THE SCRIPTURES

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, given to us by holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, is what we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (I Thessalonians 2:13, II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)


THE GODHEAD

Our God is One but is manifested in Three Persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit being co-equal. (I John 5:7). God the Father is greater than all, the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 1:14; 14:28; 16:28). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26)


MAN – HIS FALL & REDEMPTION

Man is a created being made in the likeness and the image of God, but through Adam sin came into the world. (Romans 3:23, 3:10) Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (I John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from man’s efforts, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8)


ETERNAL LIFE & NEW BIRTH

Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that produces repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when received, it produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5, II Corinthians 7:10, I John 5:12)


WATER BAPTISM

Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-39, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12)


BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8; 2:4; 2:38-39; 19:1-7)


COMMUNION

Communion uses bread as a symbol of His body and wine as a symbol of His blood. The act of taking communion does not save us, it is an act of worship and remembrance. Just as Israel celebrated the sacrifice of the Passover lamb when the angel of death passed over their homes, so believers in Jesus celebrate and remember His sacrifice of our sins when He died on the cross. (Acts 20:7, I Corinthians 11:17-34, John 6:53-58)


SANCTIFICATION

The Bible teaches that without holiness, no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation. (Hebrews 12:14, I Thessalonians 5:23, II Peter 3:18, I Corinthians 1:30, II Corinthians 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14)


DIVINE HEALING

Healing is for the physical ills of the human body. It is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-16, I Peter 2:24)


RESURRECTION OF THE JUST & THE RETURN OF OUR LORD

The angels said, “This same Jesus...shall so come in like manner...” (Acts 1:11). His coming is imminent. When He comes, “... the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air...”  (I Thessalonians 4:16-17). Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Then, together with His saints who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)


HELL & ETERNAL RETRIBUTION

The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20)