WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the living Word of God, fully inspired, without error, and are the infallible rule of faith and practice.
GOD THE FATHER
God the Father is the infinite Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love, who concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men. He hears and answers the prayers of the righteous and saves from sin and the second death all who come to Him through faith in Jesus Christ.
GOD THE SON
Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on a cross, rose victoriously and ascended into heaven where He now sits at the right hand of the Father making perpetual intercession for His people. He will soon make a visible return to earth.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the active presence of God on the earth convicting men of sin, and leading them into truth and righteousness. He sanctifies and empowers the believer to become living representations of Jesus Christ on the earth today. We affirm His present ministry and the exercise of all Biblical spiritual gifts.
All people are born sinners by nature and by choice, therefore, are under condemnation. God regenerates by the Holy Spirit all who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Jesus Christ baptizes the seeking believer with the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of speaking in tongues, empowering them for service and to live a holy life.
The Universal Church is the living spiritual body of Christ on the earth composed of everyone who has repented of sin and received Jesus Christ as Lord.
Jesus committed two ordinances to the church: 1) Baptism and 2) the Lord’s Supper. We practice Baptism by immersion and Communion open to all believers.
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
We believe in the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly and alms that are given to the poor. We are to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us, understanding that all we have comes from Him. We believe in being generous as God has been generous with us in all aspects of life.
Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. In Jesus’ atoning work healing has been provided. Healing is a privilege available to all believers.
LAYING ON OF HANDS
We practice the laying on of hands for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, for ordination of pastors, elders, and deacons, and for ministering to the sick.
There will be a personal, visible return of Christ to the earth and the establishment of His kingdom. There will be the final judgment for those who rejected Christ and the eternal blessing of the righteous.
There is a real place of paradise called heaven for all who have rejected sin and received Christ to spend eternity. Conversely, there is a real place of eternal torment called hell for those who have rejected the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ