STATEMENT OF BELIEF

 

  1. We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (John 15:8, 1:1, 16:13)

  2. We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to men and women, and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.

  3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption, bodily resurrection, and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory. (Matthew l: 18-25; Romans 5:10; 1 Timothy 2:5)

  4. We believe in the personality and the deity of God the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of the new birth in unbelievers, and indwells believers, enabling them to live godly lives. (Acts 1:8, 19:1-6; John 3:5)

  5. We believe that men and women were created in the image of God, but because of sin, were alienated from God. Only through faith, trusting in Christ alone for salvation, which was made possible by His death and resurrection, can that alienation be removed. (1 Timothy 2:14; John 3:7; Acts 20:21; Romans 1:17, 3:28; Matthew 9:22; Acts 26:18; Luke 19: 8,9; Romans 6:4, 5:6)

  6. We believe that a marriage is between a man and a woman. (Genesis 2: 21-24; 1 Corinthian 7:2-4; Mark 10: 6-9)

  7. We believe in the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion and that it symbolizes the Lord's death and suffering for the benefit and in place of His people. It represents the death of Christ as the object of faith that unites the believers to Christ, also the effect of this act as giving life, strength, and joy to the Soul. The participation in the Communion Service by the Saint allows by faith the entrance into a special spiritual union of their soul with the glorified Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 11: 19-34)

  8. We believe that water Baptism is necessary as instructed by Christ in John 3:5. However, we do not believe that water Baptism alone is a means of salvation, but as an outward demonstration that one has already had a conversion experience and has accepted Christ as their personal Savior. We practice immersion in preference to sprinkling, because immersion corresponds more closely to the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord. It also symbolizes regeneration and purification more than any other mode. (Colossians 2:12; Matthew 28:19)

  9. We believe in Angles and that they are messengers or ambassadors of God, whose duty is to praise God, to do God's will, and to behold His face. (Revelation 4:5; Psalms 103:20; Matthew 18:10)

  10. We believe that Demons denote unclean or evil spirits; they are sometimes called devils or demonic beings. They are evil spirits, belonging to the unseen or spiritual realm, embodied in human beings. The Old Testament refers to the prince of demons sometimes called Satan (adversary) or Devil as having power and wisdom, taking the habitation of other forms such as the serpent. The New Testament speaks of the Devil as Tempter and it goes on to tell the works of Satan, the Devil, and Demons as combating righteousness and good in any form, proving to be an adversary to the saints. Their chief power is exercised to destroy the mission of Jesus Christ. We believe in their power and purpose. We believe they can be subdued and conquered as in the commandment to the believer by Jesus Christ. (Genesis 3:1; Matthew 4:3; Mark 16:17)

  11. We believe that Miracles occur to convince people that the Bible is God's Word. A miracle can be defined as an extraordinary visible act of Divine power, brought by the will of God, which purpose is to cause the evidence of the righteousness of God's Word. We believe that the works of God, which were perform during the beginning of Christianity do and will occur even today where God Word is taught, Faith in Christ is exercised, The Holy Spirit is active, and the Gospel is made known in the truth. (Acts 5:15; 6:8; 9:40; Luke 4:36; 7:14,15; 5: 5,6; Mark 14:15)