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Statement of Faith

THE SCRIPTURES: We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible, authoritative word of God. (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21)

GOD: We believe there is only one true God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 3:16 & 17, I John 5:7)

JESUS CHRIST: We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His shed blood on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, in His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Father's right hand, in His return to this earth in power and glory.

We believe He is the only way through which we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification and glorification.
He is our salvation. (Matt. 1:18, Heb.4:14-15, I Cor. 1:30-31, Lk. 22:69)

HOLY SPIRIT: We believe in the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
We believe this experience is distinct from the new birth, and can be received by faith. (Acts 1:8, 2:4, 9:17, 10:44-46, 11:15-16, 19:6, Gal. 3:2)

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: We believe that spiritual gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for the common good, and building up of others.   (I Cor. 12:7)

WATER BAPTISM: We believe in water baptism as an outward sign of the new life of the inner man.  (Matt. 3:11, I Peter 3:21)

SALVATION: We believe through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ, all sins are forgiven, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born again. (Acts 20:20-21, Romans 10:9-13)

THE CHURCH: We believe that the universal church is comprised of all true believers who have received salvation through Christ.  We encourage Christians to be in fellowship in a local church.  (Eph. 1:22-23, Heb. 10:25)

HEALING: We believe the redemptive work of Christ on the cross has provided healing for the spirit, soul and body. (I Peter 2:24, Matt. 8:16-17)

THE SECOND COMING: We believe in a visible second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, at which time the church will be caught up to meet Him and be with Him forever.  (I Thes. 1:10, 4:16-17)



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