What We Believe

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Doctrinal Statement

1. We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authorized Word of God. (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Psalm 119:105)

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent, who manifests Himself in three entities: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  

Father - Genesis 1:1, Psalm 33:6, Hebrews 11:3, Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 5:16-21, Galatians 3:10, Leviticus 18:5, Luke 10:28

Son - John 1:1-3, John 5:21-23, John 5:26, John 8:58, John 9:35-37, John 10:30, Matthew 9:6, Matthew 11:27, Colossians 2:9

Holy Spirit - Acts 2:38, Hebrews 3:7, John 5:26, John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 8:9, Romans 8:14

3. We believe in God's plan of redemption:

That man is fallen from grace and sinful. 

(Genesis 3:17-19, Genesis 8:21, Genesis 28:7, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, Romans 7:14, 1 John 1:8, I John 3:8)  

That Jesus Christ is the incarnate Son of God. 

(John 1:1-3, John 1:14, John 5:21-23, John 5:26, John 8:58, John 9:35-37, John 10:30, John 17:5, John 20:28, Matthew 9:6, Matthew 11:27, Luke 1:35)

That on the cross, by the shedding of His blood, Jesus made provision for salvation for all men. 

(Isaiah 53:4-6, 2 Corinthians 5:19-21, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Titus 2:14, 2 Timothy 1:10, Colossians 1:13-14, John 3:16, 1 John 4:10

I Corinthians 1:23-24, John 1:29, John 15:13Hebrews 7:26-27)

4. We believe in God's plan of sanctification:

That through a heart-felt acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal savior, man is born anew and becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus. 

(Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 3:9-10, Acts 16:31, John 6:40, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Corinthians 5:17)

That having been so cleansed by the blood of Christ and quickened by the Holy Spirit, it is God's will that we be made holy as He is holy. (Leviticus 19:2, Isaiah 6:3, 1 Peter 1:15-16)

That to empower believers to walk in holiness and sobriety and to equip them for spirit-filled, soul-winning and service, believers are baptized in the Holy Spirit of God after the same manner as recorded by the Word of God in Bible days. 

(Acts 2:38, John 14:26, Romans 8:9, Romans 8:14-16, John 16:13, 1 John 5:4, Ephesians 4:22-24)

That having received this initial filling of the Holy Spirit, the believe should experience a continual renewing of this power from God through a daily walking and abiding in the Holy Spirit. 

(Philippians 3:12, 2 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 2:1-2, 1John 5:4, Hebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23)

That for the edification of the saints and the upbuilding of the body of Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit has gifts for individual believers which include the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues. That these gifts are divided to every believer severally as the Holy Spirit wills. That they should be coveted earnestly by all believers and exercised in the spirit of love. 

(1 Corinthians 7:7, I Corinthians 12:1, 1 Corinthians 12:4, I Corinthians 12:9, I Corinthians 12:28, I Corinthians 12:30, I Corinthians 13:2

I Corinthians 14:1, I Corinthians 14:12, I Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:16, Romans 12:6)

That the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance; and that against such there is no law. That these should be cultivated in the life of each believer. 

(Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:9, Romans 7:4, John 15:2-8John 15:16)

5. We believe in the ordinances of the Church as instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ as visible signs of inward works identifying the individual believer with Christ and His work of salvation:

That water baptism is a proclamation of Christ's death and resurrection represents a dying to self and being reformed to a new life in Christ, and that going down in to the water symbolizes a burial and coming up from the water symbolizes a resurrection whereby the believer identifies himself as a part of the body of Christ. 

(Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 3:9-10)

That the Lord's Supper is a commemoration in type of the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ which also brings to remembrance the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and looks forward to the marriage supper of the Lamb. 

(Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20, John 6:51, John 6:55-56, I Corinthians 11:23-26, Ephesians 5:30, 1 Corinthians 10:17

I Corinthians 11:29-30)

6. We believe in the second coming of Christ:

That this second coming is personal and imminent. 

(John 14:2-3, Acts 1:11, Luke 21:27-28, Isaiah 35:10, I John 3:2, Matthew 25:31-32, 2 Corinthians 5:10, John 5:28-29, Revelation 21:3-4

I Corinthians 13:12, Matthew 25:34, John 17:24, I Thessalonians 4:17, Philippians 3:20-21)

That the Lord Himself will descend from heaven and call all the redeemed to gather with Him and remain with Him forever.

That this second coming of Christ will be with power and glory revealing Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

7. We believe that the great commission of our Lord Jesus Christ to go into all the world teaching all things that He commanded is the literal, imperative, and binding privilege and duty of every believer today.


That soul-winning is the chief mission of the Church upon the earth. 

(Mark 16:15, Acts 1:8, Isaiah 52:7, Luke 9:2, Matthew 24:14Matthew 13:33, Matthew 28:18-20)

That the life and strength of the home church depends on its sacrifice for support of a world mission program. 

(Romans 10:14, Luke 13:19, Matthew 13:33)