OUR BELIEFS 2017-04-13T11:26:52+00:00

OUR BELIEFS

We Believe…

The Bible is inspired and is the only infallible Word of God. Salvation has been provided and is available for people through Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice on the cross, we can die to our sinful nature and be born again to a new life of purity and power.

After an individual has made a decision and commitment to Christ, we believe he or she should be baptized in water as an outward demonstration of an inward change. Water Baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Triune God – the Eternally Self-Existent, “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and Redeemer of mankind manifested in three persons:  Almighty Father, Divine Son and Holy Ghost.
Genesis 1:1; John 5:7; John 1:1; 4:24; Matthew 10:20; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

We believe in the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God, inerrant in the original autographs and the only rule of faith, guide for practice and indisputable and ultimate authority of the Revelation of God, His Will and His Way.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalms 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:16-21

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the incarnation of the Father, born of a virgin by whom all things were created.
1 John 1:1-10; Matthew 1:23; 2 John 1-10

We believe in the substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He, by the grace of God tasted death for every man and that all must be born again through faith in Him or are forever lost. Redemption is accomplished by the cross and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, by grace through faith, believing in the heart that God raised Him from the dead. Salvation is by Jesus Christ and none other, for God has highly exalted Him and given a name, which is above every name.  That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of those in heaven, earth, and those under the earth. We further believe that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God, the Father.
Hebrews 2:9; John 3:1-18; John 6:44-49; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:9-11

We believe in the physical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He ascended bodily into the heaven and is now at the right hand of the Father as our Mediator, High Priest, and Advocate.
Acts 3:12-26; John 20; Hebrews 9:24; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28

We believe in Water Baptism and Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper) as the ordinances of the church to be observed as public declaration of salvation through Jesus Christ and the commemoration of His death, burial, and resurrection in victory over satan, death, hell, and the grave.
Matthew 3:11, 14, 26:26-29; Luke 22:17-23

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, which is available to every believer.

We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ, both for His Saints and with His Saints in reign to victory.
2 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:50-55; Revelation 20:1-6

We believe in the authority of the believer over the enemy, satan and the victory to be gained by the exercise of that authority in the areas of deliverance, healing, and holiness.
Ephesians 1:20-23

We believe in the personality and reality of satan as the enemy of the Kingdom of God, Saints of God and of the Lord; and in his ultimate defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ and potential defeat in the lives of spirit-filled believers clothed in the Armor of God.
Revelations 12:9-10; Matthew 4:2-11; Isaiah 14:12-17; John 8

We believe in the autonomy of the local church as an independent entity with regard to matters of government, polity operation, and discipline.
2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15; Titus 1:5