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Statement of Faith

Path of Life Recreational Association, Inc.

  1. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17II Timothy 3:16-17 (King James Version)
    16All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    17That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
    , II Peter 1:20-21II Peter 1:20-21 (King James Version)
    20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
    21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I John 5:7I John 5:7 (King James Version)
    7For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
    , Matthew 28:19-20Matthew 28:19-20 (King James Version)
    19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  3. We believe in the virgin birth and deity of Jesus Christ, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power. Matthew 1:20-23Matthew 1:20-23 (King James Version)
    20But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
    21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
    22Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
    23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
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    Romans 6:23Romans 6:23 (King James Version)
    23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    , I Corinthians 15:3-7I Corinthians 15:3-7 (King James Version)
    3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
    4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
    5And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
    6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
    7After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
    , Acts 2:32-36Acts 2:32-36 (King James Version)
    32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
    33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
    34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
    35Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
    36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
    , Revelation 21:1-7Revelation 21:1-7 (King James Version)
    1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
    4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
    6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
    7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
    , Acts 1:9-11Acts 1:9-11 (King James Version)
    9And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
    10And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
    11Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
  4. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful men.
    Romans 3:23Romans 3:23 (King James Version)
    23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    , Romans 6:23Romans 6:23 (King James Version)
    23For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
    , Titus 3:5Titus 3:5 (King James Version)
    5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
    , John 3:3-8John 3:3-8 (King James Version)
    3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
    4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
    5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
    6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
    7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
    8The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
    , I Corinthians 12:13I Corinthians 12:13 (King James Version)
    13For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. John 14:16-17John 14:16-17 (King James Version)
    16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
    17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
    , Acts 1:8Acts 1:8 (King James Version)
    8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
    , Romans 8:9-11Romans 8:9-11 (King James Version)
    9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
    10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
    11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
    , Galatians 5:18Galatians 5:18 (King James Version)
    18But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of damnation. John 11:25-26John 11:25-26 (King James Version)
    25Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
    26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
    , Revelation 20:11-15Revelation 20:11-15 (King James Version)
    11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
    12And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    13And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
    , Matthew 25:46Matthew 25:46 (King James Version)
    46And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
    , I Thessalonians 4:13-18I Thessalonians 4:13-18 (King James Version)
    13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
    14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
    15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
    16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
    17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
    18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.