Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God. "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
We believe the triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Man by voluntary transgression fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21).
The sole redemption of man is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. We believe that on the cross of Calvary, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both eternal salvation and divine healing for all mankind.
We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
We believe the evidence of salvation is the direct inward witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16) in the heart of the believer. The outward evidence to all men is the publicly observable life of righteousness and true holiness.
We believe salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine rewards in eternity.
We believe in the tenets of the Lord's supper. "And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat: this is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way He took also the cup, after supper saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in my blood, do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.' Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25, 28).
We believe that all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for the Christian life and service, the bestowment of the gift of the Spirit for the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which is written in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
We believe in the second coming of Jesus, His soon return for the gathering of His saints.