Faith Statement

The Scripture Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God: a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Tim 3:15-16; 1 Pet 2:2).

The True & Living God.There is one God, Who progressively revealed Himself as our Father, through His Son Jesus Christ in redemption, and as the Holy Spirit by emanation (Deut 6:4; 1 Pet 1:2). Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh, both God and man (Deut 6:4; Joel 2:28; Eph 4:4-6; Col 2:9; 1 Tim 3:16). Before the incarnation, the one true God, manifested Himself in divers ways. In the incarnation, God manifests Himself in the Son, Who walked among men. As He works in the lives of believers, He manifests Himself as the Holy Spirit.

Man, His Fall and Redemption.  Man was created good and upright for God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness. But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ (Gen 1:26-31; 3:1-7 and Rom 5:12-21).

The Salvation of Man.  The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Rom 10:13-15 and Luke 24:47).

The Evidence of Salvation.  The inward evidence to the believer of His 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.

Repentance.  All persons who turn from their sins and put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ receive a new birth by which their life is regenerated through the power of God (John 3:3-6 and Titus 3:5). This gives them power to be witnesses for Jesus Christ.

Baptism in Water.  The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord.  In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, thus they declare to the world that have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38; 10:47-48; 20:21; Rom 6:4 and Heb 10:22).

The Promise.  All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of 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 a deeper spiritual life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8 and 1 Cor. 12:1-31).

The Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.  The Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues 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.

The Lord’s Supper.  The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements of bread and fruit of the vine, symbolizes an expression of our sharing of the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 1:4). It memorializes His suffering and death (1 Cor 11:26), highlights prophecy of His second coming (1 Cor 11:26), and enjoins all believers “until He comes.”

The Church.  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 Church of the First-born, which is written in heaven (Eph 1:22-23; 2:22 and Heb 12:23).

The Ministry and Evangelism.  A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (a) The evangelization of the world and (b) The edifying of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15-20 and 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 and Matt 8:16, 17).

The Blessed Hope.  The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thess 4:16, 17; Titus 2:12; 1 Cor 15:51 and Rom 8:23).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus.  The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope (2 Thess 1:17, Rom 11:26, 27, Rev. 19:11-14 and 20:1-7).

The Lake of Fire. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20 and 20:10-15).

The New Heavens and the New Earth. “According to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness” (2 Pet 3:13 and Rev 21 and 22).

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