The Bible is the inspired Word of God. A revelation from God to man; the infallible rule of both faith and conduct and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12
- The Godhead
We believe there is but one true and living God, who is everlasting, infinite in power, wisdom and goodness; that He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and preserver of all things. Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16 In the unity of this Godhead, there are three beings of one individual essence, who are co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal; namely, the Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:18-19, John 14:26, II Corinthians 13:14, Philippians 2:6, Hebrews 9:14, John 14:26, 15:28, I Corinthians 15:26; John 10:33
Man was created in "The image of God." However, man, by transgression fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Son of man. John 14:6
The Grace of God, which bringeth salvation, hath appeared to all men through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord, Jesus Christ, and His shed Blood that purchased our salvation; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, and , being justified by Grace through Faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of Eternal Life. Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:27, Titus 2:5-7 The inward evidence to all men is a life of "holiness, without no man shall see the Lord" and a life that shows "the fruit of the Spirit" according to Matthew 7:20
- The Baptism of the Holy Ghost
All believers are entitled to and should seek earnestly and accept ardently the Promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and spiritual fire and zeal, according to the command of our Lord. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With this baptism comes endowment of power, the bestowing of the gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12:13-14 This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth. Luke 24:29; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 15:7-9. The Baptism with and in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of "speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance" and by a life of overcoming power. Acts 2:4, Acts 19:2-6; Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-43
The Scripture teaches a life of "Holiness without no man shall see the Lord" by the power of the Holy Ghost we are to obey the command "Be ye Holy for I Am Holy". Entire sanctification is the Will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God's Word. Sanctification may be both instantaneous and , most certainly is progressive. "I die daily: is the constant death to self and selfish ambition and complete abandonment to the Will of God in our lives. Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15-16; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; I John 2:6; Romans 8:3-4
- The Church
the Church is the body of Christ, the dwelling place of God through the Holy Ghost, entrance into which is the workmanship of God. Christ alone is the : Head of the Church." Every born-again believer is a member of the Church and should be loved and be in fellowship accordingly. While it is true that some have difference in matters of Doctrine, we do recognize that fellowship is based on our "Walking in the Light as He is the Light." We believe that the Holy Ghost will never lead the Body of Christ to walk in contrary one to another and it is enjoined upon all to "Strive to keep the unity of the Spirit, until we all come to the unity of the Faith."
- The Ministry
We believe that God has called into the ministry, men and women of diverse gifts and talents. Some Pastors, some Teachers, some Evangelist, etc.. All these are to work together for the edifying of the Body of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-12
- Divine Healing
We believe that God has made abundant provision for healing of our natural bodies. In the atonement of Christ and in His suffering wherein He bore our diseases, provision was made for our supernatural deliverance from the sickness of the body. James 5:15-16 We do not however condemn those who use medicine and submit to the treatment of physicians. "Happy is he that is not condemned in that which he alloweth"
- The Blessed Hope, The Rapture of the Church
We believe in the resurrection of those who have physically died, but remain spiritually alive in Christ. Their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is imminent and is the Hope of the Church. II Corinthians 5:8; I Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; Romans 11;25-27; Revelation 20:1-7
- The Millennial Kingdom
We believe in the revelation of the Lord, Jesus Christ from Heaven, the re-establishment of the Throne of David in Jerusalem and the millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Bible promise and the Christians Hope. II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; Romans 11:25-27; Revelation 20:1-7
- The Eternal Punishment for the Wicked
We believe the Scriptures teach that the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be given to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15
- The New Heaven and Earth
We according to the Promise, look for a New Heaven and a New Earth wherein dwells righteousness. Revelation 21
- Water Baptism
The ordinance of water baptism, by a complete immersion, should be observed as soon as possible after confession of salvation, in the Name of the Father, the son and the Holy Ghost according to Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:37-38; Acts 16:33
- The Lords Supper
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements; bread, and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the Divine Nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His return and is enjoined on all believers "until He comes." John 6:49-58; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-32; II Peter 1:4
- Prayer and Fasting
We believe in prayer and fasting as a help to live a victorious life and to make spiritual decisions in the Lord's work. These acts enable us to "crucify the flesh" aiding in the personal sanctification. Isaiah 58:6; Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 9:14-15; Acts 13:2; Acts 14:23
- Washing of the Saint's Feet
While we do not consider this an ordinance of the Church on the same level as water baptism and the Lord's supper; we hold that inasmuch as Jesus said, "You ought, also, to watch one another's feet." that the word "ought" carries with it a sense of duty and obligation. We therefore believe that this ceremony should be observed from time to time, as the occasion and circumstances may direct.
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