"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16 NKJV)
"To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat." (Revelation 2:17 NKJV)
1. THE WORD OF GOD
We believe that the original words given to the Prophets and writers are fully inspired by God. These words are
100% accurate. However we also recognize that when man translates scripture that he is not perfect. This is all the more reason to
research what we are taught as much as possible so that we don't wind up believing man's interpretation rather than what God really
meant for us to understand (2 Timothy 3:16,17).
We believe that God is One God Who eternally exists as Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, and that He is not three gods but one true GOD (2 Corinthians 13:14).
3. THE FALL OF MAN
We believe that man was created in
the image of God and in his original state was perfect. By voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection when tempted to sin against
God and remains in that state until regnerated by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:12).
4. THE PLAN OF SALVATION
We believe that while we were
yet sinners Christ died for us signing the pardon for all who believe on Him (John 3:16; Romans 5:8).
5. SALVATION THROUGH GRACE
believe that we in ourselves have no righteousness and can come to God only through the righteousness of Christ. This requires our
acceptance of Christ's sacrifice for sin as the only way of salvation. Then and only then are we worthy to stand before the Almighty
God (Ephesians 2:8).
6. REPENTANCE AND ACCEPTANCE
We believe that when we sincerely repent and whole-heartedly accept the free gift
of Christ, then we are justified before God (I John 1:9).
7. THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart
and life at conversion is the result of actually being made a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIVING
We believe that it is the will of God that we live for Him daily, growing constantly in sanctification and
in the faith (Hebrews 6:1).
9. BAPTISM, THE LORD'S SUPPER, AND WASHING OF THE SAINTS FEET
We believe that baptism is an outward sign
of an inward work (Matt. 28:19). We believe in the commemoration of the Lord's Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of
the vine (I Corinthians 11:24, 25). We also believe in washing each other's feet as a sign of our servitude in Christ Jesus. These
things are only symbols and we do them to honor His request (John 13:14).
10. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism
in the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power from on high and that the primary purpose is to bestow this power for our witness
of Christ. It is desplayed in the manifestation of the spiritual gifts (Acts 1:8).
11. THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe that it is
the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily (Ephesians 4:30-32).
12. THE GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy
Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (I Corinthians
12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
We believe that the experience and daily walk of the believer should never lead into extremes
or fanaticisms but that we should be moderate in all things. This moderation is not to be defined by man but by the prompting of the
Holy Spirit in each of our hearts, remembering that what He tells us to do in moderation may not necessarily be His instructions for
another believer. Our moderation is between us and the Holy Spirit (Philippians 4:5).
14. DIVINE HEALING
We believe that Christ has
power to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith and that phyiscal healing is just another witness of the power
of God to the lost. Thus it becomes more than just a benefit to the beliver but also becomes a tool which witnesses of the very real
power of Christ (James 5:14-16).
15. THE VIRGIN BIRTH
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin, Mary, fathered by the Holy
Spirt, not by any immoral human-like act, but only by Divine MIRACLE! (Matthew 1:23).
16. THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe that
the second coming of Christ is a promise to each believer and that His coming could be at any moment according to God's unrevealed
time-table (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
17. CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible
Body of Christ, the true Church made up of all believers and not man-made institutions. We should not stop meeting together but search
for ways to make our assembly a very real experience of fellowship and worship of our Lord (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25).
18. CIVIL GOVERNMENT
We believe that those in posititions of authority should be upheld in prayer at all times as God's appointed leaders. We should be
submissive to them except in things opposed to the Word and will of God (Romans 13:1-5).
19. THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe that Christians
have been judged by Christ but all others shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God. (2 Corinthians 5:10).
We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17).
that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as their Savior (Revelation 20:10,15).
that soul winning is the most important responsibility of individual believers and the Church (James 5:20).
that we should give freely and joyfully of our resources both in time and money to support the work of God (Malachi 3:10; 2 Corinthians