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The Furtney Family
U.S.A

Michael Furtney - Husband, Father
Jessica Furtney - Wife, Mother
Emily Joan Helen Grace Furtney - Daughter
Cameron Douglas Edwin John Furtney - Son
Parker Douglas Norman Joshua Furtney - Son

Mission

1. To glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.
2. To, by God's grace, raise our family according to God's Word, preparing our children to serve the LORD wherever He may call them. Attempting to do this by helping them develop a fear (reverence/respect that leads to obedience) of God, which the scriptures call "the beginning of wisdom" (Pro 1:7).
3. To, by God's grace, practice personal holiness, and live a separated life (striving to keep separate from worldliness, and separate to a lifestyle well pleasing to God, and, in accordance with His word.).
Attempting to do so with much humility (not thinking of ourselves more highly than we ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Rom 12:3)
4. Practice personal evangelism. Making known to the lost the Good News of the Gospel that God sent His only Son (Jesus Christ) to save sinners (like us).
Also to let them know, that whoever turns to God in repentance, and believes and accepts that Jesus died for them, they too, can be made safe from the punishment of their sins (due to all men, for all have sinned (Rom 3:23)).
Also to let them know, that with the filling (controlling) of God's Holy Spirit they can live a life well pleasing to God in His service, ultimately to spend eternity with God in heaven.
5. To practice personal and family Bible Study (like the Bereans, who searched the scriptures daily), in order that we:
  • Hide God's word in our heart that we might not sin against Him (Psa 119:11)
  • Come to better appreciate our salvation, that we might be able to worship/praise God with greater knowledge and understanding.
  • That we might find it to be profitable for those things the scriptures claim: 2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
  • 5. Many others

    Statement of Faith

    The Furtney Family holds/adheres to the doctrines expressed in the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689, most elements of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Heidelberg Catechism. We also adhere to the Apostles' Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Nicene Creed. A summary of our distinctive beliefs are as follows:

    1. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the plenarily, verbally inspired, infallible Word of God, the supreme and final authority of our faith and practice.

    2 Tim 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    In all areas that the scriptures touch upon, whether they be matters of faith, science, history or any other matter, the scriptures are without error.

    2. God is one God, Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of all that exists. He created all things out of nothing, by the Word of His power, in the space of six normal days, and all very good. He is Spirit, light, love, eternal, almighty, infallible, unchangeable, infinite, wise, just, holy, and true. God eternally exists in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These Three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

    3. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who became man, being conceived by the Holy Ghost in the womb of the virgin Mary. He continues to be God and man, in two distinct natures, and one Person, forever.

    4. The first man, Adam, was made in the image of God. By eating the forbidden fruit, he brought himself and his posterity under God's wrath and curse. All mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, are totally depraved, guilty, corrupt, and dead in trespasses and sins. None of Adam's fallen race can turn to Christ except by the sovereign, irresistible, effectual call of the Holy Spirit.

    5. Before the foundation of the world, God, in His mercy and grace, elected some to eternal life, and in His justice, condemned and passed over others to eternal wrath.

    6. God gave His only-begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to bear the sins of His elect. Christ kept the law in their stead. He imputes His perfect righteousness to them. He suffered in their place, became a curse for them on the cross, shed His precious, sacrificial blood to redeem them. He has infallibly, perfectly, accomplished their salvation by His once offering up of Himself a sacrifice to satisfy divine justice.

    7. The Lord Jesus Christ was buried and remained for a time under the power of death. He arose on the third day in the same body in which He suffered; yet glorified. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for His people.

    8. The Holy Spirit effectually applies the work of Christ to the elect. He convinces them of their sin, opens their hearts to understand the Gospel, and makes them willing to rest upon Jesus Christ alone for salvation. The Spirit of God regenerates, sanctifies and preserves the elect to eternal salvation. The extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit, recorded in the New Testament, were evidences of the Apostolic office. These gifts ceased with the passing of the Apostles.

    9. The invisible Church consists of all of God's elect, who will infallibly be forever with the Lord. The visible Church, which is universal, consists of all of those who profess the true Christianity of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the only Head of the Church. The Pope of Rome contradicts God's Holy Word by his claim to be the substitute of Christ upon earth and head of the Church.

    10. Jesus Christ shall return to rapture the Church. "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then 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." (1Thess 4:16-17) 

    11. The rapture will precede a seven year period of time known as The Great Tribulation (Mat 24:21), Daniel's Seventieth Week (Dan 9:24-27).  The Church having been raptured will be "kept from the hour" (Rev 3:10).
     
    12. Immediately following the Great Tribulation, Jesus Christ shall return to the earth "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him" (Rev 1:7). This coming precedes a one thousand year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth known as the Millennium (Rev 20).
     
    13. After Christ's Millennial reign, Jesus Christ, seated on His "great white throne" will judge all men and angels.  The elect will be acquitted in the day of judgment. They will receive the new heaven and the new earth and be forever with the Lord. The reprobate will be consigned to eternal damnation. They will be righteously judged and eternally condemned to hell.

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