What We Believe

  1. The Bible      Openbible

    The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God.
    (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).

  2. The Godhead 

    There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal and three distinct and separate persons. (Matt. 28:19; I John 5:7). Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh is the second member of the Godhead. (Is 9:6; John 1:1-14). The Holy Spirit omnipresent from all eternity dwells in all believers, regenerating and sealing them.
    (II Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13, 4:30).

  3. Man

    Man was created in God's image. Also triune: spirit, soul and body. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21.)

  4. Salvation of Man

    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 is Lord. (Romans 3:24; 10:8-10; Eph. 2:8).

    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).

    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.)

  5. Water Baptism

    Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that he has been raised with Him to walk in newness of life, but is not necessary for salvation and eternal life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4; Rom: 10:9,10.)

  6. The Celebration of the Lord's Supper

    The celebration of the Lord's supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a remembrance of Jesus. The cup is in remembrance of Jesus' blood shed for the remission of sins and the bread is in remembrance of Jesus' body, and with his stripes we are healed. (I Cor. 11:24-30; Is. 53:5; I Peter 2:24.)

  7. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    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 their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9; I Cor. 12:1-31.)

  8. The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced 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 1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2-6.)

  9. The Church is the Body of Christ

    All who are united to Jesus by the new birth are members of the universal church, the body of Christ. Local congregations of believers are the anointed instruments of God for the furtherance of His work on earth in order to reach others for Christ and to minister to their needs. (Eph. 1:22, 23, 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23.)

  10. Ministers of the Church

    God equips the Church through the five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. This includes both men and women because the Word says there is neither male nor female: "For ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Gal. 3:28)
    ALL believers are to represent Christ in the ministry of reconciliation. (Eph. 4:11, 12; Acts 18:24-26, 21:8, 9; Rom. 12:4-8; II Cor. 5:11.)

  11. Total Prosperity

    (a) Spiritual (John 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Rom. 10:9, 10).

    (b) Mental (II Tim. 1:7, Rom.12:2; Is. 26:3).

    (c) Physical (Is. 53:4, 5; Matt 8:17; I Peter 2:24).

    (d) Financial (III John 1:2; Mal. 3:10, 11; Luke 6:38; II Cor. 9:6-10; Deut. 28:1-14).

    (e) Social (Prov. 3:4).

  12. The Translation of the Church

    The Blessed Hope: Jesus Christ is coming to gather All His Saints to heaven. We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of ALL born again believers. God has not appointed us to wrath. (I Cor. 15:51, 52; I Thess. 4:16, 17; II Thess. 2:1; I Thess. 5:9.)

  13. Unbelievers

    Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. (They will burn in the Lake of Fire. (Rev. 19:20, 20:10-15)).

  14. The Millennial Reign of Jesus

    The Millennial Reign is the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scripture promised. (Rom. 11:25-27; II Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-7.) After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth for all eternity. (Rev. 21)

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