What we Believe
Belief & Doctrinal Statement
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the true infallible & inspired Word of God without error in the original writings. It is a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all of the Christian faith. (John 1:14; 2 Timothy 3: 16-17; 1 John 2:5-6).
There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Manifestations: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Gen 1:1; John 1:1; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; 1 Tim 3:16)
Jesus Christ is true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He 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. (John 3:36; John 3:31-32; John 14:6) (Col 2:9) (Luke 3:21-22; Philippians 2:5-11).
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ atones for our sins and iniquity. It is through His shed blood that we are saved, healed and set free from bondage and the forces of darkness (Romans 5:9-11; Ephesians 1:7; Revelation 12:11).
The Holy Spirit
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.. We believe in the Holy Spirit who is God indwelling, empowering and regenerating the believer. This Holy Spirit is called the Comforter. The Spirit of Truth. In this age the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service (John 14:17, 14:26) (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, and healing ( Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11).
We believe that it is God's will to heal and deliver His people today as He did in the days of the first Apostles. It is by the stripes of Jesus that we are healed, delivered and made whole. We have authority over sickness, disease, demons, curses, and every circumstance in life (Luke 10:19; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe that we are to wash and renew our minds daily by the Word of God. We believe that in Godly living and the pursuit of a holy life should be the goal of every believer. We must learn His ways and exchange our way of thinking for His. We are to be conformed to the Kingdom of God by the molding and shaping of His Hands (Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:23-29; Philippians 4:8; Heb 12:14, Phil 3:14)
Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe. Only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God. (Eph 2:8-9, Gal 5:5, Rom 5:1)
We believe we have a mandate to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature... And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." (Mark 16:15-18)
The Return of Jesus Christ
The personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Baptism and Communion
Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. The Lord's Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. All true believers and only believers should share in it. (John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30; Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).
We believe that every believer must have a personal and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, for apart from Him we can do nothing. Each person has a ministry from God that no one else can fulfill. We are to instruct, teach, exhort, and admonish believers in the ways of God (John 15:1-5; Hebrews 13:5-6).
We believe in worshipping the Lord in spirit, song, dance and with the raising of our hands. We believe that we are to praise and worship Him with our whole being (Psalms 150:1-6; John 4:24).