What We Believe

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Sunday - 9:15AM Bible Class and 11AM Worship Service / Tuesday-7PM Bible Study / 2nd Friday- 7PM Prayer Service

What We Believe

  1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. (II Timothy 3:15, 16; I Peter 2:2)
  2. The one true God has revealed himself as eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19)
  3. Man was created good and upright, but man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
  4. The Grace of God, which brings salvation, hath appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:5-7)
  5. The Ordinance of Baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22)
  6. The Communion, consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (I Corinthians 11:26); a prophecy of His second coming (I Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes.”
  7. Regeneration: All persons who turn from their sins and put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ receive a new birth by which their life is regenerated by the power of God’s Holy Spirit. (John. 3:3-6; Tit. 3:5).
  8. Holy Spirit: All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8 I Corinthians 12:1-31)
  9. Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Holy Spirit. Sanctification is experienced in basically three ways:
    1. Instant or Positional Sanctification. This is what happens to each and every person the minute they put their trust in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Heb. 10:10 & 14)
    2. Progressive or Practical Sanctification. This is that process by which we strive to live on a day to day basis. (Rom. 6; Philippians 2:12,13; 2 Peter 1:3,4)
    3. Final Sanctification. This is when we are totally set free from the presence of sin at death or when Christ Jesus returns. (I John. 3:2)
  10. The Church is the body of Christ and each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).
  11. Evangelism: A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (A) The evangelization of the world, and (B) The edifying of the Body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)
  12. Divine Healing: Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17)
  13. The Resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 15:51; Romans 8:23)
  14. Millennial Reign of Christ: The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven and the millennial reign of Christ on earth are the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope. (II Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19:11-14; Romans 11:26, 27; Revelation 20:1-7)
  15. The Lake of Fire: The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake, which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15)
  16. The New Heavens and the New Earth: We, “according to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness.” (II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21 and 22)