We Believe

THE ONE TRUE GOD

WE BELIEVE there is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; each having their own personality and function.  Gen 1:1-4 & John 1:1,14; II Cor 13:14; Matt 3:16-17 

 

THE HOLY SCRIPTURES

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is God’s Inspired Word to the world, speaking to us with divine authority and without error.  It is our guide to faith and conduct.  II Tim 3:16-17 

 

THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST

WE BELIEVE in the divine nature of Jesus Christ the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal physical return to rule the earth in power and love at an undisclosed date.  Matt 1:18; I Cor 15:3-4; Acts 2:32,33;  Acts 1:11;  I Thes 4:14-18 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, to convict men of sin, righteousness, and judgment; and to counsel, comfort and to empower the believer.  John 16:7,8,13,14; John 14: 16,26; John 15:26; Acts 1:8 

 

MAN, HIS FALL, HIS REDEMPTION

WE BELIEVE that man was created in the likeness and image of God.  By choice man fell into sin.  By grace, salvation is a gift from God.  Through repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ, man is restored back to God; not through any good works or human effort.  Gen 1:26-31;  Gen 3:1-7;  Eph 2:8;  Rom 3:23-25;  Rom 6:23;  Rom 10:9-10

 

ETERNAL LIFE AND ETERNAL DAMNATION

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of every man, woman, and child; eternal life in heaven for the believer and eternal damnation in hell for the unbeliever.   John 5:28-29 

 

SATAN AND HIS FALLEN ANGELS

WE BELIEVE that satan and his demons exist, and eternal judgment in the lake of fire awaits them.  Matt 25:41; Rev 20:10-15; Luke 10:18

 

WATER BAPTISM AND COMMUNION

WE BELIEVE in two church practices as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ, water baptism and communion.  Matt 28:19; Rom 6:3-5; Luke 22:14-20  

 

SANCTIFICATION

WE BELIEVE that spiritual maturity and a life of holiness is the will of our Father for all believers.  This should be earnestly pursued daily by walking in repentance, forgiveness, obedience, love, and in a relationship with Him.  I Peter 1:14-16;  I Thes 5:23;  Hebrews 6:1-3;  Romans 12:1-2;  Phil 2:12-13 

 

PRAYER

WE BELIEVE in the importance of prayer as the spiritual life blood of the Church.  It is foundational to every believer’s life.  Dan 4:34,35; I Tim 2:1-3; James 5:15,16; Rom 8:26-27; Phil 4:6; IThes 5:17 

 

LAYING ON OF HANDS

WE BELIEVE in the laying on of hands to bless, to impart, for setting one apart for service, to pray for healing, and to minister God’s love. Gen 48:9-16; I Tim 4:14; Acts 6:6; Mark 10:13-16; Acts 8:17-18; Mark 16:18; James 5:14  

 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

WE BELIEVE that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to build up the Church.  These gifts operate in harmony and are given to every believer. I Cor 12; Rom 12:6A; Eph 4:16; Heb 2:4; I Peter 4:10 

 

HEALING

WE BELIEVE in supernatural healing and deliverance of a person’s body, soul and spirit, as part of the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Matt 8:16-17; Isaiah 53:4,5;  James 5:14-16;  Mark 16: 17,18; Matt 9:35-36;  Mark 1:40-42 

 

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

WE BELIEVE the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a separate supernatural experience to fill, to empower, and to cleanse each believer.  Each believer is to actively seek to be continually filled.  Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; I Cor 6:19; Matt 3:11;Eph 5:18; Acts 19:2-6

 

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

WE BELIEVE in the supernatural utterance given to a believer by the Holy Spirit manifested as a foreign language, as a prayer language, and as a message to the Church.  Acts 2: 4-8; Acts 10:44-46; II Cor 14:12-15; Jude 20 

 

PROPHECY

WE BELIEVE that God speaks through prophecy.  We believe that hearing from God, both individually and as a Church, is essential to our faith and walk with God.  I Cor 14:1,3,39; Act 2:16-18; I Tim 4:14 

 

THE CHURCH

WE BELIEVE there is one Church under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Church is made up believers found world-wide who are living in relationship with Him.  I Peter 2:4-5; Eph 2:19-22; I Cor 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-5; Eph 4:11-16

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