Behold, I stand at the door, and knock if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Jesus Christ. John 1:17
Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

James 2:1 – 2:26

  1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, [the Lord] of glory, with respect of persons.
  2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
  3 And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
  4 Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
  5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
  6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
  7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?
  8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
  9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.
  10 For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all.
  11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
  12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
  13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
  14 What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
  15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
  16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?
  17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
  18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
  19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
  20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
  21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
  22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?
  23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God.
  24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
  25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent [them] out another way?
  26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

STATEMENT OF FAITH
We Believe…

In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;

In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;

In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;

In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;

In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.

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