Statement of Faith


The Triune Godhead: The Bible presents three individuals to us, and all three are referred to as God (Matt. 28:19; Luke 1:35; 2 Co. 13:14; Rom. 15:30; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Pet. 1:2; 1 Pet. 3:18; 1 John 5:7; Jude 20, 21). These three are known as the Father, the Son (Jesus the Messiah), and the Holy Spirit.


Father God: We believe in the Father God. Our God desires that all people become children of God (1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pet. 3:9; Ezek. 18:23, 32). It is God’s desire to have a very large family in Heaven and on earth (Eph. 2:19; 3:14, 15). Knowing God as Father is the factor in Christianity that differs from religious proponents such a Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and other religionists. Because of His desire to have a large family, God gives the right to anyone to become His child who will believe on His Son, Jesus the Messiah (John 1:12; 3:16).


Jesus Christ: We affirm both the deity and humanity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We affirm that, like the Father, Jesus is God and has always existed and has no beginning or ending (John 1:1-3). For humanity’s sake, He humbled Himself, was born of a virgin, and became a man (John 1:14; Heb. 2:14-18).


The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is an equal member of the Triune Godhead who is distinct from the Father and Son (Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:21, 22). We believe that He is a person and not simply a force or influence because the Bible uses a number of personal pronouns to describe Him (John 14:16-26; 15:26; 16:7-11).


We believe in the Death, Burial, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus the Messiah: In order to effectively redeem mankind from all our sins, the perfect sacrifice was needed. Only a sinless man could die for men. God’s love for mankind compelled Him to give His Son, who is also God (John 3:16; 15:13; Rom. 5:8, 9; Eph. 2:4, 5; 5:2, 25; Titus 3:4; 1 John 4:9, 10). Christ is our substitute. He suffered what we deserved. He also resurrected for our justifications (Rom. 4:25; 1 Cor. 15:14, 17; 1 Pet. 1:3) by it men are saved (Rom. 10:9). His ascension was also important to our redemption because it was there that the blood was presented to the Father (Heb. 9:12, 24).


The Bible: We believe that the sixty-six books in the book known all over the world as the Bible is fully inspired by God and is completely and absolutely without error in its original documents (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:19-21). It is by this book and no other source that man, with the illumination and guidance of the Holy Spirit, is to understand the truth about God and how to live a life of faith that is pleasing to Him.


Victory over sin: We believe that God has provided every means available by which we can have complete and total victory over sin and bad habits in this life (John 15:3; 2 Cor. 7:1; Rom. 6).


Divine Healing: We firmly believe that Jesus provided a covenant of healing in His redemptive work through His death, burial, and resurrection. This healing covers both the healing of our bodies and our damaged emotions. We believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that God heals supernaturally in this day and age, that it is His will to heal all who seek Him for it, and that He makes His healing available to all (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17; 2 Pet. 2:24; James 5:14-16).


Gifts of the Spirit: We believe that all of the gifts of the Spirit and the miraculous signs promised to the first century believers are available to believers today (Rom. 12:5-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-14; Mark 16:15-20). There was never a time that God has ceased or has desired that there would be a ceasing of these gifts.


Speaking in Tongues: We believe that tongues are the initial physical evidence of having received the baptism with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6; also compare Acts 9:17, 18 with 1 Cor. 14:18). The Bible gives no other initial physical evidence other than tongues.


Satan, Fallen Angels, and Demons: We believe in the reality of Satan, fallen, angels, and demons. We believe that they are the primary force behind sin, sickness, natural disasters, accidents, trials and death (Job 2:7; Luke 13:16; John 8:44; 2 Cor. 4:4; Heb. 2:14.) However, we believe that they have suffered a legal and devastating defeat through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 26:18; Col. 1:12-14; 2:15; 1 John 3:8).


Angels: We believe in the reality of good unfallen angels who remain absolutely loyal to God. The angels are involved in bringing answers to our prayers (Dan. 10, 11). This may involve assisting God in healing (John 5:3, 4), providing food and water (Gen. 21:17-19; 1 Kings 19:5-8); provide protection from all types of danger (2 King 6:15-17; Psalm 91:11; Dan. 6:22), rescuing us from danger (Dan. 3:13-15; Acts 12:5-11) and provide encouragement and guidance (Acts 27:23, 24).


Eternal Destiny of those who accept Christ: Those who have accepted Christ, been born again, and who continue to believe and obey Him will go to be with Him upon death (Phil. 1:23, 24; 2 Cor. 5:6-8; John 12:26; 1 John 2:17).


Eternal Destiny of those who reject Christ: Upon death, the one who rejects Christ will go to a place called HELL (Matt. 5:29, 30; Mark 9:45-48). It is a place of literal TORMENT (Matt. 18:34-35; Luke 16:28). It is also a place with literal FIRE (Matt. 5:22; 13:30, 41, 42, 47-50; 18:9; Mark 9:48).

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