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Statement of Faith

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to man, and is final authority.
     
  • We believe that the godhead consists of three separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternal and who function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the godhead.
     
  • We believe that man was created good and upright, in the image of God and with dominion over all of the works of God. But, by willfully transgressing God's commands, man fell from his position of uprightness and dominion and doomed each succeeding generation to be born in spiritual death, subject to sin, sickness and poverty. (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 3:17-24; Romans 3:23; I Corinthians 15:21,22; Romans 5:12)
     
  • We believe that a price had to be paid in order to redeem man from this fallen state and that price was the shed blood of Jesus. On the cross, Jesus Christ who knew no sin, became sin for man so that man might return to right standing with God and be able to walk in newness of life. He too, took stripes upon his back, providing divine healing for all mankind. (II Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:21-26; Isaiah 53:5; Psalm 103:3)
     
  • We believe that man accepts this redemption through faith in the shed blood of Jesus, by believing that God has raised Jesus from the dead and by saying that Jesus Christ is his/her Lord and Savior. (Romans 10:8-10)
     
  • We believe that the evidence of man's salvation is witnessed to him directly by the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16) and demonstrated to others through a life lived in the pursuit of true holiness (Romans 8:6, 11-15) Baptism in water should be observed as an outward sign that the believer has died with Christ, crucified the old man and risen with Jesus in newness of life (Romans 6:4-6)
     
  • We believe that the Lord's Supper, Holy Communion, should be observed as a remembrance of his body and blood until the Lord comes. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)
     
  • We believe that the church was not left comfortless when Jesus ascended into heaven but that the Father gave another comforter, the Holy Spirit, who was meant to live inside every believer in fullness. (John 14:15-17) The Holy Spirit is the one who leads and guides believers in the truth, who communicates to them what the Father says, who endues them with power from on high and shows them things to come. (John 14:26; John 16:13-15; Acts 1:8)
     
  • We believe that the initial evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-46)
     
  • We believe that the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, as a whole, is an habitation of the Spirit and has been given the great commission to go into all of the world to preach the gospel to every creature. (Ephesians 2:19-22; Mark 16:15-18) Further, that the fivefold ministry consisting of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher has been given for the perfecting of the saints for work in ministry. (Ephesians 4:11, 12)
     
  • We believe in total prosperity: Spiritual (John 3:1-3; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9,10); Mental (II Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3); Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24); Financial (III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10,11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14) and Social (Proverbs 3:3,4)
     
  • We believe that Jesus is coming again to gather his church unto himself and to take them to their eternal home in Heaven. This is the blessed hope of the church. (I Corinthians 15:51,52; I Thessalonians 4:16,17 and II Thessalonians 2:1)
     
  • We believe in the Millennial Reign of Jesus, a period when Jesus will return to earth from Heaven, with His saints, to rule and reign on earth for 1,000 years. (Isaiah 9:6,7; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:1-7)
     
  • We believe there is a literal place called hell which was prepared for the devil and his angels. God never desired for man to occupy hell but desires for all men to be saved. However, those who reject the redemptive work of Jesus will be eternally separated from God in hell. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name is not found written in the book of life shall suffer eternal torment in the lake of fire. This is the second death. (I Timothy 2: 3,4; Luke 16:22-24; Matthew 25:41; Mark 16:16; II Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15)


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