Statement Of Faith
THE SCRIPTURES - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of 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 (2Tim. 3:16; 2Peter 1:21; 1Thess.2:13).
THE GODHEAD - Our God is one, but manifested in three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Deut. 6:4, Phil. 2-6).
MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says, “...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “...There is none righteous, no, not one” (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 Jn 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8-10).
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH - Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life (2Cor. 7:10; 1Jn 5:12; John 3:3-5).
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by initial evidence. (Matt. 3:11; Jn 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
DIVINE HEALING - Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the Atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14,15; 1Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isa. 53:4,5)