Beliefs

WE BELIEVE: The scripture of the Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God, presenting to us the complete revelation of His will for the redemption of mankind and constituting the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)


WE BELIEVE: That God is a Trinity in unity manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17)


WE BELIEVE: That man is created in the image of God but thru Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23)


WE BELIEVE: That salvation is made possible through the meritorious work of Jesus Christ on the cross; that we are saved by faith thru grace. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)


WE BELIEVE: That the true church is the body Jesus Christ, Jesus Himself being the head. It is made up of all true believers who witness a born again experience. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 2:19-22)


WE BELIEVE: That God calls men and women to serve in the fivefold ministry and specifically endues the one called with the talents and abilities peculiar to that office. Under no circumstances should anyone be set apart to ministry unless the calling is distinct, evident and confirmed by the Presbytery. (Ephesians 4:8-13)


WE BELIEVE: That water baptism is by immersion and is a direct commandment of the Lord for all believers. The ordinance is symbolic of our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Mt. 29:19, Rms. 6:4, Col. 2:12)


WE BELIEVE: That the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God and is available to all believers. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second work of grace received after salvation, the initial sign of which is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Jn. 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4)


WE BELIEVE: That sanctification is a definite yet progressive work of grace in the life of a believer beginning with the new birth and consummating at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (II Cor. 3:18, II Peter 3:18, I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14)


WE BELIEVE: In the sanctity of human life, that God determines the boundaries of life and holds in His hands the two fragile ends of human experience. He is active in the conception of life and the conclusion of life, in birth and in death. This truth imparts extraordinary value to every life, independent of gender, race, socioeconomic position, age, or health status. Those who hold to biblical creation must attach great worth to human life and will stand in its defense. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13,15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)


WE BELIEVE: In the sanctity of marriage as established by the Holy Scriptures, that God created marriage, and that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; Ephesians 5:22-33).


WE BELIEVE: In the healing of the body by Divine Power, that divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:1).


WE BELIEVE: In the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly, and alms that are given to the poor. We believe prosperity is the will of God for every believer and always to be associated with God’s purpose (Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15).


WE BELIEVE:In the resurrection of the saints (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) the eternal judgment of the wicked (Hebrews 6:1-2) and the bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).