(1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; 1 Tim 3:16) We believe in one God who is eternal in His existence, manifested as Father and Son as well as Holy Ghost, AND that He is Sovereign and Absolute in His authority. We believe in the Father who is God Himself, Creator of the universe (Gen 1:1; John 1:1). We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. (Col 2:9) He suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our total salvation (Luke 3:21-22; Philippians 2:5-11). We believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through Him (John 3:36; John 3:31-32; John 14:6). We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness (Romans 5:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 12:11). We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God indwelling, empowering and regenerating the believer. This Holy Spirit is called the Comforter. The Spirit of Truth (John 14:17, 14:26).
We believe that every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fill. We are to instruct, teach, exhort, and admonish believers in the ways of God (John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5-6).We believe that every believer should live a life that is pleasing to God. We must walk upright and fully conscious that Jesus Christ dwells within us.
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the true infallible Word of God, which cleanses our souls. It holds the words of eternal life and the keys of the Kingdom of God. The Bible shows us God's principles and standards for living; and it is the food that sustains us in all circumstances (John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17; 1 John 2:5-6).We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God. We must learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for His. We are to be conformed to the Kingdom of God by the molding and shaping of His Hands (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:8).
Justification by Faith
We believe in justification by faith. We believe that salvation is free and apart from any work of man is a result of the sovereign grace of God. (Eph 2:8-9, Gal 5:5, Rom 5:1). God accomplished the work necessary to render us righteous by the work of the cross of Jesus Christ. Christ died, was buried and resurrected as us. The work of the cross is a finished work. It has provided for all that we will ever need to accomplish the will of God. However, we must maintain our salvation by continuing to seek God and His will through empowerment of the Spirit of God.
Praise and Worship
We believe in worshipping the Lord in spirit, song, dance and with the raising of our hands. We believe that we are to praise and worship Him with our whole being (Psalms 150:1-6; John 4:24).We believe that in Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer. (Heb 12:14, Phil 3:14)
Water Baptism and Holy Spirit Baptism
We believe that believers should be water baptized by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the circumcision of our hearts, and remission of sins (Acts 2:38). It is through baptism that we publicly identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38). We believe that all Christians need to partake of the communion elements which represent the Lord Jesus' body and blood. It is by participating in the Lord's Supper that we proclaim His death until His return (John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30). We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to every believer. We believe that Christians can pray directly to God using their prayer language. (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18-21).
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, and healing (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11).
Healing and Deliverance
We believe that it is God's will to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the first Apostles. It is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole. We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses, and every circumstance in life (Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24). "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature... And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." (Mark 16:15-18)
The Coming of the Lord
We believe that Jesus Christ will return in His "Second Coming", when saints, both living and dead, will be physically changed into His image to remain with Him forevermore.
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 GNB (14) We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will take back with Jesus those who have died believing in him. (15) W hat we are teaching you now is the Lord's teaching: we who are alive on the day the Lord comes will not go ahead of those who have died. (16) There will be the shout of command, the archangel's voice, the sound of God's trumpet, and the Lord himself will come down from heaven. Those who have died believing in Christ will rise to life first; (17) then we who are living at that time will be gathered up along with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will always be with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:51-54 GNB (51) Listen to this secret truth: we shall not all die, but when the last trumpet sounds, we shall all be changed in an instant, as quickly as the blinking of an eye. For when the trumpet sounds, the dead will be raised, never to die again, and we shall all be changed. ... (53) For what is mortal must be changed into what is immortal; what will die must be changed into what cannot die. (54) So when this takes place, and the mortal has been changed into the immortal, then the scripture will come true: "Death is destroyed; victory is complete!"
Heaven and Eternity
We believe a life lived in obedience and faith to God's Word will result in eternal life after death.
Paul said,"If Christ is our hope in this life only, we deserve more pity than any other people." (1 Corinthians 15:19)
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