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Our Core Beliefs:

  • We believe the scripture of the Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God, presenting to us the complete revelation of God's will for the redemption of mankind and constituting the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.  2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21

  • We believe that man is created in the image of God, but through Adam's transgressions and fall, sin entered into the world.  Romans 3:23 and 5:12

  • We believe that salvation is made possible through the meritorious work of Jesus Christ on the cross, that we are saved by faith through grace.   John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9

  • We believe that the true church is the body of Christ, Jesus himself being the Head.  It is made up of true believers who witness a born again experience.  Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-22

  • We believe that water baptism is by immersion in the name of the Lord and is a direct commandment of the Lord to ALL believers.  The ordinance is symbolic of our identification with Christ in His burial and resurrection. Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12, Acts 10:28

  • We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a free gift from God and is available to ALL believers.  The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second work of grace received after salvation, the initial evidence of which is speaking in other tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance.   John 14:16, Acts 1:8, 2:4

  • We believe that sanctification is a definite yet progressive work of grace in the life of the believer, beginning at the new birth and consummating at the revelation of Jesus Christ.   2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 12:14

  • We believe in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper.  In a real way, the presence and the power of God is revealed in communion.  We do not believe in "transubstantiation" or "consubstantiation" but we believe the Lord is in the communion, in a real person, being received by the believers. 1 Corinthians 11:27

  • We believe in healing.  Healing is a part of the atonement, and can be appropriated by faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.  Acts 10:38, 1 Peter 2:24

  • We believe in the resurrection of the just at the return of Christ.  We further believe that the righteous are in the presence of God until the resurrection.  1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 Corinthians 5:5:8

  • We believe that God is Triune in the personage of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Matthew 3:16-17

  • We believe that God calls men and women to serve in the five-fold ministry, and specifically endues the one called with the talents and abilities specific to that office.  Under no circumstance should anyone be set apart to ministry unless the calling distinct, evident, and confirmed by the presbyter.  Ephesians 4:8-13

  • We believe that the one who dies without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost, destined to a literal hell with no further opportunity of repentance.  Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 9:20

  • We believe in tithing, recognizing that tithing existed before the Law, during the Law, and after the Law.  Jesus himself commended the tithe.  The writer of Hebrews establishes the tithe as New Testament practice.  Tithing is representative of our personal commitment to the Lord and is a reflection of our covenant with Him.  Genesis 14:18-20; Malachi 3:10; Matthew 23:23; Hebrews 7:8

  • We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, beastiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sexuality.  We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance.  Genesis 2:24; Genesis 19:5; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1 and 6:9; Hebrews 13:4

  • We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.  Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23

  • We believe in the visible return of Jesus Christ and a literal catching away of the church to meet the Lord in the air.  2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1Thessalonians 4:16-17

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