Our Church

 

What We Believe

The Scriptures are inspired:
 
Both Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21)
 
The One True God:
 
God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent: "I AM", the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
 
The Diety of the Lord Jesus Christ:
 
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The scriptures declare:
a) His virgin birh (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31; 35)
b) His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22)
c) His miracles (Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38)
d) His substitutionary work on the cross (I Corinthians 15:3; II Corintians 5:21)
e) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; I Corinthians 15:4)
f) His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Acts 1:9; 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
 
The fundamental teachings of our church are reflected in our statements of faith:
 
1. We believe in one God. The Father Almighty, maker of heaven, earth and all things visible and invisible: (I Timothy 2:5) in Jesus Christ, His only Son our Lord, who is one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made: (Colossians 1:15-18) and in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, who was sent from the Father and the Son, and who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified. (John 14:15-17 and Acts 2:4).
 
2. We believe that justification is an act of God whereby all sins of our past life are forgiven through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and one is declared righteous before God. It comes in connection with true repentance and includes regeneration and adoption. (Romans 3:21-25; and Titus 3:5-6).
 
3. We believe that sanctification is an act of grace whereby the believer is separated dedicated, and consecrated unto God, body, soul, mind, and spirit. This act of sanctification may be viewed in three aspects: Instantaneous, Progressive, and Complete.
 
A. Instantaneous Sanctification is an act wrought
in connection with regeneration (John 17:18; Romans
6:22;and II Thessalonians 2:13).
 
B. Progressive Sanctification is the process wherein the
believer continues to grow in grace (II Corinthians
3:18; II Peter 3:18; and Ephesians 4:15).
 
C. Complete Sanctification denotes a state of being
sanctified: body, soul, mind, and spirit (I
Thessalonians 5:23).
 
4. We believe that the Holy Spirit is given upon the sanctified life in fulfillment of the promises of Jesus (John 7:38-39; and Mathew 3:11-12).
Baptism by Jesus in the Holy Spirit providing purging, initial filling, being brought under the complete control of the Spirit in an initial act and in recurring acts of refilling, providing power for the believer and boldness to witness. This is a life of seperation from the world and perfecting of holiness in fear of God as expressing the true Christians faith (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; John 7:38-39; and Mathew 3:11-12).
 
5. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence of power, and speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; and Galations 3:14-15).
 
6. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the early Church.
 
7. We believe that healing is provided through the precious atonement of Jesus (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; and James 5:4-16).
 
8. We believe in the Priesthood of every believer. The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to minister, thus we encourage every member to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading (I Peter 2:9; and Revelation 1:6).
 
9. We believe that Sunday, the Lord's Day, is a day of worship.
 
10. We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in the name of the name of the Father, and the son of the Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19;and Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).
 
11. We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers (1 Corinthians 11:23-32; and Matthew 26:26-28).
 
12. We believe that government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinance of God We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare our loyalty to our government and it's leader and will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith in the scriptures as christian citizen (Romans 13).
 
13. We believe in the reality and personality of the devil and eternal judgement in the lake of fire for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41; and Revelation 20:10,14,15).
 
14. We believe that there shall be a glorious appearing of the Great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ and the establishment of His Kingdom over all the earth, and that the dead shall be resurrected for final judgment, the reward being everlasting life or everlasting punishment. (Acts 1:11, Titus 2:13; Matthew 25:31-46; and Acts 17:31).
 
15. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; 11 Thessalonians 1:9; and revelations 20:10-15).