Statement of Faith

We Believe

About the Bible, God, and Man

In the absolute inspiration of the accepted canon of Scripture as originally given. (2 Timothy 3:16)
In the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Colossians 2)
In the creation, test, and fall of man as recorded in Genesis, his total spiritual depravity, and inability to attain to Divine righteousness. (Romans 5:12,18)

About Jesus Christ

In the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of man conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very Man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18)
That Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
In the bodily ascension of Jesus in heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal, and bodily coming again for His Church. (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

About Salvation and Obedience

In the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22)
In the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-38; 19:1-6)

About the Holy Spirit and the Spirit-Filled Life

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46;  Galatians 3:14-15)
In the operation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-15, as manifested in the Early Church.
In the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfection of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
In the healing of the whole man by divine power, or divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14)

About Communion

In the Table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28)

About Eternal Life

In the reality and personality of the devil and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:14-15)
In eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16), and eternal punishment for unbelievers. (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15)

About The Church

That there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. (Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20)
That Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. (Romans 13)