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We Believe

A.  THE SCRIPTURES.  The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is accepted as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).


B.  THE GODHEAD.  Our God is one, but manifested in three persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:16,17). Jesus is the Son of God, One with the Father, the Word made flesh, the Begotten One, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1, 14; 3:16; 10:30). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and Son and is eternal (John 15:26).


C.  MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION.  Man is a created being made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam’s fall and transgression sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Romans 5:12; 3:23; 1 John 3:8; Gal. 3:13,14). Salvation is the free gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Man is saved unto, and not by, good works (Ephesians 2:8-10).


D.  ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH.  Man must step toward salvation with Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. His confession must be that Jesus Christ is the Lord. The new birth or being “born again” is necessary to all men and, when fulfilled, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5, 16; Romans 10:9,10). The new believer will not be ashamed to confess Christ to all (Romans 10:11).


E.  WATER BAPTISM.  Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).  Water baptism does not wash away sins, only the blood of Jesus does (1 Peter 3:2 1; Rev. 1:5).


F.  BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ and is received subsequent to the new birth and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in continuation today, having not ceased after the Apostolic age (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4, 1 Cor. 12:1-11).


G.  SANCTIFICATION. The Bible teaches that without holiness no man shall see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thes. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).


H.  DIVINE HEALING.  Healing is for the physical, mental, and emotional ills of mankind and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is for every member of the Church today, yet we still rest in the sovereignty of God (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24; Malt. 8:17; Isaiah 53:5).


I.  RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF CHRIST.  The angels said, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thes. 4:16,17). He shall return to the earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and together with His saints, He will reign for eternity. We believe the Lord’s Kingdom is increasing and of His government there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7). We are progressing towards the fulfillment of Revelation 11:15, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever”.


J. ETERNAL CONSCIOUS PUNISHMENT. We believe that those who reject God’s offer of grace and forgiveness and are not found in the Book of Life will be raised and judged in the resurrection of the wicked and given over to eternal conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire along with the devil and his angels for all eternity (Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8).


K.  COMMUNION, THE LORD’S SUPPER.  We partake of the Lord’s Supper to show the Lord’s death till He comes (1 Cor. 11:23-31). The bread symbolizes the Lord’s broken body, and the church (1 Cor. 10:16,17; 11:24; Isa. 53:5). The cup represents the New Covenant in His blood which provides us forgiveness of sins and relationship with God (Heb. 9; 1 Cor. 11:25).


L.  LAYING ON OF HANDS.  A simple belief that power, anointing, or any other necessary quality can be transmitted from one person touching another. Laying on of hands was practiced by the Levitical priesthood. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing. Laying on of hands for healing (Mark 5:22,23,41; 5:28-3 1; Acts 28:8; 19:11,12); to confer office (Acts 6:2-6); laying on hands to receive the Holy Ghost (Acts 8:16-18); laying on of hands for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools.


M.  MARRIAGE. We believe God has ordained marriage and defined it as a covenant relationship between one man, one woman, and Himself. Hence, we only recognize marriage between a biological man and a biological woman (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4; Eph. 5:25; 1 Peter 3:7). As a result, we will only participate in weddings and the solemnization of marriages between one man and one woman.

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