What We Believe

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THE SCRIPTURES

 We believe that ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16). The Word of God is infallible and contains no contradictions whatsoever. Whenever we encounter a “seeming contradiction” in the Scriptures it is due to a misinterpretation of the Word of God. For the Scriptures must be “rightly divided” and interpreted through the divine revelation of the Holy Ghost in order to be rightly understood. 

THE GODHEAD

  

We believe in God’s eternal power and Godhead and that it is comprised of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost according to the Scriptures. We believe that all the fullness of the Godhead bodily dwelt in the man Christ Jesus (Colossians 2:9). We believe that Jesus Christ was both God and man according to the Scriptures. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-35)

God has the power to reveal Himself in an unlimited number of ministerial manifestations in order to supply our need. Therefore, we acknowledge and honor God the Father in creation, the Son of God in redemption, and the Holy Ghost in sanctification, knowing and understanding that these three agree in one (1 John 5:8).

SALVATION

  

Man was born with a sin nature due to sin committed in the garden (Genesis 3). Adam’s spirit was separated from God when sinned which is death. All of mankind is in need of salvation from God. 

Salvation restores us back to the original plan of God. To be saved from sin, one must first acknowledge their sinful standing before God and their heart must be prepared to receive God. Salvation comes through God’s saving grace and our faith. Our faith leads us to obedience to God and the new birth experience as we must be born again of water and spirit (John 3, Acts 2:38).

WATER BAPTISM

  

We believe that water baptism is a key step in salvation according to the Scriptures (Mark 16:15,16). We baptize in water by full immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance to the command of Peter in Acts 2:38 (which fulfills the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19). The obedience of Christ to water baptism at the beginning of His earthly ministry, and His command to baptize “all nations” at the end of His earthly ministry.

HOLY GHOST BAPTISM

  

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost as promised by Jesus to all His believers according to the Scriptures. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Christ who indwells and empowers us to live a life of sanctification and holiness. Every believer should be filled with the gift and the power of the Holy Ghost according to the Scriptures.