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What We Believe

GOD

We believe that within the One Supreme Being God, there eternally exist three co-equal and co-eternal persons revealed to mankind as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit otherwise known as the Trinity. We believe that God is infinite, perfect, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, all-loving and unchangeable.

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THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and totally accurate in all matters it addresses. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the author of all Scripture and that He superintended holy men of old as they penned the divine Word of God. We attest to the all sufficiency of the Bible and that within it is found all that is needed for Christian faith and practice and that it alone is the believer's final authority. We define the Bible as those 66 divinely inspired books, which have been historically accepted by the Protestant Church as Canon.

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SALVATION

We believe that humanity by nature is fallen and has inherited the condition of sin from the original man Adam. We believe that Jesus Christ who was God incarnate, fully God and fully Man, came to earth and though He was tempted in all manners as we are, remained without sin. We believe that Jesus Christ died as the Bible records for the sins of all humanity as substitutionary sacrifice for men. We believe that on the third day He rose from the grave. The only way for a man to be redeemed is by placing his faith in the person and works of Jesus Christ. Those works being especially His death, resurrection, and Lordship. Finally, we believe that salvation is completely a free gift of God's grace for those He alone has chosen to redeem; this does not however relieve man from his responsibility to accept and obey God's word concerning his plan for salvation.

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THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church is comprised of the community of believers in Jesus Christ throughout all times and that for all eternity God's divine plan was to establish the church as His bride and His body so that through the Church, He might display his manifold wisdom to the world. We believe in the priesthood of all believers and that every Christian has a portion with God's plan for redemption. We Believe that the Church was intended to operate as a diverse and multi-faceted organization while within the world. In order to effectively minister to the unique needs of the local communities of people they live among.

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TEACHING AND PREACHING

We believe that the ministry of teaching is God's divine plan for the passing on of His will to mankind and from one generation to the next. We believe that God has ordained that the teachers of His will be redeemed men and women who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and that these individuals not be new converts but ones who have proven to have a reliable track record of Godly living. We believe that the basis of all Christian teaching should be deeply rooted in the Bible.

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SPIRITUAL GIFTS

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the seal, guarantee and deposit given to believers to confirm their salvation and that the manifestation of any of the Gifts of the Spirit listed in the Bible is sufficient evidence of the presence of Salvation and the Holy Spirit in a person's life. We believe that all the Gifts of the Spirit are available and active within the Church until the second coming of Christ Jesus. We believe that the Holy Spirit distributes the Gifts to empower the believer for Christian service and the performance of acts of love which will edify the body of Christ and testify to the world of the goodness of God.

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BAPTISM AND HOLY COMMUNION

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded that His church keep two ordinances, these being, Water Baptism and Holy Communion. We believe that Water Baptism is an act which a believer performs after he has accepted Jesus Christ, at the beginning of his Christian life, as his personal Lord and Savior. This act is a public confession of the believer’s allegiance to Christ and the Christian lifestyle and his denouncement of all false religions and his former way of sinful living. We believe that Holy Communion is a memorial act reserved only for believers whereby we place ourselves in remembrance of the atoning death of our Lord Jesus Christ and communicate to a watching world our ongoing fellowship with Jesus Christ.

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THE FUTURE

We believe in the soon coming rapture of the church at the second coming of Jesus Christ. We believe that at the conclusion of the millennial reign of Christ and His church there will be two judgments. The first shall be for the judging of all men according to their deeds, those who trusted Jesus shall receive immortal bodies and everlasting life, those who lived wickedly shall receive immortal bodies and everlasting condemnation in the lake of fire (Hell). The second judgment is for believers only during which God shall distribute rewards and crowns based upon the Christian service the individual performed.

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