What We Believe

What we believe regarding the Bible:

  • We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God; giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.
  • "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (II Timothy 3:16)
  • "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." (II Peter 1:21)

What we believe regarding God:

  • There is only one God as is stated in Deuteronomy 6:4 - "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD". He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Father (John 10:30; 14:8-11).
  • We believe that He is the Son (Matthew 16:15-17).
  • We believe that He is the Holy Ghost (John 14:26).
  • There is only one name by which we are saved (Acts 4:12). The fullness of the Godhead is in Jesus (Colossians 2:9). The Word was God, and the Word is Jesus (John 1:1-14).

What we believe regarding Jesus:

  • Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23).
  • Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16).
  • Jesus is the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17).
  • Jesus is God with us (Matthew 1:23).
  • Jesus is God made flesh (John 1:1-14).
  • Jesus is God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16).
  • Jesus is He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8).
  • Jesus is The mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
  • Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:7-11) and "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).
  • It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5) and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, "Beside me there is no Savior." When He came in flesh the angels sang, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11).

What we believe regarding the Holy Ghost:

  • The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the comforter, Sustainer, and keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).

What we believe regarding Salvation:

  • Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of Salvation consists of
    • Repentance from sin,
    • Water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins,
    • The baptism of the Holy Ghost, after which the Christian is to live a godly life. (Acts 2:36-41)
  • We believe in repentance of our sins for the forgiveness of sin. Through repentance we identify with the death of Jesus Christ. "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
  • We believe in water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism we identify with the burial of Jesus Christ. "Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5)
  • We believe in the infilling of the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) which is evidenced with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues. Through the infilling of the Holy Spirit we identify with the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14)