STATEMENT OF FAITH

 CORE BELIEFS 

WE BELIEVE... The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.



WE BELIEVE... There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit             

                       (commonly known as the Trinity).



WE BELIEVE... In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.



WE BELIEVE... Though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical

                       and spiritual, into the world.

WE BELIEVE... The Biblical definition of Marriage is Between One Man and One Woman.



WE BELIEVE... Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (accepting

                       Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin).



WE BELIEVE... And practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins

                       and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a

                       symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.



WE BELIEVE... The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers   

                       believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.



WE BELIEVE... The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as

                       experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.



WE BELIEVE... Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is

                       holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually

                       draw closer to God and become more Christlike.



WE BELIEVE... The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is

                       the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's

                       offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of

                       His son Jesus Christ.



WE BELIEVE... A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The

                       Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for

                       Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–

                       the Church.



WE BELIEVE... Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's

                       atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

 

WE BELIEVE... In The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the

                       second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from

                       their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up

                       with them, to be with the Lord forever.



WE BELIEVE... In The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming

                       and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring

                       the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.



WE BELIEVE... A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged

                       for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

WE BELIEVE... And look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for

                       all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there

                       forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'

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