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What We Believe

We Believe…

THE SCRIPTURES – The Bible is the inspired Word of God.  We accept it as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.

(2 Tim 3:16; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

 

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THE GODHEAD – Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  God the Father is greater than all.

(John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14)

JESUS CHRIST – is the Son of God, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning.

(John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14)

HOLY SPIRIT – proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal.

(John 14:16; John 15:26)

 

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MAN, HIS FALL, AND REDEMPTION – Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world.

(Rom 3:10; 3:23)

JESUS CHRIST – the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God.

(Rom 5:14; 1 John 3:8)

SALVATION – is the gift of God to man and is received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

(Eph 2:8-10)

 

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ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH – Man’s first step toward salvation is repentance.  The New Birth is necessary to all man, and when experienced, produces eternal life.

(2 Cor 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12)

 

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WATER BAPTISM – Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord.  It is for believers only.  It is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

(Matt 28:19; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)

 

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BAPTISM OF HOLY SPIRIT – the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth.  This experience is accompanied by “speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.”

(Matt 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4)

 

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SANCTIFICATION – The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.  Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive and lifelong work of grace.

(Heb 12:14; 1 Thess 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor 3:18; Phil 3:12-14; 1 Cor 1:30)

 

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DIVINE HEALING – Healing is for the whole human person and 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 Jesus Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.

(James 5:14, 15; Mark 16:18; Isa 53: 4,5; Matt 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)

 

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THE RETURN OF OUR LORD – His coming is imminent.  The angels said to Jesus’ disciples…”This same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven when He returns.”   “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…”

(Acts 1:11; 1 Thess 4:16, 17; Rev 5:10, 20:6)

 

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HELL AND ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD – The one who physically dies in his sins without accpeting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost and has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.  It is our hope and prayer that no one dies without Christ because “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

(Heb 9:27; Rev 19:20; 2 Peter 3:9)