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THE SCRIPTURE INSPIRED

We believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:15, 17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12) 

THE ONE TRUE GOD

We believe there is One True God manifested in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12: 29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19)

THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of God, the second person of the triune Godhead, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, crucified for the sins of man, resurrected, and ascended to the right hand of God. (John 3:16; Luke 1:31, 35; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Acts 1:9; Acts 2:33)

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe though originally good, man willingly fell to sin-ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world. (Genesis 1:26; Romans 5:12-19)

THE SALVATION OF MAN

We believe every person can have restored fellowship with God through Salvation by accepting Christís offer of forgiveness for sin and having the inward and outward evidence of salvation. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 4:24)

THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

We believe in the ordinance of Water Baptism by total immersion after repenting of oneís sins and receiving Christís gift of salvation, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4)

We believe in the ordinance of Holy Communion (the Lordís Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christís suffering and death for our salvation and healing. (I Corinthians 11:23-26)

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, empowering believers for witnessing and effective service. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4)

SANCTIFICATION

We believe in the progressive lifelong process of Sanctification by the act of separating ourselves from evil and identifying with things that are good, upright, and morally pure to draw closer to God and become more Christ-like. (Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:22-25; I Peter 1:13-16; Romans 6:1-11, 19;)

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe Spiritual Gifts are active and relevant today; given by God to all believers for the strengthening of Godís people, the Church, and proof of Godís existence and power to unbelievers.
(I Corinthians 12:4-11, 28-31; Ephesians 4:11; Romans 12:6-8)

THE CHURCH & ITSí MISSION

 We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. 
(Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe the church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin, to gather together in worship to God, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11-16)

THE BLESSED HOPE

We believe the Rapture of the resurrection of those who have died in Christ and their spiritual bodies translated together with those who are alive and remain to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)

THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST

We believe the second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on Earth for one thousand years. (Revelation 20:1-6) 

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

We believe a Final Judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ; judged for their sins and eternally punishment in a lake of fire.
(Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8)

THE NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH

We believe in the New Heavens and the New Earth that Christ is preparing for all who believe in Him. (II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21; Revelation 22)

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