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Statements of faith

The Trinity  It is the testimony of both Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. The Biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

God the Father – God the Father is the Creator and sustainer of all things, who created the universe in love to respond to Himself. He created man in His own image for fellowship, and calls man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.

The Son – Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man’s redemption He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary and henceforth He is forever one Christ with two natures, God and Man, in one Person.

The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. There is a three fold work of the Holy Spirit. Salvation, sanctification and baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowers the saints for service to  witness. He imparts the life of Christ to the believer through the new birth experience and works to conform the believer to the image of Christ. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, empowers the believer to be a witness and declare the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Scripture – We believe that the Bible Scripture comprised of the Old and New Testament is alone the only infallible, Holy Spirit inspired Word of God and that its authority is ultimate, final and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct. Only through the revelation and operation of the Holy Spirit does the Word of God become alive and effective in our lives. The Bible is the standard for our relational and experiential knowledge of God. Any personal ministry or prophecy must be in accord with Scripture, or if not, be considered false and rejected.

The Atonement – Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, and inaugurated the New Covenant in His blood, for those who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. His atoning sacrifice makes available healing of the body, soul and spirit, when appropriated by His saints, with implications in the life that is and the future resurrection of the saints.

Salvation- The Bible declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God appropriated only by grace  through faith, based completely on the accomplished and finished work of Christ’s death and His resurrection. Salvation occurs when the spirit of God reveals the Lord Jesus to those he foreknew. In response to the irresistible grace of God each person confesses and accepts Christ as Lord and Savior, resulting in being born again. The new birth is described as being united with Christ in His death and resurrection, so that we pass from death to life, and our identity changes from the old man to the new creation in Christ. The results of salvation include justification, freedom from the power and penalty of sin, escaping of eternal judgment resulting in eternal life, Healing to the mind and body, the promise of being resurrected and transformed at the coming of the Lord, receiving the Holy spirit as God's promised seal of the future glory to come. The new life in Christ also includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance as sons of God and as citizens in His Kingdom. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew who would choose Him.

The Christian Life – Through the experience of salvation, our old life, inherited from Adam, is crucified with Christ and we are born again as new creations into the risen life of Christ, the second man. As new creations, we are born into the Kingdom of God as infants and we live our lives becoming progressively more mature in our faith as we yield to the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit and receive revelation from the Word of God. The maturity is an experiential process of having our minds renewed by the truth that is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. As we become progressively more mature in Christ, our behavior will more and more reflect His life in us and His purposes for us. A vital part of this process is living life in the community of believers that make up the Church and allowing ourselves to be built up by our relationships with other believers. The Christian life, while joyful and fulfilling, still includes trials, tests and warfare against a spiritual enemy who takes advantage of our flesh to lure us into sinful behavior and independence from God. God uses trials and pressure to sanctify us into the image of the Lord Jesus. Despite our struggle with an unglorified world, overwhelming victory belongs to us in Christ Jesus.

The Church – The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations, present the saints complete in Christ and meet the spiritual needs of the community we are planted in. The Church is the gathering of the saints where the holy sacraments are administered such as; baptism, holy communion and the anointing with oil.  It is essential to the life of the Church that scriptural patterns of discipline be practiced and that oversight for Church discipline, individual and corporate, be exercised by the leadership of the Church as well as each member of the Lord's body.

Water Baptism and Communion – The Bible establishes in the Church two perpetual commandments of the Lord Jesus Chris that function as a means of grace. The first, water baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life, and is a testimony to all that the person belongs now to Jesus. It is an identification with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Communion is to be taken to provide physical healing and divine health and is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again, and is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are reserved for believers.

Eschatology – We believe in the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the Saints, the Millennium, the final judgment. The final judgment will ultimately reveal the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the New Heavens and New Earth.

Marriage – We believe the term “marriage”, has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which is the joining together of one man, born a male, and one woman, born a female, in a single, exclusive covenant as defined in the Bible. It forbidden to marry same sex couples. 

Children – We believe that children are a blessing from the Lord. We believe that all human life is sacred and deserves protection from the moment of conception (Exodus 20:13; Psalm 127 & 128; 139:13-16; Matthew 5:21).

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