communion are only representative of the flesh and blood of Christ, the Lord's Supper is nevertheless an actual
communion with the risen Christ who is present in a unique way, fellowshipping with His people (1 Corinthians 10:16).
We teach that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher
order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14; Hebrews 1:6-7, 14; 2:6-7;
Revelation 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9).
We teach that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by
rebelling against his Creator (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew
25:41; Revelation 12:1-14), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15).
We teach that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Isaiah 14:13-14; Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 12:9-
10), the prince of this world who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20)
and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; Revelation
LAST THINGS (ESCHATOLOGY)
We teach that physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness (Revelation 6:9-11), that the soul
of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ (Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8), that
there is a separation of soul and body (Philippians 1:21-24), and that, for the redeemed, such separation will continue
until the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17) which initiates the first resurrection (Revelation 20:4-6), when our soul and
body will be reunited to be glorified forever with our Lord (Philippians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:35-44, 50-54). Until that
time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ remain in joyful fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:8).
We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life (John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23; 2 Corinthians
4:14), and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Revelation 20:13-15).
We teach that the souls of the unsaved at death are kept under punishment until the second resurrection (Luke 16:19-
26; Revelation 20:13-15), when the soul and the resurrection body will be united (John 5:28-29). They shall then appear
at the Great White Throne judgment (Revelation 20:11-15) and shall be cast into hell, the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41-
46), cut off from the life of God forever (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9).
The Rapture of the Church.
We teach the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ before the seven-year
tribulation (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Titus 2:13) to translate His church from this earth (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-
53; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11) and, between this event and His glorious return with His saints, to reward believers
according to their works (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
The Tribulation Period.
We teach that immediately following the removal of the church from the earth (John 14:1-3;
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world (Jeremiah 30:7;
Daniel 9:27; 12:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 16), and that these judgments will be climaxed by the return of
Christ in glory to the earth (Matthew 24:27-31; 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12). At that time the Old Testament and
tribulation saints will be raised and the living will be judged (Daniel 12:2-3; Revelation 20:4-6). This period includes the
seventieth week of Daniel's prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 24:15-31; 25:31-46).
The Second Coming and the Millennial Reign.
We teach that after the tribulation period, Christ will come to earth
to occupy the throne of David (Matthew 25:31; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 1:10-11; 2:29-30) and establish His Messianic
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).