Our Beliefs

We Believe....
 A. The Scriptures - The Bible is the inspired word of God, The product of Holy men of old who spoke and wrote as the Holy Spirit moved them. We accept the new covenant. as recorded in the new testament, as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
B. The Godhead -  Our God is one but manifested in three persons; The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Philippians 2:6;  John 14:21-26).
C. Man, His fall and Redemption - Man is created being, made in the likeness and image of God, But through Adam's transgression and fall , sin came into the world. 'For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romand 3:23). "As it is written, three is none righteous, no not one" (Romans 3:10). Jesus Christ (The Son of God) was manifested to undo the works of the Devil. He gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God. 
D. Eternal Life and New Birth - Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law. It is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Ephesians 2:8).  Man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is available to all mankind. When Jesus Christ is accepted as savior, salavation takes place, man becomes born again, and his spirit becomes eternally alive to God. (2 Corinthians 7:10;  1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
E. Water Baptism - Baptism in water is by immersion. It is a direct commandment of our Lord for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christians's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matthew 28:19, Romans :4, Colossians 2;12; Acts 8:36-39).
F. Baptism in the Holy Spirit  - The baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth.  The experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit himself gives utterance (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38, 39; Acts :1-7; Acts 2:4).
G. Sanctification - The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consumation of salavation (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18, Phillippinas 3:12-1; 1 Corinthians 1:30).
H. Divine Healing- Healing for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4,5).
I. Resurrection of the Just and the return of our Lord  The angels said, ' The same Jesus ...shall so come in like manner'(Acts 1:11). His coming is imminent. When he comes, 'The dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).
Following the tribulation , He shall return to earth, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and together with his saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Revelation 19:16; Revelations 20:6).
J. Hell and Eternal Retribution The person who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal' and 'everlasting' used in describing the duratoin of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existnece as used in nothing the duratoin of joy and estacy of the saints in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:15).