We believe...

  • the Bible is the inspired Word of God, as revealed by God to men. It is the infallible rule for Christian faith and conduct. [1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:21-25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12]
  • The One True God is eternally self-revealed and self-existing in three-persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. There is one and only one living and true God, who is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future. He is the definition of love. [Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:8]
  • God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. By his Word and for his glory, he freely and supernaturally created the world from nothing. Through the same Word he daily sustains all his creatures. He rules over all and is the only Sovereign. His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love him, and in his unfathomable grace gave his Son, Jesus Christ, for mankind’s redemption. He made man for loving fellowship with himself and intends that all creation should live to the praise of his glory. [Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Job 42:2; Psalms 119:90; Matthew 6:9, 12:50; John 3:16-17; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15, 28; 1 Corinthians 8:6, 15:24; 2 Corinthians 6:18; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 2:4-5; 1 John 4:7-12]
  • God the Son was made manifest in the flesh in and through Jesus Chris, the only begotten Son of the Father. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under pontius pilate, was crucified, died, and buried. By the power of Holy spirit, He was raised from the dead and witnessed by the living. He ascended to heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession on behalf of believers (saints). [Matthew 26:28-29; Luke 1:35; John 1:29; Acts 1:6-11; Romans 4:25, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 9:12,22; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 5:9]
  • God the Holy Spirit is the promised seal and guarantee for all believers in Christ. By indwelling in every believer, Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers believers in Godly living and service through the ongoing process of sanctification. Through Holy Spirit, believers are set free and healed from the bondage of sin, as they are transformed into the image of Christ. The ministry of Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son in convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and the judgement of evil. [Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18; John 3:3-8; 14:15-17, 14:25-26, 15:26, 16:5-15; Acts 1:8; 2:17; Romans 8:9, 16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14]
  • The Fall of Man occurred as mankind was created by God and in His image, good and upright, but through his own volition, rebelled against God in disobedience and sin. As a result, all mankind inherited a sin-nature, totally depraved, and of himself, unable to remedy his lost condition, resulting in death. All mankind has come short of the glory and holiness standard of God. [Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19]
  • God's Gift of Salvation was brought to man by grace and is received by personal faith alone in Jesus Christ. It is made available to all through the act of repentance and profession of faith in Jesus as Lord. All the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.  [Psalms 51:4-5; Luke 24:47; John 3:3, 16-17, 14:6;Acts 4:12, 10:43; Romans 1:16-17, 3:23-24, 27-28, 4:5, 5:1, 12, 16, 6:23; 10:13-15; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 1:3, 2:8-9; Philippians 3:9; Colossians 1:13-14; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; 1 John 5:11.13]
  • Sanctification is the process of transforming believers into the image of Christ. Subsequent to salvation, it is wrought through faith in Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and the power of Holy Spirit. A life of holiness is God's command for followers of Jesus, as evidence of salvation, through the power of Holy Spirit. [Romans 12:1-2, 6:1-13, 8:1-2, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Peter 1:5, 15-16 ]
  • Water Baptism is as a command from Christ for believers, following the act of repentance of sins and profession of faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord. [Matthew 3:13-17; 28:16-20; Mark 16:16; John 3:3-8; Acts 2:28-39, 10:47-48; Romans 6:1-14; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:18-22]
  • The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion is a command from Christ for His church. It consists of bread and fruit of the vine, as symbols of believers sharing in Christ's suffering and death, as we look to His second coming. [1 Corinthians 11:26; 2 Peter 1:4]
  • The Promise of the Father is the release/baptism of Holy Spirit, which is subsequent to salvation and available through Jesus Christ. It empowers believers to live and minister in accordance to the teachings of Jesus Christ. [Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4, 8, 2:1-21; 4:8, 8:14-17, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9; 19:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7]
  • Spiritual Gifts are manifestations of Holy Spirit for the common good of the world. These gifts are given by God, according to His will, through His Spirit, and are available to all believers today. These gifts include: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous works, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. [1 Corinthians 12:1-11]
  • Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers are functional roles within the Body of Christ until the Lord’s return. These ministries are gifts to the Church for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, that the Body of Christ will be edified. [Ephesians 4:11-16]
  • Divine Healing is available today and provided through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. [Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16]
  • Prayer is the very essence of Christian life. Prayer allows believers a very real and personal relationship with God. Through prayer, believers receive God's peace, rest, encouragement, hope, power, and a reassurance of the Lord's presence in their life. [2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 5:44, 6:9-13, 7:7-11, 19:13; Luke 3:21, 22:39; John 17; Acts 2:42; Philippians 1:9-10, 4:6-7; 1 Timothy 2:8; James 5:13-18]
  • Washing of Feet was modeled by Christ on the night of His betrayal in an act of love and servant-hood. As believers, we are called to follow Christ's example of servant-hood and love towards one another. [John 13:1-17, 34]
  • The Return of Jesus Christ will occur in victorious fashion, as Jesus comes to gather His bride (the church), both dead and living. [Zachariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27, 30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-3]
  • The Resurrection of the Dead will occur bodily for both saints and non-believers. Believers in Christ will receive the reward of eternal life in the love and presence of God. But those who did not accept faith in Jesus Christ will receive punishment through eternal separation from the love and presence of God. [Daniel 12:2; Matthew 13.42, 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15; 21: 8, 22: 1-7]