We believe the Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe there is only one true God–revealed in three Persons (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; 2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s Son, Jesus Christ, was both human and divine. The Scriptures declare 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 God.
; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3
We believe that, though originally good, man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death into the world. Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12-19
We believe that every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
Luke 24:47; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24
We believe in water baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s free gift of salvation, and Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
The initial physical evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit is speaking in tongues, as experienced on the day of Pentecost. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28
Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14
The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:23; Ephesians 4:11-16
A divinely called and Scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church for its fourfold purpose: evangelization of the world, worship of God, building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son and meeting human needs with ministries of love and compassion.
Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Galatians 2:10
Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement. Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.
Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. He is coming again.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13
The millennial reign of Christ is when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring about the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Revelation 20:1-6
A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15