WHAT WE BELIEVE







GOD

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

John 1:1,14,18; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19; John 14:26-28; John 17:21; 2 Cor 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; Philippians 2:6


THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God.

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21


SALVATION

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts. Jesus is the one and only way to have relationship with God and receive the gift of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6


WATER BAPTISM

Water baptism by immersion in water is an outward sign and testimony of an inward grace.

Matt. 28:19, Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39


HOLY SPIRIT

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift promised by God available to all believers in Jesus and enables us to walk in the same power that Jesus did while here on earth and is accompanied by the evidence of speaking in tongues.

Acts 2:4; Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7


GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10


DIVINE HEALING

Healing of the body is available through the atoning work of Jesus our Savior.

Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Corinthians 12:7, 10,11


SECOND COMING

Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.

Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7


HEAVEN

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4

 

HELL

After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels. 

Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8

 

RESURRECTION

Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21

 

ISRAEL

Israel is God’s chosen people through whom Jesus our Messiah came that the whole world would be saved. God’s gifts and calling for the Jewish people are irrevocable and the gentile church has not replaced the nation of Israel as God’s chosen people, but rather have been grafted in to their tree to partake of the blessings of salvation and the blessings Abraham. We pray for and stand with Israel and the peace of Jerusalem, and believe that all of Israel shall be saved.

Rom 1:16; Matt 15:24; Gal 3:29; Eph 2:11-20; Rom 9:2-5; Rom 10:12-13; Rom 11:11-24; 2 Cor 3:15-16; Rom 11:25-26; Rom 11:28