Our Statement of Faith
We believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old, and New Testament, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, without error in the original writing, the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of man, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life, and conduct. Furthermore, we believe in the divine preservation of God’s Word. That is that God has preserved His Word to every generation. We believe that God has preserved His Word in the King James version; therefore, we use it exclusively in all of our preaching and teaching ministries.
God the Father
Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
Justification by Faith
Eternal Security of the Believer
The Local Church
Separation from the World
Gifts of the Spirit
The Rapture and the Second Coming of Christ
Sexuality & Marriage
- We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 2:24; Genesis 19:5, 13; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1: 26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
- We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23)
Sanctity of Life
- We believe that the Bible consistently depicts fetal life as both personal and human, and we believe that our thinking about issues related to contraception, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells, and abortions should be governed accordingly. (Jeremiah 1:5, Isiah 44:24, Exodus 21:22)
- We oppose suicide on the grounds that God owns human life. (The Bible nowhere depicts suicide as a commendable personal choice [1 Sam. 31:4; 2 Sam. 17:23; 1 Kings 16:18-20; Matt. 27:5; Acts 1:18]).
- We oppose all forms of euthanasia since God reserves the right to determine life’s end (1 Cor. 6:19-20; Job 14:5). We recognize that scientific advances have raised significant ethical questions concerning the indefinite prolongation of life through medical support systems. These questions have to be handled individually by the family of those suffering. But in general, we believe that although Christians should sustain life wherever possible, we are not obligated to prolong the process of dying.
The Book of Life
5 Penobscot Ave.
Howland, ME 04448
Worship Gathering Times
Wednesday Prayer service @ 6:00 pm
morning Sunday school @ 9:15 am
Sunday Morning services @ 10:30 am
Sunday Evening Services @ 6:00 pm
P.O BOX 656
Howland, ME 04448