What we believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 3:5; II Peter 3:2)

 

God

We believe that there is only one God, who revealed Himself to humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 3:16; John 14:9)

 

Jesus Christ

We believe that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ and is appropriated to humanity by God’s grace through the New Testament new-birth experience. (Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8; John 3:3-7)

 

Salvation

We believe that the new-birth experience is comprised of repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. This is the New Testament pattern for all believers to follow as a result of their faith in Christ. (Acts 2:38; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 10:44-48; Acts 19:5-6)

 

The Holy Spirit

We believe that when a person receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that person will speak with other tongues under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; Acts 19:6; Isaiah 28:11). We believe that believers are called to live a holy, pure life before God and all humanity. (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Hebrews 12:14)

 

The Name of Jesus

The authority of God is vested in the Name of Jesus (Philippians 2:9-10; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:7; John 14:14; Acts 4:12). All that the believer does “in word or deed” is to be done in Jesus’ Name (Colossians 3:17). The name of Jesus becomes our new “family name” (I Corinthians 1:12-15; Romans 6:4; II Corinthians 5:17). The authority of the Godhead is vested in the Name of Jesus. (Philippians 2:9-10; Matthew 7:22; Mark 16:7; John 14:14)

 

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

We believe that the church will be raptured by Christ and will exist with Him forever in eternity. (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 1:10)

 

Miracles

We believe that God’s power is still active in the church and that healings, signs, and miracles are available to God’s people through faith in Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 13:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Peter 2:24)