We Believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God. (II Peter 1:20, 21; Deut 4:2; Ps. 19:7-11)

 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, And Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Is. 45:21, 22; Mt. 3:16-17; Mt. 28:19)

 

We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Christ (I Tim. 2:5-6), in His virgin birth (Luke 1:31-35, 41, 42), His sinless life (Heb. 4:15; Heb. 7:26), His miracles, His atoning death (Acts 2:22), His bodily resurrection (I Cor. 15:3, 4; Acts 2:32), and His ascension into heaven (Acts 1:9-11) where He sits at the right hand of God the Father ruling until His personal return in power and glory. (Acts 1:1; Acts 17:31)

 

We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation through Jesus Christ (Romans 5:12, 19; Rm. 3:10-18, 23-25). Through confession of sins (I John 1:9), belief in Jesus atoning death on our behalf (II Cor. 5:19-21; Rm. 3:21-25) and confessing Him as Savior and Lord (Rm. 10:9, 10), one is saved, forgiven and redeemed by Christ precious blood to right relationship with God (Eph. 1:7).

 

We believe in the indwelling ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Christian, enabling them to live a godly life (Gal. 5:22; Rm. 8:9-11, 14, 26; Eph. 1:13, 14; John 14:25, 26).

 

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, of the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto eternal damnation (I Thess. 4:14-18; I Cor. 15:51-57; John 5:28, 29; Mt. 21:31-34, 41, 46).

 

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ with no boundaries, all are equal in Him (Rm. 10:12, 13).

 

We Believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female, and that these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen. 1:26, 27).

 

We believe that God created marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman (Gen 2:18-25), and that intimate sexual activity is to occur exclusively within that union. (I Cor. 6:18; I Cor. 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4; Gen. 2:24-25; Ex. 20:14, 17; Ex. 22:19; Lev. 18:22-23; Lev. 20:10-16; Mt.19:4-6; Rm. 1:18-31; I Cor. 6:9, 10, 15-20; I Tim. 1:8-10; Jude 7)

 

This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Long View Ranch's faith, doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, our Board of Directors serves as the final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.


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