WHAT WE BELIEVE:
THE HOLY BIBLE
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and the New Testament is the basis for our beliefs and practices in this church. We
believe that the Holy Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of Divine revelation and
heavenly instruction. (II Timothy 3:16, 17) The Bible gives the true history of the creation of the heavens, the earth, and of
mankind. It has GOD as its author, salvation as its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. The Bible is a
perfect revelation of the mind and will of GOD, and of GOD’s purpose and plan for humankind. We contend that there is true
harmony in all the scriptures, when rightly divided (II Timothy 2:15), and that there is no plan of eternal salavation apart from
that which is revealed within the pages of the Holy Scriptures.
ONE TRUE GOD
Both Old and New Testaments affirm the solemn fact that there is one, and only one, living and true GOD. (Deuteronomy 6:4;
Galatians 3:2; Ephesians 4:6) There is but one GOD in essence and in person. (Isaiah 43:10, 11; Isaiah 44:6, 8, 24; Isaiah
45:5, 18; Isaiah 46:9; Ephesians 4:6) He is the one true GOD from whom and in whom there is the triune manifestation, the
divine three-fold manifestation and relationship known as: 1. Father – Creator, Source, and Originator of all things and all
souls, 2. Son – Redeemer of sinful human beings (Mathew 1:21; John 3:16) 3. Holy Ghost – God indwelling, comforting,
sustaining, and regenerationg those of his church (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:11; Ephesians 5:25-27)
JESUS IS THE GOD-MAN
He is the true Son of GOD and the true Son of Man, according to the flesh, and He is the Savor of the world. (John 1:1-14; I
Trimothy 3:16; Phillippians 2:8-12) He was conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:20; Luke
1:21, 32, 35), yet this does not destroy His pre-existence in the Spirit as the Mighty God (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; Mathew
11:23; Colossians 1:16, 17). He is the perfect embodiment of God — the express image of His person (personality)
(Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:3)
We believe that salvation is wholly of grace, being provided by the atorning death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for the sins of all mankind, thereby redeeming us from everlasting punishment
by the all-sufficient sacrifice of Himself on the cross at Calvary. We recieve salvation by exercising a faith that produces in us
obedience to the Gospel message.
We accept GOD’s plan of salvation of baptism by water and spirit. Jesus Chist, who was our perfect example, through sinless,
was baptized to fulfill righteousness. (John 3:5; Matthew 3:15-17, Mark 1:9-11) Water baptism is essential for forgiveness of
sins, and confirms our belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD. (Acts 2:38; Acts 8:37, Acts 22:16) Water baptism
confirms the application of the blood of Jesus to the individual believer. It is the acknowledgment that the repentant believer
receives Jesus as his/her personal Saviour and Lord and that the forgiveness and remission of personal sins is produced
(validated, verified). (1 peter 3:21) Water-baptism should be by immersion (Matthew 3:15-17, Acts 8:38-39), following
the example and teachings of Christ’s chosen apostles- in the name of Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts, 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts
10:48, Acts 19:3-5, Colossians 3:17)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the birth of the Spirit (John 3:5), necessary to place the believer in the kingdom of GOD or
the body of Christ (the Chruch). (I Cor. 12:12-13) To be filled with the Spirit controlled as expressed by Paul.
(Ephesians 5:18-19) The outpouring of the Holy Ghost on the Day of Pentecost marked a “new dispensation” in the Spirit’s
dealings with humanity as prosphesied in the Old Testament. (Isa. 28:11-12, Joel 2:28-29, Acts 2:16-21) The baptism of the
Holy Ghost was also foretold by John the Baptist (Matt, 3:11), and promised by Jesus Christ. (John 14:26, 15:26) It was first
poured out on the Jews(Acts 2:1-4), the upon the Samaritans (Acts 8:17), and finally upon the Genetiles. (Acts 10:44-46,
19:6) We believe that rebirth by the Holy Ghost with the manifestations of the fruit of the spirit. (Acts 2:4, Galatians
5:22-23; Acts 10:46, 19:1-6) When one receives the baptismal Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak with a
tongue unknown to oneself according to the sovereign will of Christ. Speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is the
initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
We believe Holiness to be GOD’s standard of living for His people. We believe in a life of humility, consecration, and Godliness.