OUR FAITH

...the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Tim 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:12).

 

...the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God (2 Tim 3:15-17; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:12).

 

...there is one God, eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).

 

...in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31,35), in His sinless life (Heb. 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22), in His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38), in His vicarious and atoning death on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3; 2 Cor. 5:21), in His bodily resurrection (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24.39, 1 Cor. 15:4),  and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9, 11; Acts 2:33).

 

...God created man good and upright for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell which resulted in both physical and spiritual death (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:217; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19).

 

...man's only hope for to be cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Titus 2:12).

 

...water baptism by immersion. All who repent and believe on Jesus Christ are to be water baptized as a symbol that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4). We are to take part of Holy Communion, consisting of bread, representing the broken body of Jesus Christ, and the fruit of the vine, representing the blood shed of Jesus Christ (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-29; 2 Peter 1:4).

 

...all believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according tot he command of our Lord Jesus Christ. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subseqent to the experience of salvation (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 15:7-9).

 

...the initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6).

 

...sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and a dedication unto God (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Thess. 5:23; Heb. 12:14; 13:12).

 

...the church, every believer, is the body of Christ, commissioned by God to be: an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Matt:28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16, Acts 1:8); a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Cor. 12:13); and a channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Cor. 12:28; 14:12).

 

...a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: the evangelization of the world, and the edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 23:15-20; Eph. 4:11-13).

 

...the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).

 

...the blessed hope--the rapture of the church, those who have passed away and then those who are alive and remain will be caught up together (1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15-51-52).

 

...the second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the church, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27, 30; Rev. 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).

 

...there will be a final judgment in which the wicked will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matt. 24:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).

 

"...we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness" (2 Peter 3:13).