What We Believe


What we believe…

  1. We believe in the one and only true God, who is our Father, the Creator of all things, who revealed Himself without measure in His Son, Jesus Christ, who after Jesus ascended, sent His Holy Spirit to dwell within believers. 
    • Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 9:6; Acts 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-7; Colossians 2:9
  2. We believe in Divine creation, including the creation of Adam and Eve, and the fall of man, as recorded in the book of Genesis; mankind’s total spiritual depravity and inability to attain Divine righteousness apart from God’s intervening grace. 
    • Genesis 1, 2, 3; Romans 5:12-19
  3. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of mankind, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day and personally appeared to his disciples. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, his exaltation and personal, literal bodily coming again the second time.
    • Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; 1Corinthians 15:1-8; Romans 4:25; John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Luke 24:39, 51; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 22:20
  4. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Christ on the cross, by which we obtain remission of sins.
    • Hebrews 9:12-22; Romans 5:1-11; Acts 4:12
  5. We believe in the importance of water baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus, being buried with Christ in baptism, rising to walk in newness of life, in order to fulfill the command of Christ.
    • Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-6; Colossians 2:11-12; John 1:32-34
  6. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, subsequent to salvation and a distinct aspect of the Christian foundational experience.
    • Acts 2:2,3,32,33,38,39; Acts 10:45, 46; Acts 19:6; 1 Corinthians 14:14, 15, 22, 39
  7. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the early church and still in operation today, and we believe in the healing of the body by Divine power or Divine healing in its varied aspects, as practiced by the early church.
    • Acts 4:29-31; Acts 19:6,11; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians
  8. We believe in the fellowship of believers coming together to partake of the Lord’s Supper, commonly called communion.
    • Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:17-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
  9. We believe in everlasting life for believers and everlasting punishment for unbelievers. We believe in the resurrection of the dead.
    • John 5:24; John 3:5-6; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Revelation 20:10-15
  10. We believe in the reality of God’s Holy angels and created beings and their ministry in Heaven and on the earth.
    • Psalm 91:11-12; Hebrew 1:7,14; Revelation 5:11-14; Revelation 7:11; Daniel 3:13-27; Daniel 6:22; Luke 1:11,12,19,26-38; Matthew 1:18-21
  11. We believe in the reality of Satan and the everlasting judgment of Satan and his fallen angels.
    • Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15
  12. We believe in the ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry and the edifying of the body of Christ, for today as in the early church, which includes the laying on of hands.
    • Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 4:1; 2 Corinthians 10:1-5; Acts 5:12; Acts 8:17-19