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Our Beliefs

 

Basic Beliefs

Want to know what we believe? Here's a short list of simple truths and principles we live by:

1) Oneness of God in Jesus Christ.
In other words, there is only one God, and He showed Himself to humanity in Jesus Christ!

2) New birth experience of Acts 2:38.
This means that we are saved by a) Repentance, b) Baptism by submersion in water in the Name of Jesus, and c) Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost! This represents Jesus' a) Death, b) Burial, and c) Resurrection to new life!

3) Lifestyle of inward and outward holiness.
"Holy" means dedicated to God. So on the inside, we must keep our thoughts and motives pure. On the outside, we must behave, dress, and speak in a way that would honor God.

4) Spirit-led worship and service.
During worhip we sing, clap, lift our hands, weep, and even jump for joy as we feel the Spirit of God touch our hearts. This same Spirit leads us to serve others with compassion.

5) Demonstration of the Fruit and Gifts of the Spirit.
We should demonstrate the personal traits of love, joy, and peace (to name a few). We should also use the Power of God to do miracles, heal, help, and act with wisdom.


 

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The Gospel:

The gospel, or “good news,” is that Christ has suffered the curse of sin once (and for all men), thus providing deliverance (salvation) to all who receive by faith what He has done.

Romans 1:16, 17; Acts 2:37

 

The Bible:

The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life. The Bible is the only inspired and infallible and authoritative written Word of God.

II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21; John 1:1-3, 14

 

The Church:

We believe the Church is the living, spiritual body of believers of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head. The church functions as Christ would function in the earth, seeking to find lost souls for the purpose of bringing them to salvation. Signs and wonders, including divine healing, are part of the Church’s ministry, as they were part of the ministry of Jesus on earth.

Mark 16:17; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Colossians 1:18, 19

 

God:

There is One God. He is absolute in power; infinite in wisdom; holy in His nature, attributes, and purpose – possessing total deity. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of humanity. He hears and answers prayer and saves from sin and death all who believe according to His word. We believe in one God who manifested Himself as Father in creation, Son in redemption, and Holy Spirit working in the lives of people today.

Genesis 1; Deuteronomy 6:4, 5; Revelations 4:11; Isaiah 45:21; Hosea 13:4; Mark 12:29, 32; I Corinthians 8:6

 

The Name of Jesus:

The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus. All that the believer does is to be done in Jesus’ Name. The authority of the Godhead is vested in the Name of Jesus. We believe in Jesus Christ, who is both God and man. He is God incarnate (in flesh), the image of the invisible God. Jesus is God manifested in the flesh.

John 3:16; Colossians 2:8, 9; Philippians 2:0-10; Matthew 7:22; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Colossians 3:17

 

Salvation:

We believe that salvation is a gift of God given to humanity by grace and received by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and are alienated from God until reconciled to Him by obeying the scriptures. When one accepts the message of Christ by faith, they will obey the faith. A person is saved/born again by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which is evidenced by obediently identifying with His death, burial and resurrection. This is accomplished by the blood of Jesus Christ through repenting of our sins, being baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission [removal] of our sins, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost [the infilling of the Spirit of God] with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.

Romans 1:5; Acts 6:7; Acts 2:38, 39; I Corinthians 2:12, 13; James 2:17, 18; I Peter; Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6; John 3:3, 5; Hebrews 9:22; Titus 3:5



The Second Coming of Christ:

We believe there is eternal life in a place God has prepared for those who accept His grace and receive His gift of salvation. This place is known as Heaven. There is also eternal destruction of those who reject His grace and refuse His gift. This place is known as Hell. According to the scriptures, God has given each of us a choice as to where we spend eternity.

John 3:5, 6; John 14:2, 3; Romans 1:21, 6:23

 

Our Purpose:

The purpose of every believer, with the empowerment and motivation coming from the Holy Spirit, is to share the gospel wherever they go as the opportunity arises. We are called by the Lord to make disciples of all who have put their faith in Him. In addition to this, the church is called to help relieve the sufferings of those less fortunate; the poor, the infirmed, the orphaned, the widowed, etc.

Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8; Matthew 25:35-46; James 1:27;1 Corinthians 11:23-30