Statement of Faith

 

• The Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

• Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6, John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14, John 14:16; John 15:26)

• Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Rom. 3:10; 3:23, Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8) Eph. 2:8–10)

• Salvation is the gift of God to man through faith in Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:8–10)

• The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life. (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3–5; 1 John 5:12)

• Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36–39)

• The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift and is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1–7; Acts 2:1–4)

• We believe in sanctification, which is living a life of holiness. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12–14; 1 Cor. 1:30)

• Healing is the privilege of every member of the Church today provided through Jesus’ death on the Cross. (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)

• 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 . . .” (1 Thess. 4:16–17).”

• The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is eternally lost and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19-20)