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CORE BELIEFS

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The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God-Inspired. (2 Tim 3:16-17)

The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is relationally Triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 13:14)

The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but in rebellion against God’s provision and disobedience he fell into brokenness. (Rom. 5:12)

The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, and assumed the consequence of the sin of all man-kind.  (Rom. 5:8)

Salvation Through Faith in Grace
We believe that we have no health or righteousness in ourselves, but place our faith in the work of Jesus on the cross.  (Eph. 2:8)

Repentance and Acceptance
We believe in the confession of our need for Christ’s work, taking his life as our own; we are adopted into God’s family.  (1 John 1:9, Eph. 1: 3-6, Rom. 8: 1-4)

The New Birth
We believe that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a very real one.  (2 Cor. 5:17, Gal 2:20)

Daily Christian Life
We believe that it is the will of God that we grow as disciples and students of Jesus in every aspect of our lives.  (Matt 28:18-20)

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
We practice baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work.  (1 Cor 12:13)  We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine. (1 Cor. 11:24-25)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We be
lieve that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power, and that His present indwelling is in the same manner as described in the book of Acts. 

The Spirit-Filled Life
We believe the Holy Spirit is a gift of God to every believer.

 

The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit gives gifts to every Christian for the edification of the church body and that the fruits of the Spirit are evidence of a Spirit-filled life.  (1 Cor. 12:1-11, Gal. 5:22)

Divine Healing
We believe that divine healing is the answer to the prayer of faith in the power of Christ to heal the sick.  (James 5:14-16)

The Second Coming of Jesus
We believe that the Second Coming of Christ is personal and imminent.  (1 Thess 4:16-17)

Church relationship with the world
We believe it is our responsibility and office to be the visible church of Jesus Christ in the world. (Acts 1:8)

Civil Government
We believe that rulers should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God.  (Rom. 13: 1-5)

The Final Judgment
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgment seat of God.  (2 Cor. 5: 10)

Heaven
We believe heaven is the glorious eternal home for all who have placed their faith in the work of Jesus on the cross.  (John 14:1-3)

Hell
We believe hell is separation from God for all who reject the work of Jesus' salvation on the cross.  (Rev. 20:10,15)

Evangelism
We believe we are commissioned by Jesus to go to all the nations and make disciples of Jesus who obey all his commands.  (Matt 28:18-20)

Tithes and Offerings
We believe the method God has ordained for the support and spread of his work is through giving tithes and offerings.  (2 Cor. 9: 6-8)

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