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 Statement of  Faith

The Scriptures
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God.  The scriptures are revelation from God to man, as our

guide in matters pertaining to conduct, faith and doctrine. (II Timothy 3:16; I Peter 2:2)

The Godhead
We believe in the Bible teaches about a Godhead, One God in three Persons, consisting of Father, Jesus the Son, and Holy Spirit. (Philippians 2:6; John 14:21-26)

Man, His Fall and Redemption
We believe man is a created being who is made in the likeness and image of God.  Sin came into the world through Adam's transgression and fall.  Jesus Christ (the Son of God) was born and died in order to undo the works of Satan and to restore man back to an intimate relationship with God. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 3:10; I John 3:8)

The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is at work today within the Church through His gifts, fruits and anointed ministers. (Acts 2:39; Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephesians 4:11; I Corinthians 12:28.) We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to every believer and need to be activated and exercised to fulfill their divine purpose of blessing the Body of Christ.

(Acts 2:39; II Timothy 1:6.)

Eternal Life and New Birth
We believe man's first step toward salvation and a relationship with God is godly sorrow that works repentance. The new birth is available to all mankind. When Jesus Christ is accepted as Savior, salvation takes place; man becomes born again; and his spirit becomes eternally alive to God.  This is the first step in a covenant relationship with God which opens the door for an intimate relationship with God. (II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5)

Water Baptism
We believe water baptism identifies us with the death and burial of Jesus, and that we should arise to walk in newness of life. (Rom. 6:3-9; I Pet. 3:21.) Baptism in water is by immersion.  Baptism is a direct command of our Lord for believers only. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Acts 8:36-39)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe the Baptism of the believer in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Jesus to those who are believers and is received following the new birth. This experience can be accompanied by the evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4)

We believe the Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord.  We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite and progressive work of covenant grace beginning at the time of new birth and continuing until the consummation of Salvation.  Sanctification is a progressive work of growing closer to God and growing in the image of Jesus.

(Hebrews 12:14; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Peter 3:18)

Divine Healing and Deliverance
We believe healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is brought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands.  Healing is provided for in the atonement of Jesus, and it is the privilege of very believer today.  God also uses healing to reach those who don’t know Him through evangelistic healings. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; I Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5)  The need for deliverance is manifested by an inability to be free from bondage such as a mental (emotional), physical or spiritual normally associated with demonic activity.  It is God's desire to bring deliverance to his people. (Job 5:19, II Timothy 4:13; Hebrews 2:15; II Peter 2:9). We have been granted the authority in the name of Jesus to bring deliverance to others.

Resurrection of the Believer and the Return of our Lord
We believe the Bible tells us the angels proclaimed, “...this same Jesus shall so come in like manner...”  Jesus coming is in the near future. When He comes, “the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air” (Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Hell and Eternal Judgment
We believe the person who physically dies in his sins without Christ is eternally lost in the lake of fire, and has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal.  

(Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:15)

We believe repentance is a gift from God. It is simply not true that a person can repent at any time.  Repentance is dependent upon the convicting action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of sinners and believers.  The conviction of the Holy Spirit, which often accompanies the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will result in the revelation of the sinfulness of self which should lead to Godly sorrow.  Repentance changes the way we feel and act about sin, self and God.   Repentance is a total change of heart, mind, attitude, emotions, will, action and lifestyle

(II Cor. 7:10; Psalms 51; Acts 11:18;  Romans 1:18-32; Matthew 9:12-13

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