The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “this same Jesus shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” Following the Great Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years.
Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit being co-equal.
God the Father – is greater than all, the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter.
The Son – is the Word made flesh, the One Begotten,
and has existed with the Father from the beginning.
The Holy Spirit – proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal.
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and is by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of every member of the Church today.
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return.
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world.“All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” “As it is written, There is none righteous, no not one.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.
Baptism in water by immersion is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life.
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements (bread and a cup of the fruit of the vine) is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His Second Coming. It is enjoined on all believers until He comes again.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.