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What We Believe In
  • We believe the Holy Bible, the Old and the New Testaments, to be the Revelation of God, (from God to man) fully inspired by the Holy Spirit when written by the writers, (from man to paper). We believe the Plenary-Verbal Theory-That all (plenary) the very words (verbal) of the Bible are inspired from God. We believe in the God Head, the Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26, Mat 3:16, John 1:1, John 14:16, John 16:7-16.
  • We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ and that He always has been. We believe the Holy Ghost conceived him and He was born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that He was crucified, died, and that He rose from the grave and ascended into heaven in the presence of His disciples. John1:1, Isa 7:14, 9:6-7, Luke 1:31-33, Acts 1:11.
  • We believe that a man must be born again to enter into the Kingdom of God and that salvation comes only through the blood of Jesus Christ. John 3:4-16, Heb 9:12
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is given to enable the Church to fulfill its mission that He convicts the world of sin, and of righteousness and of judgment and that He is our only source of power for service. John 14:16, 17&26, John 16:7-15, Acts 1:4-8.
  • We believe that the gifts of the Spirit were given to believers to confirm the Word of God and that these gifts should be active in the church today. Acts 1:8, I Cor. 12:1-11
  • We believe in the Lord’s Supper. Matt 26:26-28, Luke 22:14-20, and I Cor. 11:23-33
  • We believe in the Great Commission that the Church is responsible for carrying forth the message of the good new of Jesus Christ. Matt 10:1-8, Matt 28:19-20, Mark 3:14-15, 16:15-20, Luke 9:1-2, Acts 1:8.
  • We believe in a separated life, a holy life unto God. We believe a Christian is to be Christ-like in his actions not bringing a reproach on Christ and the Church. Matt 5:14-16, Rom 12:1-2, Col 3:17, I John 2:15-16
  • We believe in the literal, physical, and visible second coming of Christ. We believe when He comes back with His saints He will set up an earthy kingdom and will rule and reign from one thousand years as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Rev 19:11-16, Rev 20:2-4
  • We believe in the establishment of Christ’s everlasting kingdom. Luke 1:33, Rev 11:15
  • The above is not exclusive and is not to be considered exhaustive for we believe and teach the whole Word of God