What We Believe

WE BELIEVE in the One True Godhead

The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and The Holy Spirit.

John 1:1-5, 10-14; Matthew 28:18- 20

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Scriptures

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man; the living, infallible, and everlasting rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason.

2 Timothy 3:15- 17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12

WE BELIEVE in Salvation through Jesus Christ

Man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was conceived of the Virgin Mary. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind.

Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 3:24; Romans 5:12-21; John 3:3; Psalm 103:3; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit and His Gifts

The Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, conforming them to the image of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to salvation, releases the fullness of the Spirit, the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the spiritual gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. All believers should earnestly seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 2:38; Acts 10:44-46; 11 Acts 1:8; Acts 11:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31

WE BELIEVE in the Church

The Church is the Body of Christ on the earth, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments to fulfill her great commission, which is to glorify God, equip the saints, and disciple the nations. Each believer who puts their faith in Jesus Christ is an integral part of the Body of Christ and should seek to be planted in a local church (a community of believers).

Ephesians 1:11-12, 22-23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:22-23; 1 Peter 2:9

WE BELIEVE in Water Baptism

The ordinance of water baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have repented and in their hearts have believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 10:47-48

WE BELIEVE in the Lord's Supper

The ordinance of the Lord’s supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again. It should be observed by the symbolic use of the bread and the juice of the vine representing the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:24-25, 28

WE BELIEVE in the Sanctity of Human Life

All human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of immeasurable worth in all its dimensions, including preborn babies, the aged, the physically or mentally-challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are, therefore, called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

Genesis 1:27; Leviticus 19:32; Psalm 139:13-16; Proverbs 16:31; Job 12:12; Jeremiah 1:5;

WE BELIEVE in Marriage

From birth, God has wonderfully and immutably created each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. God instituted marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family, the basic structure of human society, and God has ordained sexual activity to occur exclusively within that union.

Genesis 19:5, 26:8-11; Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:24; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; 7 Hebrews 13:4

WE BELIEVE in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ. We await His return and His literal rule upon the earth. We believe in the resurrection of the lost and the saved, one to everlasting death and the other to everlasting life. We believe there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and that the eternal Kingdom of God will have the ultimate victory.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Acts 1:9-11; Daniel 12:2; Revelation 22:1-7