Who We Are
WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the Holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
THE ONE TRUE GODHEAD:
The Triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct persons. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION:
Man was created good and upright, for God said “Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our likeness.” 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; Romans5:12-21)
THE SALVATION OF MAN:
(A) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His grace through faith. “The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the Word of faith, which we preach; that if you confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
(B) The evidences of salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ! And love one another, just as He commanded us.” (1 John 3:23)
(C) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:1-7; Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
BAPTISM IN WATER:
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. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
THE LORD’S SUPPER:
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, when He had supped, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:24, 25, 28)
THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER:
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:28, 10-44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9)
THE EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The full consummation of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is evidence by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2-6, 18)
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which is written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
(A) Spiritual. John 3:3, 11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
(B) Mental. 2 Timothy 1:17; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
(C) Physical. Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
(D) Financial. 3 John 3; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14
(E) Social. Proverbs 3:4
Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to Heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1)
THE LAKE OF FIRE:
“Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire.” (Revelation 19:20, 20:10-15)
THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF JESUS:
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Revelation 21).
We believe that God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family, the basic structure of human society. God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of the context of marriage between a man and a woman. Hence, sexual activities such as, but not limited to, adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality, pedophilia, and beastiality are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible, and a Christian life.
We stand fast on the Scriptures and believe that homosexuality is sin. We determine to show compassion to all, with however, no compromise. Accordingly, neither this organization, or its ministers, or members shall conduct any marriages between persons of the same sex and shall not condone, support, or facilitate any activities which conflict with this tenet of faith. (Genesis 2:24, 5:1, 6:9, 19:5, 26:8-11; Lev. 18:22; Lev. 20:13; Romans 1:25-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Hebrews 13:4, 1:25-27).