STATEMENT OF FAITH
Essential Doctrine that cannot be compromised by any who would call themselves “Christian.”
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ:
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious suffering, and remission of sin through His blood, in His bodily resurrection and in His soon return in power and glory.
About the Bible:
We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith and conduct (II Timothy 3:16,17).
We believe in the resurrection of the saved and the lost, those who are saved into the resurrection of life and those who are lost into damnation. Saved is the result of receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior according to Romans 10:9-17 and becoming a born again child of God.
The following are doctrines particular to our understanding of scripture. We firmly believe these to be taught in scripture and should be understood and practiced by all Christians, but realize that they are not essential for salvation.
We believe that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ not only paid for our sins, but also obtained healing for our bodies and mental peace for our souls (Isaiah 53:3-5).
About the Holy Spirit:
We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit…the infilling of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:1-4), the fruit of the Spirit being developed in every believer’s life (Galatians 5:22,23) and the gifts of the Spirit in manifestation today (I Corinthians 12:4-10) as there is no scripture indicating otherwise.
About Baptism and Communion:
We believe that water baptism and communion, although not required for salvation (I Corinthians 1:14), were commanded by our Lord Jesus and therefore should be experienced by all believers (Matthew 28:19).
About Daily Conduct:
We believe, as a Christian, that our daily conduct should line up with God’s Word (II Corinthians 7:1). That would involve sharing Christ with others as commanded in Matthew 28:19-20, tithing (10%) our income to the work of our Lord (Proverbs 3:9), and in balancing (rightly dividing) the Word of Truth without compromising (II Timothy 2:15).