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Bible, both Old & New Testaments is the inerrant,
verbally inspired Word of God
(II Timothy 3:16; I Thessalonians 2:13; II
One God, Eternally self-existent in Three Persons, The Father,
The Son, & The
Holy Spirit (Philippians 2:6; Matthew 3:16-17).
- In the Deity
of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary
work on the Cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation
to the right hand of The Father. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; Hebrews
7:26; I Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38;
I Corinthians 15:3,4; II Corinthians 5:21;
Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; Acts 1:9.11; Acts
Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:1-3)
Fall & Redemption of Man. Man is a created being, made
in the Image & Likeness of God. However, man by voluntary
transgression fell. Sin came into the world. Man incurred physical
and also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis
1:26-27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
- Mans only
hope for salvation and redemption is through the shed blood of
Jesus Christ, The Son of God.
first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance
toward God, then faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:47;
John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)
- The inward
evidences of salvation is the witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).
The outward evidence is a life of righteousness and true holiness
(Ephesians 4:24; Titus. 2:12)
- In the two
ordinances of the Church
a) Water Baptism
b) The Lord’s Supper
- In the Baptism
in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4 for all believers who
will believe and receive it. It is a gift from God as promised
by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in the Lord
(Acts 1:8; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:4)
the Sanctification process for believers. Sanctification is definite,
yet progressive work of Grace that continues though out the life
of the believer. (Hebrews 12:14; Thessalonians 5:23; II Peter
3:18; II Corinthians 3:18; Phil 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30)
in the Believer's heart and life is accomplished as the Believer
puts His/Her faith in the finished work of Christ upon the Cross
which gives the Holy Spirit opportunity to perform His work in
heart and life of the Believer. Colossians 2:6 bears this out.
"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk
ye in Him:".
Divine Healing is provided in the atonement to believers in answer
to believing prayer. (Isaiah 53:4-5)
- In the
laying on of hands. In obedience to the example and words
of the Bible.We believe in laying on of hands for blessing,
for healing the sick, to confer office, to receive the Holy Ghost,
to receive anointing and for ordination to consecrate and receive
(Mark 5:22; Acts 8:16-18; I Timothy 4:14)
- In the
Pre-Tribulation rapture of the Church.
(I Thessalonians 4:16-18; I Thessalonians 5:9)
- The Thousand
Year Reign of Jesus Christ at the conclusion of the Great
Tribulation. (Revelation. 20:6)
- Hell and
Eternal Retribution. The one who physically dies in his
sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the
lake of fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing
the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The
terms 'eternal' and 'everlasting', used in
describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the lake
of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of
endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and
ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God
(Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20;
New Heavens and the New Earth. "We, according to
his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth,
wherein dwelt righteousness:
(II Peter 3:13; see also Revelation 21 and 22).