Statement of Faith
1) We believe the Godhead consists of three separate, distinct and recognizable personalities and qualities, perfectly united in one. The father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are different Persons in the Godhead. They are not three names for one person. Matthew 3:16–17; 2 Corinthians 13: 14; Matthew 28:19–20
2) We believe Jesus is the Son of God and He was true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered, died, was buried, and rose from the dead for our salvation. We believe the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. We further believe Jesus Christ arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate. We believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. Isaiah7: 14; Matthew 1:18–25; Romans 1:4; 1 Corinthians 15:3–4
3) We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. During this age, the ministry of the Holy Spirit convicts men of their need to accept Jesus Christ, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. Further, we believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. However, the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence is a changed life. We believe that as Christians we must be filled daily by using our prayer language. Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49; John 1:20–33; John 7:37–39; Acts 1:5–8; Mark 16:17; Acts 2:1–18; Acts 10:44–46; Acts 19:1–6
4) We believe the Holy Bible, consisting of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 Books of the New Testament, is the inspired Word of God. We take the Bible as final authority in all matters concerning Christian conduct and work. 2 Timothy 3:16–17; Proverbs 30:5–6; Revelation 22:18–19
5) We believe we are no longer under the curse of the law of sin and death and redemption from the curse of the law, healing of sickness and disease, as well as continued health are provided for all people through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 7:15; Psalm 103:1–5; Proverbs 4:20–22; Isaiah 53:4–5; Matthew 8:16–17; 1 Peter 2:24; Mark 16:15–18; Luke 13:16; John 15:12–14; John 10:10; Acts 10:38; James 5:14–16; 1 John 3:8; 3 John 2; Galatians 3:13–14.
6) We believe man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost however; justification (or regeneration) is the act of God’s grace whereby one receives forgiveness and remission of sins. Man is counted righteous before God, through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus, standing before God as though he had never sinned. Psalm 32:1–2; Isaiah 1:18; John 3:3–8; Acts 13:38–39; Romans 3:24–30; Romans 4:6–16; Romans 5:1–2; 2 Corinthians 5:17–21; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8–9; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:23
7) We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope.
8) We believe in the rapture. The dead in Christ will rise first, and those who are alive shall be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. John 14:1–3; Luke 21:34–36; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:5–7: Philippians 3:11–21; 1 John 3:1–3.
9) We believe eternal life begins as soon as one is born again. You cannot go to heaven without having eternal life right here on earth. We believe there will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead. The believer will resurrect to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, but the unbeliever to everlasting judgment. Job 19:25–27; Psalm 71:20; Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2; John 5:28–29; 1 Corinthians 15:12–57; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–16; Hebrews 6:1–2; Philippians 3:8–11 Revelation 20:4–6, Revelation 12–13; Matthew 5:22–30; Mark 9:43–47.
10) We believe the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been born again by the Holy Spirit, united together in the body of Christ, and commissioned to personal evangelism. God requires every believer to be a compassionate and faithful soul winner, bringing others to Christ. Matthew 28:19–20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46–49; John 17:18; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:1–4; Psalm 126:5–6; Proverb 11:30; Daniel 12:3; Ezekiel 13:17–21.
11) We believe water baptism (immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior) is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Water Baptism is one immersion (not three) in the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost as Jesus commanded. Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13–17; Mark 16:15; Acts 2:38–39; Acts 19:1–6; Romans 6:4–5
12) We believe the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of Jesus Christ in which only believers should share in. Matthew 26: 26–29; Luke 22:17– 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–30
13) We believe tithing and bringing offerings into the local Church is a major covenantal obligation that we have toward God as His partners, for the support of all the ministries of the Church, the poor, homeless, the widows, and otherwise unfortunate. We give with an expectation of receiving from God. Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:30–33; Malachi 3:7–12; 2 Corinthians 8: 11–15; 2 Corinthians 9:6–10; Luke 6:38; 1 Corinthians 16:2
14) We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also believe it is God’s will to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the first apostles. We believe it is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole. As New Testament believers, we believe we have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses, and every circumstance in life, in the name of Jesus. Romans 12:5–6; 1 Corinthians 12:4–11; 1 Peter 4:10–11; Mark 16:15–18.