What We Believe

Bible

The

We believe the Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God. Its authority is final, and that upon which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine.  

 

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5

Trinity

The

We believe there is only one true God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three distinct Persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  

 

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Holy Spirit

The

We believe the Holy Spirit instructs and guides us into all truth. He is our Comforter, Counselor, and imparts gifts to us for service. 

John 14:26; John 15:26; Luke 12:11-12

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God and came to earth as Savior of the world. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, but rose again and ascended to heaven. 

Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2

Salvation

We believe salvation is found when a person surrenders their life to God through Jesus Christ. Salvation is not through good works, but only by accepting Jesus. 

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, John 1:10-12; Titus 3:4-5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

Water Baptism

We believe in water baptism by immersion. Water Baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Baptism is a public declaration of your acceptance of Jesus as Savior. 

 

Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 10:47-48; Matthew 3:6; Mark 1:5

We believe that The Baptism of the Holy Spirit empowers believers and provides additional gifts to do the work of the ministry. This is a distinct experience following salvation which is physically evidenced by speaking with other tongues.

Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 24:49; John 1:32–33; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:

1-4; Acts 8:12-17; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 11:14-16; 

Holy Spirit Baptism

Divine Healing

We believe that divine healing of the sick is provided for through Christ's death and resurrection. God hears and answers prayers offered in faith for those who are sick and afflicted.

 

Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16

Communion

We believe in receiving Communion to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us and remind us of the new covenant. The elements are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. 

Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth in power and glory and the establishment of His kingdom.  All believers, both dead and alive, will rise to meet the Lord and live with him forever.   

 

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:13

Eternal Life

We believe Man’s spirit was created to live forever. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. We believe that our eternal destination is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe God gives man eternal life in heaven only through Jesus Christ.  

John 3:16; John 3:36; John 10:28-30; John 17:3;  1 John 2:17; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23