what we believe
We believe the New Testament church is built upon the foundation of the apostles, prophets, and Jesus Christ, who is the chief cornerstone of the church. Therefore, the foundation of our beliefs, imperatives, and actions are based upon the literal word of God. We seek to glorify God through applying the principles of His word to our every day lives (Ephesians 2:20-22).
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
There is one God, who has revealed Himself in three primary roles, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh. He is both God and man (Duetronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; 1Timothy 3:16).
SIN & SALVATION
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Because we have sinned we believe everyone must be born again of water and Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-5). Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9).
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection) with the evidence of speaking with other tongues (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4; 37-39; Acts 10:44-48; Romans 6:3-4).
As Christians we strive to exemplify the words of Jesus Christ to Love God with all our hearts, soul, and mind, as well as loving others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today (Matthew 22:37-39; Mark 12:28-31; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgement. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteuous eternal death (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15).