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Lalibela, Ethiopia

Statement of Faith

The scriptures contained within the Holy Bible are the inspired words of God, and are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

 

There is only one God, eternally existing and manifesting Himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the beginning He created heaven and earth and all that is therein in six literal days and rested on the seventh day after making man in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1-2:1-3).

 

Through the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Kawwah (Eve), sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that ALL have sinned (Romans 5:12). As a result, all are worthy to perish for coming short of the glory of God and the state of perfection in which we were originally intended to abide in (Romans 3:23). However, because God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved (John 3:16-17).

 

Being miraculously born of the virgin Maryam, God the Son (The Word of God), who existed in the beginning with the Father, was made flesh (a real man), 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). He lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to the Law of God; but due to the wickedness and blindness of many of those to whom He was sent, Yahawshua the Messiah was handed over to the Roman authorities (Pontius Pilate) to be crucified. Messiah's death on the cross ultimately served as the atoning sacrifice and propitiation for sin necessary to redeem the world from the clutches of death (1John 2:2). After his death on the cross, Yahawshua was buried in a tomb, but on the third day He rose from the dead having all power and authority in heaven and in earth given unto him (Matthew 28). He was seen by many after his resurrection for the space of forty days and afterwards ascended into heaven in a cloud to sit at the Father's right hand, where he now awaits to return again in like manner with ten thousands of his saints to execute judgment upon the ungodly and to sit upon the throne of David. And of the increase of His government and peace, there will be no end (Acts 1:1-11, Jude v. 14-15, Isaiah 9:6-7).

 

There is no other name, other than the name of Yahawshua (Jesus) of Nazareth, under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12). And whomsoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:21).