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What We Believe

Fundamental Core Beliefs

THE BIBLE  1. We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Cor. 2:13).   

THE TRINITY  2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as One God existing in Three Person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).   

THE FALL OF MAN  3. We believe in 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).   

THE DEATH OF JESUS  4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7: 14; 9:6).   

THE ATONEMENT  5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples (1 Cor. 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).   

THE ASCENSION  6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church (John 14:2,3; 1 Thess. 4: 13-18).  

SALVATION  7. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Eph. 2:8,9; Heb. 9: 12, 22; Rom. 5:11).   

BAPTISM  8. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion as an act of obedience to the commands of Scripture and to identify with our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6; Col. 2:12).      

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT  9. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Cor. 12-14; Rom 12, as manifested in the Early Church.  

HOLINESS  10. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith (Eph. 5:18; 2 Cor. 6:14; 7: 1).   

HEALING  11. We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 12:9; James 5:14).   

COMMUNION  12. We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord's Supper, to be celebrated by all believers ( 1 Cor. 11:28-32; Matt. 26: 26-28).   

THE DEVIL  13. We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil and the eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20: 14,15).   

HEAVEN AND HELL  14. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16). And eternal punishment for the unbelievers (Mark 9: 43-48; 2 Thes. 1:9; Rev. 20:10-15).   

THE BODY OF BELIEVERS  15. We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising the autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel (Acts 15:22; with Matt. 16:18; 18:15-20).   

GOVERNMENT  16. We believe the Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor. We declare out loyalty to our Government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens (Rom. 13).