Our belief is based on foundational biblical truths we call the 22 anchors of faith.
We believe the Bible is God-inspired (2 Timothy 3:16,17). Both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 1:21
We believe God is Triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:14
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection.
We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, signing the pardon of all who believe on Him. We affirm also the inward evidence of salvation which is the Holy Spirit’s witness to us. Lastly, we believe the outward evidence to others is a life of holiness.
We believe that upon sincere repentance, and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God. That is, we can stand before God without guilt, as if we had never sinned.
I John 1:9
Sanctification is an act of separating oneself from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. This realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection. Sanctification is 2-fold: Positional, meaning Christ imputes holiness upon us; Progressive, meaning we are continually transformed by the renewing of our minds.
We believe that it is the will of God that we be sanctified daily, growing constantly in the faith.
We believe that baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward work. We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper by the symbolic use of the bread and juice of the vine.
I Corinthians 11:24, 25
We believe that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is to endue the believer with power; and that His incoming is after the same manner as in Bible days. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by an initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
1 Cor 12:4-10
We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in the Spirit daily.
We believe that the Holy Spirit uses the believer in specific gifts according to His will; and spiritual fruit as well as the gifts, are evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
I Corinthians 12:1-11
We believe that divine healing is the power of Christ to heal the physically sick in answer to the prayer of faith; Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Furthermore, deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church.
I Thessalonians 4:16, 17
1 Corinthians 15:51,52
We believe it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with the visible Body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:27
We believe that all shall stand some day before the judgement seat of God, and there receive eternal life or death.
2 Corinthians 5:10
The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ and His saints to reign on Earth for one thousand years.
We believe that Heaven is the glorious eternal home of born-again believers.
We believe that hell is the place of eternal torment for all who reject Christ as the Savior.
We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female through genetic encoding and physiological manifestation in the womb before birth. These two distinct yet complimentary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Therefore, rejecting one’s biological sex is a direct rejection of the image of God within that person.
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