Statement of Faith

1. The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of the 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, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.  (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, I Thess 2:13)

2.  The One True Godhead
The Triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity.  Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.

3.  Man:  His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our likeness.  But man, through his voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
(Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21)

4.  The Salvation of Man
a) Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His grace through faith. Thy Word is nigh thee, even in Thy mouth, and in Thy heart:  that is the word of faith, which we preach; of faith, which we preach; That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:9-10) 

b) The Evidence of Salvation.  The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).   The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness: And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He commanded us. (I John 3:23)

c) Faith and Works.  Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works.  However, our works will determine the rewards in eternity.  (Acts 16:3; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7, Romans 14:10-12 and 2 Cor. 5:10)

5.  Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4)

6. The Lord’s Supper
And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ˜This is My body which is for you.  Do this in remembrance of Me.   In the same way also the cup, when He had supped, saying, ˜This cup is the new covenant in my blood.  Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.  Let a man examine himself and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (I Cor. 11:24, 25, 28)

7. The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, should ardently expect, and earnestly seek the promise of the Father: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.

With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.   (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, I Cor. 12:1-31)
This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth.  (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9)

8.  The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:2-6, 1:8)

9. The Church
The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which is written in Heaven.  (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22, Hebrews 12:23)

10. Total Prosperity
Spiritual
: John 3:3, 11; 2 Cor. 5:17-21 Romans 10:9-10
Mental
:   2 Tim. 1:7, Romans 12:2, Isaiah 26:3
Physical
:   Isaiah 53:4-5, Matt. 8:17, I Peter 2:24
Financial
:  3 John 1:2, Malachi 3:10-11, Luke 6:38,  2 Cor. 9:6-10, Deut. 28:1-14
Social:  Proverbs 3:4