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kingdom for a thousand years on the earth (Revelation 20:1-7). During this time the resurrected saints will reign with

Him over Israel and all the nations of the earth (Ezekiel 37:21-28; Daniel 7:17-22; Revelation 19:11-16). This reign will

be preceded by the overthrow of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and by the removal of Satan from the world

(Daniel 7:17-27; Revelation 20:1-7).

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).

Clarifying Amendment to the Doctrinal Statement, May 2017

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

We define marriage as between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). Scripture elsewhere dictates

that any sexual activity outside of marriage is an abomination before the Lord (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:1-30; Matthew

5:27-32; 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5; 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-7).

DOCTRINE OF MAN

Man was also created by God as either male or female, biologically defined and distinct sexes (Genesis 1:27; 2:5-23; 1

Corinthians 11:11-15; Romans 1:26-27) set by God for each individual (Psalms 119:13-14). Confusion between the two

is an abomination to Him (Leviticus 8:22; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9).

Statement on Life, Marriage, and Sexuality

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

moral implications therein (Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:1-30; Matthew 5:28; 1 Thessalonians 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 (Psalms 19:8-15; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 17:17, Proverbs 8:22-36).