Statement of Faith

I Believe...

  1. We believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God - the only completely reliable verbal communication God has given us.

  2. We believe in the Divine Trinity, that God is One, but is manifested in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – all being co-equal and co-eternal.

  3. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. He is fully God and fully Man.

  4. We believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit. He is not a force, but a Divine Personality.

  5. We believe that salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works such as keeping the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.

  6. We believe the term "born-again" or "new birth" refers to the New Testament experience of salvation and is the entry point for membership into the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  7. We believe in water baptism by immersion as a direct commandment of the Lord Jesus and that this ordinance is for believers only as a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

  8. We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth (salvation).

  9. We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance to the individual.

  10. We believe that healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands.

  11. We believe that bodily healing is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member in the Church today.

  12. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ shall first return to earth for the Church (His Bride) and that His coming back is imminent (very soon).

  13. We also believe that following a period of Tribulation (7 years), Jesus shall later return to earth as the King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints (who shall be kings and priests), He shall reign for a thousand years.

  14. We believe that those who physically die in their sins without accepting Jesus Christ as savior, are hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and there have no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting.

  15. We believe that the Lake of Fire is literal and the terms "eternal" and "everlasting" (as used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire) carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the joy and ecstasy of the saints (the sons and daughters of God, the family, the household of faith) in the presence of God.

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