Our Doctrines

  Our Doctrines  
OUR FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE... in the One True and Living God,  who is Spirit and Creator of all things; Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent.  God has revealed Himself as the Father in Creation, the Son in Redemption, and the Holy Ghost in Regeneration.  (John 4:24; 1 Timothy 3:16 & 6:15-16)

WE BELIEVE... the Holy Bible is the Word of God,  which is divinely inspired and infallible.  It is the Guidebook for life and the final absolute Authority for all mankind.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

WE BELIEVE... in the Total Depravity of Man,  because humanity is born in sin by Adam's fall and is therefore alienated from God.  Any man-nade attempts for man to justify himself before God fail. To be restored to fellowship with God one must accept God's provision of salvation by faith through Jesus Christ's sacrifice at Calvary.  (1 Corinthians 15:22; Romans 3:23)

WE BELIEVE... in the New Birth from Above,  and that regeneration comes by repentance of sins, being water baptized by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for remission of sins, and you shall receive the promised gift of the Holy Ghost accompianed by speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.  (Acts 2:1-4; 37-38, 10:44-48; John 3:3-6)

WE BELIEVE... in Living a Life of Godliness,  both inwardly and outwardly, by the Grace and Spirit of God.  This is done by laying aside all weights and sin, departing from iniquity, and being set apart for God to live out His righteousness in us.

WE BELIEVE... in the Local and Universal Body of Christ,  the Church that is established by our Lord as a unique and special fellowship for all believers.  It is the Spiritual Community ordained for worship, growth, and service to God and men, of which every believer must become a part; empowered with spiritual gifts to the edification of the Church and in the participation of the ordinance of the Lord's Supper or Communion.  
(1 Corinthians 11:20-34; Ephesians 4:4-16)

WE BELIEVE... in the Literal Return of Jesus Christ to earth and who will set up His Kingdom. because of this expectancy, we live and conduct our lives in a manner that is ready for His return. (1 Corinthians 15:51-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

WE BELIEVE... in Authentic Christianity,  which expresses itself in the faithful stewardship of our time, talent, and treasure.  A commitment to the giving of our tithes, our offerings and our gifts to support the work of the Lord through the local church, which is the storehouse and place of worship.  (Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 6:22-23; Malachi 3:8-10)

WE BELIEVE... in Healing for the Body, Soul, and spirit,  which was provided for us by the sacrificial death and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.  (Mark 15:15-16; 1 Peter 2:24-25)

WE BELIEVE... in Expressive and Audible Worship,  with signing, praising, the lifting and clapping of our hands, to express our devotion and love for He that is worthy to receive.  Services must be done in decency and in order so as not to bring confusion.  (1 Corinthians 14:15; Psalms 150)

WE BELIEVE... in the Five-fold Ministry Gifts,  given to the church for the equipping and maturing of the beleivers, which are: Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. (Ephesians 4:10-14)

WE BELIEVE... in the Great and Final Judgment Day,  when all shall be brought before the Throne of God; to give an account of the deeds done in their bodies, whether good or bad, and to receive a just recompense of reward or punishment.  (Romans 14:10-12; Revelation 20:12-21:8)