What We Believe


God

We believe in one God, the Creator of all things, existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14)


The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the first begotten Son of God, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, is both true God and true man. (Luke 1:26-35, John 1:18, Isaiah 7:24; 9:16)


Christ’s Death & Resurrection

We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples. (1 Corinthians 15:14, Romans 4:25)


Christ’s Bodily Ascension

We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and His personal, literal, and bodily coming again the second time for the Church. (Acts 1:6-11, John 14:2-3, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)


Scripture

We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.(2Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:13)


Eternal Life

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24, 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-58, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 20:10-15)


Salvation by Grace Through Faith

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 9:12,22, Romans 5:11)


Water Baptism

We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:37-39, 19:1-6)


Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues as an experience subsequent to salvation. (Acts 2:1-4, 8:14-17, 10:44-46, Galatians 3:14-15)


Spirit-Filled Living

We believe in the Spirit-filled life,sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, a life of separation from the world, purity of heart and life, perfecting holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.(Ephesians 5:18, 1 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1)


The Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and as manifested in the early church.


Healing

We believe in Divine healing and that healing is included in the Redemption. (Acts 4:30, Romans 8:11, 1 Corinthians 12:9, James 5:1,

1 Peter 2:24)



Communion

We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11:28-32)


Tithes and Offerings

We believe in the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings and first fruits that are given willingly, and alms that are given to the poor. (Deuteronomy 8:18, 2 Corinthians 8:9, 9:6-15)