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We Believe Part II

Often someone will ask us to tell them more about Kernersville Friends and the principles that guide us

We believe the Bible to be the  inspired, infallible, authoritative, eternal word of God.  (See II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21 Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:89,160)

We believe there is one true God, that eternally exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  See Matt.28:19; Mark 1:9-11,  John 5:18,23;10:29,30; Psalm 139:7 Hebrews 1:5-12)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus.   In His virgin birth, His sinless Life, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection ,His ascension to the right hand of the father,and his annointing evidenced by living in the Fullness of the Holy spirit.  In His heart cleansing, and  His personal return in power and  Glory.  He is the only doorway to eternal salvation.   (Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8.34; Ephesians 4:8-10 I Thessalonian 4:16-18.)

We believe in the present ministry the of the Holy Spirit the  upper room experience, by whose indwelling and infilling the Christian is empowered and enabled to live a holy Life,receive and minister through His gifts as well as be an influential witness for our Lord Jesus.  Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; Ephesians.3:14-19. 

All true Christians are called to build the Kingdom Of God... in harmony,unity, and love. for example a new out reach ministry is Pickin & Grinning, open to the whole community.  Check out this ministry in the Information section of our website.

The message of Holiness is expressed well by Arlo F. Newell. He says the Holy Life begins with Divine Cleansing that purges the attitudes and dispostion of the believer until the image of Christ is reflected in your life.  

All our emotions are fully intact but are cleansed and sanitized by the Holy Spirit.  Nothing that is essentially human is removed in the sanctifying experience.  You are STILL you...just a bit closer to your heavenly body. 

One's ability to love,hate,laugh,and cry are now FREED from the curse of sin to be experienced rightly as God's Child. The believer now demonstrates the graces of the sanctified Life as spoken of In Galatians. 5.22-23

Lets bring people to Jesus, Amen!!

Senior Pastor Jerry