Statement of Faith

The Scriptures Inspired

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of
faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).

Man’s Fall and Redemption

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after
our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in
Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21).

The Promise of the Father

All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is
the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With it comes the infilling of power for life and service, and
the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts
1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the
experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

The Church

The church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine
appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer is an integral part
of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. (I Thess. 2:4).

Marriage

God created marriage. It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them
one (Gen 2: 22,24; Matt. 19:5-6).

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together
with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of
the church (1 Thess. 4:16; Rom. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).

The Lake of Fire

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found
written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake
which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).

Baptism in Water

The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the
Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts, have believed on Christ
as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with
Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life (Matt.
28:19; Rom. 6:4).

Foot Washing

The ordinance of shall be observed as seen Git by all established places of worship, as
enjoined in the Scriptures (John 13:1-17; Luke 7:36-50).

The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,”
and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and
association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mark
12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19).

The Salvation of Man

Conditions of Salvation
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of
repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the
washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has
become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Rom. 10:13-15;
Luke 24:47).

Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom.
8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim. 1:9).

Sanctification Process

By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by
walking in obedience to God’s Word (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 1 Thess. 5:23, 24; 1 John
2:6).

Ministry

Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-
fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of
Christ (Mark 16:15, 20; Eph. 4:11-13).

Divine Healing

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of
all believers (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the
millennial reign of Christ on the earth are Scriptural promises and our hope (2 Thess. 1:7;
Rev. 19:1l-16; Rom. 11:25; Rev. 20:1-7).

The New Heavens and New Earth

We, as promised in the Scriptures, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein
righteousness dwells (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1).

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol
expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His
second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48,51,53-57; Luke
22:19,20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).