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Tenets of Faith


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THE SCRIPTURES

The Holy Bible is the infallible Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, and is therefore without error and is eternally reliable in all matters of Christian faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21) The Scriptures shall not be added to, superseded, or changed by later tradition or revelation. All the Scriptures are to be interpreted in their context and purpose. (Jas. 1:21; Mk.7:9, 13:2; I Cor. 4:2; 2 Peter 3:16; Gal. 3:15, 22; Rev. 22:18,19)

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THE GODHEAD

Our God is the only true God and is one, but manifested in spirit as three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal. (Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6)

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THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

The Savior of fallen man, is the only begotten Son of God, the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, made fully God and fully man in the incarnation, whose death and resurrection for our sins is our only hope of salvation of spirit, mind and body in this life and in the world to come. (Luke 1:35; 19:10; John 1:1, 14, 18; 8:58; 10:10,28)

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THE HOLY SPIRIT

operates as the unlimited and invisible presence of Jesus Christ on earth as Comforter and Advocate, indwelling every born-again believer and making the believer’s body His temple. He convicts of sin, draws the sinner to Christ, and inspires faith in Him to repent of sin and believe within his heart that God raised Jesus Christ from the dead and to confess with his mouth that Jesus Christ is his personal Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit operates in all believers in the power of the gifts of the Spirit, manifesting them as He wills for Christian service and ministry for the winning of souls, healing of the sick, revelation knowledge, and the working of signs and wonders and miracles as a witness to this generation that God is God and is present in the NOW to deliver lost and suffering humanity, and to prepare them to be the Bride of Christ as His personal bodily return. (Acts 2:33, 38: 5:3,4; Rom. 8:11, 14, 26-28; 10:9,10: 1 Cor. 12:3-11)

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MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION

Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says “...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…There is non righteous, no not one.” (Rom. 3:10-3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8)

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SALVATION

is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Luke 1:77; 19:9; Acts 4:12; Rom. 1:16; 10:8-13; Eph. 2: 8-10)

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ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH

Man’s first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (Cor. 7:11; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12). There is a heaven as the reward of the believer beyond death, including a bodily resurrection from the dead. Likewise, there is a hell as the reward of the unbeliever beyond death, including a bodily resurrection to live in everlasting torment and separation from God. (Matt. 5:12; 18:3; 5:29; 23:33; John 3:5)

We Believe and Practice these Two Ordinances....

WATER BAPTISM

This Baptism is by immersion after repenting of one’s sins and receiving Christ’s gift of salvation. Baptism is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39)

HOLY COMMUNION

The Lord’s Supper as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross for our salvation. (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11: 23-34)

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BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST

is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. The initial physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in tongues’ as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. It empowers believers for witnessing and effective service. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:15, 17; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 2:38, 39)

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SANCTIFICATION

initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but is a progressive lifelong work of grace separation from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like. (Heb. 12:14; 1Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; 1 Cor. 1:30)

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THE GREAT COMMISSION

was given by Christ and is binding on every believer to “go into all the world and teach the gospel to every creature.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

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TITHES, OFFERINGS AND ALMS

God is the Lord of all including time, talent and treasure (money). God instituted corporate worship and the corporate execution of His work on Earth. God chose to adequately fund His work through the tithe (10% of one's income) and God clearly expresses that this portion belongs to Him. Jesus confirmed tithing as an important matter and we believe the blessing of tithing is still very real. In addition to tithing, we believe that the free will giving of offerings and alms are essential to caring for those in need. Giving is a spiritual matter that is a necessary component of the believer's growth. (Proverbs 3:9; Malachi 3: 7-10; Matthew 23:23; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-9)

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THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ was raised from the dead and returned to the right hand of the Father. Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. Jesus will personally return to Earth and consummate the Kingdom of God and will restore everything to order as He originally intended and promised in the Holy Scriptures. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’ (Matthew 24:42-44; Acts 1:6-11; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelations 11:15; 21)

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MARRIAGE

Marriage is a biblical institution established by God as clearly described in the scriptures. This Church recognizes that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Accordingly, this Church, its pastors, staff and members will not participate in same sex unions or same sex marriages, nor shall its property or resources be used for such purposes. (Gen. 2:21-25; Matt. 19:3-9)

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HUMAN SEXUALITY

The Bible teaches that legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, this Church opposes all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. (Rom. 1:18-32; Hebrews 13:4)

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