Our Statement of Faith, Beliefs, and Ordinances

 


 

The Godhead

We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three (3) persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:8 and 48:16; Matthew 28:19-20; John 10:30; Hebrews 1:3.)



The Holy Scriptures

We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which this church operates and is the basis for which this church is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures. We believe that the King James version and the New King James version of the Bible is the most accurate translations from the original ancient text. It is from these translations that we establish our doctrine and Statement of Faith. When conflict arises concerning scriptural interpretation then it shall be the Senior Pastor in consultation with the Elders that shall establish the official interpretation for this Church . (Isaiah 28:13; Nehemiah 8:8; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:3-4 and 1:21.)


The Person and Work of God

We believe in the person of God the Father, an infinite, eternal, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer; and that He saves from sin and death all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:27; John 3:16 and 4:24; 1 Timothy 1:17; Titus 1:3.)


The Person and Work of Christ

We believe in the person of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings, his substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal, visible return to earth. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Mark 16:19; Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-2, 8:58 and 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 1:2; Revelation 1:8.)


The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, Who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:26 and 15:13,16; Hebrews 9:14.)


We believe the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide. (John 6:13, 14:16-17 and 16:8-11; Romans 8:26.)


Spiritual Gifts

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all Biblical gifts of the Spirit according to the instructions given to us in 1 Corinthians 12:1-14:40.


The Believer

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice, therefore are under condemnation; that God saves and regenerates based upon faith by the Holy Spirit, those who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. (Acts 8:15-17; Ephesians 2:1-3 and 8-9; Romans 3:23 and 5:8; Titus 3:5.)


We believe that all believers should make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; for without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14.)


The Church

We believe in the universal church, the living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all who are born again are a part of the Body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:15-16)


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted ordinances for the church: (a) Full immersion water baptism of believers: It is an outward expression of an inward work of God and is not considered necessary for salvation.(Matthew 3:6, Mark 1:9-10, Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:38, Romans 6:4.) (b) The Lord’s Supper: (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.) (c) We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ validated the ordinance of marriage. (Matthew 19:4-5; John 2:1-11.)


We believe in the creation and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason homosexuality, and all other “sexual preferences” or “orientations” are unnatural, sinful, and unacceptable to God. Accordingly, this ministry will not perform any marriage ceremonies between two (2) individuals of the same sex. It will not condone or recognize such same sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships even if the state passes laws that provide for recognition of such unions. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-28, Romans 1:16-32.)


We believe also in the Laying on of Hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and missionaries and for the healing of the sick. (Mark 6:5, Luke 4:40, Acts 6:6, 8:17,13:3,19:6, 1st Timothy 4:14, 2nd Timothy 1:6.)


The Second Advent of Christ

We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church where all believers will meet the Lord in the air and be taken out of this world prior to the Tribulation that will come upon the earth. (Isaiah 26:20; Matthew 24:29-31; Luke 21:36; Romans 1:18, 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-16 and 5:9; 2 Peter 2:7-9; Revelation 3:10, 5:7-10 and 7:13-14.)


We believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ which is His personal, visible return to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom, in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and endless separation of the wicked. (Matthew 16:27; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:11-15.)


The Eternal State

We believe in a literal Heaven and a literal Hell and that all those who place their faith, hope and trust in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in Heaven with the Lord, while those who reject Jesus’ free gift of salvation will spend eternity separated from the Lord. (Psalm 9:17; Matthew 5:3, 5:22, 18:9 and 25:31-34; Mark 9:42-49; Luke 12:5; John 3:18; Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:10-11 and 20:11-15.)