Statement of Faith

 

WE BELIEVE IN:

  1. The Verbal Inspiration of the accepted Canon of the Sacred Scriptures as originally given.  (2 Timothy 3:16;  I Corinthians 2:13)
  2. The Tri-Unity of the Godhead   (Matthew 28:19;  Galatians 3:20)
  3. The creation, test and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.    (Romans 5:12, 18)
  4. The Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.  (Luke 1:30-35;  John 1:18;  Isaiah 9:6)      
  5. The Gospel of the Grace of God, how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day for our justification.   (I Corinthians 15:1-4;   Romans 4:25)
  6. The salvation of sinners by Grace alone, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the Cross of Calvary, by which we secure remission of sins.   (Ephesians 2:8-9;  Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 5:1)
  7. The bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven.  His exaltation and His personal coming for His church (John 14:2.3;  I Thessalonians 4:13-18), and His rule of the Nations of the earth for one thousand years.  (Zechariah 14:4,5,9; Isaiah 11:1-4   Revelation 20:6)
  8. Water Baptism of believers by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.   (Acts 19:5;  10:47,  48; 8:37-38)
  9. The baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in tongues.   (Acts 8: 14-17;  10:44-46; 2: 1-4;   Galatians 3:14-15)
  10. The Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians Chapters 12 to 14 being exercised and practiced as manifest in the early Church.
  11. The Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.   (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
  12. The healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine Healing in its many aspects as practiced by the early Church. (Acts 4:30;  Romans 8:11;  I Corinthians 12:9;  James 5:14)
  13.  The reality and personality of Satan and demons,  (Job 1:7;  2 Corinthians 11:14), and the reality and ministry of holy angels.  (Hebrews 1;  Matthew 18:10)
  14. The Eternal Life of the believer, (John 5:24; 10:28) and the Eternal Punishment of the unbeliever.  (Mark 9:43-48;  2 Thessalonians 1:9;  Revelation 20: 10-15).  
  15. The Lord’s Memorial, commonly called Supper, for Believers. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)
  16. The sacrament of marriage defined as a union of one man and one woman. (Gen 2:24)