Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we accept it as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21).
There is one God, who is manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all men. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father as our high priest and advocate. He will return in power and glory. (John 10:33; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26; John 2:11; I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9; John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11).
Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin, which resulted in his spiritual death and separation from God. As a person makes the decision to believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and confesses with his mouth the lordship of Jesus in his life, a miracle of regeneration by the Holy Spirit takes place, referred to as being "born again" in the Word. A new Christian is born into the Kingdom of God. For him, old things are passed away and all things are new! (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
Water baptism and communion are ordinances to be observed by the Church. They are not, however, to be confused with or regarded as a means of salvation. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation. (John 3:16-19; 5:24; Romans 3:23; 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5).
We believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally. Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4)
Divine healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Acts 10:38)
There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead; the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord and the unbeliever to judgment and eternal punishment. (John 5:28-29).
We believe the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union, as delineated in Scripture and that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other, and that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity is engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. Further, we embrace a biblical view that sexuality and sexual identity are God given at conception and are fixed and assigned by one’s DNA as male or female. (Gen 2:18-25; Genesis 1:27–28; 2:21–24, Matthew 19:4–9; Mark 10:5–9; Ephesians 5:22–33, Psalm 139:13-16).