DECLARATION OF FAITH

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin. (Matt. 1:23-25)
  • We believe He is the only absolute sinless man this world has ever seen or known. He was pronounced guiltless by his judges, and yet he was delivered up to be crucified. He died a sacrificial death on the cross, atoning for the sins of the whole world. He arose bodily from among the dead and ascended into Heaven. He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, acting as man’s intercessor with God until the end of the age. (John 19:4, 6, 16, John 20:15-16, Acts 7:56, Romans 8:34)
  • We believe God sent the blessed Holy Spirit into the world to convict the sinner and to empower the Believer. (Acts 2:38, Acts 1:8)
  • We believe Jesus Christ is coming again in person, first in the air to gather his saints, and later in great power and glory to the earth. He will bring judgment upon all mankind who have rejected His full and free salvation from sin through His shed blood, which is the only atonement for sin. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thess. 4:17, Acts 17:31, Rom. 2:16, 2 Tim. 4:1)
  • We believe in the Holy Tri-unity of God. We believe that the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit exist together in one essence as the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as revealed to us through Jesus Christ. ( Matt. 3:16-17…Heb. 1:3)
  • We hold to the Bible as the undeniable inspired Word of God, which is the final word of authority for our fellowship concerning matters of morality and church doctrine. (2 Tim. 3:16)
  • We believe that salvation is God’s free and complete pardon through one’s belief in God’s son Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for our sins on the cross.  Furthermore, it is the act of one acknowledging and repenting of their sins before God and believing that God raised Jesus from the grave for our Justification. Finally, one must confess their faith in Jesus as their savior and lord and then God seals them with the Holy Spirit of promise unto the day of redemption. (Rom. 10:9&10 & Eph.1:13&14)
  • We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as a second experience subsequent to salvation for believers who have already been born again.  The Baptism in the Holy Spirit anoints the child of God with power for witnessing, service, and the the bestowal of spiritual gifts. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-5, Acts 8, Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).  Every believer is entitled to, should expect, and earnestly seek the promise of the Father “the baptism in the Holy Spirit,” according to Christ’s command. (Luke 24:49)
  • We believe in divine healing as a vital part of the gospel.  It is provided for in the atonement (the work of Christ on the cross) and it is a right granted by Jesus as believers to lay hands on the sick, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord, so that they shall recover.  (Isaiah 53:5, Matthew 8:16-17, Mark 16:18, 1 Peter 2:24, James 5:14-16)
  • We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, a habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, that has been given divine appointments for the purpose of fulfilling “The Great Commission” given by Jesus Christ to His Church.  Every believer (born of the Spirit) is an integral part of “The General Assembly, The Church of the Firstborn”, and has his/her name is written in heaven in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (Mark 16:15-16, Ephesians 1:22-23 and 2:22)

The Apostles’ Creed

  • I believe in God, the Father Almighty
    Maker of heaven and earth
  • I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord
    Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
    Born of the virgin Mary
    Suffered under Pontius Pilate
    Was crucified, dead, and buried
    On the third day he rose from the deadHe ascended into heaven
    And is seated at the right hand of the Father
    He will come again to judge the living and the dead
  • I believe in the Holy Spirit
    The holy Christian Church
    The communion of saints
    The forgiveness of sins
    The resurrection of the body
    And the life everlasting.
    Amen.


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