Our Beliefs

In essentials…unity; in non-essentials…diversity; in all things…charity.

In Our Beliefs:

  • We have unity. Eph. 4:4-6
  • We have patience. Rom. 14:1,4,12,22
  • We show charity. I Cor. 13:2

About God:

We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: Infinite in power,holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true god has revealed Himself as Father; through the Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation. (I Cor.  8:6; Eph. 4:6; II Cor. 5:19; Joel 2:28

About Jesus Christ:

The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the virgin Mary. (I Tim. 3:16)

This one true God was manifest in the flesh, that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. (II Cor. 5:19)

We believe that, “in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” (Col. 2:9; Col. 1:19; I Tim. 2:5)

Jesus on His Father’s side was divine, on His mother’s side, human; Thus, He was known as the Son of god and also the Son of man, or the God-man.

About the Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the one true God. It lives in every Christian from the moment he or she receives it. The term “baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire.” “Filled with the Holy spirit,” and the ‘gift of the Holy Ghost” are synonymous terms used interchangeably int he Bible. It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues. The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. It provides believers with spiritual gifts when they are saved, as well as the fruit of the Spirit. As Christians, we seek to live under the control of the Holy Spirit. (See II Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal 5:25; Eph. 5:18; Acts 2:4, 2:33; Matt. 3:11)

About the Bible:

The Bible is God’s Word to us. it was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth without mixture or error. (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:20-21; II Tim. 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Prov. 30:5)

About Human Beings:

People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by a spirit of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This condition separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Gen. 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isa. 63:6; Rom. 3:23; Isa 59:1,2)

About Salvation:

We believe that we are saved by grace, and that through faith. The grace of God makes salvation available to us through the cross of Calvary, and it is a free gift. Before we can obey the Gospel, we must first believe the Gospel. This is where faith begins to work. However, the bible indicates that having saving faith is more than just believing that Jesus died and rose again. True faith will cause us to follow and obey the Lord. Rom. 10:16 declares that the gospel is to be obeyed. This biblical teaching and examples of full salvation is repentance, water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Rom. 10:10-16; I Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 38)

About Grace:

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” (Titus 2:11-12) Grace is the agent/power that brings salvation. Some have misinterpreted grace as a license to live like they want and still be saved. This is simply not the truth. Saving grace will grant us salvation while we are still lost, undone, and imperfect, because Salvation is a free gift and not of works. However, saving grace refuses to let us continue to live a sinful lifestyle. A Christian must walk with God and stay in the grace and favor of God. When we sin against God and we do not repent, we will eventually be lost. But God’s grace gives us the power to be saved and stay saved. (I Pet. 1:3-5; John 1:17; Eph. 2:8-9; Jude 21; John 15:2, 6; II Pet. 2:20-21; Heb. 6:4-6)

About Eternity:

People were created to live forever. We will either live eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16, 14:17; Rom. 6:23, 8:17-18; Rev. 20:15; I Cor. 2:7-9)

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