The following paragraphs hold information about beliefs and Bible principles we uphold at Kellyville Holiness Church. We encourage you to use the scriptural references listed throughout to help you better understand why we believe what we believe. If questions arise while reading these statements, we encourage you to take time to pray for God’s guidance in your own life. Sincere prayer coupled with the reading of God’s Word is the most sure path to spiritual understanding.
Declarations of Our Beliefs
The Inspired Scriptures
All Scripture is the divinely inspired, infallible Word of God; a revelation from God to man and the authoritative rule of daily faith and conduct (Psalm 68:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the Creator eternally existent in the relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2).
The Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
- His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:26-35)
- His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:21-22; 1 John 3:5)
- His miracles (John 2:11, 3:2; Acts 2:22)
- His redemptive, substitutionary work on the cross (Isaiah 53:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18)
- His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6-7; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18)
- His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9-11, 2:33; Hebrews 1:1-3, 8:1)
- Our declaration of Jesus Christ (John 6:68-69)
The Creation of Man and Man’s Fall
Man was created by God in the likeness and image of God; however, by willful transgression man fell from his sinless state and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
- Creation of man (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7)
- Fall of man (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-21)
The Salvation of Man
The only way mankind can be redeemed is through repentance and faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God (John 3:15-17; Luke 24:47; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:18-19). The inward assurance to the believer of his salvation is the witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all people is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Matthew 5:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12; 2 Corinthians 7:10).
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures of our Lord Jesus Christ to all who have repented of their sins and believed on Him as Savior. They hereby declare unto the word that they have died with Christ and have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19; Acts 8:38, 10:47-48)
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16). Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (John 15:3, 17:17; Ephesians 5:26-27; 1 John 2:6; 2 Corinthians 7:11).
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost
All born again believers in Chris should seek for and receive the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ (Joel 2:28-29; Acts 1:4-5, 2:38-39). With it comes the enduring power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts, and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:1-7).With the baptism of the Holy Ghost, comes such experiences as the overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4, 10:45-46, 19:6).
The Gifts of the Spirit
The gifts of the Spirit are to be manifested and operate in the believer’s life in accordance with 1 Corinthians 12-14.
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death and a proclamation of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “till He come” (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:23-26).
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
The Ministry and Evangelism
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided for by our Lord for a twofold purpose:
- the evangelism of the world (Mark 16:15-20)
- the edifying of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16)
Diving healing is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers to claim by faith (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24).
The Blessed Hope
The Blessed Hope, the catching away of the church, is the resurrection of the dead in Christ and their glorious translation together with those believers in Christ who are still alive at Christ’s coming (Romans 8:23-25; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 5:9; Titus 2:13).
The Final Judgement
There will be a final judgment for:
- the beast and the false prophet (Revelation 19:20)
- the devil (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10) and the fallen angels (Matthew 25:41; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6)
- all the dead will be raised in and judged according to their works (Revelation 20:11-14). Whosoever is not found written in the book of life shall be cast into the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41-46; Revelation 20:15). This is the second death (Revelation 20:14; 21:8).