We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God and our standard for life, faith, and practice.
The following statements are intended as a concise overview of some of our core doctrinal beliefs
We believe there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, and the author of justice, love, and truth. He is eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is true God and true man.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by who’s indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses.
We believe mankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him and commissioned to rule the Earth under God’s headship, yet mankind willfully rejected the lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Sin, death and judgment entered the world and now mankind and all creation experience the effects and consequences; mankind has inherited both a nature and an environment twisted by sin. Because of sin, mankind is separated from God and is without hope of reconciling himself to a just and holy God through any of His own efforts. Only the grace of God can restore mankind to original calling: to live in fellowship with God and to fulfill the purpose for which we were created.
We believe we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters. The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides victory over the power of the enemy by freeing us from sin, lies, sickness and torment.
We believe heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.
We believe the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He is the head of the Church and established it to carry on His ministry and further advance His kingdom on the Earth, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God. This is both a corporate commission and a personal commission for the Church. He gave His Church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. Congregations are joined together as the local church for mutual support, pastoring, and encouragement. Since the Church is one, as God is one, the church local, must seek to walk in harmony with the Church universal.
We believe in the ever increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride – the Church. While there are many views concerning His return, we believe Christians should lovingly look for His appearance, giving full attention to obedience until He comes.