The church in Miami, Florida warmly welcomes you. We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. Learn more…
In 1978 the co-workers in the local churches published a booklet entitled The Beliefs and Practices of the Local Churches. This booklet is reproduced below in its entirety. It also was published in Dr. J. Gordon Melton’s Encyclopedia of Religious Creeds in 1988.
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We hold the faith which is common to all the believers. The Bible is the complete divine revelation inspired word by word by God through the Holy Spirit. God is uniquely one, yet triune — the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. The Son of God, even God Himself, was incarnated to be a man by the name of Jesus Christ. Christ died on the cross for our sins, shedding His blood for our redemption. Christ resurrected from among the dead on the third day. Christ ascended to the right hand of God to be Lord of all. Whenever any person repents to God and believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, he is regenerated (born again) and becomes a living member of the one Body of Christ. Christ is coming again to receive His believers to Himself.
In Christ God has provided for man a full and complete salvation. This full salvation includes our whole being: spirit, soul, and body. In God’s salvation, man’s spirit is regenerated, his soul is being transformed, and his body will be transfigured.
In order to be saved, one must have a living faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Every genuinely saved one has what the Bible calls the “common faith” (Titus 1:4), which includes what we must believe in order to be saved: we must believe that the Bible is the complete divine revelation wholly inspired by God. Read more…
Concerning the Church Life
By its very nature the Christian life, which is the living out of Christ as life from within us, is a corporate life. Many expressions in the New Testament confirm this: we are sheep in God’s flock, we are living stones in God’s building, we are branches in the vine, we are members of the Body of Christ. Although we remain individuals, as Christians we should no longer live individualistically, that is, caring only for our own interests, activities, and goals. On the contrary, God desires that we live a corporate life, conscious of the Body of Christ, mindful of the things of others, and concerned for the building up of the church. Therefore, we are experiencing a recovery not only of the normal Christian life, but also of the normal church life. Read more…