We believe angels exist. Angels are created beings and a higher creation and different than humans. We believe angels were created to serve and worship and honor God. We believe Satan is an angel fallen. Satan is the enemy of God and the prince of this world. We believe Satan, as the angel Lucifer, pride fully rebelled against God, wanting to be like God, and was cast out of God’s presence along with other rebellious angels. We believe Satan is the author of sin. Satan introduced sin into the human race by twisting God’s words and persuading Adam and Eve to disobey His instruction not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We believe Satan and his angels are destined, at the end of time, to be eternally punished in the lake of fire which will be prepared for that purpose. We believe Satan is a defeated foe because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus conquered sin and death on the cross. (Holy Angels) Luke 2:9-14, Hebrews 1:6-7 and 14, Hebrews 2:6-9, Revelation 5:11-14. (Fallen Angels) Isaiah 14:12-17, Ezekiel 28:11-19, Isaiah 14:13-114, Matthew 4:1-11, Revelation 12:9-10, Romans 16:20, Matthew 25:41, Revelation 10:20.
We believe that, at physical death, the soul is separated from the body. The body then goes back to the earth. We believe that, at physical death, the souls of the saved go into the presence of Jesus. We believe that, at physical death, the souls of the unsaved are kept under punishment. Revelation 6:9-11, James 2:26, Luke 23:43, 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23-24, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 20:4-6, 1 Corinthians 15:35-44 and 50-54, Philippians 3:21
We believe in the rapture of the church. We believe the rapture will occur before the seven year tribulation. John 14:1-3, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11 Tribulation We believe in the tribulation, a seven year long period occurring after the rapture. We believe that during this period the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon the unbelieving world. We believe this to be the fulfillment of the prophecy given by Daniel. The seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy. Jeremiah 30:7, Daniel 9:27, 12:1, Revelation 16,
We believe that, after the tribulation period, Jesus will come to earth in like manner as He left and will take the throne of David and establish His messianic kingdom. Jesus will overthrow the Antichrist and False Prophet and remove Satan from the world. Matthew 25:31, Luke 1:32-33, Acts 1:10-11, Acts 2:29-30, Revelation 20:1-7, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Revelation 19:11-16, Daniel 7:17-27.
We believe Jesus will reign on earth for one thousand years. There will be peace, harmony, justice and righteousness under the Lord’s rule. We believe at the end of this thousand year reign Satan will be released upon the earth. Isaiah 65:17-25, Ezekiel 37:21-28, Revelation 20: 1-6. Judgment of the Lost
We believe that when Satan is released from bondage he will make war upon the earth but will be devoured, he and his followers, by fire from heaven. Satan and his followers will then be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone. Following this will be the Great White Throne judgment at which the unsaved lost will be resurrected and righteously judged and committed to eternal punishment. Revelation 20:7-10, John 5:24-30, Revelation 20:11-15 and 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9.
We believe that, after all these things come to pass the saved will enter the eternal state of glory with God. The earth will be destroyed and will be replaced with a new uncorrupted earth. It will be a joyous place in the presence of God and fellowship with the saints! Jesus will deliver this kingdom to God the Father and He shall reign forever and ever. 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Corinthians 15:23-28, Revelation 21 and 22. Copyright 2009 Living Word Community Church