Statement of Faith

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The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and we accept it as our infallible guide in faith and conduct. It is the mind of Christ, and we give it pre-eminence over human reasoning.
 



 

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Our God is one, but manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal.

 



 

God the Father is greater than all; He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and immutable. He is both righteous Judge and loving Father.



 

God the Son, Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, has eternally existed with the Father, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, took upon Himself the form of a man, and became obedient unto death. In His atonement, He bore the curse of sin, sorrow, and sickness, redeeming mankind back to God. He arose on the third day and ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

 

God the Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, co-equal and eternal. He was sent by the Father through the Son, to convict the world of sin, regenerate the repentant, receiving heart, indwell and guide the believer, and prepare the bride of Christ for His return.

 

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Man is a created being, made in the image and likeness of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. “As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.” 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.

 

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Because of man’s inability to save himself, salvation is by God’s grace alone. It is received through sincere, godly repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance in Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Through being born again, man becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus. “Old things are passed away; behold all things are become new.” Jesus said, “And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

 

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Baptism in water is by immersion, a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. This ordinance does not bring salvation, but is an outward symbol of the inward change that has already taken place by the new birth. It is also an open declaration that we have died with Jesus and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.

 

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The commemoration of the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is a symbol and an expression of thanksgiving of our sharing the divine nature. It is a memorial of His suffering, death, burial, and resurrection. It is not the literal body or blood of Christ, but represents the bread of life which is Jesus and His cleansing blood which washes away our sins.

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All believers are entitled to, and should seek, the promise of the Father, which is to be “baptized in the Holy Ghost” according to the command of the Lord Jesus (Acts 1:4,5,6, and Acts 2:16-21). One evidence of this experience is the speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to imbue the laborer with power from on high for inspired, effective witnessing for Christ, consistent, anointed ministry to the saints, and for holiness and sobriety in all areas of life. This wonderful infilling is distinct from, and subsequent to, the experience of the new birth. Every believer has the right to expect his infilling to be after the same manner as recorded by the Word of God in Bible days.

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For the edification of the saints and the up-building of the Church of Jesus Christ, the Holy spirit has the following gifts to bestow upon the individual believer: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, and divers kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues, dividing to every man severally as He will. They should be coveted earnestly by all believers and exercised in the spirit of love.

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The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “This same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” His coming is personal and imminent. When He comes, “The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we, which remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

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The one who physically dies in his sins, without accepting Christ, is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, a literal place. This is the place of everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels, as well as the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s book of life.

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We believe that divine healing is the power of God to heal the sick and afflicted in answer to believing prayer, and is provided for in the atonement. We believe that God is willing to, and does, heal the sick today.

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The scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive, work of grace and should be earnestly pursued by walking and living in obedience to God’s word, and allowing the word, in conjunction with the Holy Spirit to renew our minds and transform our lives. The natural outworking of this holy life is the fruit of the Spirit, which is “love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.” These should be cultivated in the life of every believer.

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The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the “general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven.”

The Church has a three-fold ministry, divinely called and ordained by our Lord.
Ministry to the Lord (Worship), Ministry to the saints (Fellowship), Ministry to the world (Stewardship or Evangelism).

Every born again child of God should identify himself with, and be joined to, the visible church of Jesus Christ. He should labor diligently in the areas of prayer, fellowship, worship, evangelism, tithes and offerings, loving one another, supporting and submitting to God’s delegated authority in the church, attend services consistently and punctually, personal ministry and responsibility within the local body, and loving the Lord God with all his heart, soul, mind and strength.