We believe the Scriptures to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God. They are a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct. [2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Peter 2:2.]
We believe in one God, eternal and self-existent, self-revealed and manifested to man as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. [Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19.] We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary. [John 1:1,14; Mat. 1:18; Luke 1:26-27; Luke 2:7; 1 Tim. 2:5.] We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed his blood as a sacrifice for our sins; He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High. [1 Pet. 2:24; Heb. 9:11-14; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Acts 2:32-36; Heb. 10:12.] We believe in the personal, literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge both the quick and the dead. [1 Thess. 4:16; Heb 9:27; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 20:11-15] We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, to convict men of sin, righteousness and judgment and to empower the believer. [John 15:26; John 16:8, 14]
We believe man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin. [Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21.] We believe man can be justified only by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. [Eph. 4:11-12; Rom. 3:24-28.] We believe water baptism identifies us with the death and burial of Christ, and that we should arise to walk in newness of life. [Rom. 6:3-9; 1 Pet. 3:21.] We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead. [Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:35-44; Rev. 20:11-15.] We believe in everlasting blessedness for the believer, with judgment and everlasting punishment for the unbeliever. [Mat. 7:21-23; Rev. 20:11-15; John 5:29.]
We believe the true Church is composed of such persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. [1 Pet. 2:4-5; Eph. 2:19-22.] We believe that Christ wants the members of His Church to carry the Gospel into all the world. [Mat. 28:18-20; Acts 1:8.] We believe the Church of Jesus Christ is God's instrument to establish and extend God's Kingdom until the literal coming of Christ to reign over all the earth. [Rev. 11:15.] We believe in the autonomy of each local church and that itinerant ministries should be based out of and related to a local church with accountability to a senior minister. [Acts 13:1; Acts 15.] We believe the church is the Body of Christ expressed as the church individual, the church local and the church universal and invisible. As such we believe the church to be more than just a building or a gathering of people. It is a body living in relationship and harmony under direction of the head, Jesus Christ. [1 Cor. 6:15; 2 Cor. 1:1; Rom. 16:5; 1 Pet. 2:4-5; Eph. 2:19-22; 1 Cor. 12:12-31; Rom. 12:4-5; Eph. 4:11-16.] We believe that in all matters concerning the Body of Christ, in its direction, discipline, ministry and functioning that specific guidance and instruction, revelation and discernment of truth from falsehood, is available by the leading of the Holy Spirit who enables us to know spiritual things by the Spirit. [Acts 13:1-3; 1 Tim. 1:18; Rom. 8:14; 1 Tim. 5:22; John 16:13-15; 1 Cor. 5:3.]
We believe the Holy Spirit is at work today within the Church through His gifts, fruits and anointed ministers. [Acts 2:39; Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-11; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28.] We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to every believer and need to be activated and exercised to fulfill their divine purpose of blessing the Body of Christ. [Acts 2:39; 2 Tim. 1:6.] We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit wherein the Spirit is sent to gift each believer with their own private prayer/praise language used to edify themselves, and that such a baptism empowers the believer to be effective for Christ. [Acts 1:8; Acts 2:39; 1 Cor. 14:2; Jude 20; 1 Cor. 14:18; Acts 19:1-6.] We believe in divine healing of the body as part of the atoning work of Jesus Christ. This healing can be received and also ministered to others by various gifts [1 Cor. 12:8-10; Mat. 8:16-17; 1 Pet. 2:24.]
We believe in the full function of the five-fold ministry which was given to perfect and equip the saints so they can enter into the work of their ministry, thereby edifying the whole Body of Christ. [Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Cor. 12:28.] We believe in the present day ministries of the Apostles and Prophets, which Christ has set in the Church as foundational and revelational ministries. We believe these two ministries will be restored to function in full power and authority before the literal second coming of Christ. [Eph. 2:20; Acts 3:21.]
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