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OUR BELIEFS

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THE BIBLE

The Bible is reliable, unchangeable, without error, and God-breathed. Inspired for all people, the bible emerged out of the history of the people of ancient Israel, was guided by the Holy Spirit, and is relevant to our lives today. KLMI stands by God’s word as the final authority and believes the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and only written word of God.

 

2 Timothy 3:16; Psalms 119:11,160; Isaiah 40:8; Romans 15:4; 1 Peter 1:25; Mathew 22:29; John 17:17

THE TRINITY

We believe that there is One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father, is ever present, above all and through whom we live, move, and have our being. God the Son and image of the invisible God, Jesus Christ, was sent to defeat death in His resurrection, so that we may not perish but have eternal life through Him. The Holy Spirit, is the gift of God, given for all those who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. As the seal of salvation, we are then immersed in the Holy Spirit and He in us, guiding us into all truth, including knowledge of what is to come. The Holy Spirit sustains us, strengthens us, and sovereignly bestows us with spiritual gifts, so that we can fulfill God’s calling for our lives. Unlike natural talents or abilities that both believers and nonbelievers are born with and developed in the natural, spiritual gifts are divine, supernatural, derive from being born again, and are homed within the body of believers. We believe, by the will of God, the gifts of the Holy Spirit continue to work.

 

James 2:19; Mathew 28:19; John 3:16, 5:21-23, 14:26, 16:13; Revelation 1:18; 1 Corinthians 12:4, 7-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 11:29

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MAN

In the beginning God spoke and everything came into existence. Of all the beauty, God also created man in His own image. Man experienced complete love, acceptance, and intimacy with God and creation. However, through sinful disobedience, Adam and Eve were removed from Eden and as a result, sin entered into all of creation. Distorted from God’s original design, we are now born lost, and because of this, man sins daily. The good news is that, if we confess with our mouth, the Lord Jesus, and believe in our hearts that God has raised Him from the dead, we shall be saved. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away and behold the new has come. We believe that we serve a Holy God who cannot sin and who sacrificed His life as the ultimate act of love for all men. 

Genesis 1; 3; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 13:8; Acts 17:28; Psalms 8:3-6, 32:1, 51:5; Romans 10:9

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ETERNITY

We believe in the blessed hope. That is, we believe in the rapture of the Church of God, that will be carried out by Christ at His return. Man is God’s masterpiece, created to worship Him through love, servanthood, and relationship. Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ, will exist eternally separated from God by sin. While, whoever confesses that Jesus is the Christ and does not conform to the pattern of this world, will exist eternally in union with God. To be eternally in union with God, is to be reunited with our creator, in Heaven.

 

2 Corinthians 5:20; Romans 6:23; 12:2; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13 

SALVATION

All have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. We can all relate to Adam and Eve, as we too have hidden in shame and temporal places, behind our gifts, skills, and intellect. However, through God’s kindness, He became human in the person of Jesus Christ. Born of a virgin, perfectly obeying God without sin, Jesus stood in our place, and on Him was placed our sin. Jesus’ life and death became a substitute for all who would trust in Him. Then by rising from the dead, three days later, He became the ultimate sacrifice, our cleft, and the one who covers us by His blood. Through grace, His eternal life is given to us. At KLMI, we believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance, through having faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and through accepting the Gospel. We also believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirt is absolutely essential and that through faith, the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body. 

 

Romans 10:9; John 1:12, 3:16, 5:24, Ephesians 2:8-10; Acts 2:21, 4:12, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20,

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BAPTISM

Water baptism, sometimes referred to as the Watery Grave, symbolizes the death of our life in sin and resurrection of new life in Christ. With Jesus being our example in all things, we identify with his death, burial, and resurrection when we are baptized. Deriving from the Greek word baptizo meaning, to cleanse by dipping or fully submerging, we believe that baptism is an outward testimony of an inward change. After repenting of our sins and confessing that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, we align ourselves in obedience, to the act of baptism as commanded in the word of God.     

 

Acts 2:38; Mark 1:9

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THE CHURCH

The word church in the bible comes from the Greek word, ekklesia, which means the called-out ones. More than a physical location, we are an international community called out and unified through our faith in Christ. As believers it is our commitment to bring the Gospel to people everywhere and spread the teachings of Christ. We believe that the church’s first priority, is to glorify Christ through love, servanthood, and unity. We believe that the kingdom of God is within us, not limited to geographical borders or longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates. As followers of Christ scripture lives and grows on the inside of us and manifests in our everyday living.

 

2 Corinthians 3:2; Matthew 16:18, 1; Acts 2:41-42, 5:11-14

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