What We Believe
We believe the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 3:5; II Peter 3:2)
We believe that there is only one God, who revealed Himself to humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 14:9)
We believe that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ and is appropriated to humanity by God's grace through the New Testament new-birth experience. (Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8; John 3:3-7)
We believe that the new-birth experience is comprised of repentance, water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. This is the New Testament pattern for all believers to follow as a result of their faith in Christ. (Acts 2:38; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 10:44-48, 19:5-6)
Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance, a confessing and forsaking of sins. John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and the Apostles emphasized it to both Jews and Gentiles. (Acts 2:38, 11:18, 17:30).
"Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish (Luke 13:3).
"And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24:47).
The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins. It should be administered in obedience to the Word of God, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5; thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that when a person receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, that person will speak with other tongues under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4; Acts 19:6; Isaiah 28:11) We believe that believers are called to live a holy, pure life before God.
Godly living should characterize the life of every child of the Lord.
"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world (Titus 2:11,12).
"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord (Heb. 12:14).