Doctrinal Statement

The Scriptures Inspired: The Bible is the Word of God. It is the infallible rule of faith and practice for our journey through life.  2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:89; Matthew 5:18; Isaiah 40:8

The One True God: The One True God has revealed Himself  in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 40:10-31, 43:10; 1 Timothy 6:15-16; 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19

Man, His Fall, and Redemption: Man was created good and upright. Man  voluntary fell into sin, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Genesis 1:26, 31; Psalm 8:4-8; Genesis 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17

The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus, eternally with the Father, took upon Himself the form of man, is seated at God the Father’s right hand.  Matthew 3:17, 17:5; Luke 3:22; John 1:14, 18; John 3:16, 18; 1 John 4:9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:33, 34; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:7-11

The Salvation of Man: Salvation is found only in Jesus Christ.  John 3:16, 17; Hebrews 12:2; Acts 4:12; Luke 19:10; Ephesians 1:7; John 10:9; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 8:16

Baptism in Water: Believers are commanded to be baptized after they have repented of their sin and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe immersion in water is the scriptural expression of baptism.  Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36, 38; Acts 16:14, 15; Acts 10:47, 48

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit: This is the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, a distinct experience from the New Birth.  Acts 1:4-8; Luke 24:49; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:1-6; John 7:37-39; Joel 2:28-29; Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12-14

Communion: Jesus Himself instituted this ordinance of communion, and we are to observe it until He comes again.   Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-25; John 6:48-58; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Sanctification: The Scriptures teach a life of holiness. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the Word of God and not be dominated by sin.  Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6; Romans 8:3

Divine Healing: The words of Jesus before He ascended into heaven were, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” All believers have been given this privilege. Healing can also be received through faith in God’s Word, the gifts of the Spirit, and by anointing with oil.  Romans 5:12; Romans 8:2; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:15-20; James 5:14-15; Matthew 9:29

Tithing: We believe and teach the giving of ten percent of one’s income to be an integral part of the Christian’s walk with the Lord. Tithing demonstrates God’s ownership in our lives.  Genesis 14:20; Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:30; 2 Chronicles 31:5; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42; Hebrews 7:6-8

The Catching Away of the Church: The resurrection of the dead in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain at Jesus Christ’s Second Coming is imminent, and is the blessed hope of the church. We are looking for the coming of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ when we will be changed and will be like Him.  1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Titus 2:11-14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 1 John 3:2

Heaven and Hell: Heaven is a real place that God the Father has prepared for all those who follow after His Son, Jesus Christ. There will be a new heaven and a new earth where we will forever be with our Lord. The Devil and his angels, the Beast and the False Prophet, and whoever is not found written in the Book of Life, will be confined to everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone. This is the second death.  Revelation 19:20; Mark 16:16; Revelation 20:10-15; John 14:2-3; Revelation 21:1-3; 1 Corinthians 2:9