Statement of Beliefs

  1. Belief in the Bible as the inspired and infallible Word of God (2 Timothy 3: 15-16, John 1:1)
  2. Belief that, in the Person of the Godhead as seen in the Holy Scriptures, there are three clearly separate personalities operating in perfect harmony and yet functioning in the distinct roles of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Samuel 23: 2-3 ; Isaiah 63: 7-10; Matthew 3: 13-17 28:19; John 10: 28-29, 16: 23-24; Romans 8: 34; Ephesians 4: 30;              2 Corinthians 13:14)
  3. Belief in the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, His vicarious atoning death upon the cross, His physical resurrection, ascension and second coming (Isaiah 7:14; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:10; John 14:2-3; Acts 1:11
  4. Belief in salvation by grace through faith in the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2: 8-9; Romans 5:8-9
  5. Belief in water baptism by immersion conditioned by an act of genuine repentance       (Luke 3:3; Acts 2:38; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Romans 6:3)
  6. Belief in the gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues ( Acts 2:4, 10:44-48; 11:15-16) and the present day ministry of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 1: 4-8, 14:1
  7. Belief in divine healing provided through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross (Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8: 16-17)
  8. Belief in the sanctifying and keeping power of the Holy Spirit that enables us to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
  9. Belief in the ministry offices that Christ has bestowed on His church following His ascension. These have been given to equip the saints ( His Church) for the ministry and to build up the Body of Christ until we all reach the unity of the faith, the pressing on toward the fullness of Christ ( Ephesians 4:7-13
  10. Belief in the commitment of each member to a continuing faithfulness to the doctrines, fellowship, prayer and financial support of this Body (Acts 2:42-47  2 Corinthians 9:6-8; Luke 11:42; Malachi 3:6-12)
  11. Belief in church discipline to be carried out in accordance with the biblical mandates under the direction of the Holy Spirit in love and mercy with a view toward restoration of the offender (Matthew 18: 15-20; Galatians 6:1; Hebrews 12:5-11; Revelations 3:19)
  12. Belief in the biblical definition of marriage consisting of a man and a woman entering into a covenant relationship (Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 7:1-2; Ephesians 5:21-33)

Receive Him!
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.    -from The Book of Revelation, chapter 3, verse 20
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.    -from The Letter to the Romans, chapter 10, verses 8 thru 10