WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE BIBLE
As God’s only inspired, unerring and authoritative revelation of Himself to man and is the only infallible rule of faith and practice.  II Timothy 3:16-17

ONE GOD…
Eternally existing in three persons. (The Trinity), God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. John 1: 1-14, John 3:16-17, Genesis 1:1-5

THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
As the only sacrifice for the  world and the only way to eternal life. Luke 2:7-20, John 3:l6

THE COMPLETE WORK OF REDEMPTION
Through Christ’s mediatorial work for the redemption of mankind. Romans 5:1-11

THE NEW BIRTH
As the only means of receiving eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:8-10

DIVINE HEALING
For the total person through the redemptive work of Christ. Isaiah 53, James 5:12-16

BAPTISM IN WATER
Which symbolizes the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.  Romans 6:3-11

BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
As an endowment of power for all believers. Acts l: 8,Ephesians 5:18-20

SANCTIFICATION
Which is the process of spiritual development wrought in a believer’s life by the Holy Spirit.  John 17:17-19, Romans 12:1-2

THE RESURRECTION
From the dead; first the righteous unto eternal life and secondly the ungodly to eternal damnation. Hell is a prepared place for Satan and his angels and the
unrighteous.  Heaven is a prepared place for mankind that accepts God’s plan of salvation. Revelation 1:8, Luke 12:5, John 14:1-3, Matthew 6:9-10

THE LORD’S SUPPER… which is a memorial done in remembrance of Christ’s suffering and sacrificial death, and testimony of His imminent return.
I Corinthians 11:23-24

THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
Which continue to be expressed in the church today and are subject to order prescribed in scripture.  I Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:8-16, Romans 12:6-8

EQUALITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Which is clear in Galatians 3:28 (gender, class and race equality (both male and female) in operation of offices, gifts and status.

THE POWER OF PRAYER
As a lifestyle choice and discipline modeled by our Lord Jesus Christ for express communication with the Father.  Matthews 6:5-13, Acts 2:42

SPIRITUAL WARFARE
Acknowledging that demonic powers are at work in the world today; a real devil, known as Satan with many names as the ancient foe to the Kingdom of God.
Ephesians 6:10-17, II Corinthians 10:3-5, Revelation 12:7-11

THE CHURCH
The called out ones, are the visible body of baptized believers, in which Christ is the Head of His church, and we do support the work of the local church and
serve as an extension of the Body of Christ. Matthew 16:15-19, Ephesians 1:22-23

RESPECT FOR CIVIL GOVERNMENT…
And the righteous laws of the land.  We acknowledge our Christian responsibility to let our light shine in the world and render to the government that which is
theirs and praying those in authority that have rule over us.  Romans 13, I Timothy 2:1-4

CASTING OUT DEVILS
As a major part of the ministry of Christ to set the captives free and as part of the Great Commission and as a sign that follows believers.  Mark 16:15-18

THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY
Of Jesus Christ, as He gave gifts to the Church (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors and Teachers) for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of  Christ until we all come to the unity of the faith.  Ephesians 4:8-16, Ephesians 2:20-21
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