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What We Believe

We believe the scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God and the complete, total, and final revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life, (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12;1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21).

 

We believe in one God, creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:29; John 14:16; John 17).

 

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, (John 1:1, 14; John 20:28-29, Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 2:9).

 

We believe in His virgin birth, (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34-35; Isaiah 7:14).

 

We believe in His sinless life, (2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 7:26-27; 1 John 3:5; 1 Peter 2:22).

 

We believe that Jesus died on the cross as our exchange, (Galatians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus, (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Luke 24:4-7 & 36-48; Revelation 1:17-18).

 

We believe he ascended to His Father to make the final offering for sin and all of its effects. He has completely redeemed those under his lordship from the curse of the law, (Acts 2:23; Acts 5:30-31; 1 Peter 3:22; Galatians 13:13).

We believe in his personal return in power and glory, (Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-I5; John 14:1-3).

 

We believe that justification by faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are absolutely essential for the salvation of human kind, (Romans 3:24-25; John 3:3-7; 1 John 5:11-13; Ephesians 2:1-16).

 

We believe people are saved by believing that God raised Jesus from the dead and by confessing Him as Lord, (Romans 10:9-10).

 

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes; (a) the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, as a distinct experience from regeneration, (b) His indwelling presence in the person whereby the believer is enabled to live a godly life, (c) His supernatural gifting and empowering of the believer for work, life, and worship, (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; Acts 2:14; Acts 10:44-46; 1 Corinthians 12 & 14).

 

We believe in the return of Jesus Christ to consummate His kingdom in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation, (John 5:28-29; Mark 14:62; 2 Thessalonians 1:2-10; Revelation 1:5-7; Revelation 20:4-5 & 11-12).