Our Beliefs

We Believe... The Scriptures Inspired.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a Revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason but not contrary to reason. (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25)

 

We Believe...The One True Godhead.

The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent and self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1-5: Matt. 28:19-20; Matt. 3:16-17; John 14:26; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)

 

We Believe... Man, His Fall and Redemption.

Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness." But Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

 

We Believe...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 divine healing for all mankind (Psalms 103:3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. "The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart. That is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation." (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)

 

We Believe...The Evidence of Salvation.

The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us." (I John 3:23)

 

We Believe...Faith and Works.

Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Romans 10:9, 10 and II Cor. 5)

 

We Believe...Baptism in Water.

The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4)

 

We Believe...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 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2, 6; 1:8)

 

We Believe...The Ministry.

The ministry is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

 

We Believe...Blessed Hope.

Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. (1 Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; and II Thess. 2:1)

 

We Believe...The Lake of Fire.

Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15)

 

We Believe...The Millennial Reign of Jesus.

Our Lord Jesus Christ will return with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 27; 2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19-11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Rev. 21)