DOCTRINAL STATEMENT OF FAITH - Luke 10:27 “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Gal 2:10 we should continue to remember the poor.
2Timothy 2:2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Mat 19:13-14 Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
We believe that the Bible is the complete written Word of God, sixty-six books in the Old and New Testaments, verbally inspired in all parts, and therefore wholly without error as originally given by God.
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are one God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, manifested in the flesh by virgin birth. He lived a sinless life, died for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, is preparing a place for us as our High Priest and is coming again.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, a divine eternal person, having an intellect, emotions, and a will of His own. I believe the present ministry of the Holy Spirit is restraining sin in the world by convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He, also, in the present age regenerates believers in Christ, baptizes them into the Church, the body of Christ, indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption and empowers them with spiritual gifts.
We believe that God created man in His own image and likeness. In Adam, all mankind fell into sin with the result that all people are sinners, resulting in spiritual and physical death and all mankind is now sinful by nature and practice, unable to save himself from sin.
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
We believe that salvation is the free gift of God brought to men by His grace and received by faith alone in Christ, who died for our sins and rose again. Salvation is apart from any sacraments, good works or human merit.
We believe that every believer is promised positional, progressive and ultimate sanctification.
We believe that all who are born of the Holy Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ.
We believe that all believers from Pentecost to the return of Jesus Christ are members of the body of Christ, the Church that Christ is building. This body is manifest on earth in local churches where believers should assemble for teaching, community and ministry.
We believe that every believer is to live a life of righteousness and good works, to be separated unto God from worldliness, maintain a godly home, settle differences between believers in the church, avoid carnality, exhibit the fruit and fullness of the Spirit and fulfill the Great Commission in making disciples of all nations.