9. It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written Word (1 Thessalonians 1:5; John 1:12,13; 1 John 5:9-13; Romans 8:14-17).
10. The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer’s life by faith (John 16:7-15; Titus 3:5; John 3:5-8; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14; 4:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 3:2,3; Romans 8:2-4).
11. Every believer is called to so live in the power and control of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God (Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 5:18).
12. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:23-32; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
13. God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement (Hebrews 10:23-25; Acts 2:41,42; 20:7; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-4:2).
14. At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23,24; Luke 23:39-43; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 John 3:2; Philippians 3:20,21).
15. At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation (Luke 16:19-31; John 5:23-29; Revelation 20:10-15; Matthew 13:40-43).
16. Jesus Christ will come again to the earth personally, visibly and bodily to consummate history and the eternal plan of God (Acts 1:9-11; 3:19-21; Matthew 24:44; Revelation 19-22).
17. The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the gospel throughout the world and to disciple men and women of every nation. The fulfillment of the Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to “Him who loved us and gave Himself for us,” (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:7,8; Romans 12:1,2; Galatians 2:19,20; Philippians 3:7-21).
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