What We Believe

Inspiration of The Scriptures:
We believe the Holy Bible, alone, in its entirety constitutes the written Word of God. The Bible, which is both the Old and New Testament, is inspired by God for the purpose of revealing God’s heart and equipping His believers for abundant living. We believe that this inspiration extends to all parts of the scriptures and that they are the supreme and final authority for faith and life. (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21)

We believe in a person God who has revealed Himself both in nature and in scripture. This God is sovereign, loving and living, and it is He who created the universe and upholds the same by His providence. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 43:10,11)

Jesus Christ:
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: in His virgin birth; in His sinless life; in His miracles; in His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood; in His bodily resurrection; in His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and in His personal and visible return in power and glory. We believe that because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8) the healings and miracles of the Bible days are available to believers today. (John 10:16; Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 5:16; James 5:14-16)

The Holy Spirit:
We believe in the personal present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by Whom the Church is empowered to carry out Christ’s great commission. The Person of the Holy Spirit is a gift to believers and functions as a Comforter, Helper, Intercessor, Strength, and Revealer of Truth. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (a prayer language) is a secondary experience to salvation for the purpose of representing Jesus well. (Acts 2:4, 8:12-17, 10:44-46, 15:7-9)

We believe that all men are lost in sin through the fall and disobedience of Adam and Eve, and that salvation is possible and real only through the shed blood atonement of Jesus Christ on Calvary; that it is appropriated through faith, which is the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 4:12; Romans 5:8-13, 10:9; James 1:21; Ephesians 2:8) Man: We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is necessary for salvation. (Genesis 1:26, 2:17, 3:6-24; Romans 5:12-21)

The Second Advent of Christ:
We believe the second coming of Christ includes the catching away of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:16,17), followed by the actual, visible return of Christ with His saints to reign with Him on earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27, 30; Revelation 1:7, 20:1-6). This Millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace. (Ezekiel 39:28, 29; Zephaniah 3:19, 20; Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3, 4)

The Final Judgment:
We believe there will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and will be judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8)

The Hope of Heaven:
We believe that heaven is a real place where our Father God, His family and angelic beings dwell forever. It is a place of joy unspeakable, where heavenly rewards are distributed for every believer’s earthly service. There is no sorrow and no sickness. Heaven belongs to those who, recognizing their sinful state without God, have trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior. Believing and accepting the good news that Jesus Christ became sin, so that we could become righteous is our assurance of eternal life. (Jn. 14:2, Eph. 2:8-9, I Jn. 5:13, Rev. 21:4, 10-27)