What we believe
Our tenets of faith:
We believe the Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant.
We believe in the Trinity. There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
We believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a Virgin, performed miracles, died on the Cross for humankind and , thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again for His church.
We believe in the Virgin Birth. We believe Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the Virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
We believe in Salvation. We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort.
We Believe in Sanctification. We believe sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God's Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost is the promise of the Father. It was sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth.
We believe in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.
We believe in the Church. We believe the Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' Great Commission. We believe every person born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the Body of believers.
We believe in Water Baptism. We believe that following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Resurrection. We believe Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross.
We believe in Heaven. We believe Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe in Hell. We believe that after living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels.
We believe in the Rapture. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.