Statement of Faith
One True Eternal God
We believe there is only one true eternal God who is a Triune Being—one God existing in 3 persons; God the Father, Jesus the Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe God the Father is Sovereign over all creation. He is the creator of the universe who was, is and always will be. He is eternal, Omnipresent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. All those who choose to accept God’s way of salvation through Jesus Christ (2nd Person of the Godhead) by faith in God’s grace, can become children of God—be sealed by the Holy Spirit (3rd Person of the Godhead) and have hope of eternal life.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is God, the promised Messiah and shares in the divinity and deity of God. He was the Word, who was with God, who is God. He is the visible representation of the invisible God who came in the flesh, was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a sinless, perfect life. He came that we might have life—eternal life.
Man's redemption from sin was purchased through Jesus' substitutionary death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
We believe the Holy Spirit is God.
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit then indwells us and empowers us to live out the Christian life, becoming new creations. He is our Paraclete-- He leads, guides, comforts and protects believers teaching us to walk in His fruit, transforming us into the image of Christ. The Holy Spirit also gives the manifestation of the spiritual gifts, and distributes to each one individually as He wills for the profit of all.
The Inspired Scriptures
The scriptures, both Old and New Testament (all 66 books), are the inspired word of God (God-breathed), and comprise the inerrant, infallible and authoritative Word of God to mankind. It is profitable for all beliefs, doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof therefore it is all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct. The Bible is the final authority to all counsel given.
Original Sin and the fall of Man
Adam and Eve were created by God and for God. When they rebelled against God, sin entered the world. Because of sin, every man and woman is now born in sin with a sinful nature and is eternally separated from God.
Every man & woman is born in sin, has a sinful nature and is separated from God-- is lost and in need of a Savior—One who can save them from the punishment of sin and give them a life in heaven for eternity. Sin is enmity against a Holy and Just God. Sin needed to be dealt with. There is one Savior—Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for sins by taking all sins upon Himself. Through faith in Him and what He did, man can be forgiven of his sins and be forever reconciled to God with the hope of eternal life in heaven. Man is saved by God’s grace through faith in Christ and not by works or good deeds.
Heaven & Hell
Heaven and hell are real places. Heaven is a place where God resides. It is a place for eternity after we die. It is a place where there is no more sorrow, no more tears, no more sickness and no more oppression. It is a place that only believers in Jesus Christ who accept His free gift of salvation can go.
Hell is a place where Satan resides. It is a place for eternity after we die. It is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth; it is a place of eternal torment and anguish. It is a place for those who reject the gift of salvation through Christ—not because of sins, but because of choosing to reject the One (Jesus Christ) who can forgive all sins.
The Christian Life
We believe that the Scriptures depict the life of the born again child of God in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as children of God by grace and what we appropriate according to our faith and maturity. In other words, God’s provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. “In Him” they are yes and amen to His glory. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the ever progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and tribulations because of decisions, choices and the sinfulness of this world. Christians also suffer warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to surrender to His leading.
Though this ministry is not a church, we believe that believers would benefit from, "not forsaking the gathering together of the saints," therefore we encourage joining a biblical faith-based church. We also believe in the five-fold ministry of the church written in Ephesians 4 which we believe is to govern, guide and equip the church. These offices include apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers & evangelists. We believe the church should be a place where individuals learn who they are in Christ that they may utilize their God-given gifts and potential for the profit of all.
Water baptism & Communion
As believers in Christ, water baptism is a public declaration of our faith, surrender and obedience to Christ. We believe that as we are immersed completely underwater it is a symbolic act to both our transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant and as an outward expression that we have been crucified with Him, a cleansing from the corruption of sin. As we rise out of the water, we rise up as new creations in Christ—our inward reality; —old things have passed away, behold all things have become new because of Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection. As believers in Christ, we want to reflect on the goodness of God, His love for mankind by sending Jesus Christ to die in our place for the forgiveness of sins and life eternal. When we take communion (the bread; symbolic of Christ’s body) we remember that His body was broken for us; His body was bruised and beaten that by His stripes, we are healed. And as we drink the wine (symbolic of Christ’s blood) we remember that His blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Because of Christ, when we take communion, we are remembering what Jesus did on that cross and because of Him, we are forgiven, chosen, accepted, secure, loved, redeemed, and children of the Most High God—members of the body of Christ.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is when the Spirit of God comes upon you in power for service to God. This experience is different from the experience of His indwelling presence at the new birth and is not water baptism either. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. The Holy Spirit also gives the manifestation of the spiritual gifts, and distributes to each one individually as He wills.