Statement of Faith

 

Take a moment to find out what we believe and what our faith is built on.

The Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men
of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy
Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament,
we accept as our infallible rule of faith and guide in matters
pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
(II Tim 3:16, I Thes 2:13, II Peter 1:21)

The Godhead

Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – The Father,
The Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal. 
(Phil 2:6)

God the Father is greater than all; the sender of the Word
(Logos) and the Begotten. 
(John 14:28, John 16:28, John 1:14)

The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and
has existed with the Father from the beginning
(John 1:1, John 1:18, John 1:14)

The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and
the Son and is eternal.
(John 15:26)

Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived
of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified,
died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and
is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, interceding
 for His redeemed and is true God and true man.
(John 1:1-2, I Tim 3:16, Phil 2:9-11, Matt 1:23, Luke 1:31,35, II Cor 5:21, Matt 28:6, Acts 1:9-11, Heb 7:25, Heb 1:3)

Man, His Fall and Redemption

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God,
but, through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came
into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of
God.” As it is written, “There is none Righteous, no, not one.”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work
of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and
restore man back to God.
(Rom 5:14, Rom 3:10, Rom 3:24, I John 3:8)

Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from the works
and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith
in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.
(Eph 2:8)

Eternal Life and the New Birth

Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works
repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when
experienced, produces eternal life.
(II Cor 7:10, I John 5:12, John 3:3-5)

Water Baptism

Baptism in water by immersion, is a direct commandment
of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a
symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His
death, burial and resurrection
(Matt 28:19, Rom 6:4, Col 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)

The following recommendations regarding the water baptismal
formula is adopted: to wit: “On the confession of your faith
in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority,
I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son,
and the Holy Ghost.  Amen.”

Baptism in the Holy Ghost

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as
promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this
dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth.
This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of
speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself
gives utterance.
(Matt 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:9, Act 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 2:4)

Sanctification

The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.
We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite,
yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of
regeneration and continuing until the consummation of
salvation at Christ’s return.
(Heb 12:14, I Thess 5:23, II Peter 3:18, II Cor 3:18, Phil 3:12-14, I Cor 1:30)

Divine Healing

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought
by the power of God through faith in the name of Jesus Christ
and the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is
provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of
every member of the Church today.
(Mark 16:18, James 5:14-15, I Peter 2:24, Matt 8:1-17, Isa 53:4-5)

 

Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord

The angels said to Jesus’ disciple, “This same Jesus shall
so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.”
His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…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…”
(Acts 1:11, I Thess 4:16-17).

Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings
and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings
and priests, He shall reign a thousand years.
(Rev 20:6)

 

Hell and Eternal Retribution

The one who physically dies in sin without accepting Jesus Christ is
hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and therefore has
no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The
Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used
in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned
in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of
endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy
and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God.
(Heb 9:27, Rev 19:20)

 

How can you be a Christian?

Pray to Jesus. Talk to Him like a real person who’s right there
with you. HE IS. Tell Him you believe Him – that He is the Son
of God; that He died for your sins; that He still lives. Ask Him
to forgive you of your sins – HE WILL. A clean slate. Your life
will be new. Move forward with Jesus every single minute
of every single day and NEVER LOOK BACK!

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