What We Believe
We believe that the one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM", the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. We believe He has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit of the tri-unity of the Godhead.We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands.
We believe that the Bible, the accepted Canon of the Sacred Scriptures, is a supreme revelation verbally inspired of God to man, superior to conscience and reason, though not contrary to reason, and is, therefore, our infallible, authoritative rule of faith and practice.
We believe that Jesus Christ came into the world to reveal the Father and was the brightness of His Glory and the express image of His Person. We believe that Jesus Christ was the Creator of all things and by Him, the worlds were made. We believe that in Christ dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and that it is impossible to know the Father without knowing the Son. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
We believe that man, by voluntary transgression, fell from a state of righteousness and holiness in which he was first created, into a state of death in trespasses and sins; and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual depravity and death or separation from God, in which he is held as a slave of sin and an enemy of God until he is delivered by the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
We believe that each believer must lay a foundation of biblical truth and experience upon which he /she builds his/her spiritual life of faith. These foundation stones are (1) repentance from dead works, (2) faith toward God, (3) the doctrine of baptisms, (4) laying on of hands, (5) resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. We believe the words of Jesus that "ye must be born again" and that being born again signifies the partaking in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. We further believe that the emphasis for a continual walk in grace should be of heart righteousness and purity. We hold that all believers must live a pure life by being an example to both the believing and unbelieving.
We believe that repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ produces the work of justification in the believer. Through faith in the shed blood of Christ, the believer is brought onto the grounds of the New Covenant and made a partaker of the death of Christ. This is the initial step of salvation, and is not to be considered synonymous with the complete work of the "new birth".
We believe water baptism is a vital part of the fullness of salvation. We further believe that it is the means whereby those who have been justified by faith in the blood of Jesus receive the covenant sign of circumcision of the heart, are made partakers in the burial of Christ, and becomes identified with Him in His resurrection. We believe that water baptism is the taking on of a great responsibility because in it a person makes an everlasting commitment to God and His will. We believe water baptism should be administered only to those who have reached an age of accountability. The sacrament of water baptism is to be performed by immersion. It is a baptism into the Body of Christ rather than into a denomination or a dogma.
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is an important and necessary experience in the life of every believer, which is not dependent upon a believer's worthiness but is a free gift of God. We further believe that the receiving of the Holy Spirit is the seal of the New Covenant and repentance. Water baptism and the Baptism of Holy Spirit constitute the full experience of regeneration or the new birth. We believe in the physical sign of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and that God has provided "glossolalia", as a prayer language for the purpose of intercession, praise, and communication with Him.
We believe that each believer should speak in tongues and covet to prophesy so that he might edify the whole church. We further believe that prophecy in the church is the sign of the end time visitation of God, for the "testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy". We believe that all believers are entitled to and should ardently expect to receive, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the Sacrament of Holy Communion consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine as an expression of faith in our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the doctrine of the laying on of hands. We further believe divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.
We believe that we are one body. Being members one of another, and that the basis of our fellowship is in Christ and in the power of the Spirit.
We believe in the ministry gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers were given to the church at the ascension of Jesus Christ, and that they continue to be needed and should be expected today. We believe that God has set elders in the local church to watch over the souls of the believers and to offer discipline when necessary to keep the unity of the church.
We believe that each Christian is called and chosen of God before the foundation of the world to be a priest unto God and to minister unto the Father in praises, offering up the sacrifices of the fruit of his lips, his time and his body for the service of the Lord.
We believe in total life prosperity: Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Financial, and Social. We believe the tithe is holy and that 10% of one's individual gross earnings is Holy unto God.
We believe in the resurrection of those who are dead in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.