About the Bible The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the Scriptures as the supreme source and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
I Thessalonians 2:13 II Timothy 3:16 II Peter 1:20,21 II Timothy 1:13 Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
About the one true God We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as the Father in creation, as the Son in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit working in the church age today. "The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord." (Mark 12:29;Deuteronomy 6:4)
Isaiah 43:10; 44:6 Ephesians 4:5-6 I Corinthians 8:4 James 2:19 Revelation 4:2
About Jesus Christ We believe that the one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the virgin Mary. As Paul says, "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." (I Timothy 3:16) We believe that, "in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." (Colossians 2:9) Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man, and in His deity was and is God. He is the only mediator between God and man. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." (I Timothy 2:5) We believe that through His death and life we have personal salvation and power for victorious living.
Matthew 1:22, 23; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Isaiah 9:6; Acts 1:9-11; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16; John 20:28; Hebrews 4:14-16; II Corinthians 5:19;
About the Name God used different titles, such as "God Elohim", "God Almighty", "El Shaddai", and "Jehovah Lord" in the Old Testament. "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given...and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6) This prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled when the Son of God was named. "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12)
About the Holy Spirit We believe that the Holy Spirit is active in the world today and that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is necessary for all New Testament believers. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation
John 16:7-13,14,16-18 Acts 1-4-8 Acts 2:38-39 II Corinthians 3:17 I Corinthians 2:12,3:16 Ephesians 1:13, 5:18 Galatians 5:25
About Man We believe that mankind was created by God in His own image (Genesis 1:27), but because of Adam's sin, man inherits a corrupt nature that inclines him to do wrong. (Romans 5:12) Hence by one mans(Adam) disobedience, sin entered into the world, even so, by one mans (Jesus) obedience, man can overcome sin and have eternal life. Man is not capable of achieving a life without sin on his own, and stands in need of redemption.
About Salvation - Fundamental Doctrine The basic and fundamental doctrine of this church shall be the Bible standard of salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. There is no salvation for mankind outside of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Romans 6:1-7; II Corinthians 5:17; Luke 13:3; I Peter 3:21; Romans 8:1-16; John 3:5; Acts 2:38
Water Baptism Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection
Eternal Life & New Birth Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, it produces eternal life (John 3:3-5, II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12).
About the Church We believe the Church has been "called out" of the world to be a habitation of God through the Spirit. As the body of Christ on earth, the church offers hope to mankind. The church is one body made up of many members, diverse in their gifts and callings of the Holy Spirit. God has ordained church government and He gives various ministries, roles, tasks or offices.
I Peter 2:9; I Corinthians 12:12-31; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 2:22; I Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:17
About the Second Coming of Christ and Eternity We believe that people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. We believe that Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. We believe in the pre-millenial return of Jesus Chist to receive His bride, the church, to Himself. At His coming, we believe the dead in Christ will be resurrected from the grave. We believe in Christ's millennial reign on the earth. The angels said, "This same Jesus...shall so come in like manner..." (Acts 1:11). His coming is imminent. When He comes, "... 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..." (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Then, together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign for a thousand years (Revelation 20:6).
John 3:16; John 14:1-3; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; I Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelation 20:15; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21; I Corinthians 15:51-54; Revelation 22:17, 20
Sanctification The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation (Hebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23, II Peter 3:18, I Corinthians 1:30, II Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14).
Divine Healing Healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-16, I Peter 2:24).
Hell & Eternal Retribution The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire