Doctrinal Statements of Belief

We believe…
… in the Bible as the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15, 17; II Peter 1:20-21).
… in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew
3:16-17; John 1:14, 18; John 16:7-15).
… in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth. In His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious, atoning
death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, in His personal return to
receive the Church as His bride, and in His reign on the earth in power and glory for a thousand years (John 1:15;
John 9:18; I Thess. 4:7; Rev. 20:4).
… the only means of salvation and cleansing from sin is through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His
shed blood, and confession of Jesus as Lord (John 3:16; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 10:8-13).
… in water baptism of born-again Christians by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
(Matthew 28:19; Rom. 6:3,4).
… in the sanctifying power of the blood of Jesus, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the
Christian is enabled to live a holy life (I Thes. 4:1-7; John 17:17; Peter 1:2; Heb. 10:10).
… in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives utterance, according to Acts 2:4,
and that the gifts of the spirit are available and functional in the church today (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:33; I Cor. 12:4-12).
… in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross as providing healing for the whole man: spirit, mind, and body, and
that healing is available through believing prayer and faith in God (Isaiah 53:4-6; Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16).
… in Scriptural praise and worship unto the Lord, in Spirit and in truth, in word and in song, in the Spirit and with
understanding, with instruments and dance, with lifting and clapping the hands, and that God inhabits the praise of
His people (Eph. 5:18-20; Ps. 150: 3-5; I Tim. 2:8; Ps. 47:1).
… in expelling evil spirits in the name and authority of Jesus Christ; concerning this that born-again Christians cannot
be demon possessed (Mark 16:17; II Cor. 6:15-16; Cor. 3:16-17).
… in the resurrection of the dead, both the saved and the lost, one to everlasting life in heaven and the other to
everlasting damnation in hell (I Cor. 15:51-57; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15).
… in the fellowship of all members of the body of Christ, and that all Christians are to assemble regularly with the local
church and contribute to its support through tithes and offerings (Rom. 12:4-5; Heb. 10:24-25; Mal. 3:10; II Cor. 9:6-8). … in the sanctity of marriage, ordained by God as sacred institution which defines marriage as the union between one man as husband and one woman as wife and that in marriage “the two shall become one flesh” according to Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2;24, Eph. 5:31-32, Matt. 19:3-6, and Heb. 13:4.