Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

The human phraseology employed in this statement is not inspired nor contended for, but
the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full Gospel ministry. No claim is made that it
contains all the truth in the Bible, only that it covers orthodox fundamental matters.

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).

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).

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; Ro. 5:12-21).

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 justi=ied by grace, has
become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ro. 10:13-15;
Luke 24:47).

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

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; Ro. 6:4).

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).

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 in=illing 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).

Sanctification Process
By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”
Sancti=ication 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).

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)

Ministry
Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold
purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of
Christ (Mark 15:16, 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 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; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).

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; Ro. 11:25; Rev. 20:l-7).

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 =ire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).

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