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Statement of Faith
We believe the church is the body of Christ, comprised of those who have been born again, thus becoming members of His body (man, woman or child), I Corinthians 12:12-13. Each member is the body and has been given gifts differing by the Holy Spirit to use these gifts to build up the body for the work of the ministry. Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12;7-11; Ephesians 4:11-16that .
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is the final authority for life and truth, II Peter 1:20,21.
We believe that there is one God - represented in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with individual personality, yet all one God. Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:13; 1 John 5:6-9.
We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, God's Son, and that He came to earth manifested in the flesh and died on the cross so that all may be saved through faith in Him, John 3:16,17; Romans 5:8.
We believe that man was created by God in His own image but fell into sin through disobedience "so that death passed upon all men, for all have sinned." Romans 3:23; 5:12.
We believe that the only way to heaven is through Jesus and the experience of the new birth. This salvation is the gift of God's grace and is received by faith, John 3:1-7; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9.
We believe in the continuing work of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life as the believer grows in grace, manifested in the fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23.
We do not believe that any singular gift is the witness of the presence of the Holy Spirit, as each person who has received Christ as Savior "has" the Holy Spirit which seals us to salvation, 1 Corinthians; Ephesians 4:30.
We believe Jesus Christ rose from the dead and that His resurrection is the guarantee of the resurrection of all human beings -- believers to eternal life and unbelievers to eternal punishment, Romans 6:23; I Corinthians 15:12-19.
We believe that Jesus Christ will come again, returning in power and great glory, Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18. We believe that there is room for differing interpretations about the chronology of the events of the "last times." The Biblical admonition is to "…keep watch, because you do not know what day your Lord will come, Matthew 24:42.
We believe that communion, baptism and foot washing are the divine sacraments of the church. Communion provides an opportunity for the believer to "proclaim the death of Christ", I Corinthians 11:17-32. Water baptism, distinguished from the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11-17) is an outward step of obedience, confirming what God has done for us inwardly through the new birth, Acts 2:38-41; Romans 6:1-4. and foot washing presents the service to one to another in fellowship and love, John 13.
We believe that the great commission is to love. This ministry's foundation is focused on love and forgiveness toward God, ourself and others. We believe that by having revelation in these areaa will produce the fruit desired. Matthew 22:38-40; James 2:8.
We believe in the Scriptural mandate to every believer to evangelize the lost and respond to the call to both local and foreign missions. Matthew 28;19,20; Acts 1:8.