What We Believe

In the divine inspiration of the Scripture

The Holy Bible, having sixty-six books, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation for men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

In the one true and living God

Father is eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent.  God is holy, righteous and just.  His love and mercy was manifested in the atoning death of His only begotten Son Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin  was crucified and died on the cross for our sins, buried in a tomb but rose again on the third day, as the Scriptures foretold, and is now sitting on the right hand of the Father.  Angels, and principalities, and powers have been made subject unto Him.  Having been made both Lord and Christ, He sent the Holy Ghost that we, in the name of Jesus, might bow our knees and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.  The Holy Spirit the Comforter was sent by the Lord Jesus Christ to dwell, to guide, to teach  believers, and to convince the world of sin of righteousness and of judgment  (John 1:18; Luke 1:35; John 15:26; Hebrew 1:1-13; 1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Romans 14:11).

The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.  Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  By confession of the mouth and belief in the heart, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19; Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15).

Baptism in water after repentance

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  All who repent and believe in Christ as their Savior and Lord are to be baptized after have they removed all their ornaments (Matthew 28:19; mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4: Job 22:23-28; James 5:3; Ezekiel 23:39-41).

Holy Communion

The holy communion, consisting of the elements- bread and the fruit of the wine- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering and death, a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:23-32; 2 Peter 1:4).

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and seek to fill in the Holy Spirit.  The baptism of believers in the Holy spirit is evidenced by speaking in other tongues (other languages) as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 15:7-9)

Sanctification is an act of separation

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication unto God.  The Scriptures teach a life of holiness and without it no man shall see the Lord (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14; Romans 6: 1-13; Galatians 2:20).

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Titus 2:13). 

The Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for a thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6).

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.    Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life will be consigned to everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15).

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