What We Believe

1. Holy Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and conduct; that it was written by Holy men of old as they were moved by the the Holy Spirit.

References:
II Timothy 2:15 I Peter 2:2
II Peter 1:19, 21 II Timothy 3:16-17

2. The Godhead
We believe that there is one true and living God; that in the unity of the Godhead, there are three, equal in attributes, but executing distinct harmonious offices.

God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, and all that is therein, sent His only Son to redeem and reconcile the world to Himself.

Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Ghost, became flesh and dwelt among us, the only Mediator between God and man.

Holy Ghost, the third person of the Trinity, omnipresent, omnipotent, fulfilling on earth the office of reprover of sin, righteousness, and judgment, the Comforter, leader and guide to all who yield themselves to Him ministration.

References
Matthew 28:19 Matthew 1:23
Genesis 1:1: I Timothy 2:5
John 1:14, 18 John 15:26
II Corinthians 13:14 John 16:7, 14
Isaiah 43:10

3. The Fall of Man
We believe man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression, fell from Edenic holiness and purity, and his only hope of redemption is through Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

References:
Genesis 1:26-31 Romans 3:5, 16, 19
Romans 5:12, 21

4. Plan of Redemption
We believe that while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us; that His death was by divine appointment of the Father as an atonement for sin. That upon simple faith and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, all who call upon Him, may be justified by faith through His precious blood, that Salvation is through grace and not by only merits of our own.

References:
I Peter 1:18-20 Titus 2:14
John 1:29; 6:47 Ephesians 2:8-9
John 6:37 Romans 6:23; 3:23; 5:1-2

5. The New Birth
We believe in the new birth as a definite experience of salvation and conversion from a life of sin to a life of righteousness and true holiness by Christ Jesus, the Redeemer of all making.

References:
John 3:3 II Corinthians 5:17
Romans 6:11, 18 I Corinthians 1:30

6. Daily Christian Living
We believe that having been cleansed from our sins by the precious blood of Jesus, we should desire the sincere milk of the Word, that we might grow thereby, walking humbly in faith and love, and seeking the hidden life that will truly reflect the Christ within.

References:
I John 1:6-7 I Corinthians 7:1
I John 2:6 Isaiah 35:8
I Thessalonians 5:23 Romans 8:5

7. Water Baptism
We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, is a command of our Lord; that it is an outward sign of an inward work; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we should walk in newness of life.

References:
Matthew 28:19-20 Romans 6:4
Mark 16:16 Acts 2:41

8. The Lord’s Supper
We believe the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of His suffering and death. The broken bread, used in its commemoration is a type of the bread which came down from heaven, even Jesus Christ, whose body was broken for us; the wine, to remind us of the shed blood of the Savior, the Lamb of God. The ordinance spans he years from Calvary to the coming of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and is enjoined upon every believer.

References:
Mark 14:22-24 I Corinthians 11:23-30

9. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite experience subsequent to the new birth. This endowment of power may be expected after the same manner as that in which He came upon the Jews and Gentile alike in Apostolic days.

References:
Matthew 3:11 Acts 2:4
John 14:17-18 Acts 8:17
Acts 1:4, 8 Acts 10:44-46
Acts 17:6 I Corinthians 3:16

10. The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit has definite spiritual gifts to bestow upon the believing church of Jesus Christ. These gifts are divided unto every man severally as the Holy Spirit wills, and should be desired by every believer, in the order and proportion whereby they will best edify and benefit the church.

References:
I Corinthians 12:1-11 Galatians 5:22-23
I Corinthians 14:12 Romans 12:6-8

11. Sanctification
We believe the scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command, “be ye holy, for I am holy.” Entire Sanctification is the will of God for every believer and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word.

References:
Hebrews 12:14 I Peter 1:11, 16
I Thessalonians 5:23-24 I John 2:6

12. Divine Healing
We believe that the atonement provides deliverance for sickness and is the privilege of the believers.

References:
Exodus 15:26 Acts 4:29-30
Isaiah 53: 4-5 James 5:14-16
Matthew 8:17

13. The Second Coming
The Rapture – The Resurrection of those fallen asleep in Christ and their translation with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

References:
I Thessalonians 4:16-17 I Corinthians 15:51-52
Romans 8:23 Titus 2:13

The Revelation – The return of the Lord with His Raptured Saints to set up His Millennial reign on earth is the promise of the Word of God and the world’s only hope.

References:
I Thessalonians 1:7 Revelation 19:11-14
Revelation 10:1-7 Romans 11:26-27

14. Heaven
We believe that Heaven is a place prepared for all those that believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. The Saints reward is everlasting life and joy in the presence of the Lord.

References:
Revelation 7:14-17 Revelation 21:4
Revelation 22:5 John 14:2

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