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The Scriptures 

We believe that The Scriptures are the inspired and inerrant Word of God.  We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testament is alone the infallible inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate and final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.

(II Tim. 3:16, I Thess. 2:13)

The Trinity

We Believe In One True God, eternal and self-existent, manifested to man as the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is the testimony of both Testaments of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The Biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, son, and Holy Spirit. 

 

A. God the Father.

    We Believe God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of all things, who created the           universe in love to respond to Himself. He created man in His own image for fellowship,

    and calls man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man. 

 

B. The Son.

    We Believe Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and Holy Spirit

    from the beginning and though him all things were made. For man’s redemption He left

    heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary.

 

C. The Holy Spirit.

    We Believe The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old

    Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for

    service witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of

    Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of

    the Spirit and is evidence by tongues, joy, praise, and other inward and outward

    manifestations and gifts. (I Cor. 8:6, Deut. 6:4)

 

The Deity of Jesus

We believe Christ Jesus is the True God and the True man conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of the God. He died on the cross and shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sings; He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven. 

(Luke 1:26-38 Luke 23:26-24:7; I Corinthians 15:1-4; Isaiah 53:4-12; Ephesians 1:20-23)

 

Salvation

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin; and can be justified only through a personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son Jesus, and is appropriated by faith. Man’s only hope is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by faith through grace and demonstrated in repentance leading to a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

(Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:9-10, Galatians 3:13-14, Romans 3:23, 5:12, Ephesians 2:8-10)

 

Baptism

We believe that baptism identified us with the death and burial of Christ and that we should arise and walk in the newness of life.  (Romans 6:4)

 

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit which glorifies Christ, convicts sinners, and empowers the believer, is at work today (Acts 2:1-4, John 16:7-11, John 15:26)

 

Sanctification and Christian Living

We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in the world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence God’s provision for His Children is total and the provision for His children and the promise are final and are forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, test and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ under their death or His return, the promises of eternal blessings is the presence of God is assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life it requires dependence on The Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions. Thus Sanctification is the act of separation from that which is evil and dedicating oneself to God and that which is good, upright, and morally pure. 

(Romans 12:1-2, I Peter 1:16, Hebrews 12:14)

 

Divine Healing and Health

We believe Healing is provided for today by the Scriptures and included in the atonement of our sins. (Isaiah 53:4-5, Mathews 8:23, Ephesians 4:11, 16)

 

The Church

We believe that the true church is composed of such persons who, through faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Christ wants the members of His church to carry the Gospel to the World; That The Holy Spirit is at work in the church through His gifts, fruits, and anointed ministers. 

(II Corinthians 5,Matthews 28:18-20,Romans 12:5-8, I Corinthians 12:4-28, Ephesians 4:11)             

 

  1. The goal of the Church to make disciples of all nations and to present the saints complete in Christ. (Matthews 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-13)

 

  2.  The Church is governed by the fivefold ministry of Ephesians 4, the office of Elder and        Deacon, as well as other offices mentioned in Scripture.(Ephesians 4:11, I Timothy 3:8)

 

  3.  It is essential to the life of the Church that Scriptural patterns of discipline be practiced

       and that  oversight for the Church discipline, individual and corporate, be exercised by

       the leadership of  the Church. (I Corinthians 11:1, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter

       5:1-4)

 4. The Church is the representative of Jesus on earth and is to carry out the Great

     Commission. The Ministry is divinely called and scripturally ordained minister has been

     provided by God to lead the church in evangelization, worship, building the body, and

     general leadership of the church. (Mark 16:15-20, John 4:23-24, Luke 19:10,

     Matthews 28:19, Ephesians 4:11, 16)

 

Man

We believe in the trichotomy of man as a spirit, having a soul, and lives in a physical Body. That through salvation man’s spirit is re-created/ and born again by the Holy Spirit. The soul of man is the comprised of the mind, will, and his emotions which is progressively renewed through the process of sanctification. (Thessalonians 5:23)

 

Eschatology

We believe the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the Saints, the Millennium, and the final judgement. The final judgement will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the bible the final state of the New Heavens and New Earth. 

(Romans 8:23, I Corinthians 15:51-52, Zechariah 14:5, Matthews 24:17, 30, I Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 21, 22, 2 Peter 3:13)

 

Tithing and Giving

We believe in tithing (10% of our income) and offerings are given as support of the local church. 

(Proverbs 3:9, Malachi 3:10, Luke 6:38, II Corinthians 9:6-7)

Marriage and Sexuality

We believe it is the biblical position that marriage involves the union of one man and one woman in permanent sacred fidelity. Though various cultures and customs have evolving definitions of marriage, we believe it is God alone who has ultimate authority to prescribe and describe the marital relationship and has done so through scripture. 

Furthermore, sexual intimacy is only properly exercised and pursed within the confines of the marital relationship. Sexual immorality, defined as any sexual activity outside of the boundaries of the sacred marital relationship between one man and one women, is clearly and expressly prohibited by the Lord. As a consequence, the Church regards any and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or even lustful intent toward such, as sinful and ultimately unsatisfying  to God.  Moreover, the church also regards as sinful the intent or desire to surgically alter one’s biological sex to a different sex. Since the body is a creation of god, the Church holds sexual identity to be biologically determined, and associated gender norms are to be observed as appropriate to bible standards. Disagreement with one’s biological sex only leads to spiritual confusion and emotional chaos. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 1:26-32, I Corinthians 6:9-11) In order to preserve the function and integrity of the Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical example to the Church Members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the Church is any capacity or united to the Church in membership should abide by and agree to this 9.11, “Statement on Marriage and Sexuality” and conduct themselves accordingly. Though sinful sexual expression is egregious (as in all sin), the gospel provides redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (I Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 2:1-10, Titus 3:3-7) Furthermore, there is a difference between temptation and unrepeated sin. Jesus was tempted in all ways as we are yet He never sinned. Members, employees, volunteers and attendees of the Church wrestling with all manner of sexual temptation will find a Church ready to point them to Jesus and join with them to fight for their obedience to Christ. Jesus called the weary and heavy-laden to Himself. As a church desiring to follow Christ fully, the Church will be a safe place for men and women fighting sexual temptations of all kinds. For those fighting temptation and repenting of sin, the Church will provide love, care and direction. (Matthews 11:28-30, I Corinthians 10:13, Hebrews 17-18, Hebrews 4:14-16)The Church’s Statement on Marriage and Sexuality does not provide grounds for bigotry, bullying or hate, as we fully believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity, regardless of his or her lifestyle. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated as sinful and are not in accordance with the Scriptures nor the doctrines of the Church. This specifically gives the Pastoral Leadership Team the right and authority to prohibit acts or omissions, including but not limited to (a) permitting any church assets or property, whether real property, personal property, intangible property, or any property or asset of any king that is subject to the direction or control of the Church ,  to be used in any manner that would be—or, in the sole determination  of the Pastoral Leadership Team, could be perceived by any person to be—inconsistent with this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality; and (b) permitting any Church facilities to be used by any person, organization, corporation, or group that would or might use such facilities to convey, intentionally or by implication, what might be perceived as a favorable impression about any definition of marriage other than that contained in this Section. This Church’s Statement on Marriage and Sexuality is based upon God’s will for human life as conveyed to us through the Scriptures, upon which this Church has been founded and anchored, and this 9.11 shall not be subject to change through popular vote; referendum; prevailing opinion of Members or the general public; influence of or interpretation by any government authority, agency, or official action; or legal development on the local, state, or federal level. 

 

 

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again, and is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers.  

(Matthews 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19; I Corinthians 11:20-26) 

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