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We Believe

THE SCRIPTURE

We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)

 

THE TRINITY

There is only one God eternally in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

(John 1:1; John 5:6-8; John 15:16; John 16:28)

 

MAN AND HIS FALL

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world.

(Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:14; Romans 3:23)

 

SALVATION

Even in our sin, God loved us and sent Jesus to die for us.  If we confess Christ openly and believe that Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead, we can be saved.

(Romans 5:12; Romans 10:9-19)

 

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) and that it is a gift of God upon a sanctified life.  The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to be a witness, with the emphasis on the words to be—to have power to be God’s person and to be God’s witness. 

 (Acts 2:1-4, Acts 8:14-17, Acts 10:44-46)  

 

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

We believe in the New Testament accounts of believers being baptized in the Holy Ghost (Spirit) speaking in tongues(Acts 2:1-4). Speaking in Tongues as evidence of the  Baptism of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) is not to be confused with the gift of tongues as spoken about in I Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14.

 

The Ordinances of the Church

 

WATER BAPTISM

Water Baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection. We believe in baptism by total immersion.  This act is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.  As believers, we die to sin and are buried with him in baptism and rise to walk with him in the newness of life.

 (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4)

 

THE HOLY COMMUNIION

The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing of the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4 [KJV/NIV]), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26 [KJV/NIV]), and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"

 

THE TITHE

The tithe is holy and belongs to God.

(Malachi 3:8-11)

 

BLESSING OF CHILDREN

This act is one requesting God’s blessings upon a child’s life and the expression of the parents (guardians) desire that the child be offered back to God for His glory and service.  (Mark 10:13-16)

 

 

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