We believe in one God-Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Creator of all things.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father and is true God and true man.
We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.
We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal happiness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.
We believe in personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit, and we believe in personal holiness, purity of heart and life.
We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the Redemption.
We believe in water baptism, in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from the New Birth, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4), in the gifts of the Spirit, and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to believers.
We believe in the Christian's hope-the soon-coming, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We accept the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine:
The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Tim. 3:15; I Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4: 12).
The One True Godhead. The triune Godhead is comprised of three separate and distinct personalities--The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit--who are eternally self-existent, se1f-revealed and who function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifested in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit.
Man, His Fall and Redemption.Man was created good and upright, for God said, "Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our Likeness". But, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
The Salvation of Man.
(a) Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103.3), being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace we are saved through faith. "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart -- that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in salvation" (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10).
(b) The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. "And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us" (I John 3:23).
(c) Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9: Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:20-21; and II Cor. 5:10).
Baptism in Water. The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4).
The Lord's Supper. “And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (I Cor. 11: 24, 25, 28).
The Promise of The Father. All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism in The Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; I Cor. 12:1-31).
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost – We accept as truth that all believers are entitled to and should zealously expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is separate from and subsequent to the new birth experience (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44 - 46; 11:14 -16; 15:7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Ghost, come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37 -39, Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Heb.12:28), and the showing of spiritual fruit as evidence of a Spirit-filled life (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22) and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
The Church. The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in Heaven. (Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22, Heb. 12:33)
(a) Spiritual. John 3:3, 11; II Cor. 5:17-21; Romans 9:9-10.
(c) Physical. Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; I Peter 2:24.
(d) Financial. III John 1:2, Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38;
(e) Social. Proverbs 3:4.
Blessed Hope. Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to heaven (I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess. 4:16-17; and II Thess. 2:1).
The Lake of Fire. Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. The devil, whose name was not found written in the book of life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire which burns with brimstone. This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).
The Millennial Reign of Jesus. The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the scriptures promised (Romans 11:25-27; ii Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-7). After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21).