ARTICLE OF FAITH
The fundamental teachings of this congregation are reflected in the following clear statement of faith:
We believe in the complete verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct [II Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 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 [Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14].
We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain Divine righteousness [Romans 5:12,18].
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man [Luke 1:26-35; John 1:4-18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6].
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples [I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25].
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church [John 14:2,3; I Thes. 4:13-18].
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we retain remission of sins [Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews9: 12,22; Romans 5:11].
We believe in the importance of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ [Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6].
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance [Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15].
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I 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 expressing the true Christian faith [Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1].
We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church [Acts 4:30; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14].
We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers [I Corinthians 11:28-32; Mat. 26:26-28].
We believe in the reality and personality of the devil and eternal judgment in the lake of fire for the devil and his angels [Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20; 14,15].