Statement of Faith

The Holy Scriptures contain many doctrines, too numerous to warrant inclusion in this statement of faith; however, due to false teachings and the errs that may ensue, we believe that certain doctrines must be set forth as those upon which we must agree – so that we may persevere for like purposes and proclaim the same message. (Acts 2:42)

Word of God

We believe the Holy Bible:

  • To be the verbally inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, meaning that the Holy Spirit gave the very words of the sacred writing to holy men of old. His divine inspiration is not in different degrees, but extends equally and fully to all parts of those writings whether historical, poetical, doctrinal, and prophetical to the smallest word and inflection of word, provided such word is found in the original manuscripts.

  • Is composed of 66 books and divided into two sections as the Old and New Testaments.

  • To be without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.



(Psalm 19:7-11, Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:16-21, 1 Corinthians 2:13, Mark 12:26, Mark 13:11, Acts 1:16, Acts 2:4)

Trinity and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

God the Father

We believe in God the Father as Creator of Heaven and Earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We marvel and rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin, its power over our life, and from spiritual death. He also removes the fear of physical death from all who come to Him through faith in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ upon the Cross.

 

(Genesis 1:1, 11, 24-28; Deuteronomy 4:35; Psalms 5:4-6, 14:1, 23:1-4, 47:2-3, 8-9, 96:11-13, 145;18, 147:5; Isaiah 40:28, 43:10-13, 44:6; John 1:1-3, 3:36, 5:18, 6:27; Romans 1:20, 6:1-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 1:5; 2:1-2; Revelation 3:20, 19:6)

Jesus Christ

We believe in God the Father as Creator of Heaven and Earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We marvel and rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin, its power over our life, and from spiritual death. He also removes the fear of physical death from all who come to Him through faith in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ upon the Cross.

 

(Genesis 1:1, 11, 24-28; Deuteronomy 4:35; Psalms 5:4-6, 14:1, 23:1-4, 47:2-3, 8-9, 96:11-13, 145;18, 147:5; Isaiah 40:28, 43:10-13, 44:6; John 1:1-3, 3:36, 5:18, 6:27; Romans 1:20, 6:1-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 1:5; 2:1-2; Revelation 3:20, 19:6)

The Rapture

We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church (the Rapture). After the Tribulation He will return with His saints to the Earth to establish his Kingdom of righteousness. Thus bringing to fruition all the unconditional promises made to the nation Israel.


(Luke 1:30-35; 1 Timothy 2:6; Romans 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Hebrews 10:5-14; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18; 1 John 2:2; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58, Hebrews 4:14-16; John 2:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9-10; Revelation 19:1-21, 20:1-15)

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the deity and the personality of the Holy Spirit and that He is said to be eternally “proceeding” from the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit was God’s agent in the revelation and the inspiration of His Word. It is the Holy Spirit who performs the work of salvation in the heart of the individual believer, indwells believers, and bestows spiritual gifts upon them.

 

(1 Corinthians 2:11, 3:16, 6:19-20, 12:1-13; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; John 15:26, 16:7-8,13-14; Genesis 1:2; 2 Peter 1:21; Acts 5:3-4, 13:2; Hebrews 3:7-9, 9:14; Matthew 28:19; Titus 3:5; Romans 5:5, 2 Corinthians 1:22)

(Genesis 1:1, 11, 24-28; Deuteronomy 4:35; Psalms 5:4-6, 14:1, 23:1-4, 47:2-3, 8-9, 96:11-13, 145;18, 147:5; Isaiah 40:28, 43:10-13, 44:6; John 1:1-3, 3:36, 5:18, 6:27; Romans 1:20, 6:1-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 1:15-17; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 John 1:5; 2:1-2; Revelation 3:20, 19:6)

Sin and Justification

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state. In consequence, all mankind are now sinners, not only by constraint, but of choice, and there under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

 

(Genesis 3:16; Romans 1:18, 20, 32, 5:19, 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1-3, Galatians 3:22)

 

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners “must be born again.” All who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God. By the new birth, one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God. The new birth is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, not by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life.

 

(John 1:12-13, 3:3,8; Galatians 2:26, 5:22; Acts 16:30-33; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19; 1 John 5:1, 3:6-7; 2 Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1, 5:9; Colossians 2:13)

 

We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as belief in Him is justification:

  • It includes pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life on principles of His righteousness.

  • Is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood. His righteousness is imputed unto us.


 

(Acts 13:39; Isaiah 53; Zechariah 13:1; Romans 4:1-8, 8:1, 5:1, 5:9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 1:17; Habakkuk 2:4; Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38)

Biblical Repentance

True biblical repentance is available to people who have committed sin. People who commit sin should repent quickly. True repentance is purging the sin out of your life because you abhor it (truly detest and hate it) and are totally committed to walk away from it and never do it again.

 

  • God wants everyone to repent from sins (true Biblical repentance) there is no other alternative. (2 Peter 3:9, Luke 13:1-5; Revelation 2:5)

  • Let being sorry or sorrowful lead to true repentance. (2 Corinthians 7:9-10; Romans 2:4-6; Hebrews 12:14-17)

  • We should confess our sins and repent of them. (1 John 1:6-9)

  • We should depart from iniquity and cleanse ourselves (turn from it). (2 Timothy 2:19-21; 2 Corinthians 7:1)
  • We should deny ungodly behavior and worldly lusts. (Titus 2:11-12)

  • True repentance means we go and sin no more. (John 8:11)


Sanctification

We believe that sanctification (to be “set apart”) is the process by which God makes us partakers of His holiness.  It is progressive and is begun in regeneration and continued in our hearts by the work of the Holy Spirit in connection with self-denial, watchfulness and prayer.  It is completed at the return of Christ for His own.

 

(1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 John 3:2)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power on the believer and that the initial evidence is the speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. The gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12) are resident in the Holy Spirit and imparted to those who have been filled with the Spirit and are still operational in the Church.

 

(Luke 11:44-46, 19:6)

Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

We believe there are two ordinances of the church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that water baptism, although not essential for salvation, is public testimony of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and is by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to commemorate His death until He comes. It should never be engaged in without examination and all are invited to the Lord’s Supper who have confessed their faith in Christ and are leading a Christian life.

 

(John 3:23; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32; Luke 22:19; Matthew 26:27)

Prayer of Faith and Divine Healing

We believe God has included within Christ’s work of atonement the provision for divine healing, which may be instantaneous or progressive. In particular, the prayer of faith is outlined for all believers in the Book of James, and it relays the promise of healing. Of note, we do not practice this doctrine to the exception of medical treatment, whether by miracle, medicine, or both; ultimately it is the Lord who heals.

 

(Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; mark 16:14-18; Exodus 15:26)

Return and Resurrection

We believe that through the power of Almighty God there will be a resurrection of all the dead. For the just, a resurrection unto life and for the unjust, a resurrection unto condemnation and eternal punishment.

 

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 5:28-29)

 

We believe in the blessed hope, the imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for those who are fallen asleep in Him, and for His living saints, which is to be followed in order by: the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ on the earth for one thousand years (Millennium), the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved, and the eternal state of blessing for the saved.


(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-10; Revelation 3:10, 20:1-6, 11-15; Matthew 24:21-29, 30:25-46)

Sexuality, Gender and Marriage

Sexuality and Gender

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, and attempting to change one’s biological sex or otherwise acting upon disagreement with one’s biological sex) is sinful and offensive to God. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

 

(Romans 1:24-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 13-16; Galatians 5:19-21; Matthew 5:27-28; Hebrews 13:4; Mark 7:20-21; Ephesians 5:5; Jude 7)

 

  • As an ecclesiastical nonprofit corporation (religious organization) we specifically choose against the provision of services, accommodations, facilities, goods, or privileges to an individual if such request is in violation of the corporation’s religious beliefs as duly set forth in the corporation’s governing documents, policies, and the Holy Scriptures. However, any and all such decisions shall be carried out in a manner that would cause anyone seeking their salvation to believe that this organization does sponsor, support, and implement the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a means of being delivered from such abominable activities.


Marriage

We believe that God wonderfully and immutable creates each person as male and female. (Genesis 1:27, 2:18-25)

 

These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that term “marriage” has only one meaning and that marriage sanctioned by God joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union.

 

(Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 1:9-10, 7:2; Hebrews 13:4)

 

  • We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of our faith and to provide a biblical role model to the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by NM in any capacity or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this statement and conduct themselves accordingly. 

  • It is not our intent to discriminate against anyone. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the Church.

Sanctity of Life

Procreation is a gift from God, a precious trust reserved for marriage. At the moment of conception, a new being enters the universe, a human being, a being created in God’s image. It is therefore to be nurtured, supported and protected. From the moment of conception, a child is a human being with all of the developing characteristics of human life, and this life is dependent on the mother for its continued development. Therefore, we believe that human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception. NM believes in striving to protect against abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and the withholding of reasonable medical care to the disabled or elderly.


(Job 3:16; Psalms 51:5, 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24, 49:1,5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44)

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