Tenets of Faith:
… that the Holy Bible, as penned in the original manuscripts, is the inspired, infallible Word of God. The Scriptures are to be our guide concerning all matters of faith and practice.
II Timothy 3:16, John 10:35
… in the one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19
Created in His Image
… that we were created in the image of God, but as a result of sin we are lost and unable to save ourselves.
Romans 3:23, Ephesians 2:8-9
… that we can be reconciled to God by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby we are is spiritually reborn by God’s grace and cleansed of sin by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Romans 10:13, John 3:3, I Peter 1:18-19
… that every Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit at the time of their salvation experience.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
… that every Christian should be baptized with the Holy Spirit, an experience which may occur at the time of salvation (Acts 1:42-46, Acts 11:15-16), or which may occur at some time after the initial salvation experience.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
… that every Christian should desire both the fruits and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, for I Corinthians 14:1 admonishes us to pursue love, yet earnestly desire spiritual gifts.
Baptism in Water
… in water baptism of believers, signifying our union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Acts 2:41, Colossians 2:12
Communion - Lord’s Supper
… in the Lord’s Supper (Communion) and in the partaking of it on a regular basis.
I Corinthians 11:23-36
… in the deity of Jesus Christ (John 1:1); in His virgin birth (Luke 1:30-35); in His atoning death (I Corinthians 14:4); in his physical resurrection ( Luke 24:39); and in His ascension into heaven. (Acts 1:11)
… in the personal return of Jesus Christ to earth in power and great glory.
Acts 1:11, John 14:3
… in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal hell.
… that the Church, the Body of Christ, is called to worship God, to train and nurture believers, and to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.