We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (II Timothy 3:15; I Peter 2:2)
We believe the one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I Am”; and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e. as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut 6:14; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10; Matt 28:19)
We believe that 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. (Gen 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21)
We believe that the Condition to Salvation is found in the grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Rom 10:13-15; Luke 24:47; Titus 3:5-7)
We believe that the Evidence of Salvation is experienced in the inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. Rom 8:16. The outward evidence of all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Heb 12:14)
We believe in the ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have repented and, in their hearts, have truly believed on Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, their body is washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleaning, while their hearts have already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ, as inner cleansing. Thus 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; Rom 6:4; Acts 20:21; Heb 10:22)
We believe that the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Pet 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (I Cor 11:26); and a prophecy of His Second Coming (I Cor 11:26) and is enjoyed on all believers until He comes.
We believe that all believers are entitled, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism with 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 enduements of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; I Cor. 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9.
We believe that the baptism of the believers with the Holy Ghost is accompanied by the initial physical sign of the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4) The speaking in tongues, in this instance, is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (I Cor 12:4-10, 28), but different in the purpose and use.
We believe that the Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued. (I Thess 5:23, 24; I John 2:6)
We believe that marriage is ordained by God Himself. It is an intimate and complementing union between a man and a woman in matrimony for which the two become one physically, for their whole lives. God’s design for marital relationship is heterosexual, not homosexual, and monogamous, not polygamous (Gen 2:21-24; Matt 19:4-6).
We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the 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, 23; 2:22; Heb 12:23)
We believe that a divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (1) the evangelization of the world, and (2) the edifying of the body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Eph 4:11-13)
We believe deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 54:4, 5; Matt 8:16, 17; Josh 5:14, 15)
We believe that the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (I Thess 4:16, 17; Rom 23; I Cor 15:51, 52)
We believe the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the Scriptural promise and the world’s hope. (II Thess 1:7; Rev 10:11-14; Rom 11:26, 27; Rev 20: 1-7)
We believe that the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Rev 20:10-15)
We believe that we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. (II Pet 3:13; Rev 21:22)