What We Believe
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we accept it as our
infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
- There is one God, who is manifested in three persons – the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- 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.
- 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
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
and all things are new!
- 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.
- 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.
- Divine healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and
is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
- The premillenial Second Coming of Jesus Christ is two-part in
nature; He will come in the air to resurrect the righteous dead and
catch away the living saints; He will then come to the earth to establish
His physical Kingdom, and begin His thousand-year reign.
- 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.