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What We Believe

Scripture is Inspired:

The Divine Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelations of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

The One True God:

The one true and living God who revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM” the Creator of heaven and earth and Redeemer of mankind (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 11:25; 1 Corinthians 1:24).

The Godhead:

The term trinity and persons as related to the godhead, while not found in the Scriptures are words in harmony with Scripture, where Christ taught a distinction of persons in the godhead, which expresses in specific terms the principles of relationship in three persons in unity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 11:25-27; 28:19; Luke 3:22;; 2 Corinthians 13:14, John 1:18; 14:16-17; 15:26; 17:11,21; Zechariah 14:9: 1 John 1:3-4).

The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ Son of God:

a.     In the virgin Birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35).

b.    Sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).

c.     Miracles (Acts 2:22, 10:38).

d.    Substitutionary work at the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

e.     Atoning death and Triumphant Resurrection (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4).

f.     Ascension and continuing intercession of our Lord Jesus Christ seated the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3).

g.    His Second Coming and eternal Kingdom reign (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

The Salvation of Man:

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.  Where the condition of Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.  By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life.  The inward evidence of salvation is direct witness of the Spirit and the outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 8:16; 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; 4:24; Titus 2:11,12; 3:5-7).

Sanctification:

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which not man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14).  By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command; “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15, 16).  Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 6:1-11, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:5).

Ordinances:

a.     In the Ordinance of Baptism in water by immersion as commanded in the Scriptures.  All who repent and believe in Christ the Savior and Lord are to be baptized.  Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

b.    In the Ordinance of the Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – symbolizing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and prophecy of His second coming (2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26). 

Baptism of the Holy Spirit:

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise if the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church.  With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.  With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit with supernatural signs, empowering the church for its mission in the world (Luke 24:49; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; Acts 1:4,8; 2:4; 4:8; 8:12-17; John 7:37-39).

The Divinely Called, Anointed & Ordained Leadership to serve the Church:

Christ's leadership of the Church through the ascension ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders, deacons, miracles, gifts of healing, helps, administration and varieties of tongues for the unity, maturity and growth of the Church (1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-16; Acts 14:23; 15:2-16:4; 20:17;James 5:14; Titus 1:5-7; 1 Peter 5:1-4; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).

Marriage:

God created marriage to be between one naturally born man and one naturally born woman hence, sexual relations outside marriage or between individual of the same sex violates Biblical Standards.  Any form of fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sexual relations (Genesis 2:18, 21-24; Leviticus 18:22; 20:12-16; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 18).

Sanctity of Human Life:

Human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being.  Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life.  We seek to uphold and preserve the sanctity of all human life. (Psalm 139:14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5, 20:15-18; Luke 1:44).