"Watch your life and your doctrine closely. Persevere in them,
because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers."
1 TIMOTHY 4:16
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative
Word of God. it alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal
truths. in its original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5;
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19;
Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the
Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to
have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on
the cross for mankind, and thus atoned for our sins through the shedding of His
blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures,
ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and
John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6;
Philippians 2:5-6; 1 Timothy 2:5
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through
the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Luke
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary
transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son
Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit
is absolutely essential.
John 6:44, 65; Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5
We are saved by grace
through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation
is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5;
Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to
receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness
of sins and appropriate salvation.
Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to
God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s
character in us. it is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the
Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
1 Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18,
6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary
was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed
Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those
who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20;
Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
JESUS CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ
to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority
of their lives over to Him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as
Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died,
was buried, and rose again from the dead.
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11;
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension,
to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,
2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of
spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of
the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible’s lists of
these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various
combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation
of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the
Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16;
1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God
through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’
Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of
the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of
all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert
is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the
Name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12,
Supper: A unique time of communion in the
presence of God when the elements of
bread and grape juice (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken
in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on
Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
Marriage: We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as
a covenant, a sacred bond between one
man and one woman, instituted by and
publicly entered into before God.
HEALING OF THE SICK
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and
ministry of Jesus and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. it
is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. it is also a part of Jesus’
work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.
Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark
16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29
GOD'S WILL FOR PROVISION
It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in all areas of
life. Because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will
while on Earth, but that fact should never
prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s
provision in order to better serve others.
Spiritual: John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
Mental and Emotional: 2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans
12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Physical: Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
Financial: Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2
Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14;
Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in
a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. in addition, both the
saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the
resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4;
Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in
the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John
17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be
judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the
Devil and the Fallen Angels.
Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27;
Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth
for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date
undisclosed by the Scriptures.
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; 1
Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7