We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God; it is our purpose to draw from the Scriptures the principles that determine our beliefs and practices. Since it is God’s Word, rather than man's word, it is understood that God ultimately directs our Church. It is our belief that Christ is the head of the Church and therefore our message, emphasis, and concerns ought to be communicated to us through Christ and His Word.
We believe the words of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and is our supreme and final authority in all matters about which it speaks. We believe that the Bible is to be interpreted in a normal and literal way. This means to consider history, grammar, context and harmony with other Scripture as guidelines for interpretation.
We believe that God eternally exists in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God became flesh in Jesus Christ the Son and lived a while among us. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus Christ is God and man.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God; it is our purpose to draw from the Scriptures the principles that determine our beliefs and practices.
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We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person possessing all the distinctively divine attributes. The Holy Spirit is God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates, baptizes, and sets apart the believer to a holy life. The Holy Spirit dwells within in us.
We believe that the first man and woman were created in the image of God but man sinned and consequently experience not only physical death, but also spiritual death which separates us from God (Genesis 2:16-17). The consequences of this sin affects the entire human race. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and commit acts of sin. We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all humanity as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are declared righteous on the basis of His shed blood.
We believe that whoever by faith receives Jesus Christ as Savior becomes a child of God. This salvation is not the result of any human effort or merit. We believe that upon receiving the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the believer passes immediately out of spiritual death into spiritual life, and into fellowship with God.
We believe that all who have received Jesus Christ by faith will not walk in the flesh, but in the Spirit. The believer will be transformed and not conformed to this world. All who walk in the will and in the obedience to the Father will grow spiritually, and will mature in the Spirit. We believe that all believers will make progressive steps towards spiritual growth after their initial in-filling of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to each person as He wills. The gifts of the Spirit are supernatural endowments for service and are determined by the character of the ministry to be fulfilled by the work of the church. We believe that the church gathers for practical instruction in the Scriptures, to fellowship with God, other believers and for a corporate witness to the world.