Our Beliefs

Doctrinal Statement


The Bible

The Bible is verbally inspired by God and because of that, it is without error. The scriptures are the supreme and final authority of faith and life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

The Trinity

God exists eternally, and is all-knowing, all-present and all-powerful. He is one substance existing as three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Though they’re functions differ, they are one in nature, attributes, power and glory.
Genesis 1:1, 26; Proverbs 30:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1-4, 14, 18; Acts 5:3-4.

Jesus

Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is both fully God and fully man.
Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, equal with God the Father and God the Son. He was active in creation, convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgement, and is the Agent of soul-transformation when someone becomes born again. He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ at conversion, and He indwells, seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.
Psalm 139:7-12; John 14:16-17; John 16:13-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19.

Creation

Man, the universe and all of creation were made by God in six literal days. The creation of man is the result of the special, immediate and formative acts of God, and not from previously existing life forms.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:7-9, 16, 17; Genesis 3:1-19.

Man

Man was created perfect, in the image of God, but sinned, which resulted in not only physical death but also spiritual and eternal death–or separation from God. As a result of “the fall,” all human beings are born with a sinful nature, meaning we are naturally inclined to think, speak and act in ways that are contrary to God’s intended purpose and design.
Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18, 32; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 5:12, 19.

Salvation

Jesus Christ sacrificed his life by shedding his blood and dying for our sins in our place that we may gain forgiveness and reconciliation to God through faith in Him. And because he rose from death, we are justified by Him. Salvation is placing one’s faith in Jesus and accepting His death and resurrection as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation cannot be gained from human merit and works.
Acts 13:39; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:21-28; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-8.

The Resurrection of Jesus

The literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ crucified occurred three days after his death. He ascended into Heaven, is presently living there as our High Priest and Advocate, and His personal, bodily, visible return to earth at the end of the tribulation will establish His millennial Kingdom on earth, to reign as the King of Kinds and Lord of Lords.
Luke 24:36-43; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 1:5-7; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:6.

Becoming Born Again

All who receive faith by Jesus are born again by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and thereby become children of God forever.
John 1:12-13; John 3:3-16; John 5:24; John 10:28-29; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Peter 1:4-11.

The Church

The Church is Christ’s Body and is an organized congregation of New Testament believers who are associated by covenant and observe the ordinances of Christ. Here, they exercise the gifts, rights, privileges and responsibilities given them by His Word.
Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 7:17; 1 Corinthians 11:16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:14-15; Ephesians 5:23-32; 1 Timothy 3:1-15.

The Gifts of The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with power to witness, and imparts supernatural gifts for the edification of the Church and the world of ministry in the world. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today and are to be earnestly desired and practiced in an orderly manner. The gifts are essential tot he mission of the Church in the world today.
Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11.

Speaking In Tongues

The gift of tongues is a prayer language unknown by the speaker who utters mysteries in the Spirit, and is available to all Christians.
1 Corinthians 14

The Rapture

The rapture of the Church will happen prior to the tribulation period that follows Jesus Christ’s return, when the “Lord shall descend from heaven” to catch up His bride to meed Him in the air “and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:15-58.

The Resurrection of the Dead

There awaits the bodily resurrection of the dead: the saved to a life of eternal glory and bliss in Heaven with God, and the unsaved to eternal judgement of conscious suffering and woe in the lake of fire.
John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:6, 11-15; Revelation 21:1-8; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 18:8-9; Matthew 25:41, 46; Mark 9:43-49; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9.

Witnessing

It’s the privilege and responsibility of every believer to share their faith with others to bring people to saving faith in Jesus Christ, and to do his utmost to share the Gospel of Christ to the whole world.
Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; John 17:18; John 20:21; 2 Corinthians 5:20.

Doctrinal Statement


  • We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, embracing all matters which the biblical authors address, and believe that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life. II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21;
  • We believe in one God-eternal who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, existing as three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; one in nature, attributes, power, and glory. Genesis 1:1,26; Proverbs 30:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1-4, 14,18; Acts 5:3,4.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is both true God and true man. Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35; Philippians 2:6-11; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14.
  • We believe in the literal 6-day account of creation, that the creation of man lies in the special, immediate, and formative acts of God and not from previously existing forms of life. Genesis 1:26,27; 2:7-9,16,17; 3:1-19.
  • We believe that man was created perfect in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and we are sinners in thought, word, and deed. Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 1:18,32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice and rose again for our justification; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood and are saved by grace through faith wholly apart from human merit and works. Acts 13:39; 16:31; Romans 3:21-28; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:3-8.
  • We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus are born again by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and thereby become the children of God forever. John 1:12,13; 3:3-16; 5:24; 10:28,29; I Peter 1:23; II Peter 1:4-11.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person equal with God the Father and God the Son; that He was active in creation; that He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that He is the Agent in the new birth; that He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ at conversion; that He indwells, seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer. Psalm 139:7-12; John 14:16,17; 16:13,14; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 6:19.
  • We Believe The Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with power to witness, and impart His supernatural gifts for the edification of the body and the work of ministry in the world. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today and are to be earnestly desired and practiced in an orderly manner. The gifts are essential to the mission of the Church in the world today. Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:1-16; 1 Peter 4:10-11.
  • We believe that the gift of tongues as a prayer language is available to all Christians. The gift of tongues is a prayer language unknown by the speaker who utters mysteries in the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14
  • We believe in the imminent “Blessed Hope,” the Rapture of the church before the tribulation, when the “Lord shall descend from heaven” to catch up His bride to meet Him in the air and “so shall we ever be with the Lord.” John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:15-58.
  • We believe in the literal, bodily resurrection of the crucified Lord, His ascension into Heaven, His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate, and His personal, bodily, visible return to the earth at the end of the tribulation to establish His millennial Kingdom on earth, and to reign as the only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Luke 24:36-43; John 20:24-29; Acts 1:9-11; I Corinthians 15:25; Revelation 1:5-7; 19:11-16; 20:6.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead – the saved to a life of eternal glory and bliss in Heaven with God – the unsaved to eternal judgment of conscious suffering and woe in the lake of fire. John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:6,11-15; 21:1-8; Matthew 10:28; 18:8,9; 25:41,46; Mark 9:43-49; II Thessalonians 1:6-9.
  • We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to be a personal soul winner and to do his utmost to give the gospel of Christ to the whole world. Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; John 17:18; 20:21; II Corinthians 5:20.
  • We believe that the local Church is an organized congregation of believers associated by covenant, observing the ordinances of Christ, having the offices of pastor and deacon, exercising the gifts, rights, privileges, and responsibilities given them by His Word, and that it has the absolute right of self-government. We believe that the Church, which is His Body, includes all New Testament believers. Matthew 18:15-17; I Corinthians 1:2; 7:17; 11:16; I Timothy 3:1-15; I Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:14,15; 5:23-32.