What We Believe

WE BELIEVE IN THE INSPIRATION OF THE SCRIPTURES
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

(2 TIMOTHY 3:16, 2 THESSALONIANS 2:13, 2 PETER 1:21)

WE BELIEVE IN THE ONE TRUE GOD
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

(DEUTERONOMY 6:4, 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14, 1 JOHN 1:3-4, 1 PETER 1:8)

WE BELIEVE IN THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years. 

(MATTHEW 1:23; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3,4; HEBREWS 7:26, HEBREWS 1:3)

WE BELIEVE IN THE FALL OF MAN
Man was created good and upright; for God said, 'Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.' However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God."

(ROMANS 5:12-19)

WE BELIEVE IN THE SALVATION OF MAN
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

(ROMANS 10:13-15, EPHESIANS 2:8)

WE BELIEVE IN THE ORDINACES OF THE CHURCH
The ordinaces of the church as commanded in scripture: water baptism by immersion and Holy communion. 

(MATTHEW 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:26)

WE BELIEVE IN THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation, with it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.

(1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-31)

WE BELIEVE IN THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.

(Acts 2:4)

WE BELIEVE IN THE WORK OF SANCTIFICATION BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
The sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life. 

(ROMANS 12:1,2)

WE BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION.
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. 

(EPHESIANS 1:22,23)

WE BELIEVE IN THE MINISTRY
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in: evangelization of the world, worship of God, building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.

(GALATIANS 2:10; 6:10)

WE BELIEVE IN DIVINE HEALING
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

(ISAIAH 53:4,5)

WE BELIEVE IN THE BLESSD HOPE
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

(TITUS 2:13)

WE BELIEVE IN THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.

(REVELATION 19:11-14; 20:1-6)

WE BELIEVE IN THE FINAL JUDGMENT
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

(REVELATION 20:11-15:21:8)

WE BELIEVE IN THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
"We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness."

(REVELATION 21; 22)