Now being under grace and truth as stated in John 1:17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. We band ourselves together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of Salvation to a lost mankind.
The Church accepts the scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
Section 1. The Scriptures Inspired.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)
Section 2. The One True Godhead.
The triune Godhead is composed of three (3) separate and distinct personalities: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, who are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and function as one entity. Jesus Christ, who is God manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead, co-equal and co-eternal with The Father and The Holy Spirit.
Section 3. Man, His Fall and Redemption.
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
Section 4. The Salvation of Man.
- Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and divine healing for all mankind (Psalm 103:3), being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. “For by grace we are saved through faith.” “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that is the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with the heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)
- The evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. “And this is His commandment that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.” (1 John 3:23)
- Faith and Works. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works will determine the rewards in eternity. (Romans 10:9-10 and 2 Corinthians 5:10)
Section 5. Water Baptism.
The ordinance of water baptism by burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him into newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4) For Baptism of the Holy Spirit see Section 7. The Promise of the Father.
Section 6. Holy Communion — The Lord’s Supper.
“And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. DO this in remembrance of me;’ In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. DO this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” (I Corinthians 11:24, 25 & 28)
Section 7. The Promise of the Father.
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, which is the baptism of the Holy Ghost, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth. (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9) The full consummation of the Baptism of believers 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 the public testimony and service. (Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2; 1:8)
Section 8. The Church.
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
Section 9. Total Prosperity.
- John 3:3 & 11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
- 2 Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
- Isaiah 53:4&5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
- 3 John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14
- Proverbs 3:4
Section 10. The Millennial Reign of Jesus.
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on the earth as the scriptures promised. (Romans 11:25, 27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-7) After this, there shall be a new heaven and a new earth. (Revelation 21)
Section 11. Blessed Hope.
Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1)