We believe that only the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired, and therefore inerrant, Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.
He is fully God and fully man, that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a sacrifice for sinners – for me and for you. His blood was shed at the Cross for our eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever.
We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power and glory.
Prayer is the means for a real relationship with God. It is a conversation between one’s soul and God. Prayer is more than asking God to do things for you; it is a two-way communication between God and you. It involves listening to God speak to you through your mind, heart, emotions, memory, imagination and yes even in visions/dreams. Prayer is an opportunity to experience the presence of God. Luke 11:1 “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
He came preaching, teaching, and healing. According to Matthew 4:23, “Jesus went throughout Galilee teaching in their synagogues, preaching the Good News of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. Preaching proclaims the Gospel. … Teaching explains the Gospel…. Healing makes the Gospel real.
We believe we were created by God and given a free-will. With this free-will, we must choose God. How? “Romans 10:9 “ If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved – which means you will not only spend eternity with Him but be His Disciple here…now.
We believe that God has called the Church to preach the Gospel to all nations, and especially to remember the poor and to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the Kingdom of God.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We are not born into a Religion. John 3:3 “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. Jesus says in John 15:1-2 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit.” To make room for new life in Christ, something old has to die. God prunes away those dead and unproductive parts in our lives in order to mold us into fruitful and productive disciples. Being a Christian required us to move, to tell others about Him, to serve, to help, to do what we are called to do. Once we are saved, we are not always saved. We must remain in Him. John 15:4 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me”
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives inside us. indwells in us, and equips the Christian for godly living and service. Holy Spirit desires to fill, empower and anoint believers for ministry and to witness to others. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, still operate today and are designed to testify to the presence of the Kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission.
Fruits of the Holy Spirt. That is when God imparts his very nature inside of us.
We also believe in the Gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor 12)
We believe in full immersion water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus.
We believe that Satan, originally the great and good angel Lucifer, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness, evil and unrest on Earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. His job is to Kill, Steal and Destroy. But we have the Power and the tools to Fight and WIN.
We believe that when the Christian dies they pass immediately into the presence of Christ, I have said this so many times. It is immediate. It is then we get to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the day of the resurrection and the glorious transformation of their body. The saved will then spends forever in fellowship God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies they are consigned to Hell, there to await the Day of Judgment when they shall be punished with eternal, conscious and tormented separation from the presence of God in the lake of fire.
We believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ at the end of the age when He will return to Earth personally.