Statement of Faith
The Holy Scriptures
All scripture (Old and New Testament) is given by the inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.
II Timothy 3:16 I Corinthians 10:11
The Trinity – God, the Father; God, the Son; and God, the Holy Spirit – one God, eternally existent in three persons.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Matthew 3:16-17 Matthew 28:19-20 I John 5:7
God is Eternal and Unchanging
I Timothy 1:17 Malachi 3:6 James 1:17 Hebrews 13:8 Hebrews 1:10-12 Psalm 90:2 Psalm 18:30
God is Omnipresent and Omnipotent
Jeremiah 23:23-24 Psalm 139:7-10 Proverbs 15:3 Matthew 18:20 Mathew 6:6 Job 34:21
Jeremiah 32:17 Luke 1:37 Jeremiah 32:27 Matthew 19:26 Psalm 66:7 Psalm 47:2
God is Sovereign
Daniel 4:34-35 Romans 9:16-21 Ephesians 1:4-5 I Corinthians 12:18, 28 Romans 11:29
Galatians 1:1, 15 Mark 10:35-40 Hebrews 2:4 I Corinthians 12:11 Matthew 24:36
The Deity of Christ
Jesus is God incarnate and was manifest in human flesh. He was like us in all ways except for one, being free from sin.
Isaiah 9:6-7 John 1:1-14 John 5:22-23 John 8:54-58 John 10:30 Hebrews 4:15
The Virgin Birth
We believe that our Lord was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
Isaiah 7:14 Matthew 1:18-23 Luke 1:26-35
Christ Died For Our Sins
We believe in the vicarious atoning death of Jesus Christ, who died on the cross so that we might live, offering Himself up as the perfect sacrifice for sinful man – the salvation of man.
Romans 5:6-10 I Thessalonians 5:9-10 John 3:16-17 II Corinthians 5:21
The Bodily Resurrection And Ascension of Christ
Christ is the risen savior. Jesus arose from the dead, ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
Romans 8:31-35 Acts 1:8-11 I Corinthians 15:4,20
The Creation of Man as Free Moral Agents, and The Fall Of Man
Human beings are created by God, in His image, with a free will, making every human being a free moral agent, with the ability to make choices.
Deuteronomy 30:19 Joshua 24:15 John 1:11-12 Revelation 22:17 Exodus 32:26 Revelation 3:20
Genesis 2:16-17 Luke 13:24 Genesis 3:1-6 Psalm 78:41 Luke 13:34
Man, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death.
Romans 5:12-19 Romans 6:23a
All humans have sinned and need to be reconciled with God.
Romans 3:23 Galatians 3:22 I John 1:8,10 John 8:7-9 Romans 5:8-10 II Corinthians 5:18
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to, and should earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Luke 24:49 Acts 1:4 Acts 1:8 I Corinthians 12:1-31 Luke 11:13 Acts 2:39
This is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth:
Acts 8:12-17 Acts 10:44-46 Acts 11:14-16 Acts 15:7-9 Acts 19:1-6
The initial physical evidence of this infilling is speaking in tongues:
Acts 2:4 Acts 10:46 Acts 19:6
All Believers are to Walk by Faith
By the hearing of God’s Word, faith comes to the believer.
Romans 5:2 II Corinthians 5:7 I John 5:4
Faith is exercised by believing in the heart, confessing what one believes from the Word of God, and being a doer of the Word and not a hearer only.
Mark 11:23 James 1:22 James 2:18
Through faith, we have access to all the grace of God – salvation, forgiveness, deliverance, baptism in the Holy Spirit, knowledge of His Word, answered prayer, and a personal relationship as a child of God.
Romans 5:2 Matthew 9:29 James 4:7
All Believers have Dominion Over Sin, Satan and Self
All believers have power over all the power of the enemy and should live a lifestyle that represents the life of Christ.
Luke 10:19 Matthew 10:7-8
Sin has no more dominion over the believer:
Romans 6:9 Romans 6:14 Matthew 1:21
Christ is an overcomer – victorious and more than a conqueror, therefore as His body, we are the same through Him:
Ephesians 1:19-23 Philippians 4:13 Romans 8:37
All Believers Should Walk in Holiness and Purity
Holiness is the goal for all disciples, and all sexual perversion (fornication, adultery and homosexuality) is unbiblical and considered sin.
II Corinthians 7:1 I Corinthians 6:9-10 I Thessalonians 4:7 Leviticus 18:22 Leviticus 20:13 Romans 1:24-27
All Believers Have the Promise of Prosperity
God wants all believers to be healthy and prosperous, and through His principle of giving, and His law of sowing and reaping, we live under a more efficient economic system with God as our source and supply.
III John 2 Matthew 6:31-33 II Corinthians 8:9 Philippians 4:19 Deuteronomy 8:18 Psalm 23:1
The Sacred Tithe
All believers are to tithe the first tenth of all their increase and honor God with their substance.
Proverbs 3:9-10 Numbers 18:12
The tithe is the Lord’s, and does not become the Lord’s when we decide to present it.
Tithing was initiated before the law, though taught in both the Old and New Testaments.
Matthew 23:23 Hebrews 7:2 Hebrews 7:5 Genesis 14:18-21 Genesis 28:20-22
The tither has tither’s rights.
Malachi 3:8-12 Hebrews 7:8
Jesus is the Head of the Church
Christ is the Head of the Church, and all attention and glory are directed to Him alone. It is Christ whom we preach, praise, worship and serve.
Ephesians 1:22 John 12:32 Colossians 1:14-19
The Fivefold Ministry
The Head of the Church has given: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry; and these are actual, literal offices functioning in the Church today.
Ephesians 4:8, 11-16
Jesus is Coming for the Church
Christ will literally come again for His Church – perfected, without spot or blemish, looking for faith in the lives of believers.
Luke 18:8 Ephesians 5:27 I Thessalonians 4:16-17 Acts 1:10-11 II Thessalonians 2:1 Titus 2:13
The saints, the bride of Christ, shall reign with Him forevermore.
I Thessalonians 4:17 Revelation 22:5
Salvation is through Christ alone
All must be “born again” to enter the kingdom of God, to obtain His blessings, to have peace with God, and to meet Him in the air as His bride, without spot or blemish.
Acts 4:12 Romans 10:9 John 3:3 John 14:6 John 10:9 Galatians 3:26
Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, providing eternal life to those who believe and accept Him as their personal Savior and Lord.
John 3:16-17 I Corinthians 15:3-4 Romans 5:6-10
Therefore, he is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
Those who confess with their mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in their heart that God raised Him from the dead, they shall be saved.
Romans 10:8-10 Matthew 10:32
God has given Jesus the Name above every name. At the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Philippians 2:9-11 Acts 2:32-33 Ephesians 1:21
Jesus is the only way to Heaven.
Salvation unto everlasting life is a result of God’s grace and is received through faith. It is God’s gift and is not earned or secured as a result of our works or efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9 Titus 3:5-7 Galatians 3:26 Romans 10:1-11 Galatians 2:16,21 Romans 6:23
Romans 3:20-22 I Timothy 2:5-6
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
God’s Will to Save Mankind
God’s will is that ALL should be saved – that none should perish, but all should come to repentance unto salvation.
I Timothy 2:4-6 II Peter 3:9 I John 2:2 I Timothy 4:10 John 3:16-17 Revelation 22:17
Romans 10:13 Luke 19:10 Titus 2:11
The Sacraments and Ordinances
There are ordinances by which a believer can demonstrate and express their faith:
Luke 22:19-20 I Corinthians 11:24-27
Acts 1:8 Acts 2:38 I Corinthians 12:13 Acts 8:12 Acts 8:36-38
Acts 2:36-41 (NKJV)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit:
Acts 1:4-8 (NKJV)
There are sacraments we hold sacred and live by with deep conviction:
Anointing of the Sick
James 5:14-15 Mark 6:13
Holy Matrimony between a Man and a Woman
Matthew 19:5-6 Hebrews 13:4 Ephesians 5:31 Genesis 2:18 Genesis 2:21-24
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 Luke 2:22 I Samuel 1:27-28
Ordination of Ministers
Acts 13:1-4 I Timothy 2:7 Exodus 28:41
The Institution of the Home
Life begins in the womb.
Jeremiah 1:5 Psalm 139:13, 16
Marriage is between a man and a woman only.
Genesis 2:18-25 Proverbs 5:18-19 I Corinthians 7:1-16 Mark 10:6-9
God Himself created and instituted marriage as the holy union between one man and one woman, according to the Holy Scriptures. No other form of union or marriage is acceptable in the eyes of God or by the Corporation/church.
Children are a heritage from the Lord and are to be brought up scripturally.
Psalm 127:3 Proverbs 22:6 Ephesians 6:4 Deuteronomy 11:18-19
Resurrection of the Dead
Hebrews 6:2 I Corinthians 15:12-54 John 11:25-26 Romans 8:23 I Thessalonians 4:16 II Corinthians 5:6-8 John 5:28-29 Acts 24:15 Revelation 20:12-15 Matthew 22:23-32 Acts 23:6 Acts 26:8 II Timothy 1:10 Daniel 12:2 Ecclesiastes 12:7 Psalm 73:24 Psalm 49:15 Luke 23:43
All will be judged; the saints for their works, the sinners to damnation, and Satan and all his demons to the lake of fire.
I Corinthians 3:13-15 Revelation 20 Matthew 25:34,41 Hebrews 6:2
The Lord’s Second Coming
It is a distinct, separate event from the rapture of the Church. The personal, imminent return of Christ will be at the end of the seven-year tribulation, when He will personally and visibly return with His saints.
Revelation 19:11-16 Revelation 1:7 Matthew 24:30 Zechariah 14:4-6 I Thessalonians 1:10 Titus 2:13
John 14:3 Acts 1:11
The Millennial Reign
There will be a thousand years on earth, during which Satan will be bound, and the Lord will have things the way He always intended for His kingdom and His saints.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
Isaiah 65:17 Revelation 21:1 II Peter 3:10-13 Isaiah 66:22 Matthew 24:35 Revelation 21:5
Angels are beings created by God, existing both to worship and serve Him.
Matthew 4:11 Acts 27:23 Psalm 34:7 Psalm 103:20 Matthew 24:31 Acts 8:26 Colossians 1:16 Luke 15:10 Daniel 6:22 Exodus 23:20 Matthew 1:20 Acts 12:23
Angels are ministering spirits assigned to the saints.
Psalm 91:11 Hebrews 1:14 Hebrews 13:2
The House of God (church facilities and property)
We ought to conduct ourselves properly on church property and in the church facilities.
I Timothy 3:14-15
We should fear God; and when we go to the house of God, we should conduct ourselves prudently – with wisdom, honor, respect and discretion.
Ecclesiastes 5:1 Hebrews 12:28
People should not be allowed to do things in the house of God that are not in accordance with the Holy Bible.
Matthew 21:12-13 Mark 11:15-17 II Chronicles 26:16-21
The Word of God
Man should live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:3 Matthew 4:4 Luke 11:28
God’s thoughts and God’s ways are higher than ours. God’s Word will always accomplish what He sends it to do.
Isaiah 55:8-11 Jeremiah 1:12
The Word of God is pure, and we should not add to it. God’s Word stands forever; we should be careful to do it.
Proverbs 30:5-6 Isaiah 40:8 Deuteronomy 12:32 Revelation 22:18-19 I Peter 1:25 Matthew 24:35
We should meditate in the Word day and night and observe to do what it says.
Joshua 1:8 Psalm 1:1-3
All Scripture (Old and New Testament) is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, and are considered the actual Word of God.
II Timothy 3:16 I Corinthians 10:11 II Peter 1:21 Psalm 119:89 Psalm 119:128 Psalm 19:7-8
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God.
Physical Healing and Health are God’s Will for All.
I Peter 2:24 Isaiah 53:4-5 Acts 10:38 III John 2 Exodus 23:25 Deuteronomy 7:15
Exodus 15:26 Matthew 4:23-24 Matthew 9:35 Mark 16:18 James 5:14-15 Revelation 22:1-2
Acts 28:8-9 Jeremiah 30:17 I Corinthians 12:9 Psalm 103:3 Psalm 107:20 Matthew 12:15
Matthew 14:14 Matthew 15:30 Matthew 21:14 Luke 4:40 Luke 6:17-19 Proverbs 4:20-22
Luke 9:6 Galatians 3:13 Matthew 8:16-17
Christ is the head of the body, the church. He has preeminence in all things. It is Christ whom we preach, praise, worship and serve.
Colossians 1:18 John 12:32 I Timothy 1:17
We should make gathering together in God’s House a high priority.
Hebrews 10:24-25 Psalm 122:1 Psalm 84:10 Matthew 16:13-18
The local church is the place where people of like precious faith gather together to increase their knowledge of God, faith and godliness. It is a place to be equipped (taught, trained, coached and mentored) for living a Christian life and so members of the Body can be fruitful Christians who are prepared for life and eternity.
II Peter 1:1-11
Jesus Himself has given apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastor and teachers for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry.
Church is where we come together in the unity of the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, recognizing Jesus as the Head of the Church. It is where people mature as Christian believers.
Ephesians 4:13-16 Galatians 5:19-2 Ephesians 5:3-4
For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. Each member has a place in the body of Christ (the Church).
I Corinthians 12:12-27 Romans 12:4-6