ARTICLES OF FAITH
THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and accept the same as the only infallible guide and rule of our faith and practice.
GOD
We believe in the eternal omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and immutable triune God; Maker of heaven and earth, and in the unity of the Godhead there are Three Persons, equal in every Divine attribute, with distinct harmonious offices, in the work of redemption. The Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, Blessed Trinity.
THE FALL OF MAN
By Adam's sin in the Garden, death came to mankind and all creation. By the Cross of Jesus and His shed Blood all mankind has the ability to be saved from eternal punishment and death.
PLAN OF REDEMPTION
We believe that Christ was the Lamb of God, foreordained from the foundation of the world, and by the shedding of His blood, made provision for salvation of all who believe.
THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that because of man's total inability to save himself, salvation is by God's grace alone; is received through sincere repentance, and a whole hearted acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; through being born again, he becomes a new creature in Christ; old things pass away and all things are made new.
DAILY CHRISTIAN LIFE
We believe that after we have been saved and cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, and that with the help of the Holy Spirit, our lives should reflect a constant growth in the fruit of the Spirit in love and moderation of lifestyle.
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
We believe that marriage was instituted by God in the beginning, that it is a sacred union of one man with one woman for a life time commitment to each other and honorable among all men. We believe that a Christian man or woman should not marry a nonbeliever. We also understand that because of the hardness of man's heart God has made for provision for divorce *only in the cases of adultery of fornication* if there is no repentance.
WATER BAPTISM
We believe that the baptism by immersion, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and is commanded by the Lord for believers; that it is not a saving ordinance, but an outward sign of an inward work.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to endue the believer with power from on High; to give power in witnessing for Christ; to lead the believer into holiness and sobriety; to equip him for a practical, efficient, Spirit filled soul wining ministry; to lead a victorious life with the evidence being the Fruit of the Spirit in the believer's daily life, sensitivity to sin, and unity towards the Body of Christ.
SPIRIT FILLED LIFE
We believe that the believer should experience a continual renewing of the power from on high; that the Holy Spirit is as a gentle Dove, easily grieved and wounded by coldness, prayerlessness and worldliness.
GIFTS AND FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that for the edification of the Body of Christ, the Holy Spirit has bestowed the following gifts upon the individual believer: the Word of wisdom, the Word of knowledge, Faith, Gifts of Healing. Working of miracles, prophecy, Discerning of spirits, and Diverse kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues, dividing to every man as He, the Holy Spirit wills; as laid out in Scripture in 1 Cor. 12. We believe that these Gifts are still valid today and are important to keep the Church alive and strong to face the trials of today's life. We believe that the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against these there is no law. These should be cultivated in every believer's life.
MODERATION
We believe that moderation should be known by all men. The Christian should live a sober, well balanced life, seasoned with love.
DIVINE HEALING
We believe that Divine healing is the power of God to heal the sick in response to believing prayer. We also believe that God has ordained the medical field to provide healing through medicine.
RESURRECTION
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
CHURCH RELATIONSHIP
We believe that every Born again child of God should identify himself with the visible Church of Jesus Christ, and should do their part to help spread the Gospel to the end's of the earth in their generation.
FINAL JUDGMENT
We believe in the final judgment of the wicked at the great white throne when the dead, both small and great, shall be resurrected to stand before God to receive the reward of their deeds done in the flesh.
HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe that Heaven is the habitation of the Living God, where Christ has gone to prepare a place for believers to live for all eternity. Hell is a literal place of outer darkness prepared by God for the Devil and his angels and for those who knowingly rejected the love of Jesus Christ and whose names are not written in the Lamb's book of Life.
MISSIONS
We believe it is the supreme command of the lord Jesus to go into all the world, and make disciples of all men. Furthermore we believe that the life and strength of the local Church depends on how serious we take this.