Core Beliefs

Biblical authority

We believe in the verbal inspiration of the bible, both Old and New Testament. 

(2 Tim 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12;1 Peter 1:23-25; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

 

Trinity

We believe in one God revealed in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. 

(Matthew 3:16-17, 28-29; John 17)


Divinity and Humanity of Christ Jesus

We believe that Jesus is God who came in the flesh and he is both divine and human. 

(Luke 1:26-38; John 14:1-3; Acts 2:36, 3:14-15; Philippians 2:5-12)


Blood Atonement

We believe in the saving power of the blood of Jesus and his imputed righteousness. 

(Acts 4:12; Romans 4:1-9, 5:11; Ephesians 1:3-15)


Bodily Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

(Luke 24:39-43; John 20:24-29)


Ascension

We believe that Jesus Christ ascended to the Father and is presently engaged in building heaven and interceding for the saints. 

(John 14:1-6; Romans 8:34)


Second Coming

We believe in the visible bodily return or Christ Jesus to the earth to rapture His Church and judge the world. 

(Acts 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, James 5:8; Revelations 1:70)


Salvation

We believe that the term salvation is repentance toward God, forsaking sin, and a personal heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration of the person. This salvation is entirely by the grace of our Lord and not works. Works are excluded except as the fruit of salvation.

( Acts 3:19-20; Romans 4:1-5, 5:1; Ephesians 5:22-23; 1 Timothy 3:15)


Importance of taking the Lords Supper

A memorial to Christ’s death and resurrection and a looking toward His Second Coming. 

(Luke 22:13-20)


Divine Healing

We believe that God used (and still uses) doctors, medicines, and other material means of healing, but divine healing was also provided for in the atonement (Isaiah 53:5) and can be appropriated by laying on of hands by elders (James 5:14-16A), laying on of hands by the believers (Mark 16:18), by the prayer os an anointed person gifted for healing the sick (1 Corinthians 12:9), or by a direct act of receiving this provision by faith (Mark 11:23). 


Heaven and Hell

We believe the Scripture clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss and service for the saved - Hell for the unsaved and Heaven for the saved. (Matthew 25:34,41,46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3; Revelation 20:11-15)


Priesthood of the Believer

We believe that each believer is a priest of the Lord (1Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6) and has direct access to the Father (Hebrew 4:16) through the Lord Jesus Christ. Each person must believe for himself, be baptized for himself, obey for himself, and answer to his Creator for himself.


Water Baptism

The Bible teaches that every Christian should be water baptized.

Immersion in water in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. (Matthew 3:15-16, 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:38; Acts 10:48; Romans 6:14). It is a symbol of identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. 


What is it?

The word baptism comes from a root word which means the process of immersion, submersion, or make whelmed (i.e. fully wet). Through immersion into water, we perform and act of spiritual obedience to God’s Word. We are publicly validating our faith in the Lord Jesus, outwardly identifying with Him as our personal Savior and Lord. Our Christian faith is affirmed and our commitment to live for Him is assured. 


What is the spiritual significance?

Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb and His resurrection from the dead. As Jesus freely choose to die in our place, so we must be willing to enter into the water as a “liquid grave” to rise i newness of life. (Romans 6:3-5)


Who does the Baptizing?

The biblical pattern seems to indicate that it is one who is a leader in the local church. Most modern churches are equipped to baptize converts in the church building, and this also allow other members of the new christian’s natural and spiritual family to be present for this exciting milestone in their life. 


When should you be Baptized?

As soon as possible after you have repented of your sins and trusted Christ completely as your savior.