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Statement of Faith

We believe in the inspired and inerrant Holy Scriptures given by the Holy Spirit, as He moved upon men of old.  Furthermore, we believe that the church has no authority to establish doctrine or practice contrary to those same scriptures, which were subsequently accepted as canon by the early Christian Church.  2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21


We believe in one God, the creator of heaven and earth, revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Genesis 1:1, John 1:1, 2 Corinthians 13:14


We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ was begotten, not created, very God, truly Man.  He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death for the sins of the world, resurrected bodily for our justification, and now reigns in glory until all things be put under His feet.  1 Corinthians 15:25, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:18-21


We believe that man was made in the image of God and is the crown of creation.  He is now, by reason of the fall, spiritually depraved and alienated from his Creator.  Apart from God’s grace he has no ability to attain this high calling.  Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23-24


We believe that justification is by grace through faith in our Lord’s sacrifice on the cross.  Furthermore, we believe in the total depravity of all mankind and the necessity of salvation through regeneration.  Romans 4:25-5:1; 12:18


We believe that every believer should be identified with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection through water baptism.  Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 16:16


We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in all believers, conforming them to the image of Jesus Christ.  John 15:26, 16:13, Romans 8:9, 14, 16, 26-29


We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an endowment of power subsequent to conversion, given by God to anoint the believer for Christian living and evangelism.  Acts 1:4-8, 2:1-4, Galatians 3:14, 5:22-24


We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, and as manifested in the early Chuuch.  These gifts are to be operated decently and in order.  1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 14:40


We believe in the healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects practiced in the Early Church.  Acts 4:30, Mark 16:18, 1 Corinthians 12:9, James 5:15


We believe in the practice of Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers.  This should be done in remembrance of the Lord’s sacrifice.  1 Corinthians 11:28-32


We believe in the complementary ministry offices of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders and deacons and that God has placed them in the local assembly and the universal church for the purpose of equipping the body of believers.  Ephesians 4:11-14, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:5


We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, sexual purity and perfection of holiness in the fear of God, institution of marriage between one man and one woman by God and the fulfillment of the individual believer’s destiny and prosperity as an expression of Christian faith.  Genesis 2:21-25, Ephesians 5:18, 1 Corinthians 7:2, 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1, Romans 8:28-31, 3 John 2


We believe that Jesus Christ will return visibly and in power to the earth and will present unto Himself a victorious and glorious church.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting destruction of the wicked, the eternal judgement of Satan and his angels.  Matthew 25:41, John 3:17-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 22:12-23

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