What We Believe

Our Statement of Beliefs

The Bible

We believe in the complete verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).

The Trinity

We believe in the Eternal Godhead, who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, all distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).

Man

We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis, and in his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain Divine righteousness. (Romans 5:12,18).

The Son

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:4-18; Isaiah 7:14;9:6).

The Resurrection

We believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25). We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus into heaven, in His exaltation, and in His personal, literal and bodily coming again a second time for His Church. (John 14:2-3; I Thes.4:13-18).

Salvation

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through 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).

Baptism

We believe in the importance of water baptism by immersion, in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15).

Gifts

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the Early Church.

Set Apart

We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God expressing the true Christian faith. (Ephesians 5:18;  II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).

Healing

We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).

Communion

We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. (I Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28).

Eternity

We believe in the reality and personality of the devil, and in eternal judgment in the lake of fire for the devil and his angels. To be eternally united with God is Heaven and to be separated from God is hell. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20;14-15). We believe in eternal life for the believers (John 3:16; 5:24), and eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thes. 1:8-9; Revelation 20:10-15).

The Government

We believe that government is ordained of God, and that the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and ordinance is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath’s sake but for the sake of conscience, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare our loyalty to our government and its leaders and we will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith.

The Church

We believe that there is one true universal church, made up of genuine believers, with this one universal church composed of many local churches in given localities. These churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel. (Acts 15:22, Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20).