What we Believe

The Bible
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, is what we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.

  • I Thessalonians 2:13
  • II Timothy 3:16


The Godhead
Our God is one but is manifested in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being co-equal.

  • I John 5:7
  • Genesis 1:26


Man – His Fall & Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world.  Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God.

  • Romans 3:23
  • I John 3:8


Eternal Life & New Birth
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from good works and the Old Testament Law, which is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.  Man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. The new birth is necessary for all men and, when experienced, it produces eternal life

  • Ephesians 2:8
  • John 3:3-5


Water Baptism
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures.  All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

  • Matthew 28:19
  • Acts 2:38


Communion – The Lord’s Supper
We partake of the Lord's Supper as instructed by Jesus at the Last Supper. The bread symbolizes the Lord's broken body.   The cup represents the new covenant in His blood, which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God.  Communion provides the opportunity for believers to examine themselves, ask for forgiveness, and proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes again.

  • Luke 22:14-20
  • I Corinthians 11:23-31


Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Initiated at Pentecost, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father and given by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to supernaturally communicate the Gospel throughout the whole earth. With this regular infilling, the believer has the potential of experiencing various manifestations such as scripturally-based prophetic experiences, speaking in unknown tongues, and other visible outward signs.

  • Mark 16:20
  • Acts 1:8, 2:4-18


Sanctification
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God.  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.

  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Philippians 3:12-14


The Church and Its Mission
We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and the habitation of God through the Spirit, witnesses to the presence of the kingdom of God in the present world, and universally includes all who are born again

  • Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22
  • Romans 14:17-18


Resurrection of the Just & the Return of Our Lord
The angels said, "Jesus...will return from Heaven the same way!"  His coming is imminent. When He comes, "... the dead in Christ will rise first: then we which are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air."

  • Acts 1:11
  • I Thessalonians 4:16-17


Hell & Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without 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 in heaven

  • Hebrews 9:27
  • Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8


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