Our Beliefs

 
1. The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative written Word of God.
The Bible is the source of all doctrine instruction and correction.  It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.  (2 Tim 3:16; Heb 4:12; 2 Pet 1:21) 
 
2. There is one God in three persons. 
God has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Get 1:1,26; Deut 6:4; Mat 28:19)
 
3. God the Father is creator of all things. 
The Father created the universe in love and created man in His own image for fellowship.  He called man back to Himself through Christ after the fall of man. (Get 1:26-27; 3:1; Rom 5:12)
 
4.  Jesus Christ is God who became flesh.
Jesus was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made.  For man’s redemption He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary.  He is forever one Christ with two natures – God and man – in one person.  (Jo 1:1-14; Mat 1:23-25)
 
5.  The Holy Spirit is active in the lives of believers today.
The Holy Spirit cleanses man from the old nature, conforms us to the image of Christ, and empowers believers for service and witness.  The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  (Jo 3:3-7; Tit 3:5; 1 Cor 12:4-6,11,13; Acts 1:8)
 
6.  Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ.
Every person is a sinner by nature and is separated from God.  Repentance from sin and faith in the finished work of Christ is the only way to salvation.  Jesus is the source of eternal life and His blood cleanses us from all sin.  (Rom 3:23; Acts 4:12; 16:31; Jo 3:16; 10:10; Eph 2:8-9)
 
7.  There is life after death.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, and in the eternal existence of all persons in either heaven or hell.  There are divine judgments, rewards and punishments based upon one’s choices while on earth to follow God or not.  We believe in the hope of the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming.  (Jo 5:25-29; 11:25-26; 1 For 15:51-57; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 20:11-15)
 
8.  Divine healing is God’s will.
Healing of body and soul is part of our inheritance in the Kingdom of GOd.  God has provided for our healing through the death and resurrection of Christ.  (Ex 25:26; Mat 9:35; Is 53:4,5; 1 Pet 2:24)
 
9.  We identify with Christ through baptism and communion.
Water baptism is a public sign of believer’s commitment to obey and follow Christ.  Communion, also referred to as the Lord’s Supper, is a powerful reminder of all that Christ has done for us through His death and resurrection.  (Mat 28:19; Act 2:41; Rom 6:1-7; 11-14; 1 For 11:23-26; Mat 26:26-28)
 
10.  The Church is called to share the Gospel and help those in need.
Jesus commissioned His Church to go into all the world and make disciples.  The church is His spiritual body and He is the head and He has called His followers to demonstrate His love through signs and wonders and practical helps.  (Mat 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Mat 25:40)