STATEMENT OF FAITH
What We Believe
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God. (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal (Matt. 28:19; I John 5:7). Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead (Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14).
Man was created in the image of God, being spirit, soul and body. By voluntary transgression, man fell. Man’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)Salvation of Man
a. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (Ps. 103:3). This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, Jesus as Lord (Romans 3:24, 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8).
b. The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love (I John 3:23; John 13:35).
c. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. (Acts 16:3; Rom. 10:9-10, 14:10-12; II Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18)
Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4)
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the Cup is a remembrance of Jesus. (I Cor. 11:24-30)
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts, and they are used in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9; I Cor. 12:1-31)
The full consummation of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is evidenced in believers by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2, 6, 1:8)
The Church is the Body of Christ
Each believer is an integral part of the body. (Eph. 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23)
Total prosperity – Spiritual (John 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Rom. 10:9-10) – Mental (II Tim. 1:7; Rom. 12:2; Is. 26:3) – Physical (Is. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24) – Financial (III John 1:2; Mal. 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-10; Deut. 28:1-14) – Social (Prov. 3:4)
Blessed Hope: Jesus is coming again. (I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; II Thess. 2:1)
Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. (Rev. 12:20, 20:10-15)
The resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgment of the just and the unjust. (Heb.6:2; 1Thess. 4:16-17)