Statement of Faith

 

 

 

1.We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God and they are the supreme and final authority in the faith and conduct. 

2 Peter 1:20-21

2 Timothy 3:16

 

2.We believe Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, true God and true man; that there is no other name under heaven whereby men must be saved and that as Christians we are obliged to make this truth known.

Matthew 1:20

Luke 1:30-33

Acts 4:12

Acts 22:16

Matthew 28:19

 

3.We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; that He rose again from the dead on the third day, after which He was seen by many witnesses; He then ascended into heaven, where He is now alive and is our great High Priest and advocate with the Father. We believe because He has thus conquered death for us, we too shall be delivered from death.   

Hebrews 5:5-6

Luke 24:6-8

 

4.We believe in bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the just to everlasting reward and the unjust to everlasting conscious suffering.

Acts 1:9-11

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

 

5.We believe that all believers are commanded to be filled with the Holy Ghost and that the initial physical evidence of this filling is the same as that received by the believers at Pentecost, the speaking of an unlearned language. We believe that this experience should be the beginning of a life of ever increasing power for testimony and service.

Acts 1:8

Acts 2:4

Matthew 16:17

Acts 19:6

1 Corinthians14:21

Isaiah 28:11

Matthew 3:11

 

6.We believe in personal holiness, without which no man can see God.

Hebrews 12:13

1 Thessalonians 3: 1-25

1 Thessalonians 4:7

 

7.We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

1 John 5:7

1 Corinthians 8:6

John 1:1-14

Matthew 28:19

 

8.We believe that the faith of all true Christians will be expressed in loving service to God and our fellow men.

Ephesians 6:5-7

 

9.We believe that as true Christians center their affections upon our Lord and stand firmly for the essential doctrine that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came in the flesh died for our sins and rose again, petty differences will vanish and we shall all "be one".

John 17:21

1 Corinthians 12:1

 

10.We believe that God still works MIRACLES; that the coming of the Lord to receive His Bride, the church, awaits the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14- the preaching of the gospel with power and demonstration of the Holy Ghost in every nation for a witness.

James 5:13-15

Mark 16:17-18

Acts 28:3-6

 

11.We believe that next to the commandment to love God with the whole heart, mind and soul, the greatest commandment of our Lord is loving fellowship between believers, excluding jealousy and hatred.

Matthew 32:37-39

John 15:12

Galations 5:14

Matthew 24:14

 

12.We believe that God "hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth"

Acts 17:26