What I Believe

I believe that the Bible, in its entirety is the inspired Word of God.

It is the infallible rule of faith and conduct.
(2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

I believe in the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit are One.

 They are co-equal and co-eternal, eternally self-existent, self-revealed and function as one entity.
 (Matthew 3:13-17)

I believe in God's Saving Grace.

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our Likeness.”
But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
 (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)

I believe We Receive Salvation Through Faith and Grace Alone.

Our only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind, (Psalm 103:3) being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

For by grace we are saved through faith. “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.”
(Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)

Faith and Works. Salvation is by Faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity.
(Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7; Romans 14:20-21; and II Cor. 5:10)

I Believe in Water Baptism.

Water Baptism is an outward sign showing what God has already done for us on the inside. When we are water baptized, we are declaring to the world that we have died with Jesus and that we have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life.

(Matt.28:19; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4)

I Believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

I believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as distinct from when we receive Jesus as Lord, in speaking with tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance, in the gifts of the Spirit and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. We believe that all of these are available to Believers.
(Acts 2:4)

I Believe in Divine Healing.

I believe in divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus Christ, and that healing is included in the redemption.
(Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24)

I believe that Jesus is Coming Again to Gather all His Saints (Saved Ones) to Heaven.

 (I Cor. 15:51-52; I Thess.4:16-17 and II Thess. 2:1)

I believe That There Is A Real Hell.

The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally separated from God in the Lake of Fire, and therefore, has no further
opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. We believe the the Lake of Fire is a literal place.
 (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20)