Statement of Faith

STATEMENT OF FAITH:

Word of God
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments  are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete  as a revelation of God’s will for salvation and the supreme and final authority  in faith and life.(2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21).
The Trinity
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person is fully God, sharing the same nature and attributes.(Gen. 1:26; Deut. 6:4; Mt. 3:16-17, 28:19)
God The Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ, His Son. All people born of God has equal status before, and direct access to, their Lord. God is love and He loves all people. He desires to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted. (Jn. 16:23-27; Gal. 4:4-6; Eph. 1:3, 17-23, 1 Pet 2:5, Psa 68:5-6, 1Jn 4:16)

Jesus Christ 
We believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son.     He is true God and true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of God’s people and His personal, visible, Pretribulational and Premillenial return from Heaven. He was created in the image of God yet separated from God by sin. It is not possible to have a relationship with God without Jesus Christ.(Gen 1:26, Heb 13:8. Mt. 1:18,23; Lk. 24:1-8; Jn. 1:1,14;  Acts 1:11; 2 Cor. 5:19-21;1 Tim 2:5 1Thess. 4:13-18; Heb. 4:14-16, 7:24-25; 1 Jn. 2:1;  Rev. 19-20)

God The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person and is fully God. He regenerates, baptizes into the Body of Christ, indwells every     believer, guides and empowers believers, and gives gifts to all believers  to be used in ministry so that the Church functions properly. (Mt. 28:19;Jn. 3:5, 16:13; Acts. 1:8, 5:3-4; 1 Cor. 6:11,19, 12:4-13; Eph. 3:16; 4:11-16)
Holy Spirit and Gifts
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God and is necessary for empowerment or God’s service. We believe gives all believers spiritual gifts fro the strengthening of God’s people and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The fits of the Spirit are a,live and relevant today. (1 Cor 12:4-11, 1 Pet 4:10)
Healing and Deliverance
We believe that God heals from disease and sickness both directly and through His people. We further believe that Christians     can and do have demons and that God is still in the delivering-from-demons business and that He does it both sovereignly and directly as well as through His people in ministry and service to one another. (Mk. 7:27; 16:17-19)
The Separation of Church And State
We believe that each local church  is self-governing in function and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life.
(Mt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1; 1 Tim. 2:1-6)
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