Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith2018-03-03T18:06:35+00:00

THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.(2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Pet. 1:21)


THE GODHEAD

Our God is one, but manifested in three persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all: the sender of the Word and Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is the Word made flesh, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:14; John 1:18). The Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and The Son and is eternal (John 15:26).

THE FALL, REDEMPTION, & SALVATION OF MANKIND

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin and death came into the world (Rom. 5:12). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). He shed his blood and gave his life to redeem and restore man back to God (1 Tim. 1:15; Rom. 5:19). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from the works of the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8).

WATER BAPTISM

Baptism in water by immersion, is a direct command of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christians identification with Christ, in his death, burial, and resurrection (Mat. 28:19; Acts 8:36-39).


TOTAL PROSPERITY

Prosperity (to succeed, or flourish) is available in every aspect of the believer’s life.

Spiritual – John 3:3; Eph. 1:3; 2 Pet. 1:3, 4

Mental – 2 Tim. 1:7; Rom. 12:2; 1 Cor. 2:16

Physical – Is. 53:4,5; Mat. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24

Financial – 3 John 2; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 8:9; 2 Cor. 9:6-10

Social – Luke 2:52; Pro. 3:4

 

THE RETURN OF THE LORD, RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, AND THE MILLENIAL REIGN OF JESUS

Jesus will return to gather all of his saints to heaven (1 Cor. 15:51, 52; 1 Thes. 4:16,17). Those who have not accepted him will be separated from God forever and will be cast into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:12-15). Jesus will return to the earth, with the saints, to reign on the earth for a thousand years (Rev. 19:11-16; Rev. 20:1-7). After this, there will be a new earth.