What We Believe


Excerpts from our Articles of Faith

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GMP believes that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

 


 In the Bible the Church is called:

* The temple of God (1 Corinthians 3:16)
* The bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-32)
* The body of Christ (Colossians 1:18,24; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* The kingdom of God’s son (Colossians 1:13)
* The house of God (1 Timothy 3:15)
* The church of God (1 Corinthians 1:2)
* The church of the first-born (Hebrews 12:23)
* The church of the Lord (Acts 20:28)
* The churches of Christ (Romans 16:16)


The origin of the Church is:

* Built by Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:13-18)
* Purchased by the blood of Christ (Acts 20:28)
* Built on Jesus Christ as the only foundation (1 Cor. 3:11)
* Not built on Peter, Paul, or any other man (1 Cor.1:12-13)
* Composed of the saved; added to it by the Lord who saves them (Acts 2:47)


Members of the Church are called:

* Members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:4-5)
* Disciples of Christ (Acts 6:1,7; Acts 11:26)
* Believers (Acts 5:14; 2 Corinthians 6:15)
* Saints (Acts 9:13; Romans 1:7; Philippians 1:1)
* Priests (1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6)
* Children of God (Galatians 3:26-27; 1 John 3:1-2)
* Christians (Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16)


 

The Lord Jesus Christ:* Loved the church (Ephesians 5:25)
* Shed His blood for the church (Acts 20:28)
* Established the church (Matthew 16:18)
* Added saved people to the church (Acts 2:47)
* Is the head of the church (Ephes. 1:22-23; Ephes. 5:23)
* Will save the church (Acts 2:47; Ephesians 5:23)