WHAT WE BELIEVE
1 - We believe the Bible is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2nd Timothy 3:16-17).
2 - We believe that God is one, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is Father in creation, Son in redemption and Holy Ghost in His comforting, keeping and transforming power
(1st Corinthians 8:6).
3 - We believe that “God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself”; that Jesus is the incarnate work, “God made flesh” (2nd Corinthians 5:10; John 1:14).
4 - We believe that “God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world and received up into glory” (2nd Timothy 3:16).
5 - We believe that the angels told Joseph “Call His Name Jesus” for He shall save His people from their sins and that “there is no other name under heaven whereby we must be saved”
(Matthew 1:21, Acts 4:12).
6 - We believe in Water Baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus. Baptism should be by immersion because it represents the death of man unto sin which is like unto the death of Christ. It should be in the Name of Jesus Christ because it allows us to observe the way Christ’s hand picked authorized apostles carried out baptism and do as they did. “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost”
7 - We believe that as “In Adam all die” so in Christ all are made alive. “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive (1st Corinthians 15:22).
8 - We believe that through Adam’s Fall, sin came into the world and man’s first steps to the New Birth experience is repentance and belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
(Romans 5:12-15; Mark 1:15).
9 - We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost as a separate and distinct experience from the New Birth experience and that it is a necessary, vital experience for empowerment and service (Acts 1:4-5, 8; Luke 24:49; Acts 8:12, 15-17).
10 - We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, with progressive work of grace, beginning at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return (Hebrews 12:14; 1st Thessalonians 5:23; 1st Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14).
11 - We believe that speaking in Tongues is the initial evidence that accompanies the baptism with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6).
12 - We believe the Tithe of our earnings is holy unto God (Malachi 3:8; Hebrews 7:4-10).
13 - We believe the Nine Gifts of the Spirit should be and must be operative in the church to enjoy the fullness of God (1st Corinthians 12:11).
14 - We believe in the doctrine of the Laying on of Hands for confirmation, ordination, impartation and ministry of healing to the sick
(Acts 13:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:14; Hebrews 6:2; Mark 16:18; Acts 8:17).
15 - We believe that Healing is a part of the atoning work of Jesus Christ and that it belongs to every believer today; spiritually, mentally, and physically (Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; 1st Peter 2:24).
16 - We believe that Jesus continues to bestow all five of the Ministry Gifts (Apostles, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher) to His body. They operate today for the perfecting of the saints to do the work of the ministry (1st Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:7-12).
17 - We believe in Women in Ministry; that God’s ministry and spiritual gifts are given without regard to ethnicity, social class or gender, … he gave gifts to men (Greek: anthropos; human being) (Ephesians 4:1-12; Galatians 3:26-28).
18 - We believe that Apostles or Apostolic Anointing is present and operative in the earth today to prepare and send forth believers to fulfill the great commission
(1st Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 28:19-20).
19 - We believe in the imminent Return of Jesus Christ and bodily rapture or resurrection of the church (Acts 1:11; 1st Thessalonians 4:13-17).
20 - We believe in a literal Heaven and Hell; those who physically die in Christ will immediately go to be with Him. Those who die without Christ will be eternally lost
(Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 5:22; 10:28; 2nd Corinthians 5:6-9).
21 - We believe it is essential that each believer lay a foundation of Biblical Truth and experience upon which he builds his life (Hebrews 6:12; John 8:47).