WHAT WE BELIEVE

STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative eternal Word of God. ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

  • WE BELIEVE that there is one triune God, eternally existent as God, the Father; God, the Son, and God, the Holy Ghost.  (John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7)

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  • WE BELIEVE that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 3:2)

  • WE BELIEVE that each believer is entitled to, and will receive the baptism with the Holy Ghost upon their asking for it.  (Acts 2:4 and/or Acts 10:44-46 and/or Acts 19:6)

  • WE BELIEVE in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.  He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God's will.  Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.  (Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4)

  • WE BELIEVE that unity regarding the foundational doctrines clearly taught in the Holy Bible is absolutely essential.  At the same time we also affirm that we must accept one another in the love of Jesus recognizing that there are different styles and expressions of worship.  We are all members of the Body of Christ.  All the members of the Body do not look exactly alike in external details.   Yet together we are the Body of Christ and are called to build His Kingdom in harmony and agape love.  God is Love and He loves all people. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted.  (Psalm 68:5,6; 1 John 4:16)

  • WE BELIEVE God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God's people (the Church) and proof of God's existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10)

  • WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting destruction. As described in the Bible, hell is a real place. It is a place of suffering and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ as there Lord and Savior.  God's desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth. (Hebrews 9:27; John 3:16-18; Revelation 20:12-15)