Statement of Faith
This We Believe

   Because society is living in an age of great deception and    various religious cults and philosophies abound, it is vitally important that the sincere seeker after Truth prove that which is of "the Spirit of Truth" and "the spirit of error."
   This can only be done by an appeal to the only fallible revelation God has given to mankind - the Word of God, the Holy Bible. The Scriptures alone are the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
   While we realize that we cannot confine God to mere articles of faith, we also recognize the importance of doctrine in these days of no absolutes.  We often hear the statement that "it doesn't matter what you believe as long as you are sincere."  This assertion is totally contrary to what the Bible teaches.  Doctrine must be sound, pure, scriptural, and obeyed.  Sincerity alone has led many down the path of deception.
   To avoid being blown about by "every wind of doctrine" in  these "last days" it is imperative that every believer have a firm  grounding in the basic fundamental doctrines of the Scriptures.  The following being a offered as a brief summary:

Statement of Faith:

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God. 
                (2Ti 3:16; 1Co 2:13)
We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as one God existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible. 
                (Mat 28:19; Luk 3:22; 2Co 13:14) 
We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine righteousness.
                (Rom 3:23; 5:12,18)
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of  mankind, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very Man. 
                (Luk 1:26-35; Joh 1:18; Isa 7:14; 9:6)
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples. 
                (1Co 15:1-4; Rom 4:25; 1Pe 3:18)
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church. 
                (Joh 14:2-3; 1Th 4:13-18)
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins. 
                (Eph 2:8-9; Heb 9:12,22; Rom 5:11)
We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit in order to fulfill the command of Christ. 
                (Mat 28:19; Act 2:37-41; 19:1-6)
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation, with the scriptural and initial evidence; namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. 
                (Act 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Gal 3:14-15)
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the Early Church. 
We believe in the Spirit filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in  the fear of God as an expression   of Christian faith. 
                (Eph 5:18; 2Co 6:14; 7:1)
We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in it's varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. 
                (Act 4:30; 1Co 12:9; Jam 5:14)
We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called communion, or the Lord's Supper, for all believers. 
               (1Co 11:28-32)
We believe in eternal life for believers and eternal punishment for unbelievers. 
               (Joh 5:24; 3:16) (Mar 9:43-50; 2Th 1:9; Rev 20:10-15)
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels. 
                (Mat 25:41; Rev 20:10-15)
We believe that there is one true universal Church, made of genuine believers.  However, this one universal Church is also composed of many local "churches" in given localities. 

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