Statement of Faith
What we believe.
1) We believe that Scripture alone (sola Scriptura) is the sole infallible rule of faith for the church fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts. Scripture is sufficient above all things, hence the ultimate authority and starting point for spiritual life and all theology. All truth necessary for salvation is taught implicitly or explicitly in Scripture alone (John 8:31-32; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; 3:16).
2) We believe that there is one true, living, and immutable God eternally existing in three distinct Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each of the three Persons are coequal, coeternal, and coexistent sharing the nature or essence of the one true God. Being distinct in Person, but by virtue of their distinguishing offices, function together in harmony in the works of creation, providence, and redemption (Jer. 10:10-11; Gen. 1:1; Matt. 28:19; John 1:1-3; Rom. 1:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 2:18; 4:5-6; Col. 1:15-20; Titus 3:5-7; Jude 1:20-12; Rev. 5:13-14).
3) We believe God the Father is eternal, infinite, perfect in judgment and holiness. He is the ultimate Cause of all things. He is personal and exists as purely spirit—without body parts. He is personal and concerned of every detail and affair of man; answering the prayers of His people. The Father justifies, that is, He “declares” righteous all those who put their faith in Jesus Christ saving them from their sins and thus adopting them as sons of God (Exod. 15:11; 2 Chron. 6:18; 20:21; Nahum 1:2; Rev. 15:4; Hos. 11:9; John 4:24; 1 Tim. 1:17; John 3:16-18; 6:27; Rom. 5:1; 8:33; 1 Pet. 1:3; John 1:13; Rom. 8:15-17; Rev. 1:6; 5:9-10).
4) We believe in Jesus Christ is the unique, only begotten, Son of God second Person of the holy Trinity. He is eternal God yet distinct from God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He is the unchangeable Creator and was worshiped as God. He is fully man and fully God being conceived by agency of the the Holy Spirit through the virgin birth. He lived a sinless life. We believe in His substitutionary life and substitutionary atonement on the cross. He physically resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven and now sits at the Right Hand (in terms of authority) of God the Father. He continuously intercedes and advocates for His people for whom He died and will return bodily to earth (John 1:1-3, 14, 18; 8:58; 10:30; 20:28; Rom. 9:5; 1 Cor. 2:8; Phil. 2:6-11; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:3, 8; 2 Pet. 1:1; 1 John 5:20; Rev. 22:13; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:4; John 1:3; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1:10-12; Dan. 7:9-14; Matt. 14:33; Rev. 5:13-14; Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:26-38; Heb. 7:25; ; 1 Pet. 2:21-23; Mark 10:45; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 9:28; John 2:19-21; 1 Cor. 15:4; Acts 1:11).
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, (Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's (Adam) disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one (Jesus) shall many be made righteous.
4) We believe in the distinct Person of the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal, and coexistent with God the Father and God the Son. He convicts the world of sin righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, that is, makes alive, all those whom God foreknew and predestined to the Spirit’s effectual calling. He indwells all believers and sanctifies and empowers them for works of service perpetually interceding on their behalf as their advocate (Matt. 28:19; John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-8, 13-14; Acts 5:3-4; Rom. 8:9, 29-30; 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19; Gal. 5:22-26; Titus 3:5-7; Heb. 3:7; 10:15-18).
5) Jesus shed his blood when He tortured whipped then crucified on the cross at Calvary. Jesus died and on the third day He rose from the dead. His blood was sinless and is entirely sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Also Jesus bore our sicknesses and pains. Jesus allowed himself to be crucified and punished for our sinful behavior, enabling those who believe and obey Him to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death and to be healed.
Matthew 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through [His Son] Jesus Christ our Lord.
6) to be saved and have eternal life we must be Born Again.
John 3:5 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.
7) How are we Born Again?
Acts 2:38 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- (with the evidence of speaking in tongues).
8) we are baptised into the Body of Christ (the Church) through the Holy Spirit, with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
9) in the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
1 Corinthians 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
10) in prayer for the sick and the healing power of God.
James 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
James 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
11) the Bible instructs the Spirit-filled believer on how to live an overcomer's life.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
12) the Bible describes God's plan for this world and gives signs of the soon return of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?