WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE WORD OF GOD

We believe that all 66 books are inspired by God and are God’s infallible word.

Psalm 19:7-9; Psalm 138:2; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:20-21

 

THE TRINITY

We believe that the one true God exists through 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe they are equal in power, deity and glory.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12

 

GOD THE FATHER

We believe that our heavenly Father is the source of all that exists. We believe He made male and female in His image.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 68:5; Matthew 5:45; Romans 8:15; 1 Peter 1:17

 

GOD THE SON

We believe that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the Messiah and the son of God. We believe that He's fully God and fully man. We believe that He was born of a virgin woman and lived a sinless life. We believe the blood He shed on the cross redeems us from the eternal damnation.

Matthew 1:18-25; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:1-18; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:1-28; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:10-14; Ephesians 1:7; Philippians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:15-23; 1 John 2:1-2

 

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes us in the Holy Spirit and seals us until the day of redemption. We believe the Holy Spirit regenerates and graciously equips the Christian to live and to walk in victory. We believe that the signs and wonders that were shown in the Bible as well as the gifts of the Spirit are available for the church today.

Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; John 1:14-15; Acts 4:29-30; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14

 

SALVATION

We believe we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. We believe there is no other name except Jesus by which we must be saved.

John 1:12-13; John 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3:1-4:23; Romans 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7-9

 

EVIL

We believe that Satan originally was created good and then rebelled against God. We believe he was cast out of Heaven and took 1/3 of the angels with him. We believe Satan was judged and defeated at the cross by Christ and will be cast forever in the lake of fire - a place  God has created for him and his angels.

Isaiah 14:10-17; Isaiah 14:10-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 12:25-29; Matthew 25:41; John 12:31; John 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; Revelation 20:10

 

HUMANITY

We believe that both male and female were created in God’s image and originally without sin.     

Genesis 1:1-3; Psalms 51:5; Isaiah 53:5; Romans 3:9-18; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3

 

ORDINANCES

We believe that water baptism and holy communion or two ordinances of the church. We believe neither are means for salvation, but both are to be observed until the return of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:26-29; Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21

 

THE CHURCH

We believe the church is God's primary purpose to fulfill His will in the earth. We believe the church it is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry - raising up pastors, teachers, prophets, evangelists and apostles. We believe that women are called and gifted just as a man to do the work of ministry.

Matthew 16:17-19; Acts 2:17-18; Acts 2:42; Ephesians 3:14-21; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 2:11–15; Hebrews 10:23-25; 1 Peter 2:4-5; 1 Peter 2:9-10

 

MISSIONS AND SERVICE

We believe that God has called the Church to work together in unity, preach the gospel to all nations, make disciples and remember the poor by ministering to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. We believe this ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the Kingdom of God.

Isaiah 58:6-12; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 5:1-7:28; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; Luke 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8

 

LAST THINGS

We believe in a historic premillennialism with a victorious church. We believe in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of this age. We believe He will return to earth personally and visibly to reign over the nations in His millennial kingdom. We believe that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation with great power and victory and will only be raptured at the end of the Great Tribulation. We believe no one can know with certainty the timing of the Lord’s return. We believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls.

Psalms 2:7-9; Matthew 24:36; John 14:12; Romans 11:25-32; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Revelation 7:9-14

 

ETERNAL REWARDS AND PUNISHMENT

We believe that when Christians die, they pass immediately into the blessed presence of Christ to enjoy conscious fellowship with the Savior until the Day of the Resurrection and the glorious transformation of their bodies. We believe that when unbelievers die, they are consigned to hell to await the Day of Judgment when they shall be punished in the lake of fire with eternal, conscious and tormented separation from the presence of God.

Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:19-31; John 5:25-29; 1 Corinthians 15:35-58; Philippians 1:19-26; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15