Our Statement of Faith

"If Jesus Christ is rightly represented, it is almost impossible to resist Him!"

"Upon a life we did not live and a death we did not die, we rest our destiny!"

There is one true God Who revealed Himself in various ways throughout human history. He has been known as Father (providence), Son (in redemption), and Holy Spirit (in regeneration). In His power and grandeur, God has manifested Himself in multiple ways on the same occasion. Although these extensions of God are unique and distinct, they are the manifestations of the one true God.

The Bible is the inspired, infallible record of the history of God restoring mankind. It is without error in its original manuscripts. God, as the divine "Author-in-Chief," not only used human instruments to write His Word, but He also watched over those who preserved and translated the Bible. The Bible is our only standard for faith, the ultimate authority in questions of faith and practice.

Jesus of Nazareth was "God manifested in the flesh." He was fully human and fully divine. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. When He was crucified, Jesus shed His blood as a substitution for the sins of the whole world. He was buried and rose again on the third day. He ascended back to heaven and will return to receive His disciples.

The only way of salvation is through individual pardon and forgiveness from sin by repentance and faith in Jesus' sacrifice. Those who repent of their sins, exercise faith in Jesus Christ are justified by faith, saved by God's grace and not through their own merit.

Water baptism is an ordinance of the church where individual believers celebrate forgiveness from sin by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Believers are symbolically "buried with Christ," publicly declaring Him as their Lord and Savior.

God's Spirit (known as the "Holy Spirit," the "Holy Ghost," the "presence of Jesus," and other synonymous names) is at work in the earth today, regenerating those who confess their sins and exercise faith in God. Believers are graciously "born again" by the power of the Holy Spirit, and their lives should produce the "fruit of the Spirit."

The "baptism in the Holy Spirit," with the evidence of speaking in other tongues (as experienced by the disciples in the book of Acts) is a legitimate experience today as God's gift to His children. This gift is given to empower the disciples.

The "gifts of the Spirit," listed in 1 Corinthians 12 and Romans 12, should operate in the lives of all Christians under the guidelines of love listed in 1 Corinthians 13.

All believers who walk in faith in Jesus Christ comprise the "church," the "body of Christ," regardless of denominational affiliation. Individual Christians should contribute to the unity of the body of Christ universal by receiving all believers in love.

We believe Jesus Christ will literally return to earth to receive His people in the manner described in 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. There will be a final judgment of all people, and Christ will ultimately destroy Satan and all forces of evil. Believers will ultimately live eternally in heaven with Christ while unbelievers will exist eternally in hell, a place of torment.