What We Believe and Teach

  • In the unity of one true and living God, revealed in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matt.3:16, 17; 28:19; John 17)
  • In the bible as the inspired word of god, both the old and the new testaments. (II Tim.3:16; Heb.4:12; I Pet.1:23-25; II Pet.1:19-21)
  • In the divinity and humanity of Christ Jesus. Jesus is god come in the flesh: he is both divine and human. (Luke 1:26-38; John 14:1-3; Acts 2:26; 3:14-15; Phil.2:5-11)
  • In the blood atonement, the blood of Jesus was shed for our sins; it is only through his blood that our sins are forgiven and we are justified by faith in him. (Acts 4:12; Rom.5:1-11; Eph.1:3-15)
  • In the bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, he is presently engaged in preparing heaven and interceding for the saints. (Luke 24:39-43; John 20:24-29; John 14:1-6; Rom.8:34)
  • In the second coming, Jesus Christ will return to this earth to capture his bride (the church) and judge the world. (Acts 1:10-11; I Thess.4:13-18; II Thes.1:7-10; James 5:8; Rev.1:7)
  • That man in his natural state, is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope, and without God. (Rom.3:19 -23; Gal.3:22; Eph.2:1-2, 12)
  • The scriptures clearly set forth the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost, and eternal bliss and service for the saved, hell for the unsaved, and heaven for the saved. (Matt.25:34, 41, 46; Luke 16:19-31; John 14:1-3; Rev. 20:11-15)
  • In salvation of the repentant sinner by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through heartfelt faith which results in regeneration of the person. (Acts 3:19-20; Rom.5:1; Eph.2:8-10)
  • In water baptism by immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ; as a symbol of identification with Jesus Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. (Matt3:15-16; 28:19-20; Acts 8:38; Rom.6:1-4)
  • In the Holy Spirit, whose purpose in the redemptive plan is to convict men of sin; regenerate the repentant believer and give gifts to the believer as he wills.
  • The manifestations of the Holy Spirit operate today (I Cor.1:8-11) and shall continue to operate in those who are yielded to Jesus Christ. (Luke 11:13; John 7:37-39; 14:16-17; Acts 2:39-48)
  • We believe that the baptism in the Holy spirit with signs following is for all believers. (Matt.3:11; Acts 1:4-5,8; 2:4, 38-41; 10:44-47; 19:1-6)
  • That believers should seek as the early disciples did, to practice separation from the world unto Christ, and se standards of conduct which shall exalt our Lord and His church. (Rom.12:1-3; II Cor. 6:17; Gal.6:14; Eph.5:11; Col.3:17)
  • That God uses doctors, medicines, and other material means for healing, but divine healing was provided for in the atonement (Isaiah 53:5) and may be appropriated by laying on of hands (James 5:14-16; Mark 16:18) by the prayers of an anointed person gifted by god for healing the sick (I Cor.12:9) or by a direct act of receiving this provision of God by faith. (Mark 11:23)
  • That each believer is a priest (I Pet.2:5, 9; Rev.1:6) of the Lord and has direct access to the Father (Heb.4:16) through the Lord Jesus Christ. Each person must believe for himself, be baptized for himself, obey for himself, and answer to His Lord for himself.
  • We believe the New Testament church should be Apostolic in nature, governed by delegated authorities who are officers of the church as provided for in Eph.4:11; Tim.3; Tit.1:5-9 to the body of Christ (the church-not the building). He gave “some Apostles, and some as Prophets, and some as Evangelists, and some as Pastors and Teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph.4:11, 12). The Pastor of this particular church has the overall responsibility for the church. To support his ministry. There are appointed elders, and deacons as overseers and servants. These are to increase the outreach and to assist in whatever pastoral needs arise in the body. The elders and deacons are considered as an extension of the pastor's ministry.
  • We believe the Pastor's role is that which is quoted in Jer.3:15, “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding.”
  • We believe that ministering should take place within the body, that each of us are called to a royal priesthood in Christ as in Acts 2:42-45, “And they were continually devoting themselves to the Apostles."