What We Believe

Inspiration of Scriptures:
We believe all scripture is given by the inspiration of God and is therefore the infallible Word of God, in so far as it is
correctly translated from the original writings. II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21

The Godhead:
We believe there is one living, true, eternal and everlasting God of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness, the Maker and
Preserver of all things, visible and invisible. This one true and everlasting God is preeminent in this world as the Holy
Spirit is poured out upon all flesh in this dispensation. This one true and everlasting God was eminent in His creation as
Emmanuel, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the supreme sacrifice for the sins of the world. We believe that no man can
come to the Father but by and through the Lord Jesus Christ, and His shed blood. John 1:1, 14 & 18, John 14:6-11

Judgment on Adam and the Whole Human Family:
We believe all mankind became sinners as a result of the fall of Adam. Romans. 5:12, Romans 3:28, I Corinthians 15:22-
23

Repentance:
We believe in repentance toward God and confession of our sins; a definite turning from them is essential to salvation.
John 24:27

Water Baptism:
We believe in water baptism for believers by immersion, as taught in the scripture, and as practiced by the early church.
Acts 2:38, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:48, Acts 19:5, Romans 6:3-6

Baptism of the Holy Spirit:
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit
gives utterance, and that it is the endowment of spiritual power for Christian living and service, and it will enable the
believer to manifest the gifts of the Spirit as outlined in: I Corinthians 12 & 14, Luke 24:29, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-
46, Acts 19:1-6.

Divine Healing:
We believe God is still the Healer of His people, and that the Church should recognize and practice this ministry, as
directed by the Lord Himself and practiced by His Apostles and disciples. Exodus 15:26, Isaiah 53:5, Mark 16:18, James
5:14-15, Hebrews 13:8

The Lord & Supper or Communion:
We believe that all followers of Christ should partake of the Sacrament of the Lord & Supper in remembrance of His death until He comes again. Luke 22:19-20, Matthew 26:29, I Corinthians 11:23-24

The Gifts of the Spirit:
We believe that the nine gifts of the Spirit should be manifest in the Church today, and that all Spirit-filled believers
should earnestly covet the best gifts for the edification and building up of the Church. I Corinthians 12:8-11, I Corinthians
14:1

The Fivefold Ministry:
We believe that God has set in the Body of Christ Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers. Their offices
are gifts from God, placed in the Church, filled by people who are to fully equip the people of God for the work of the
ministry, the unification of the Body in faith until it is complete in Christ. Ephesians 4:11-6

The Fruit of the Spirit and Godly Living:
We believe all Spirit-filled believers should produce the fruit of the Spirit in their lives, and their walk should be according
to godliness and holy living. Galatians 5:22-23, I John 2:6, I Peter 1:16, Titus 2:11-3, II Corinthians 7:1

Giving:
We believe that all those in the Church of Jesus Christ should support the work of the ministry with tithes and offerings.
Mal.3:8-12, Luke 6:38, Luke 11:42, Acts 20:35, II Corinthians 9:7, Hebrews 7:1-10

The Second Coming of Christ:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return in person to Earth for the purpose of translating His Church at a point in
time designated by God. John 14:1-3

The Final Judgment:
We believe that there will be a final judgment as recorded in the Word of God. Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:11-15