Statement Of Faith

 

WE BELIEVE:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God; God’s revelation of Himself to mankind and that the scriptures are infallible, inerrant and authoritative rule of faith and conduct of life. II Tim. 3:15-17; I Thess. 2:13; II Pt. 1:21

ONE TRUE GOD- Has revealed Himself as eternally self-existent “I Am” Creator of heaven and earth and Redeemer of mankind. Deut. 116:4; Isa. 43:10-11

In the TRINITY and that God has further revealed Himself embodying the principles of relationship of three distinct persons as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19; Lk. 3:22; Jn. 14:16-17

THE DEITY of the Lord Jesus Christ Fully God and the eternal Son of God; He became human by being born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. While on the earth He was anointed by the Holy Ghost to work miracles. The substitutionary work of the cross was to restore fallen mankind being bodily resurrected on the third day; He was exalted to the right hand of God. Matt. 1:23; Heb. 7:26; Acts 10:38; I Cor. 15:3; Matt. 28:6; Acts 1:9

THE SALVATLION of man and only hope of redemption from sin is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Man was created upright and good by God but voluntarily transgressed and fell, thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual separation from God. Salvation is received by repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man is born again receiving eternal life. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit and the outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. Gen 1:26, 2:17, 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19; Lk. 24:47; Jn. 3:3; Rom. 10:13-15; Eph. 2:8, 4:24; Titus 2:12

WATER BAPTISM - Is complete immersion as commanded by the scriptures for every believer. All that believe and confess Lord Jesus as Savior thus declare publicly by this outward act an inward change has taken place.

THE HOLY COMMUNION -The Lords Supper consisting of the elements of the bread and fruit of the vine is a symbol expressing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It’s a memorial of His suffering and death and prophecy of His second coming. Mark 16:16; Acts 10:46-47; Rom. 6:4; 2 Pt. 1:4; I Cor. 11:23-26

BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - Is entitled to all believers to receive and ardently expected to earnestly seek the promise of the Father. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire was a command by Jesus and was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. It comes with the endowment of miracle working power for works of service. The initial outward evidence or sign to the believer is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a subsequent experience to the experience of the new birth. Lk. 2:49; Acts 1:4, 8, 2:4, 2:38 Jn. 7:38; I Cor. 12:4-10, 28

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT- Is the prophetic release to equip the church to carry out the mandate to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. Just as God anointed Jesus, the baptism in the Holy Ghost has anointed every believer, releasing miracle working power to carry out this mandate. Signs, wonders and miracles shall follow, confirming the Word as it is preached. This power is not limited to a few, but as Jesus released the disciples, believers are being released today to be used in these gifts. Acts 2:4, 14-18, 10:38; Matt. 10:7-8; Mk. 16:19-20; I Cor. 12:1-31

DIVINE HEALING -Is an integral part of the gospel message. God has made provision for deliverance from sickness and disease for every believer through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. God has made miraculous intervention for the lives of hurting people, suffering from emotional, spiritual and physical pain. Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; James 5:14-16; I Peter 2:24

SANCTIFICATION - Is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. The scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command of the Lord to be holy as He is holy. Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit. Rom. 6:1-11, 13, 8:1-3, 12:1-2; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 2:12-13; I Peter 1:5, 15-16; Heb. 12:13

APOSTOLIC FIVE FOLD MINISTRY- The Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist are gifts that have been given to the church to equip and train the body of Christ to be released into ministry. Releasing these gifts in the body of Christ will activate the planting of new churches, release of the prophetic word, bring clarity in doctoral teaching, pastoral care to the body and reaping the harvest of souls in this last hour. Eph 4:11-16; I Cor. 12:1, 28-31, Act 13:1-3; Matt. 28:18-20

THE MANDATE OF THE CHURCH - Is to go into all the world preaching the gospel to win the lost, making disciples of those that have given their lives to Christ. This is known as the “Great Commission” to be fulfilled by the church that is “His body the fullness of him that filleth all and all.” Eph. 1:23