The Bible

We believe that the bible is the inspired word and revealed will of God and is the infallible rule of faith and practice for the Christian.  To put it simply, we believe the bible and everything in it, and there's no give or take

(2 Tim 3:15-17; 1 Pet 1:23-25; Heb 4:12)


Jesus And Salvation

We believe that salvation comes through Christ alone, because He alone paid the penalty for our sin on the cross  and provided a way of relationship with God through His sacrificial death and resurrection. 


Accepting salvation comes through repentance, acknowledment of our sin, and by confessing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that He died for our sins, and that He was raised from the dead to make us right with God. This brings to our lives a spiritual awakening called the new birth.


We’re saved by faith and not by our good works. Our works, or what we do, reveal what we believe, and should be an overflow of our love for Jesus! 

(Ps 103:3; Rom 3:24, 10:8-10;   Eph 2:8; Acts 16:3;   Rom 10:9-10, 14:10-12;   2 Cor 5:10;   Eph 2:8-9;   Titus 3:5-7;   James 2:18)


Who God Is / Who We Are

We believe in God, the Trinity:  He manifests himself as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ - )  , and the Holy Spirit. We were created by God and in His image: spirit, soul, and body. We inherit a sinful nature from birth because of the first man’s sin. 

(Matt 28:19;   1 John 5:7;  Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7;   Rom 5:12-21).


The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the new birth, and that all believers should seek and experience baptism with the Holy Spirit, This baptism with the Holy Spirit enhances the spiritual life of the believer, and helps the believer live a life of obedience to the Lord.

 

The baptism with the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the physical sign of speaking with other tongues, which should continue throughout the lifetime of the believer. 


We believe in the manifestation of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ and in the local church. Each believer and church should allow and encourage these.

(Luke 24:49;   Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9;   1 Cor 12:1-31;   Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2,6, 1:8;   I Cor 12:8-10)


Marriage

We believe that marriage is a social institution ordained by God as the union of one man and one woman. 

(Genesis 2:24)


Water Baptism

Baptism in water is an outward sign of an inward work of transformation that has already occurred. Water baptism is a landmark experience during which the believer publicly confesses his salvation through Jesus. 

(Matt 28:19;   Acts 10:47-48;   Rom 6:4)


Communion

We follow the observance of the Lord’s Supper, or what is commonly called Communion. This is an outward act of remembrance and acceptance of the death and resurrection of Christ and our relationship and union with Him. All born-again believers are welcome to share Communion with us.

(1 Cor 11:24-30)


Church

The church is the body of Christ, and each believer is an important part! We believe that personal relationships in the body of Christ help to encourage and edify the believer. Iron sharpens iron! We also believe that each believer has been given specific gifts from Jesus to be used to minister to others. 

(Proverbs 27:17;   Eph 1:22-23, 2:19-22;   Heb 12:23)


Living As Believers

We believe in the full prosperity and blessing of the believer spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, and socially. It is the will of God for every believer to walk in perfect health. Jesus Christ became our sin and our sickness on the cross, providing both for forgiveness of sin, and the healing of sickness and disease. We believe in praying the prayer of faith for the sick and trusting God for the healing of their physical bodies. 

(John 3:3, 11:2;   2 Cor 5:17-21;   Rom 10:9-10;   2 Tim 1:7;   Rom 12:2;   Is 26:3;   Is 53:4-5;   Matt 8:17;   1 Pet 2:24;   3 John 2;   Mal 3:10-11;   Luke 6:38;   2 Cor 9:6-10; Deut 18:1-14;   Prov 3:4;   Is 53:4-5;   Matt 8:17;   1 Pet 2:24;   Acts 10:38;   James 5:14)


Second Coming / Eternity

We believe that Jesus will return to earth for saved believers, to take them to heaven in the rapture of the church. We believe in the second coming of Christ with His saints to set up a millennial reign on earth  and the subsequent New Heaven and New Earth.

 

Those who leave this life without experiencing the new birth through Jesus Christ will experience eternal punishment in hell and then in the lake of fire. We believe in a literal hell with literal flames, just as Jesus taught. Salvation and redemption are available only during this life and are not available to those who die without Christ. 

(Rom 11:25,27; 2 Thess 1:7; Rev 19:11-16, 20:1-7;   Rev 21;   Rev 19:20, 20:10-15)