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Statement of Faith

What we believe

We know that beliefs are important when searching for a church home, so we hope this page will help you understand better, how we believe.

Scriptures

The bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke 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. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

The Godhead

Our God is one, but manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (1 John 5:7) God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (Logos), and the Begotten (John 1:14; 14:28; 16:28). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26).

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 water baptismal formula is adopted: "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 Spirit

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 evidence of speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; 19:1-7)

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. (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:13-14)

Divine Healing

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Isaiah 53:1-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:16-16; 1 Peter 2:24)

Man's Fall and 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. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:10). "As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one." (Romans 3:10) 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. (1 John 3:8) Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, which is make operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8)

Eternal Life and New Birth

Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that produces repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12)

Resurrection of the Just

and the Return of our Lord The angels said "This same Jesus...shall so come in like manner..." (Acts 1:11) His coming is imminent. When He comes "...the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we who are alive and remain shall meet the Lord in the air..." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Then, together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

Hell and Eternal Retribution

The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in a 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 a lake of fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20)