What We Believe!
The Scriptures
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. 2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21.
The GodHead
Our God is one but manifested in three persons, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, neither being created but infinite and eternal, each being co-equal. Phil. 2:6, God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (Logos) and the begetter. John 14:28; 16:28; 1:14. The Son is the Word Flesh-covered, the One begotten and has existed with the Father from the beginning. John 1:1, 14, 18. The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son. John 15:26
Divine Healing
Healing is for the physical las of the body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the church today. Mark 16:18; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5.
Man, His Fall And Redemption
Man is a created being made in the likeness and image of God. But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, there is none righteous, no note one.” Romans 5:14; 3:23.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God, 1 John 3:8. Salvation is the gift of God to man, separated from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and the confession of Him as Saviour and Lord producing works acceptable to God. Ephesian 2:8; Romans 10:8-10.
If any believer sins, he has an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and therefore, if he confesses his sin, He is faithful and just to forgive him his sin and to cleanse him from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9; 2:1.
The New Birth
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that works repentance. The New Birth is necessary for all men and when fulfilled produces eternal life. 2 Corinthians 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5.
Water Baptism
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of the Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in Hid death, burial and resurrection. Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-38.
Baptism In The Holy Ghost
The baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift from God as a promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. The experience is the empowering of the believer by the Spirit and is accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7.