We Believe…

We Believe…

WE BELIEVE…The Holy Bible is inspired by God and declares His design and plan for mankind.

WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s Son Jesus was both human and divine.

WE BELIEVE…Though originally good, Man willingly fell to sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

WE BELIEVE…Every person can have restored fellowship with God through ‘Salvation’ (accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness for sin).

WE BELIEVE…That salvation is by grace alone and not any work or effort that man may perform. Salvation is not initiated nor maintained by works. The power of God that saves is the same power which keeps eternally secure and preserves. (1 Peter 1:4-5)

WE BELIEVE…And practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.

WE BELIEVE… That the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is an expected experience following salvation. It empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.

WE BELIEVE…Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

WE BELIEVE…The mission of the church is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe ‘the Church’ is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God’s offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE…A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry, according to Ephesians 4:11-12, equips the saints for the work of the ministry. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.

WE BELIEVE…Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

WE BELIEVE…In The Blessed Hope—When Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (The Second Coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.

WE BELIEVE…in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

WE BELIEVE…A Final Judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire. We absolutely reject the false doctrine that all men are already saved or will ultimately be saved apart from personal repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (The so-called “Inclusion Gospel” or Universalism).

WE BELIEVE…And look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’

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