logo

 

Home Site Map Contact Us top buttons
Service Times: Sunday 9:00AM

Prayer - Tuesday 10:00AM

 Theology Class - Thursday Eve 6:30PM

Prayer - Saturday Morning 9:00AM

beliefsministriesworshipstaffeventsfind us
beliefs

Our Mission: To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all who will hear and share this Grace wherein we stand so that all who receive the gift of God may rejoice with us in hope of the Glory of God which is revealed from Heaven.  If by tribulation, perils, distress, heartache, sickness or pain we will wait with patience.  For with Joy we wait knowing that tribulation worketh patients; and patients, experience, and experience, HOPE!  Romans Chapter 5
 

The Doctrinal Foundation of ICC

Each of the fundamental points below our found in the basis of the elementary articles of Faith as outlined in:

Hebrews 6:1-2
1 Therefore leaving the principles (Elementary) of the doctrine (Articles) of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
 

 

The Elementary Articles of the Faith

 

Scripture identifies these key points as the Foundation of doctrinal teaching.

 

Repentance from Dead works

Dead works describes the condition of our heart and life until the point we recognize our need of a Savior.  The primary and first key act we must execute before a Holy God is Repentance.

 

At the birth of the New Testament Church within the model of Christian Preaching through the unction of the Holy Ghost the Apostle Peter stood on the Day of Pentecost and delivered the instructions for a sin sick life to be changed.

 

Acts 2:14-42

 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.
25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
 

The Word Repent g3340 metanoevw metanoeo

from metav (meta) and noevw (noeo) to think differently or afterwards, i.e. reconsider (morally, feel compunction): - repent.

I.    to change one's mind, i.e. to repent

II.  to change one's mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one's past sins.

 

Another key element in this text is in verse 21 and the phrase that says that "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved"

 

The word "call" is ejpikalevw epikaleo or epikaleomai; middle voice from ejpiv epi and kalevw kaleo: to entitle; by implication, to invoke (for aid, worship, testimony, decision, etc.): - appeal (unto), call (on, upon), surname.

I.    to put a name upon, to surname

      A.    to permit one's self to be surnamed

II.  to be named after somone

III. to call something to one

     A.    to cry out upon or against one

     B.    to charge something to one as a crime or reproach

    C.   to summon on any charge, prosecute one for a crime.

     D.   to blame one for, accuse one of

IV.  to invoke

    A.    to call upon for one's self, in one's behalf

         1. any on e as a helper

         2. as my witness

         3. as my judge

         4. to appeal unto

V.   to call upon pronouncing the name of hwhy YHWH (JESUS).

     A.   an expression finding its explanation in the fact that prayers addressed to God ordinarily began with an invocation of the divine name.

 

to be continued

 

Faith Toward God: Coming Soon!


Doctrine of Baptism: Coming Soon!

Laying on of Hands: Coming Soon!

Resurrection of the Dead, and Eternal Judgment:

 Coming Soon!