Statement of Faith
The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (II Tim. 3:5-17, I Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).
The One True Godhead
The triune godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Man, His Fall, and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after Our likeness”. But, by voluntary transgression, man fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. For by grace we are saved through faith. As the Bible reads, “the word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is the word of faith which we preach, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
The Promise of the Father
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the
Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus
Christ. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit can be identified by the evidence of the “Fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22,23) in the life of the believer.
Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to Heaven. (I Cor.15:51-52; I Ths. 4:16-17)
Once the Holy Spirit has completed the work of salvation, the believer is forever sealed in the family of God. The believer’s actions and lifestyle serve as evidence that the Holy Spirit has also completed the processes of redemption and regeneration. (1 Jn 3:7-9; Eph 1:13, 14; Eph 4:30)