We believe the earth and all its fullness is the Lord's and that every area dominated by sin must be redeemed by the Gospel and reclaimed for Christ’s glory. This includes the individual, the family, the church, and society at large, including the state. We firmly believe in the separation of church and state, but not the separation of the state or anything else from God. We declare the Lordship of Christ in every sphere through the preaching of His Word with prayer, expecting eventual triumph.
“I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one
that shall not be destroyed.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
We believe truth is absolute and that doctrine matters. However, our doctrine does not define the boundaries of our fellowship. Our basis for fellowship is a biblical confession of the lordship of Jesus Christ, and the absence of a scandalous lifestyle.
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
-1 Cor. 1:10
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,
to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God,to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
- Eph. 4:11-16