Our Statement of Faith
We believe in...
1 ...the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
2 ...the one true God, revealed in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3 ...the creation of man as good, the fall of man from his original state into sin from which he has no power to redeem himself.
4 ...the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, the all-sufficient atonement by His blood to cleanse anyone who believes on Him and responds through repentance and faith in Christ alone.
5 ...water baptism, as taught in the Scriptures, which identifies the believer with the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and brings them into covenantal relationship
6 ...a life of holiness and separation from the world and sin, no longer serving them, but serving the Lord with a pure heart.
7 ...the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a separate, distinct experience, subsequent to salvation, providing endowment of power for life and service, often accompanied by speaking in tongues.
8 ...the church as the Body of Christ, a group of "called out ones", chosen to reveal God's plan and purpose in the earth, and the local expression of this church functioning according to New Testament order and organization.
9 ...the manifestation of all nine gifts of the Holy Spirit in the local assembly, God dividing the gifts among the believers severally as He wills.
10 ...the laying on of hands by qualified and anointed ministry for blessing, dedication, confirmation, healing, ordination, and impartation of spiritual gifts.
11 ...individual and collective praise and worship. All expressions of praise recorded in the Old and New Testaments are meant for practice in the church today.
12 ...the restoration to the church of all that the prophets have spoken, and the subsequent visual and bodily return of Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom on the earth.
13 ...at physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.
14 ...at physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgement and condemnation.
15 ...marriage as ordained by God: the exclusive, life long, spiritual, physical and legal union of one man and one woman.