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WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God. (II Timothy 3:15-17I Peter 1:23-25;  Hebrews 4:12)

There is one true God, manifested to man as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19;  I John 5:17)

Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31Genesis 3:1-7Romans 5:12-21)

Man’s redemption is made possible only by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord. (Romans 3:24Romans 10:9-10Ephesians 2:8)

Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19Acts 10:47-48Romans 6:4)

The celebration of the Lord’s supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a remembrance of Jesus. (I Corinthians 11:24)

All believer’s are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth. (Luke 24:49Acts 1:4-8Acts 2:38-39Acts 10:44-46Acts 11:14-16Acts 15:7-9I Corinthians 12:1-31)

The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8Acts 2:4Acts 10:44-46Acts 19:2-6)

The church is the Body of Christ and each member is an Integral part of it. (Ephesians 1:22Ephesians 2:19-22Hebrews 12:23)

We have a blessed hope: Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints. (I Corinthians 15:51-52,  I Thessalonians 4:16-17,  II Thessalonians 2:1)

Those who do not accept the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from God.  (Rev 19:20Rev 20:10-15)

 

"I know success or failure in my life or ministry does not depend on my own skill or even on external circumstances, it depends only on my faithfulness. God will give me the gifts necessary to do whatever He calls me to do, and He will not be hindered in His work by circumstances."

Lester Sumrall