What We Believe
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
We believe in the Trinity.
For there are three that bear record in heaven; the Father the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one. ~I John 5:7
We believe that Christ's death on the cross paid the price for the sins of the world and this forgiveness is available to anyone who accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. ~John 3:16
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. ~2 Timothy 3:16
We believe in the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit as taught in I Corinthians 12:8-10. The Vocal Gifts of Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues, and Prophecy. The Revelation Gifts of Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, and Discerning of Spirits. The Power Gifts of Faith, Healing, and Miracles.
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. ~1 Corinthians 12:8-10
We believe in water baptism by immersion.
This is an outward sign of what God has done for us. We are buried with Him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in the newness of life. ~Romans 6:4
We believe that communion is in remembrance of the crucifixion and the healing we receive from the stripes Jesus received through the scourging and blood He shed.
... The Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, take, eat, this is my body, which is broken for you; this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also He took the cup, saying this cup is the new covenant in my blood; this do ye, in remembrance of me. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. ~ 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. ~Isaiah 53:5
- We believe in the rapture.
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God; and 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; and so shall we ever be with the Lord. ~I Thessalonians 4:16-17.
- We believe in the personal return of Christ through the Second Coming.
And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and the west and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. ~Zechariah 14:4
And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. ~Matthew 24:30