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Statement Of Faith PDF Print E-mail
We believe:

THE SCRIPTURES: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of Holy Men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

THE GODHEAD: Our God is One but manifested in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Phil. 2:6; Matt. 3:16-17) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. He is the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth Who guides believers into all truth. He reproves the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. He imparts supernatural gifts to the Church as He wills. (John 15:26; John 16:7-14; 1 Cor. 12:4-11)

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION: 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, born of a virgin, 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. (Rom. 5:12; Rom. 3:23; Matt. 1:23; 1 John 3:8; Gal. 3:13-14; Rom. 3:24-26) Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8-10)

ETERNAL LIFE AND NEW BIRTH: Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men and when fulfilled, produces eternal life. "He that hath the Son hath life." (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12)

WATER BAPTISM: Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. In it we identify with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is the answer to a good conscience toward God. (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Col. 2:11-12; 1 Peter 3:21)

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST: The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance and further evidenced by power to be witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4; Acts 1:8)

SANCTIFICATION: The Bible teaches that without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing unto the consummation of salvation. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30)

DIVINE HEALING: Healing is for the physical ills of the human body wrought by the power of God through faith in the name of Jesus Christ. Divine healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the Household of Faith. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17; Mark 16-18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24)

RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD: There will be two resurrections: the just unto the resurrection of life and the unjust unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:5-6) 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)

HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION: The Scriptures teach, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God. (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20)

THE GREAT COMMISSION: We believe we are to evangelize the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18)
 

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