STATEMENT OF BELIEF
1. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. We accept it as our guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16, 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
2. Our God is one, manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, being coequal (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father is the Word (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word in flesh (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Ghost proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16; John 15:26).
3. That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Ghost through the virgin Mary (Matt 1:20). He lived on this earth for approximately thirty-three years, was crucified on a cross (Matt 27:27-50), was buried and rose from the dead on the third day. He is alive now and will live forevermore (Matt 28:6).
4. 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. 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 (Romans 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
5. Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow (repentance). The new birth is necessary to all men, and produces eternal life (2 Corinthians 7:10; John 3:3-5; John 5:12).
6. Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Col. 2:12, Acts 8:36-39).
7. The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers. It is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Ghost Himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).
8. The Bible teaches that without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of new birth and continuing until Christ’s return (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30).
9. Healing is for everyone, and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ. (James 5:14; Mark 16:18; Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
10. Christ’s return is imminent and when He comes, "…the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…" (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16, 17). Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests; He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).
11. Any person who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost, and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. (Hebrews 9:27; Rev. 19: 20).