What We Believe

What We Believe

About God — We believe in the existence of one true God who has revealed Himself to this world as the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and the person of Jesus Christ (John 1:1-4, Hebrews 1:1-2).

About Jesus Christ — We believe in the only Savior of men; the Lord Jesus Christ conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; truly God and truly man (1 Timothy 3:5; Matthew 1:22-23).

About Man — Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." However, by voluntary transgression and willful disobedience, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death; but spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).

About Salvation — We believe that salvation is God's free gift to us; that Christ was crucified and died for our sins, was buried and on the third day rose again for the justification of mankind. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Christ. Eternal life begins the moment one truly accepts Christ into his life by faith through prayer (Hebrews 9:28; Ephesians 2:8-9). The inward evidence is the witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16, 1 John 5:10-12). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12; 2 Timothy 2:19).

About the Bible — The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living (2 Timothy 3:16).

About Water Baptism — We believe in the water baptism of believers by immersion. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:6; Acts 2:38, 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).

About Baptism in the Holy Spirit — The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Acts 2:6, 10:44-4, 19:2, 5-7).

About Healing — We believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or divine healing in many aspects as practiced by the early church.

About Eternity — We believe people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20).

About Marriage - We believe that marriage is the union and partnership of one man and one woman as defined in the Bible in Genesis 2:24. Marriage is to be entered into by mutual agreement and ceremony upon which is established a date of wedding that began the marriage.
 

About the Church — We believe that the Christian church is the community of born-again believers under the Lordship of Christ. Under the discipline of the Holy Spirit, the church exists to exalt our living Lord in worship, edify one another, and equip believers for life, ministry and reaching a lost world (Colossians 1:18; Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13).