Statement of Faith
Calender of Events

This We Believe

...there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

...the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God.

...in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to
the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule for a thousand years.

...in the Blessed Hope - the premillenium rapture of the Church.

...the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

...regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

...the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.

...the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.

...in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

...in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the gift of power upon a clean, sanctified life. Luke:24:49; Matthew 3:11; John 7:38-39, 14:15-17; Acts 1:5-8.

When we receive the experience of the Baptism of the Holy Ghost we also receive the
same sign of Bible evidence as did the disciples on the day of Pentecost (Act 2:4), at the house of Cornelius (Acts 10:46), and at the city of Ephesus (Acts 19:6)--that of speaking in other tongues (or languages) as the Spirit gives utterance. Also Mark 16:17; I Cor. 14:21:22.

The Bible teaches that Christ's body is the Church and that we are members in particular. (Ephesians 1:22-23; I Corinthians 12:27) We are received into the body of Christ by a spiritual birth. (Psalm 87:5-6; John 3:3-8; Acts 2:47; I Corinthians 12:13) .

We also believe that each believer needs to have some visible Church affiliation here upon earth that they might further the spread of the Gospel.

The Bible teaches that Hell is as eternal as Heaven. (Matthew 25:41-46) The wicked shall be cast into a burning hell, a lake that burns with fire and brimstone forever and forever. (Revelation 14:10-11; Luke 16:24; Mark 9:43-44; Revelation 20:14-15)

All nations shall be gathered before the great white throne of God for eternal judgment. Here both small and great among men shall be judged according to their works.
(Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:11-15)

The Bible teaches Divine Healing for our physical bodies, just as it teaches salvation for our souls, it being purchased in the atonement.
(Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16)

Jesus also cast out devils and gives His disciples the power to do the same.
(Mark 9:25-29, 16:17; Luke 10:19)

Justification is the act of God's grace whereby we receive forgiveness of sins. It comes through repentance toward God, and Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and His atonement.
(Acts 10:43, 13:38-39; Romans 3:26, 5:1; Luke 15:7)  It is the New Birth spoken of in John 3:3-6.

The Bible teaches clearly that marriage should be held in honor by all people (Hebrews13:4) and that those who do not will be judged. It further teaches clearly that marriage is between a man and woman as shown in Ephesians 5:31, "...a man...will be united to his wife," in which wife is clearly a female in the Greek definition and a man is male.

Jesus, himself, gave strong admonitions for marriage in saying that those who divorce
and marry another commit adultery and/or cause the other spouse, if they marry to commit adultery. (Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18) The only exception to this that Jesus gave was adultery or marital unfaithfulness. (Matthew 5:31-32)

The Apostle Paul declares that a believing husband or wife must not separate from their
unbelieving spouse as long as the unbeliever remains. (I Corinthians 7:10-15) Additional
references: Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:5-6; Romans 7:2-3; John 2:1-11.

The Bible teaches a thousand year reign with Christ. During this time Satan shall be bound. (Revelation 20:1-6)
This will truly be a day of rest for God's people. (Hebrews 4:1-11)

We believe in repentance as the sole means whereby we may receive forgiveness of sins, by which we confess our sins and ask God's mercy in helping us forsake our sins. It is Godly sorrow for sins. (Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 20:21; II Corinthians 7:10; Acts 2:38)

We must have a conscience void of offense toward both God and man. Restitution means making the things right wherein we have wronged our fellowman--taking back or
paying for stolen articles, settling for good obtained by fraud. (Luke 19:8-9) Other
confessions sometimes have to be made.

Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, that we might show the Lord's death till He comes. We feel that everyone should examine himself to judge his worthiness. (Luke 22:17-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26)

Also after the sacrament was ended, Jesus washed the feet of the disciples with these
words, "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that he should do as I have done unto you" teaching us humility. (John 13:14-15)

Sanctification is that act of God's grace whereby the affections of men are purified and alienated from sin and the world and elevated to a supreme love toward God. It is a second definite work, wrought in the heart with the blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:12) by the Holy Ghost (Romans 15:16) through faith.
(Hebrews 2:11; I Thessalonians 4:3; John 17:15, 17; I John 1:7; I Peter 1:2)

The return of Jesus will be just as literal as His going away. (Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-3)Preparation for His return was the message He stressed to His disciples in Matthew 24:44 and such an event was that which Paul looked forward to, and points up to.
(I Thessalonians 4:15-18; I Corinthians 15:51-53)

We also believe there is to be a great tribulation prior to the coming of Jesus ushered in by the revealing of the Anti-Christ.
(Matthew 24:21-22, 29; Revelation chapters 13 and 16) Also, note Daniel 7:15-25, 8:15-25, 9:20-27, 11:20-45, 12:1; Isaiah 26:20-21; II Thessalonians 2.

Tithing is an ordinance of God (Malachi 3:7-12). Some claim that tithing was under the law, and hence, it is not a requirement today. This is an error in teaching. Men paid tithe
long before the law was given. (Genesis 14:20; 28:22) Then under the law, tithing was
imposed to support the priesthood and singers who did the work (Nehemiah 13:10-14),
which answers to the ministry today. Now under Grace both Christ and Paul speak of
tithing. (Matthew 23:23; Hebrews 7:8)

Water baptism by immersion (single) in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost,being performed as the answer of a good conscience toward God, is, we feel, a
commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ. The word "Baptize" is from the Greek "Baptizo"
meaning to dip, to overwhelm, or to dye. Jesus was baptized of John in Jordan. (Matthew 3:15-16, 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Mark 16:16; I Peter 3:21)