What UP Believes:

 

  1. We believe and accept the entire Bible as the infallible Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit;  It is the only and perfect order of our faith and manner of living to which nothing can be added or subtracted, for it is the power of God unto Salvation to every believer.(2 Pet 1;21; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Rom 1:16)

 

  1. We believe there is only one living and true God, Eternal with infinite power, creator of all things and in the unity of Him there are three distinct persons:  The Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit.(Eph 4:6; Matt28:19; 1 John 5:7)

 

  1. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God is the Word made flesh who assumed the human nature through the Virgin Mary and so is the true God and true man having two natures in one person (Divine & Human).  Christ is the only Savior who suffered death for the guilt of all mankind. (John 1:14; Luke 1:27-35; 1 Peter 3:18)

 

  1. We believe in the literal existence of the devil and his angels, together with their evil spirits will be punished and tormented in everlasting fire known as hell. (Matt 25:41)

 

  1. We believe that regeneration or the “New Birth” is received only through faith in Christ Jesus, who was delivered up for our offenses and was raised for our Justification.  They who are in Christ Jesus (Cleansed through His blood) are new creatures and have Him for Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption.  (Rom 3:24-25; 2 Cor 5:17; 1 Cor 1:30)

 

  1. We believe in water baptism performed in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:37) with single immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost according to Christ’s commission. (Matt 28:18-19)

 

  1. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:4; 10:45-47; 19:6)

 

  1. We believe in partaking of the Lords Supper commemorating His Death, Burial and Resurrection. “ The Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread and when He had given thanks, He brake it and said take eat, this is my body which is broken for you, this do in remembrance of me, after the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped saying this is the new testament in my blood, this do ye often as ye drink it in remembrance of me. (1 Cor 11: 24-26)

 

  1. We believe that Jesus Christ Himself bore all our sickness, therefore we believe in the laying on of hands on the sick and believing in faith that all healing comes from Christ.  (James 5:14-15)

 

  1. We believe there shall be a bodily resurrection of all dead (just and unjust) with the righteous being rewarded with eternal life while the unjust shall suffer everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. (Acts 24:15; Matt 25:46)

 

  1. We believe in the institution of marriage Blessed by God and that it is a permanent relationship between one man and one woman freely and totally committed to each other as companions for life.  Our Lord declared that man shall leave his father and mother and unite with his wife in the building of a home, and the two shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:22-24) (Mark 10:6-9)

 

  1. We believe in the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His resurrection is the guarantee that all Christians dead will be resurrected at Christ’s second coming.  (John 11:25-26)

 

  1. We believe in the plan of salvation; If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  (Romans 10:9)