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We teach that the kingdom itself will be the fulfillment of God's promise to Israel (Isaiah 65:17-25; Ezekiel 37:21-28;

Zechariah 8:1-17) to restore them to the land which they forfeited through their disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-68).

The result of their disobedience was that Israel was temporarily set aside (Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:1-26) but will

again be awakened through repentance to enter into the land of blessing (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:22-32; Romans

11:25-29).

We teach that this time of our Lord's reign will be characterized by harmony, justice, peace, righteousness, and long life

(Isaiah 11; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 36:33-38), and will be brought to an end with the release of Satan (Revelation 20:7).

The Judgment of the Lost.

We teach that following the release of Satan after the thousand-year reign of Christ

(Revelation 20:7), Satan will deceive the nations of the earth and gather them to battle against the saints and the beloved

city, at which time Satan and his army will be devoured by fire from heaven (Revelation 20:9). Following this, Satan will

be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10) whereupon Christ, who is the judge of

all men (John 5:22), will resurrect and judge the great and small at the Great White Throne judgment.

We teach that this resurrection of the unsaved dead to judgment will be a physical resurrection, whereupon receiving

their judgment, they will be committed to an eternal conscious punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation

20:11-15).

Eternity.

We teach that after the closing of the millennium, the temporary release of Satan, and the judgment of

unbelievers (2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:7-15), the saved will enter the eternal state of glory with God, after

which the elements of this earth are to be dissolved (2 Peter 3:10) and replaced with a new earth wherein only

righteousness dwells (Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 20:15, 21-22). Following this, the heavenly city will come down out of

heaven (Revelation 21:2) and will be the dwelling place of the saints, where they will enjoy forever fellowship with God

and one another (John 17:3; Revelation 21, 22). Our Lord Jesus Christ, having fulfilled His redemptive mission, will

then deliver up the kingdom to God the Father (1 Corinthians 15:24-28) that in all spheres the triune God may reign

forever and ever (1 Corinthians 15:28).

Statement on Life, Marriage, and Sexuality

We teach that God as Creator established life (Gen 1:1, 26-28), marriage (Gen 2:22-23; Matt 19:4-6), and the moral

implications therein (Gen 2:24; Lev 18:1-30; Matt 5:28; 1 Thess 4:1-8). We teach this is exclusively, authoritatively, and

sufficiently expressed in Scripture and that such definitions are universal truths which define reality and do not change

(Ps 19:8-15; 2 Tim 3:16-17) John 17:17, Prov 8:22-36).

We teach that humans bear the image of God (Gen 1:26-27; 9:6; James 3:9) and are such persons at conception (Ps

139:13, 15; cf. Job 3:3) as directly recognized by God (Ps 22:10; Isa 49:1; Jer 1:5; Luke 1:41-44; Rom 9:10-11; Gal 1:15).

God does not differentiate between murder in or outside of the womb (Exod 21:12; 22-24). Therefore, any form of

abortion is murder, a defiant act against the God of life (John 5:26) and against children whom He cares about (Matt

18:10) and gives as blessings (Ps 127:3). We teach that those created in the image of God must be treated with dignity

(Gen 9:6; Luke 13:15-16; James 3:9) and that this must extend to these persons in the womb.

We teach that marriage was given by God as part of His common grace, and that it has no meaning other than as He has

provided (Gen. 2:18–24). We teach that marriage is subject to the curse of the Fall, but this curse does not change the

definition of marriage established at creation (Matt. 19:1-9). We teach that the term “marriage” has only one meaning

and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated

in scripture (Gen. 2:23–24). Believers, living in obedience to the Scripture and under the control of the Holy Spirit, can

begin to experience peaceful, productive, and fulfilled marriage as intended by God (Gen. 3:16; 1 Peter 3:7).