We believe in God, the Father, (see Is 64:8), God, the Son, Jesus Christ, (see John 1:1), and God, the Holy Spirit, (see 1 Co 2:10), and that they are one. (See 1 John 5:7.)
We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Tim. 3: 16-17). And that it is alive and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, it pierces and divides our souls (minds and emotions) from our spirits (eternal-beings), and it discerns the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. (See Heb. 4:12.)
Sin and Redemption
We believe that by our willful disobedience, our sin separates us from God (see Rom 5:12), we deserve death and eternal damnation, but Jesus took our place, (see IS 53:3-5), and by His grace, and not by our good works, we can receive forgiveness from all our sin by the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ. (See Eph 1:7). He became sin for us, so that we could be made righteous (see 2 Co 5:21), and He became the curse so that we could be free from the curse (see Gal 3:13-14).
The Way to Eternal Salvation
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, (see Acts 4:12), salvation is a free gift and is received by those that choose to believe, (see John 3:16). And whoever confesses Jesus as Lord and believes in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead will be saved. (See Romans 10:9-10.) Once we make this decision, we are born-again (see John 3:3), and we become new creations, old things are passed away, and all things become new. (See 2 Co 5:17.)
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but two spiritual requirements for those that have been born-again. (Mt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rom. 6:3–11; 1 Cor. 11:23–34; 1 Pet. 3:21)
We believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1). And everything He created was very good, (see Gen 1:31).
Our Image and Authority
We believe we are created in the mirror image of God (see Gen 1:26), a little lower than Elohim (see Ps 8:5), and that He gave us authority and dominion over this earth (see Gen 1:27-28, Ps 8:6).
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and we speak with other tongues. (See Acts 2:1-4.) We do not always know how to pray, but the Holy Spirit within us intercedes on our behalf the perfect will of the Father. (See Rom 8: 26-27.) When we pray in tongues we edify ourselves, (see 1 Co 14:4). And like the Apostle Paul, we encourage you to do the same, (see Acts 19:6) Also, we believe that we have the power of the Holy Spirit to be a witness to the ends of the earth. (See Acts 1:8.)
Ministering Healing to the Sick
We believe in the supernatural healing power given to us through the redemptive blood of Jesus Christ. (See Isaiah 53:4-5.) And as His ambassadors, (see 2 Cor 5:20), we are to go out into all the world, and if we believe we will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed from sickness and delivered from demons. (See Mark 16:15-18.) Because just as Jesus is so are we in this world, (see 1Jn 4:17), with full authority over satan and all of his wicked works, including sickness and disease, (see Luke 10:19), and even greater works will we do then Jesus did if we believe, (see John 14:12).
Godly Character for Christians
We believe as children of the almighty God that we are to bear the fruits of His Spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (See Galatians 5:22-23.)
We believe that every person in the body of Christ is unique and important. (See 1 Co 12.) We believe in the 5 fold ministry, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers, and that they are called and appointed by God, (see Eph 4:11).
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Gifts of the Spirit, the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healings, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues and the interpretation of tongues, and that these gifts are distributed as the Holy Spirit wills. (See 1 Co 12.)
Ministry to Unbelievers
We believe the Church has been given a great responsibility and that we are to go out with the power of the Holy Spirit, with signs and wonders following, and preach the gospel to all people. Those that believe will be saved, and those that do not will be condemned. (See Mark 16: 14-18.)
The Last Days
We believe that we are living in the last days, and that the return of Jesus Christ is soon. We do not believe that anyone can predict the date of Christ’s return, because it says in Matthew 24:36, “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” But God does want us to be ready and teaches us the signs of the end-times in Matthew 24: 3-15. And Jesus says to us, “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.” (See Revelation 22:12.)
We look forward to the great and glorious day when we will see Him appear in the clouds, and be caught up with Him, along with our fellow believers, (see Titus 2:13), but until then we plan on being about our heavenly Father’s business and invite as many as will come. (See Proverbs 11:30.)
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