WE BELIEVE

STATEMENT OF FAITH:

WE BELIEVE: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, and that whom the Son sets free is free indeed,  you must know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

WE BELIEVE:  That the purposes of the Church are as follows: being a competent body in which all may worship & praise God, being a conduit of God’s purposes in the earth and being an instrument for training and equipping the Body of Christ for evangelism, service and other works of ministry.  (1Cor. 12:13; Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 1:8; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 or. 12:28; 1 Cor. 14:12)

WE BELIEVE:  The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every answer to all of the issues of life.  2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21

WE BELIEVE: There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. John 10:30; John 14:26; Philippians 2:5-7

WE BELIEVE:  God is Love and He loves every person. It is His desire to reach out to those who are poor, oppressed, widowed or orphaned, and to heal the brokenhearted, for such is true religion. Psalm 68:5,6; 1 John 4:16

WE BELIEVE:  Man is created in the image of God but separated from God by sin. Without Jesus we cannot have a relationship with God.  Genesis 1:26; 1 Timothy 2:5

WE BELIEVE:  We can have a personal relationship with God through salvation, God’s free gift to man. It is not a result of anything we do, but it is only available through God’s unearned favor. By confessing our sins and believing in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, and accepting Him as Lord, we can spend eternity with God.  Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 5:1; Romans 3:24

WE BELIEVE:   In water baptism, as taught and demonstrated by Jesus, as the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.  Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17

WE BELIEVE:  The Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every born again believer. The baptism of the Spirit for anointed service is the  right of every believer, but is received as a faith experience specifically apart from the born again experience.  (Acts 8:15-17, 10:44-46, 19:1-6)

WE BELIEVE:  All of the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are intended for the body of believers during this time for every generation.  (1 Cor. 12:4-11)

WE BELIEVE:  The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God. He helps empower the believer to develop the character of Christ and live every day in God’s will.  Matthew 3:11; Acts 2:4

WE BELIEVE:  God gives all believers spiritual gifts. They are for the strengthening of God’s people (the Church) and proof of God’s existence and power to unbelievers. The gifts of the Spirit are active and relevant today.              1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10

WE BELIEVE:  Sanctification is the ongoing process of allowing God’s character to be formed, and to manifest through and in us.  Romans 6:19; Galatians 5:22-25

WE BELIEVE:   We believe in the present supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit, including the indwelling, inner workings and baptism of His person in the believer. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life separate, in but not of the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith.

WE BELIEVE: We are to earnestly seek these spiritual gifts and supernatural signs that follow those who believe. Some of which include: words of wisdom, words of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, various kinds of tongues and their interpretation.   2 Cor. 7:1; Acts 4:30; Rom.12:1-2; Rom. 8:11; Heb.2:3-4; Acts 2:1-4; 1 Cor. 12-14

WE BELIEVE:  Divine healing is active in the lives of people today through Jesus, who is the Healer. Healing includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual deliverance and restoration.  Luke 9:11; Matthew 9:35; Acts 10:38; Matthew 10:1

WE BELIEVE:  The Bible describes hell as a real place. It is a place of torment and a place of permanent separation from God for those who die without accepting Christ. God’s desire is that no one be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.  Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:12-15; John 3:16-18

WE BELIEVE:  Jesus will return and take all those who have accepted Him as Savior to heaven for eternity.  Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Hebrews 9:28

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