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What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible and God’s revealed word to man.

We believe that scripture teaches that there is only one true and living God who has chosen to reveal himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).

We believe that man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14).

We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that he is the Son of God and the son of man, that He came to save mankind from the condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and thus making it’s redemption available to all who believe (exercise faith in) in Him (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21).

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man(kind), regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (Luke 7:50, 24:47; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8, 9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).

We believe that Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of an intelligent being, and that the works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life, and sanctification are also ascribed to the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4; Mark 3:29; John 16:8, 13; Acts 7:51, 10:19, 13:2, 13:4, 16:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11, 6:11-12; Ephesians 4:30; 1 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21).

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 John 2:29).

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to all believers who ask for it, and its evidence is given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:4).

We believe that all mankind is subject to the death of the body as a result of the original sin. The soul and spirit do not die, but immediately after death, of the body, enter into a conscious state of happiness (Heaven) or misery (Hell) according to the character here possessed by rejection or acceptance of the Savior Jesus Christ (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Romans 5:12; Philippians 1:23).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the lost without Christ to everlasting damnation (Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Revelation 22:11).

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body, in an answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4-5; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24).

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