Statement

bible

We Believe…

In ….the One True God. (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10,11 ; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22).

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures Declare the following:

His virgin birth (Matt. 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)

His sinless life (Heb. 7:26;  1 Pet. 2:22).

His miracles (Acts 2;22; 10:38).

His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Cor. 15:3; 2Cor Cor 5:21)

His bodily resurrection from the dead (matt. 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Cor.

15:4).

His exaltation to the right hand of  God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Phil. 2: 9-11;

Heb. 1:1-3).

The Scriptures Inspired (1 Thess. 2:13; 2Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet.1:21).

The Fall of man. Man by  voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only  physical death
but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Gen. 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19).

The Salvation of Man.  Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

(a) Conditions of Salvation

Salvation is received through repentance  toward  God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration
and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life 

(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8; Tit. 2:11; 3;5-7).

(b) The Evidence of Salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom. 8:16).
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Eph. 4:24; Tit. 2:12).

 

The Ordinances of the Church

  • Baptism in Water… by immersion (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48

Rom. 6:4).

(b) Holy Communion

The Lord’s supper, consisting of the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, is

the symbol expressing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:4).  It is

a memorial of His suffering and death ( 1 Cor. 11:26) and a prophecy of His

second coming ( 1 Cor. 11:26) ; and it is enjoined on all believers “till He come!”

The Baptism in the Holy Ghost.  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 enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts, and the uses
of the gifts  in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Cor 12:1-31).  This experience of the New Birth (Acts 8:12-17;
10:44 – 46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).  With the Baptism in the Holy Ghost comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the spirit
(John 7:37-39: Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Heb. 12:28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication
to his work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).

The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost.  The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial
physical sign of speaking with other tongues in this as the spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2;4).  The speaking
in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues ( 1 cor. 12:4 – 10, 28) but different in purpose and use.

Sanctification.  Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God (Rom. 12;1, 2; 1 Thess. 5;23; heb 13;12).

The Church.  The church is the body of Christ. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of ” The general assembly and church of the firstborn,
which are written in heaven” (heb. 12:23; see also Eph. 4:11-13).

The Ministry…(1) The evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20) and (2) The edifying of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11-13).

Divine Healing… Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isa.  53:4,5; matt. 8:16, 17 Jas. 5:14-16).

The Blessed Hope. The Second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with
His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zech. 14:5; Matt. 24:27, 30: Rev1:7; 19:11-14; 20;1-6).  This Millennial reign will bring the
salvation of Israel (Ezek. 37:21,22; Zeph. 3:19, 20; Rom. 11:26,27) and the establishment of universal peace (Psa. 72:3-8; Isa. 11:6-9; Mic. 4:3,4).

The Final Judgment.

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.  Whosoever is not
found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels and the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting
punishment in ‘the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death”
(Rev. 21:8; see also Matt.  25:46; mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15).

The New Heavens and the New Earth.  “We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Pet. 3:13; see also Rev. 21 and 22).

Jesus is God.  As is written in the scriptures He was God in human flesh (John 1: 1, 14).