Our Beliefs


It's All About Jesus

Jesus is the living Word (logos) that was made flesh (John 1:1-14)

Jesus pre-existed with God in eternity (John 1:1)

Jesus was and is God (John 1:1)

Jesus was born of a virgin by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit (Luke  1:35), and was born from above by the Spirit.

Jesus was fully human as well as being fully Divine.  He emptied Himself from heaven to come to earth to take on humanity, in order to be a sacrifice for our sins

Jesus was a perfect sacrifice as He was and is sinless.  Being sinless, He fulfilled the Law for us, and when we accept Jesus into our hearts, God sees Christ, His perfect righteousness in us, and declares us “not guilty” because of the perfect work of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Jesus is the only way to the Father.  We will all die and face the judgment.  God is a holy God and must judge sin.  There is no other way to salvation, and no other way to grace except through the atoning work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.  Jesus is the way, and the truth, and the life (John 14:6-7).

Jesus was resurrected on the third day, and ascended into heaven, where He is seated at the right hand of God, where he is the Head of the Church, which is His Body.

 

Statement Of Faith

We believe the Bible is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit, the infallible revelation of God’s revealed word to man.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11, Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the son of man and that He came to save man from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.  (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

We believe mankind is sinful and in need of redemption, by salvation, available only through the blood of Jesus Christ.  (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:4; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14)

We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body.  (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-15)

We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (Luke 7:50; 24:47; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life.  (Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, 1 John 2:29)

We believe the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to all believers who ask for it and includes a prayer language (speaking in tongues), gifts of the Holy Spirit, and power to be a witness and anointed servant of God.  (Joel 2:28; Luke 3:16; Acts 1:4-5,  2:4, 38-39, 10:44-47; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

We believe that all mankind is subject to death of the physical body as a result of original sin.  The soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death enter into a conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character here possessed by acceptance or rejection of Jesus Christ as Savior. (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Romans 5:12; Philippians 1:23)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; the saved to everlasting life and the unsaved to everlasting damnation. (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Revelation 20:4-6, 12-15,  22:11)

We believe in the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13)

We believe that it is the responsibility of every believer to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 1:8, 2:40-47)

 

What We Believe About…


The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an additional anointing or impartation, that occurs after regeneration for those that seek it (Acts 8:15-17).  The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not necessary for salvation, it is a subsequent blessing to empower the believer and stir up their spiritual gifts.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Through the continuing operation of the Holy Spirit working in our midst today, we believe that all of the gifts and offices of the Holy Spirit are active in the church today. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:11).

The Priesthood of All Believers

In the New Covenant we are described as “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a people belonging to God” (1 Peter 2:9).  Each person that is baptized in the Holy Spirit has a responsibility to minister in some capacity as a priest, according to the gifts given by the Holy Spirit.

Sanctification

Being sanctified means to be set apart, and to be made holy.  The Holy Spirit works continuously in our lives, to clean us up, and move us closer to holiness and closer to God.  There is an immediate sanctification at salvation (Hebrews 10:10, 14), where we are grafted in to the family of God, there is progressive sanctification where the Holy Spirit works daily with us to resist sin and walk in the Spirit (2 Peter 3:18), and there is our ultimate sanctification, when we receive our resurrected bodies in heaven (1 John 3:2).

Water Baptism

We believe that water baptism was done as soon after salvation as possible by the early church, and that this practice should continue today.  We believe that water baptism is done by complete immersion of the body into water.  By going completely under and coming back up, water baptism symbolizes death to the old life of sin and resurrection of a new life to be lived for Christ.

The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the holy ordinance of taking communion as a remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross for our sins.