ABOUT ARABIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH
At Arabic Christian Church, we pursue the Glory of God through worship, ministry, giving and education. We strive to connect with Jesus Christ and to each other, in order to magnify His name. At the heart of everything we do is the understanding that we must love God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind, and to treat our neighbors as we wish to be treated ourselves.
About Pastor Moussa
Pastor Moussa was born in Syria. At the age of fourteen, he immigrated to America, where he finished high school in Pennsylvania.One of his friends shared with him about Christ, His atoning death, and His gift of salvation, he received Christ as his Lord and savior at the age of eighteen.
Rev. Moussa went to Marietta Bible College in Marietta, Ohio, where he got his BA in Pastoral Theology. In 1988 He went back to his home country Syria, to reach his people with the Gospel message. Thana and Joseph spent nine years in Syria. They ministered in the city of Damascus for one year and in the city of Homs for eight years. They also served at nearby villages. God richly blessed their ministry in the country of Syria. As a result about seven thousand Arabic New Testaments were distributed; about fifty believers were baptized, (however much more than that number were saved). Three young men who were called to the full time ministry went to Bible colleges and got their training.Pastor Joseph's goal is to serve God with his gifts and has a heart for Church Planting and TV ministry.
In 1998 the Lord led them to plant an Arabic Church in Rockville MD, just outside of Washington DC, to reach the Arabic community that lives in Washington DC, Southern MD, and Northern VA, which estimate more than 300,000 people. On August 2001, the Lord used them to plant another Arabic Christian Church in Pennsylvania. God richly blessed the new work. The ministry grew from a few numbers to 60-70 in attendance. More than twenty-five persons accepted Christ. God raised a wonderful group of leaders who have the potential of reaching the region and beyond for Christ. Four young men from the church are being called to full time ministry.
God gave pastor Moussa a vision to reach the Arabic communities in the States, and throughout the Middle East where more the 300 million persons speak the Arabic language. This vision is based on Christ’s purpose for New Testament church.
Acts 1: 8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
This church now has a satellite TV pogrom in Arabic (Peace with God) that reaches America, Canada, and Mexico.
1. There is one God who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, Matthew 28:19)
2. Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.
(Philippians 2:6-11, Luke 1:34–38, I Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:9, Romans 5:9, Acts 2:23–24, Hebrews 8:1, Matthew 26:64)
3. The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to dwell, guide, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
(John 14:15–18, John 16:13, Acts 1:8, John 16:7–11)
4. The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.
( 2 Peter 1:20–21, 2 Timothy 3:15–16)
5. Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.
( Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians15:20–23, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 21:1–4)
6. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (Titus 3:4–7)
7. It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.
(1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1–14)
8. Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.
(Matthew 8:16–17, James 5:13–16)
9. The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
(Ephesians 1:22–23, Matthew 28:19–20, Acts 2:41–47)
10. There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.
(1 Corinthians 15:20–23, John 5:28–29)
11. The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the believer's blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.
(Hebrews 10:37, Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11–14)