TENANTS OF FAITH/CORE BELIEFS:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16)
We believe there is only one true God, eternally existent in three persons-God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matt, 3:16-17)
We Believe man is a created being, made in the likeness & image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Rom. 3:10, 3:23)
We believe that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. Therefore as a result of sin, man has been separated from God and destined to eternal judgment in Hell. We also believe every person can have restored fellowship with God, through Salvation, by accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin. This salvation is only available through God’s grace and not our own good works. (Rom 5:14 and 1 John 3:8)
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His virgin birth, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and Hid personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule for one thousand years. (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 7:26, Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Matthew 28:6, Philippians 2:9-11)
We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin (saved) is through repentance and faith in the shedding of the precious blood of Christ. The new birth (as it is called) is necessary for all men to be saved through faith and is accomplished through the regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (John 3:3-5)
We believe that those who are saved have been commanded by Jesus to be baptized (fully immersed) in water, which is an outward declaration of their identification with Him in His death, burial and resurrection. (Acts 2:1-4)
We believe in sanctification, which is living a life of holiness (I Thessalonians 5:23)
We Believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believer's who ask for it, with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
We believe that divine healing for our physical bodies has been provided through the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ, by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the church today. (James 5:14, 15 and I Peter 2:24)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has directed His church to regularly share a meal memorializing the breaking of His body and the shedding of His blood, by which we have been redeemed. This ordinance should be maintained until His return. (Luke 22:7-23)
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. (Revelation 20:11-15)
We believe in the Blessed Hope which is the rapture of the church at Christ's calling. Jesus will return and 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. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
We Believe the church 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 church. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
We Believe marriage, according to Genesis 2:18-24 is between one man and one woman.