What We Believe

 

GOD

 

 

We believe in God. That He is holy, sovereign, merciful and unchanging He is the First and the Last, there is no other. (Revelation 22:13)

 

Before Him there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Him. We believe God is love and desires a personal relationship with every man, woman and child. (Isaiah 43:10, Genesis 1:31)

 

 

 

 

JESUS

 

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the only begotten Son of God. He is Himself God incarnate. In Him the fullness of the Godhead is revealed to man. Therefore, He is truly God the Son. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23

 

We believe that 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)

 

We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived a sinless life, worked miracles, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the cross, after three days and three nights in the grave was physically raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit, ministered to and commissioned His disciples, ascended bodily back to the right hand of the Father and ever lives to make intercession for us. (Matthew 1:23, Isaiah 7:14, 1 Peter 2:21-22, Hebrews 7:26-27, Acts 2:22, 2 Corinth 5:20-21, 1 Corinth 15 3-4, Acts 1:2-11, Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25)

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior. He is the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Him. (John 14:6)

 

We believe that any and all who reject Jesus as both Lord and Christ have no possibility of acceptance by God the Father. (1 John 2:22-23)

We believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh as both God and man. He never ceased being God and yet in His humanity was fully man. (Philippians 2:5–11)

 

 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

We believe that after Jesus ascended to heaven (1) He poured out His Holy Spirit upon the believers: His Church, at which time they were empowered to live a godly life and fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, a privilege shared by all believers today. (Acts 2: 8-24)

We believe in the present work of the Holy Spirit in the world today. Jesus said: “when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” (John 16:7-8)

We Believe the Holy Spirit works in regeneration, sealing the believer unto the day of redemption, teaching, empowering for service and guiding the believer into maturity and fruitfulness. (Titus 3:5, Ephesians 1:13–14, 1 John 2:27,  Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:22–25)

We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and their operation in the Church today. We believe the purpose of these gifts is to edify the body of Christ: His Church, to equip us for the ministry and above all to glorify Christ.

We believe these gifts are to be disciplined as prescribed by the scriptures, should never be used to draw attention to or to glorify man, should be practiced in a decent and orderly fashion, and must always be operational in a spirit of love. (1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14)

We believe that salvation is offered by grace through faith alone. Salvation is not of ourselves, it is a gift of God, not granted by any human merit or offering of good works. Any offering of salvation granted by human achievement, be it all or in part, is not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and should be rejected as heresy. (Ephesians 2 8-9, Galatians 1:3-9, Galatians 2:16-3:14)

 

 

THE BIBLE

 

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative, word of God. Inspired by God and sufficient in and of itself to provide us with all that pertains to life and Godliness. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-31, 2 Peter 1:2-3

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