STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE VERBAL INSPIRATION OF THE BIBLE

Scripture is directly inspired by God written through man

Inspired Scripture is simply written revelation.


THE TRINITY

In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

1 John 5:7


THE GOSPEL STORY

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.


REPENTANCE

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

Luke 5:31-32


SANCTIFICATION

Sanctification is a setting apart by God.

We are to be IN the world but not OF the world

Sanctification is subsequent to the salvation experience. It happens only through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

Sanctification isn’t merely NOT sinning, it’s the absence of the NEED for sin.

1 Thess 4:3, 1 Thess 5:23, 2 Thess 2:13, 1 Cor 6:11


HOLINESS

Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

Holiness is the harmony of all the virtues. The Lord has not one glorious attribute alone, or in excess, but all glories are in him as a whole. – Charles Spurgeon.

Holiness is really about—wholeness. In the process of holiness, the Holy Spirit is up to bringing the whole life of Jesus Christ into the whole of our personalities so that the whole love of God can be relayed to the whole world.

Lev 19:2, 1 Peter 1:15-16


BAPTISM IN WATER

Baptism in water by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

This is our public profession of our faith in Jesus Christ


BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to salvation.

In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is an evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

The life of Jesus teaches us the process of the ultimate filling of the Holy Spirit.

It started with God the father bringing conviction and stirring us to repentance

Jesus then comes to bring forgiveness and salvation. When we accept Jesus we are forgiven and set free

After Jesus came and brought the gift of salvation, he ascended into Heaven AFTER he specifically told us to wait for the promise of the father… That AFTER him would come one who will live IN you.

Finally, the Holy Spirit ascended on those that sought after it and received the baptism in the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues as the spirit enabled them.

Acts 2, Acts 4:31, Acts 19


HEALING

We believe divine healing was provided for all in the atonement.

Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24


THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe in the continual remembrance of what Jesus did for us through the observance of the Lord’s Supper.

Matt 20:28, Luke 22:19


SECOND COMING OF JESUS

In the premillennial second coming of Jesus (Rev 20). First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air(1 Thess 4:13-18). Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years (Rev 20).


BODILY RESURRECTION

In the bodily resurrection (1 Cor 15:42-44); eternal life for the righteous (John 3:16), and eternal punishment for the wicked (Matt 18:8, Matt 25:41).


THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. 

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10


MARRIAGE

We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
Matthew 19:4-6


HEAVEN 

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel
of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4


HELL 

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and will pay for their own sins in Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels. Jesus came to pay for our sins for us so that we can be rescued from judgment and spend eternity with Him. This is why we feel such an urgency to reach people with God’s love. 

Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8