WHAT WE BELIEVE
We follow what the Bible teaches. Read below for a few our key principles.
We believe that the Bible is the infallible word of God. God used men as they were moved by the Holy Ghost to give direction through the text of the scriptures. We believe in the entirety of the scripture and that no scripture is to be excluded. However, it needs to be applied with proper study. We believe that Bible is powerful and can change who we are.
“(20) Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
(21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” — 2 Peter 1:20-21
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” — Hebrews 4:12
We believe there is only one God. He is the creator of Heaven, Earth and all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:” — Deuteronomy 6:4
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” — 1 John 5:7
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” — James 2:19
We believe that salvation is a gift from God. None of us are worthy of it, yet it is available to whoever calls upon the name of the Lord. We agree with Jesus when He says that he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. The apostle Peter further clarified the plan of Salvation when he said, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” We believe repentance and baptism in the name of Jesus Christ remits all the wrong we have done and allows His spirit to dwell within us. Once we have received the infilling of the Spirit of Christ with the evidence of new tongues, we are new creatures and become His.
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” — Acts 2:38
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” — John 3:5
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” — Mark 16:16
“But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” — James 2:20
“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” — Romans 8:9
We believe that holiness, or being set apart for God, is vital to being a follower of Christ. We strive to be holy (set apart) as God is holy (set apart and unique). We practice holiness in the way we act, talk, communicate, present ourselves, and live our lives. We want to live in a way that please God.
“Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” — 1 Peter 1:16
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” — Hebrews 12:14
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, and we all play an important role in its completion. Every person, each in their unique role, is so valuable to the Church. The Church was established upon the revelation that Jesus was the Christ. We believe that the Church will reign victorious despite persecution and hardship until the Lord returns for the bride that has made herself ready (The Church). We believe each church plays 3 vital roles in the kingdom of God: 1) to reach the lost, 2) to make disciples, and 3) to build community among believers. The Church was powerful in its creation, but an Old testament prophet, Joel, prophesied of a greater outpouring in the end. We believe that the best is truly yet to come and seek the manifestation of the power of God. All the gospels end in “Amen,” however, the Acts of the Apostles (Book of Acts) does not. We are the continuation of the book-of-Acts Church.
“Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” — 1 Corinthians 12:27
“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” — Revelation 21:2
“(15) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
(16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
(17) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar–jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
(18) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
(19) And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” — Matthew 16:15–19
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
We believe in the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government.
“(15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
(16) He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned
(17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
(18) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” — Mark 16:15–18
“There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.” — Acts 5:16
We believe that one day, all of us will stand before the throne of judgment to give an account for all the deeds we have done. On that day, we will be judged based upon the doctrine of scripture. How we choose to spend our life will dictate where we spend eternity.
“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” — Matthew 7:22
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” — Revelation 20:12