13:47: For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.
Acts 13:48: And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
Acts 13:49: And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.
Acts 13:50: But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
Acts 13:51: But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.
Acts 13:52: And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

We believe all believers are called into a life of separation from all worldly practices, places, and alliances and unto a life wholly sanctified to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 John 2)

I John 2

I John 2:1: My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
I John 2:2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
I John 2:3: And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
I John 2:4: He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
I John 2:5: But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
I John 2:6: He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
I John 2:7: Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
I John 2:8: Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.
I John 2:9: He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
I John 2:10: He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
I John 2:11: But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
I John 2:12: I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
I John 2:13: I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.
I John 2:14: I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
I John 2:15: Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
I John 2:16: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
I John 2:17: And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
I John 2:18: Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
I John 2:19: They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
I John 2:20: But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
I John 2:21: I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
I John 2:22: Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
I John 2:23: Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
I John 2:24: Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
I John 2:25: And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
I John 2:26: These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
I John 2:27: But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
I John 2:28: And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
I John 2:29: If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.

II Corinthians 6

II Corinthians 6:1: We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
II Corinthians 6:2: (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
II Corinthians 6:3: Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
II Corinthians 6:4: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
II Corinthians 6:5: In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
II Corinthians 6:6: By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
II Corinthians 6:7: By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
II Corinthians 6:8: By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
II Corinthians 6:9: As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
II Corinthians 6:10: As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
II Corinthians 6:11: O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.
II Corinthians 6:12: Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
II Corinthians 6:13: Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.
II Corinthians 6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
II Corinthians 6:15: And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
II Corinthians 6:16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
II Corinthians 6:17: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
II Corinthians 6:18: And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.