The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrines.
(2 Tim. 3:6, 2 Peter 1:21, 1 Thess. 2:3)
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.
(2 Cor. 7:10, 1 John 5:12, John 3:3-5)
Our God is one but manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Phil.2:6)
God the Father is greater than all, the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter. (John 14:28, John 16:28, John 1:14)
The Son is the Word Flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1, John 1:14, John 1:18)
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26)
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is symbolic 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)
The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted:
“On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen.”
Man, His Fall,
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.
“All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:14, 3:10, 3:23, 1 John 3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works through faith in Jesus Christ producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8)
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return.
(Heb 12:14, 1 Thess. 5:28, 2 Peter 3:18,
2 Cor. 3:18, Phil. 3:12-14, 1 Cor 1:30)
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in the dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (Matt. 3:11, John 14:16, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 2:4)
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
(Mark 16:18, James 5:14-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Isa. 53:4-5)
Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal and everlasting” are used in describing the duration of the punishment in the Lake of Fire, and carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God.
(Heb. 9:27, Rev. 19:20)