What We Believe About Our Faith
“Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” (John 7:16, 17)
Inspiration of Scriptures:
We believe that the Holy Bible is the written Word of the Living God. We believe it was inspired by the Holy Spirit and recorded by holy men and women of old (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; I Peter 1:23-25; and 2 Peter 1:19-21).
We believe in one God revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost…. making up the blessed Trinity (Matthew 3:16, 17).
We believe that man, in his natural state, is a sinner-lost, undone, without hope, and without God (Romans 3:19-23; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 2:1, 2, 12).
Salvation is possible only though God’s grace, not by our works. Works are simply the fruit of salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10).
Body of Christ:
We believe the Body of Christ is made up of all who have been “born again” regardless of denominational differences. We believe in the spirit of unity, while allowing for variety in individual ministries as to their work, calling, and location as directed by the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12:12-31).
We believe the saving power of the blood of Jesus and Him imputed righteousness (Acts 4:12).
We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (John 20:24-29).
We believe that Christ Jesus ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in building a place for us in His Kingdom and interceding for the saints (Romans 8: 34; John 14:2, 3; Romans 8: 34).
We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ Jesus to this earth, to meet His Church (Bride) and to judge the world (Acts 1:10, 11; I Thessalonians 4:13 – 18).
Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:24-26).
Heaven and Hell:
We believe Scripture clearly sets forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved – a literal hell for the unsaved and Heaven for the saved. (Matthew 25:34, 41, 46).
We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into all truth, indwell all believers, and give gifts to those He wills that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit recorded in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 will operate through present-day Christians who yield to Jesus (John 14:16-17, 16:7-14).
We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, is for all believers as promised by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:11), Jesus (Acts 1:4-8), and Peter (Acts 2:38-41). The fulfillment of this promise was witnessed by early disciples of Christ and operates in many present-day disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe God has used doctors, medicines, and other natural means as channels of healing; however, we believe divine healing is provided for believers in the atonement made by Jesus’ blood shed on the cross (Isaiah 53:5). We believe divine healing may be received by the laying on of hands by the elders (James 5:14-16), by the prayer of anointed person gifted by the Holy Spirit for healing the sick (1 Corinthians 12:9), or by a direct of receiving this provision by faith (Mark 11:23, 24).