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We Believe

bible2We believe the Scriptures are inspired.

The Scriptures, both the New and Old Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21

We believe there is only one true God.

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further manifest Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

The Fall Of Man

Man was created good and upright; however, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only

physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19)

The Salvation Of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3,

Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7

 

The Ordinances Of The Church

Baptism in Water-The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 10:47-48; Rom. 6:4)

Holy Communion

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements — bread and the fruit of the vine — is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death;and a prophecy of His second coming (I Cor. 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers ‘till He comes!”

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost

All believers are commanded (John 20:22; Acts 1:7) to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Evidence Of The Baptism In The Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4)

Sanctification

We believe that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Healer, and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means – especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer. (John 3:35; John 14:15-16)

The Gifts And Manifestations Of The Holy Ghost

The gifts of the Holy Ghost have been made available to every believer for edification of the Body and for confirmation of the Word of God (I Cor. 12). These gifts are manifested only as the Spirit of God wills and will always be in alignment with the Word of God. (1 Cor. 2:1-5)

The Church And Its Mission

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Eph. 1:22-23; 2:22; Heb. 12:23)

God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by an, and to build a body of believers in His Image, the priority reason-for-being of the Church as part of the Church is:

The Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally-ordinated ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of

leading the Church in:

Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 54:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (I Thes. 4:16-17;  Rom. 8:23; Titus 2:13; I Cor. 15:51-52)

The Millennial Reign Of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for a thousand years. (Zech. 14:4; Matt. 24:27,30;  Rev. 1:7, 19:11-14; 20:1-6)

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life,together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Matt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)

The New Heavens And The New Earth

“We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness”. (II Peter 3: 13; Rev. 21:22)