Inspiration of the Scripture – We believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is therefore the infallible Word of God.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21;
The Godhead – We believe there is one living, true, eternal and everlasting God, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness, the Maker and Preserver of all things, visible and invisible, and that this one true God has revealed Himself to the world as the Father, as the Son, and as the Holy Spirit.
John 14:7-11; Colossians 2:9; John 14:16-20; II John 5:20;
Jesus Christ, the Son of God – We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, was God manifest in the flesh, took upon Himself the form of man, that He might offer Himself a sacrifice on the Cross of Calvary for the sins of the whole world. We believe no man can come unto the Father but by and through the Lord Jesus Christ, and His shed blood.
John 1:18; I Timothy 3:16; John 14:6
Repentance – We believe in repentance to God, confession of ourselves as sinners and that a definite turning is essential to salvation.
Acts 17:30; 26:20; 11:18; 2:38-39; I Thessalonians 1:9-10;
Judgment on Adam and the Whole Human Family – We believe all mankind become sinners as a result of the fall of Adam. Romans 5:12; 3:23; I Corinthians 15:22-23;
Justification and Redemption or a Definition of Justification and What it Means – We believe our redemption has been accomplished solely by the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was made sin for us, dying in our room and stead, rising again from the dead, ascending with His glorified body to the right hand of God, and by believing in this finished work, we are justified before God, cleansed of all our sins and redeemed from the curse of the law.
John 3:3; Romans 5:1; 14:21; Galatians 2:16; 3:13; I Peter 1:18-19; Titus 2:14; Revelation 5:9
Eternal Life – We believe every believer receives Eternal Life as a free gift when saved or born again.
Romans 6:23; John 5:24; 10:28
Water Baptism – We believe in water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ by immersion for believers as taught in the scripture, and practiced by the early Apostolic Church.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:12; I Peter 3:21
Baptism of the Holy Spirit – We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the same Bible evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, as a distinct separate and subsequent experience to conversion, and is the enduement of spiritual power for Christian living and service. Also that it is the standard of normal Christian experience since Pentecost.
Mark 16:16-17; I Corinthians 14:21; Isaiah 28:11-12; Luke 24:49; John 14:15-17; Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-6;
Divine Healing – We believe healing is in the atonement and that God is still the Healer of His people, and that the church should recognize and practice this ministry as directed by the Lord Himself and practiced by his Apostles.
Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; Hebrews 13:8;
The Lord’s Supper of Communion – We believe that all Followers of Christ should partake of the Communion of the Lord’s Supper, in remembrance of His death until He comes again.
Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:29; I Corinthians 11:23-24
The Gifts of the Spirit – We believe the nine gifts of the Spirit should be manifest in the Church today and that all Spirit filled believers should earnestly covet the best gifts for the edification and upbuilding of the church.
I Corinthians 12:8-11; 14:1
The Fruit of the Spirit and Godly Living – We believe all Spirit-filled believers should produce the fruit of the Spirit in their lives and their walk should be according to godliness and holy living.
Galatians 5:22-23; I John 2:6; I Peter 1:16; Titus 2:11-13; II Corinthians 7:1
Marriage – We believe in the sanctity of marriage, as a life long exclusive commitment between one man and one woman.
Second Coming of Christ – We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, first in the clouds of the air to catch away His own unto Himself, and later to return with all His saints to set up His millennium reign on the earth.
Acts 1:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Jude 14&15; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6
Rewards – We believe the Bible clearly teaches a distinct judgment for believers only, spoken of in the scriptures as the Judgment Seat of Christ, where believer’s works will be judged, (not for their sins) and rewards are in question, not salvation.
II Corinthians 5:10; I Corinthians 3:11-15; Revelation 20:4-6
The Final Judgment – We believe that there will be a great final judgment, as recorded in the Word of God.
Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15.
This is the judgment of the unjust where all the wicked are judged