WHAT WE BELIEVE
1. The Scriptures
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. Every Scripture is God- breathed given by his Divine inspiration. It was written down by Holy men of God as they were move on by the Holy Spirit. The Word of God is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, conviction of sin, and for training in righteousness, so that every child of God can be complete, proficient, well fitted and throughly equipped for every good work.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Timothy 3:16
2 Peter 1:21
“ Every Scripture is God- breathed given by his Divine inspiration.”
2. The God Head
God is one but manifested in three persons- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost. The God Head is co-existent, co-equal in nature, attributes, power and glory. God is one undivided and invisible essence, yet three eternal distinctions.
1 John 5:7
3. Man- His Fall and Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and the image of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin entered into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifest to undo the work of the devil; to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. Salvation is a free gift from God to man separate from the works of the Law, which is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. A man becomes born again by confession of his mouth and believing in his heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead then he shall be saved.
1 John 3:8
"Salvation is a free gift from God."
4. The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is the second member of the God Head. Who pre-existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus took upon Himself the form of man, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary. Jesus Christ was sinless, perfect, crucified, died, was burried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. He is the perfect mediator between God and man. He is fully divine and fully human. He is of the same substance with the Father as to His divinity and of the same substance with us as to His humanity.
1 Timothy 2:5-6
John 1:1-3, 14-18
5. The Holy Spirit and His Baptism
The Holy Spirit the Third Person of the Holy Trinity has been sent to be a comforter and guide by God the Father. He dwells with us and is in us through the Baptism of the Spirit. The Word of God reveals to us that Jesus is the Baptizer of the Spirit. The true sign of the Baptism can be seen in Mark 16:17 and Acts 2:4, they shall speak with other tongues. The Holy Spirit is the Power of God and is manifested through the believer in nine ways by the Gifts of the Spirit.
"The Holy Spirit is the Power of God."
To set apart for sacred use; consecrate. To make holy; purify. Being under the Covenant of the New Testament and no longer bound by legalism and the rules and regulations of Old Testament law. Sanctification is a work of grace that was completed on the cross through Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Corinthians 1:30
7. Water Baptism
Baptism in water is a commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ it is for believers only. It is not necessary for salvation, but is an outward sign of an inward work that the Spirit has done in the believer. This commandment is a symbol of the believers identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
"Water baptismis an outward sign of an inward work that the Spirit has done in the believer."
8. Further Works of Redemption
Through the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection not only have we been provided eternal redemption from sin to the saving of our souls. But God is a God of spirit, soul, and body. Through the Atonement God has provided us with Divine healing and Divine health, destroying the works of sickness and disease. Divine prosperity has also been provided by the Atonement. It is through the various ways of giving (tithe, offering, giving to the poor) that God blesses His children. The principles of sowing and reaping work because it is the very foundation by which God has multiplied His family. God sowed His Son and reaped many children into His Kingdom. That which a man sows that shall he also reap.
1 Peter 2:24
1 John 2
2 Corinthians 8:9
9. The End of All Things
The Word of God boldly declares to us that Christ shall return for His body the Church. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the blast of the trumpet of God. And all of those who have departed this life in Christ will rise first. And then all those who are living will be simultaneously caught up along with the resurrected dead in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Immediately after shall begin a period of tribulation spoken of in the book of Revelation. Again the Lord will return after the period of tribulation with His saints to earth for a period of one thousand years of peace. During this time Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit. After this one thousand years of peace Satan will be loosed and will go out to deceive the world once again. Then will come the Great White Throne Judgment for those who never received the Lord in their earthly lifetime. God will then fold up the heavens and earth and it will fade away. And a new earth and heavens will be revealed and ever will we be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
"Christ shall return for His body the Church."
10. Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore had no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God.