…that Jesus is Lord. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten of God, the Eternal Word manifest, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died a real death (that redeemed us from sin), arose bodily from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the Father. We believe that Jesus is there now where He continues in intercession for the Church. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 24:39; John 1:1,14; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:3; 7:25-26).
… in the divine inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments. We believe the Scriptures are literally “God-breathed” and are the authoritative rule for life, faith, and conduct. (Psalm 138:2; John 10:35; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:18-21).
… in the Trinity of Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Divine Mystery; the Self-existent One manifesting Himself in three Persons. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; 48:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 1:35; Colossians 2:9).
… that because of Adam’s fall, every individual has a need to be saved from their sin. We believe that each of us must personally respond to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith in His death and resurrection. Recognizing that His death was a substitute for us, we confess (in both word and lifestyle) the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Furthermore, we continue growing with Jesus in an ever increasing personal relationship (being enabled by the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence). (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6-19; Matthew 10:1a; Luke 24:47; John 3:3;16-17; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:5-7).
… in the Scripture’s command that every believer be baptized in water by immersion, after repentance of sin and confession of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Following our Lord in water baptism, personally and publicly, identifies the believer with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (which enables the disciple to walk in the fullness of Jesus’ resurrection life and victory). (Matthew 10:32-33; 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:37-39; Romans 6:3-5; Galatians 3:27).
… in the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who bears witness to Jesus Christ and of the believer’s new birth. We believe that it is the Holy Spirit Who empowers the believer to live the Christian life. We believe that all Christians receive the Holy Spirit at the time of salvation; however, we also believe in Christ’s command “to be endued with power from on high” and that every believer should live a life marked by the power of the Holy Spirit. Often called the "Baptism in the Holy Spirit", it is an evidence that points to the resurrection life of Jesus now resident within the Christian. This evidence is manifested in the believer's life as various fruits and spiritual gifts (including "tongues" and prophecy). We further believe that the indwelling Spirit’s presence in our lives will sanctify the believer and make us more like Jesus every day. (Acts 1:4-8; 2:4; 38-39; 8:12-17; 19:1-6; Mark 16:15-20; John 2:21-22; Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:17-21; Titus 2:11-13).
... That every believer has received from the Lord gifts and qualifications that enable that person to serve within God’s Kingdom. We further believe that God gifts the Church with certain men and women, “for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry for the edifying of the Body of Christ.” (Matthew 28:18:20; Romans 12:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31; Ephesians 4:11-16).
… that Christ’s redeeming work at the Cross of Calvary was for the total healing of man: spirit, soul, and body. We believe that it was upon this same cross that Jesus became a curse for us that we might receive His blessing. (Exodus 15:26; 23:25; Isaiah 53:3-5; Psalm 103:1- 4; Acts 10:38; Mark 16:17-18; John 10:10; Romans 8:11; Galatians 3:13-14, 29; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 John 3:8).
… in the bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth and in His millennial reign. We believe in the judgment of the righteous leading them into eternal life and reward, and in the judgment of the wicked leading them into eternal damnation and punishment. (Acts 1:11; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:4, 11-15).