Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the verbally, inspired word of God, Authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts.We further believe that the Scriptures of both old and new Testaments are designed for our practical instruction in faith and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21)

THE GODHEAD: We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons__ the Father, the Son, and the Holy Sprit, and that these three are one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19)

THE PERSON AND THE WORK OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, came into the world. To this end, He was born of Virgin Mary, received an human body and sinless human nature, without ceasing to be God. We believe that, in infinite love for the lost, He voluntarily accepted His Father's will and became the divinely provided sacrificial Lamb and took away the sins of the world. We believe that He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He had lived and died, and that His resurrected body is the pattern of that body which ultimately will given to all believers. We believe that, on departing from earth, He was accepted of His Father and that His acceptance is a final assurance to us that His redeeming work was perfectly accomplished. We believe that He became head over all things to the church which is His body, and in this ministry He does not cease to intercede and to be advocate for the saved. (Luke 1:35; John 1:1,14,18,29; I Corinthians 15:1-3; Ephesians 1:23; Philippians 2:6-8; I Timothy 2:5; I John 2: 1-2)

THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, dwells in every believer immediately after he places his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and God provides, through the Holy Spirit, power to live the Christian life. We believe that every believer receives grace from God, in the form of a spiritual ability, which enables him to function as a believer of the body of Christ. (Romans 8:9; 12:6; I Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:7)

THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN: We believe that Satan, or the devil, is the prince of demons, and is the declared adversary of God and man. However, when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the Cross, He limited the power of the evil one. (Ephesians 2:2; I Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10)

SALVATION: We believe no one can enter the kingdom of God unless borned again spiritually, and that the new birth of the believer comes only through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. We believe, also our redemption has been accomplished by the grace of God, an unmerited gift, given in love by God and not by any human works. We believe that upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the believer passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life and fellowship with God. I also believe that once this salvation is accomplished, all true believers and me are kept saved forever. (John 3:5,10:28,29: Romans 3:24; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8,9; 2:5)

THE CHURCH: We believe that all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the church which is the body of Christ. We believe that the church as a group, gathers together for practical instruction in the scripture, fellowship with God and other believers, and for corporate witness to the unsaved. (Matthew 18: 18-20; Acts 2:42; Ephesians 2:11-18; 4:13-16)

THE RAPTURE AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: We believe that a future periods of the great tribulation on the earth will be climaxed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth as He went as a person in the clouds, with power and great glory. But prior to this tribulation, We believe that there will be the return of the Lord Jesus Christ from the Heavens to call unto Himself the dead in Christ and those who are alive. (I Thessalonians 4:13-17 ; Zechariah 14:4 -11: Revelation 3:10)

ETERNAL STATE: We believe that at death the spirit and the soul's of those who trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, pass immediately into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the glorified body when Christ comes back for His own, where upon the soul and body reunited shall be associated with Him forever in glory. (II Corinthians 5:8; Revelation 20: 11- 15)

THE RESPONSIBILTY OF BELIEVERS: We believer that all believers should seek to walk by the Spirit separating themselves from worldly practices; witnesses by life and by word to the truths of the Holy Scripture. (Romans 12:1; Galatians 5:16; 25; II Corinthians 5:17)

ORDINANCES: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. We believe that the ordinances of Baptism is immersion of the believer in water as it sets forth the essential facts in the redemption, the death and resurrection of Christ; and the essential facts in the experience of the believer__ death to sin and resurrection to newness of life. (Romans 6:4: Acts 8:39). We believe the Lord's Supper is a accorded to all believers, in commemoration of our Lord's death until He comes.