Bible

We believe that every word in the original manuscripts of the Bible was inspired by God and was without error; therefore the Bible is our supreme and final authority for faith and practice. We interpret Scripture by taking into account history, grammar, and internal harmony with a complete dependence on the Holy Spirit for understanding and interpretation. 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:21; John 17:17; Isaiah 40:8

GOD

We believe that there is only one God existing eternally in three equal and distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ

We believe that God became flesh in Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is therefore true God and perfect man in one person forever. John 1:1,14,18; Matthew 1:18-25

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead who convicts the world; regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all Christians at the moment of salvation; and fills, gifts, and leads those yielded to Him. Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3,4; John 3:8, 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 12:11; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18. We believe that Holy Spirit is still accomplishing the kingdom work He began in the book of Acts through those who surrender to Him and pursue a kingdom lifestyle. 

Mankind

We believe that Humanity was created by God in His own image. In Adam mankind fell into sin with the result that every human being is born with a sinful nature and commits acts of sin. Therefore mankind is by nature separated from God and spiritually dead. Man is therefore in need of receiving the redemptive work of Jesus that brings man into eternal relationship with God by faith. Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23,5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3

Salvation

We believe that a person is declared righteous by God in grace when he, by faith, apart from works, believes in Jesus Christ. Romans 8:1; Ephesians 2:8,9; Acts 16:31 We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind and rose from the dead, giving eternal life to anyone who personally places his trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. Romans 5:8,9; Mark 10:45 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ are eternally secure in Him. John 10:27-29; Romans 8:1, 38,39; 1 John 5:13

Baptism

We believe that although baptism is not a precondition for salvation, individuals should be baptized, after they have accepted Christ, as an outward symbol of their identification with Christ and His Body, the Church. Baptism is commanded by Jesus Himself. Matthew 10:32, 28:16-20; Romans 6:3-7, 10, 11; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The Lord's Supper

We believe the Lord's Supper is a remembrance of Jesus' death until He comes again, the bread and wine are symbols of His broken body and shed blood. It should be observed wherever believers gather. No specific frequency of observance is given in scripture. 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Sanctification

We believe that every Christian is set apart unto God in Jesus Christ at the moment of salvation. 1 Corinthians 6:11; Hebrews 10:10 Ultimate Sanctification—We believe that every Christian will be completely set apart from sin and will be like Jesus Christ when he meets Him face to face. Philippians 3:20-21; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 John 3:2

The Life of Jesus

We believe that the resurrected life of Jesus is made available to every believer at the moment of salvation and for the rest of a believer's life. It is through the life of Jesus that a believer experiences victory over the world the flesh and the devil. Galatians 2:20, Romans 5:17, Romans 8:2, John 20:31

The Church

We believe that the church is a spiritual entity, the body and bride of Jesus Christ, made up of all believers in Jesus, and manifests itself in local assemblies voluntarily joined together to exalt Jesus Christ, edify the Body of Christ, and evangelize the lost. Colossians 1:18; Acts 2:42-47 We believe that the Church is distinct from Israel. The Church began on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit began baptizing individuals into the Body of Christ. Acts 1:5,11:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13 We believe that the ordinances of the church are water baptism and the Lord's Supper. Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that the Holy Spirit sovereignly grants spiritual gifts to each Believer for the building up of the body, for the common good, and that these gifts need to be recognized, developed, and utilized, all with a view to doing the kingdom work of Jesus. We believe that all of the supernatural gifts of 1 Corinthians 12 are available to all believers and are to be earnestly desired. 1 Corinthians 14:1, Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:11-16 We believe that the spiritual gifts must be tested against Scriptural descriptions in order to authenticate them. Acts 4:8,31; Romans 8:23; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; 1 Timothy 6:5-10

Angels

We believe that angels are spirit beings created by God originally in a sinless state but now existing in fallen and un-fallen states. One third of the angels fell into rebellion with satan when he fell into pride. Unfallen angels are simply called angels and fallen angels are called demons. Psalm 148:2,5; Hebrews 1:14; 2 Peter 2:4 We believe that satan is a fallen angel, the originator of sin and is at war with God and mankind. His legions of demons are in allegiance with him to fight against the purposes of God being carried out by elect angels and followers of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 14:12-14; Genesis 3:1-19; 2 Corinthians 11:14; Matthew 25:41; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9; Revelation 20:10

The End Times

We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ to resurrect the dead, rapture the church, save the nation of Israel and set up an earthly kingdom to last a thousand years. Although we hold specific beliefs on the timing of these events and the actors involved, we do not view these positions as essential doctrine. We therefore offer and expect in return, grace on the positions held about the end times. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 24:21,29-30,25:46; Revelation 20:1-6,11-15