WHAT WE BELIEVE
I. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Bible we accept as our infallible guide in all matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
(II Tim 3:16; I Thess. 2:13)
II. THE GODHEAD
Our God is One, Holy, Living and True God, of everlasting and of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the Creator and Preserver of all things seen and unseen. Our God has revealed Himself to us through three Divine manifestations as The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.
(Phil. 2:6; Matt. 3:15-17)
III. MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
We believe that man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of God Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was made manifest to undo the works of the Devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God.
(Rom. 5:12; Rom 3:9-10; I John 3:8; Gal. 3:13-14
We believe salvation is the gift of God to man and is separate from works and the law
Salvation is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8)
IV. ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH
We believe that the first step towards salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. We believe that New Birth (being Born Again) is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled, produces eternal life.
(II Cor. 7:10; I John 5:12; St. John 3:3-5)
V. WATER BAPTISM
We believe that Baptism in water is a direct command of our Lord Jesus and is for believers only.
The ordinance is an outward and visible symbol of an inward invisible work.
Water Baptism symbolizes the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
(Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)
VI. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Ghost. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5)
We believe the initial evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
We believe that the Bible clearly teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
(Heb. 12:14; I Thess. 5:23; II Pet. 3:18; II Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14)
VIII. DIVINE HEALING
Healing is for the spiritual, physical and emotional ills of the body and is wrought by the power
of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.
It is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
(Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; I Pet. 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4-6)
IX. RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
The angel said, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, the dead in Christ shall rise to meet Him, and those believers who are physically alive shall be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet our Lord in the air. (Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:1-17) He shall return to the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, He shall reign a thousand years.
X. HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in describing the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God.
(Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20; Heb. 6:1-2)
XI. COMMUNION – THE LORD’S SUPPER
We partake of the Lord’s Supper to show the Lord’s death until He comes. The bread symbolizes the Lord’s broken body and the wine symbolizes the covenant in His blood, which provides us with forgiveness and relationship with God. We judge ourselves before we receive it (for we know if we receive it unworthily without giving it honor as the symbol of our salvation and considering our brothers), we are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
(I Cor 11 :23 – 23
XII. LAYING ON OF HANDS
In obedience to the example and words in the Bible, we believe in the laying on hands for blessing, for healing of the sick to confer office, to receive the Holy Spirit, to receive anointing and for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry gifts.
(Mark 10:13-16, Mark 5:22-23, Acts 8:16-17, I Tim 4:14