OUR FAITH

Church Statement of Faith

The Bible
We believe the original 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books of New Testament are the inspired and written word of God, and without error. It is the supreme authority of doctrine and tradition of the Church. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 17:17).
Holy Trinity
We believe in One God, existing in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. All three are one God and possess equal power and glory. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:18-20, John1:1-14, John 14:5-14; Matthew 3:16, 17, 1 John 5:6, 7).
Jesus Christ
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became human without losing his deity. He was conceived of The Holy Spirit and born of the flesh; to reveal God, fulfill prophecy, and redeem sinful humanity through death on the cross, burial, and resurrection. His resurrection assures our redemption and salvation: Through Christ alone, we are saved (John 1:1, 14, 18; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24-26; 4:25, John 14:6, Acts 4:12; Philippians 2:5-8; 1 Timothy 2:5, Colossians 1:15-19; Hebrews 1:3; 3:1; 7:23-25; 1 John 2:1-2).
 
Angels
We believe Angels are Innocent and perfect spiritual beings occupying different ranks.
 
Fallen angels
rebelled against God by choosing to follow Lucifer
 
Unfallen angels
remained loyal to God. (2 Peter 2:4, Hebrews 1:13-14, Revelation 7:12). Satan chose to go against God, and he is the source of the sin. (Genesis 3:1-19, Isaiah 14:12-14; Hebrews 2:14, Revelation 20:10).
 
Salvation
We believe Salvation is a sovereign gift from God, available to humankind by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (Acts13:38-39; Romans6:23, Ephesians 1:4-5, 2:8-10). The personal and conscious decision to trust in Jesus Christ provides is a chance for salvation (John 16:4; Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9-10).
 
Sanctification
Sanctification is the attainment of holiness through God. Sanctity through God is complete, but eternal sin requires a Christian to progress in Grace through the Holy Spirit. The children of God will be removed from sin to be one with Christ. (John 17:17, 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 10:10, 14).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit restricts evil and convicts sinners. The Holy Spirit dwells in all who have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit baptizes believers in the Church, provides spirituals gift and guidance on earth and in Heaven (John 16:7-11, John 3:8,1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 13; John 14:16-17; Ephesians 4:30, 5:18; 1Thessalonians 5:19).
 
Spiritual Gifts
We believe the Holy Spirit bestows the spiritual gifts that function in harmony with the Bible to build the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:1-31,14:1-40, Hebrews 2:4; Ephesians 4:16, 2 Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14, 1 Peter 4:10, Romans 1:11, 12:4-8). We believe God has the power and the will to heal his people when they pray. God answers prayers per his will. (Romans 8:28, 1 John5:14-15; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28, Romans 11:29).
 
Creation
We believe God created all things (visible and invisible) in earth and heaven. These things exist by His benevolence (Genesis 1:1; Colossians1:16-17).
 
Man
We believe human beings were formed in God’s image without sin. Death (physical and spiritual) came when man sinned. We believe man inherited sin, is alienated from the Lord and needs salvation. (Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:19, Ephesians 2:1-3). God created men and women with equal personal dignity (Genesis 1:26-28, Romans 1:26-32, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).
 
Marriage
Marriage is a divine commitment (between one man and one woman) ordained by God; we will not officiate or host ceremonies inconsistent with scriptures (Matthew 19:4-9, Mark 10:5-9, Genesis 1:27-28, Genesis 2:18, Ephesians 5:31-33).
The Church
We believe the church is the body and bride of Christ; a spiritual entity comprised of all born again Christians of this present age and distinct from Israel. We believe the Church started on the day of Pentecost; a believer enters the church through the baptizing work of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12-13; 10:32). Our church is an assembly of believers in Jesus Christ who freely congregate to worship, and prepare to fulfill the great commission (Acts 2:42-47;1 Corinthians 1:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20).
 
The second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ to rapture his bride (the Church) before the great tribulation. We believe the great tribulation will last seven years. We believe Jesus will physically return with his saints to install His Kingdom of a thousand years on earth after the tribulation (Psalms 89:3-4; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6; Daniel 2:31-45; Titus 2:13; Zechariah 14:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18).
Baptism & Lord Supper
Baptism and the Lord Supper are observed as commanded by Our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; 1corinthians 11:23-26).
 
Baptism
through baptism by immersion, believers publicly identify with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. We believe infant believers should be dedicated but not be baptized until they can articulate their faith.
 
Lord Supper
We believe it is a memorial of Christ death and an expression of our faith in his future coming. Every Christian has a right to partake of the elements of the Lord’s Supper preceded with a genuine self-examination
 
The Permanent state
We believe that upon dying, the souls of believers pass into Christ presence until his second coming when our souls and imperishable bodies shall be with Christ forever. After death, non-believers are condemned to constant misery in hell until the final judgment (Luke 16:19-26; 23:43; 1Corinthians 15:42-44; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 2 Thessalonians)