What We Believe

Our Statement of Faith

WE BELIEVE in one God (Duet. 6:4) revealed as Father, Son (John 1:1, 14; John 10:30, 38), and Holy Spirit (John 14:26, 1 John 5:7). WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he was begotten, not created, truly God, truly man. He lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world ( John 3:16 ), was resurrected bodily for our justification ( Romans 4:25; 1 Timothy 3:16 ), and will return to the earth as both Lord and King ( Col. 1:15 -19 )WE BELIEVE in the absolute inspiration of the Holy Scripture ( ll Timothy 3:16 )WE BELIEVE that justification is by grace through faith in our Lord’s sacrificial death on the cross (Ephesians 2: 8-9; Romans 3:21 – 24)WE BELIEVE that every person identifying with Christ is to be water baptized (Col. 2:11-15; Romans 6:3-4) “Burial with Christ “(immersion).[ Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:14-17, Acts 19:1-5].WE BELIEVE that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it [Luke 11:11-13]. This experience is for today, is necessary for a victorious Christian life, and the believer is more effective in service to God. [Acts 1:8 , Acts 2:38-39; Acts 8:14-17 ].WE BELIEVE that the church is God’s highest institution on earth. The message and mission of the Church is the “Gospel of the Kingdom” which is the “rule of God on earth through individuals.” As members of God’s Kingdom, we are responsible to preach, teach, and witness to the purpose of God for man on earth until Jesus returns. [Matthew 28:19, II Cor.4:3-6, II Cor. 5:17-20].WE BELIEVE in the literal second coming of our Lord and His eternal rule upon earth, the resurrection of the saved unto eternal life [Acts 1:9-11; I Thess. 4: 16, 17], the unsaved unto eternal damnation [Daniel 12;2], and the ultimate victory of the Kingdom of God. [ Revelation 22:1-7].WE BELIEVE in observing the sacraments of the church as instituted by Jesus Christ. [ Matt. 26: 26-29; Luke 22: 17-20; I Corinthians 11: 23-29].WE BELIEVE worship is the privilege and obligation of every believer and is a response unto God for His unconditional love; it is an expression of appreciation for the sacrificial life of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. [John 4: 22-24; Acts 4:24-30; Phillipians 3:3; Revelation 5:9, 10].WE BELIEVE worship is guided by Biblical principles and consists of singing [Psalms 95:1], clapping of hands [Psalms 47:1], uplifted hands [Psalms 134:2], lifting up our voices in praise [Hebrews 13:15], dancing [Psalms 149:3], spiritual gifts operating [I Cor. 12:7-31], and giving [Malachi 3:10, I Cor. 9: 6, 7].WE BELIEVE that God ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between one natural born man and one natural born woman. [Matthew 19:4-5, Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, I Corinthians 6:9, and I Timothy 1:10].