STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

THE SCRIPTURES

The Old and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. In the Word, we find the revelation of God's eternal and unchanging will for men of all ages.  The Word is the divine and final authority for the Christian life.

2Tim.3:16; 1Thess.2:13; 2Pet.1:21

 

THE GODHEAD

There is one God, the creator of all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally existent in the three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

2Tim.3:16; 1Thess.2:13; 2Pet.2:21

 

JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR MAN

Jesus Christ is the union of God and man.  He is True God and True Man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin Mary.  He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all men.  He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.   

 Jn.1:14; Jn.1:18; Jn.1:1; Jn.14:28; Jn.15:26; Jn.16:28;  Phil.2:6

 

MAN – HIS FALL & REDEMPTION

Man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin, which resulted in his spiritual death and separation from God.  Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.  This process of regeneration, referred to as being "born again" in the Word, takes place through a combination of faith and confession.  As a person makes the decision to believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and confesses with his mouth the lordship of Jesus in his life, a miracle of regeneration by the Holy Spirit takes place.  A new Christian is born into the Kingdom of God.   

Rom.5:12; Rom.3:23; Rom.3:10; 1Jn.3:8; Eph.2:8; Rom.10:9-10

 

WATER BAPTISM & COMMUNION

Water baptism and communion are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age.  They are not, however, to be confused with or regarded as a means of salvation.  The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation.   

Mt.28:19; Rom.6:4; Col.2:12; Acts 8:36-38

 

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST

The present day ministry of the Holy Spirit is to comfort and guide the believer, with the final purpose of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ in the earth.  During this age, He indwells guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service.  Every believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit, with speaking in tongues as the initial physical evidence.

Mt.3:11; Jn.14:16-17; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4

 

THE CHRISTIAN PRAYER LIFE

Every born again, spirit-filled believer should maintain a consistent prayer life by praying regularly with the understanding and in their heavenly language. 

1Cor.1:30; 2Cor.3:18; Phil.3:12-14; 1Thess.5:23; 1 Pet.2:9; 2Pet.3:18; Heb.12:14;

 

THE WALK OF FAITH

Without faith it is impossible to please God.  The Word tells us that the just (those who have been justified by the Blood of Jesus) shall live by faith.  The redemptive work of Jesus not only provide salvation for the believer, but healing and prosperity as well for our spiritual, soulish and physical man. We are redeemed from the curse of the law----poverty, sickness, oppression, and any other thing that prevents us from fulfilling His plan.  Our lives can be prosperous and healthy in every realm as we walk in the light of this redemption by faith in God's Word.

James 5:5:14-15; Mk.16:18; Is.53:4-5; Mt.8:17; 1Pet.2:24

 

THE LOCAL CHURCH  

The universal Church is composed of all those who are born again.  Through the new birth, we are united together in the Body of Christ.  Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church, and has provided leadership for the local church through the ministry gifts, which only He can give. 

 

RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

 (Resurrection of the Just & the Return of the our Lord)   The premillennial Second Coming of Jesus Christ  is two-part in nature; He will come in the air to resurrect The righteous dead and catch away the living saints; He will then come to the earth to establish His physical Kingdom, and begin His thousand-year reign.

Acts 1:11; 1Thess.4:16-17; Rev.20:6

 

JUDGEMENT OF UNBELIEVER

There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead; the believer to everlasting joy with the Lord and the unbeliever to judgement and eternal punishment.

Heb.9:27; Rev.19:20

 

MARRIAGE AND SEXUALITY

We believe that God has ordained marriage and defined it as the covenant relationship between one man and one woman, and therefore we will only recognize marriages between one biological man and one biological woman.

Gen.2:24 NKJV; Prov.31:31 NIV; Eph.5:21-24 NIV; Eph.5:31-33 NIV; 1Pet.3:7 NKJV

 

STOREHOUSE & PREPPING   (The Local Church in Preparation)

The church can’t ignore the current condition of America.  The church must prepare the believer for future events by creating storehouses to thrive during catastrophic circumstances whether man made or natural disasters.  Therefore, the believer is to prepare for the worst circumstances and believe for the best outcome.

Gen.41:33-37; Deut.28:8; 1Chron.22:3-5, 14; Ps.33:5-9; Prov.6:6-11; Prov. 30:25; Eccl.3:1-3,6; Mt.5:45; Mt.7:24-27; 1Tim.5:8; 2Pet.1:9