Our Source

The Scriptures – 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 doctrine.

2 Tim. 3:16
1 Thess. 2:13
2 Peter 1:21

The Godhead – 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 doctrine.

2 Tim. 3:16
1 Thess. 2:13
2 Peter 1:21

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. “…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,” and “…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 mankind back to God.

Rom. 5:12-15
Rom. 3:10
Rom. 3:23
1 John 3:8

Eternal Life and New Birth – Man’s first steps toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when fulfilled produces eternal life.

2 Cor. 7:10
1 John 5:12
John 3:3-5

Hell and Eternal Retribution – The one who physically dies in his sins 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,” used in describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God.

Heb. 9:27
Rev. 19:20
Isaiah 14:9-11
Psalm 9:17
Proverbs 15:24
Matthew 25:30
Luke 16:19-31
Revelation 20:10

Water baptism – Water baptism is an outward expression of an inward experience. Baptism in water is by immersion, 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. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ, are buried with Him, and now live in the power of resurrection.
Matt. 28:19
Romans 6:4
Col. 2:12
Acts 8:36-39

Baptism in the Holy Spirit – The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.
Matt. 3:11
John 14:16-17
Acts 1:8
Acts 2:38-39
Acts 19:1-7
Acts 2:4

Sanctification – 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. 5:23
2 Peter 3:18
2 Cor. 3:18
Phil. 3:12-14
1 Cor. 1:30

Divine Healing – 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 on 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, 15
1 Peter 2:24
Matt. 8:17
Isa. 53:4, 5

Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord – The angels said “…this same Jesus shall so come in like manner.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “….the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…”

Act 1:11
1 Thess. 4:16,17