Statement of Faith

What We Believe

The Bible is our Rule of Faith

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word and is the standard for all Christians. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)

The Trinity

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19)

Man’s Sinfulness

We believe in the Bible teaching that man sinned and fell short of the glory of God. (Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23)

God’s Love for Humanity

We believe that God loves the world and desires for all to be saved. Therefore He offers the gift of salvation to whosoever will come, believe in Christ, repent of sin, and ask for forgiveness. (John 3:16-18; I John 1:9; II Peter 3:9)

Redemption

We believe Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious death, arose through a triumphant resurrection, sits at the right hand of God and makes intercession for us. Jesus Christ is man’s Only Way of salvation and eternal life. (Hebrews 7:25; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)

Sanctification

We believe in the experience of sanctification as a second definite work of grace, subsequent to salvation. This enables us to live a life of holiness which is the standard and norm for every Christian. The evidence of receiving the Holy Spirit is a holy life empowered to witness, a life that exhibit’s the fruit of the Spirit in increasing measure. (I Thessalonians 4:3-4; I Thessalonians 5:22-23; Hebrews 12:14; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:22-24)

The Church of God

We believe the Bible doctrine that the Church of God is the Bride of Christ into which every believer is born, and that here all born-again believers are united in one great Christian family of which Christ is the Head. (Acts 2:47; Acts 20:28; John 17:11-12; Ephesians 5:23)

The Kingdom of God

We believe that being born-again and added to the Church of God places us in the Kingdom of God, which is a present-day spiritual reality and not reserved for a future kingdom or millennial reign. (John 18:36-37; Luke 17:20-21; Romans 14:17)

Ordinances

We believe water Baptism by immersion, the Lord’s Supper (Communion), and Foot Washing are all commands of our Lord to be obeyed and practiced by those who have been born again. (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:1-14; I Corinthians 11:23-20; John 13:3-17)

Divine Healing

We believe in the Bible doctrine of Divine physical healing which is provided by faith to the believer. (James 5:13-16; Matthew 4:23-24; Matthew 10:7-8; Acts 3:16)

Tithing

We believe in the practice of tithing through the local church as commanded by God in the Scriptures. (Malachi 3:8-10; I Corinthians 16:2; II Corinthians 9:6-14; Proverbs 3:9-10)

The Possibility of Backsliding

We believe the Bible teaches that “he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” Being born again does not exempt a person from choosing to backslide and be lost. (Matthew 10:22; II Peter 2:20-22; Revelation 2:5)

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe in the personal Second Coming of Christ to this world to end time, resurrect the dead, judge the world, receive the Church unto Himself, and to usher us all into eternity. This is not a “secret rapture.” (John 14:3; Matthew 25:31-46; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Gifts of Ministry

We believe every Christian is gifted for ministry and not a select few. (I Corinthians 12:6-11; Ephesians 4:11-18)

Witnessing

We believe the Bible teaches that every Christian should witness. (Psalm 126:5-6; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 28:19-20)