Doctrinal Statement

We hold these truth as fundamentals of faith “delivered to saints”

We believe the Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, is the verbal revelation of God to man, and the all-sufficient and inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and practice for Christian believers. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe the one true, Triune God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I AM”, the Creator of heaven and earth, and the Redeemer of man­kind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of r elation­ships and association as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; One God, eternally exists in three Persons, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, having precisely the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 2­8:19, 20; Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity and humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Scriptures declare: His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary work on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; and His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, 35; Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22, 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9-11, 2:33, Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)

We believe in the special creation of the existing space-time universe and all its basic systems and kinds of organisms in the six literal days of the creation week; that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are literal and historical accounts of God’s creation of all things; and that man was created by God in His image and not the product of some process of evolution. (Genesis 1:25-27)

We believe the grace of God, which brings salvation, has ap­peared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is saved by the washing of rege­ne­ration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and, being justified by grace through faith, they become an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11, 3:5-7; Romans 10:8-15; Luke 24:4­7)

We believe the inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Romans. 8:16; Matthews 5:16)

We believe all believers are entitled to, should ardently expect, and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, and the bestowment of gifts for the work of the ministry. This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to, the experience of the new birth. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Acts 2:4; 10:44; 11:14-16, 15:7-9; 19:6-7)

We believe the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use. (Acts 2:4; 1 Cor. 12:4-10, 28 )

We believe that divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. All believers, born of the Spirit, are an integral part of the General Assembly and the Church in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)

We believe in the existence of a personal, spirit being called Satan who at one time was holy and honored in heaven, but through pride fell from his lofty estate, and is now completely evil, unholy, and anti-God. He is now the power and prince of the air and acts as tempter and accuser, for whom the place of eternal punishment was prepared, where all that die outside of Christ shall be confined in conscious torment for eternity. (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; 1 Timothy 3:6; 2 Corinthians 2:10, 11; Matthew 4:3; Jude 6; Revelation 12:9, 10; 20:10)

We believe a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: the evangelism of the world and the edification of the Body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in the resurrection of those who have died in Christ, and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, which is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 )

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ including the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years. (Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27-30, Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14, 20:1-6)

We believe, “according to His promise,” in a new heavens and a new earth wherein dwells righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21: 22)