Statement of Faith:
What we believe :We believe in the inerrancy (free from error) of Scripture, that the Bible - Old and New Testaments - is the inspired, infallible, Word of God.
We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God the Father is the personal, transcendent and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out His Spirit upon the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.
We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness are freely offered to all by he grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her are forgiven and that person becomes a child of God, destined to spend eternity with the Lord.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that they are proven valid for today if they are exercised within Scriptural guidelines. We as believers are to covet the best gifts, seeking to exercise them in love so that the whole body of Christ might be edified. We believe that love is more important than spiritual gift, no matter how impressive it might seem, and without love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life in Heaven, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal life in Hell.
We await the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on earth will be personal, pre-millennial, and visible.
What We Do Not Believe
We reject the idea that true Christians can be demon possessed.
We reject the extreme positions of both Calvinism and Arminianism.
We reject the idea of "positive confession" (a belief that God can be commanded to heal or work miracles according to man's will or desire).
We reject the idea of human prophecy, which supersedes or bypasses Scripture.
We reject the incorporation of humanistic and secular psychology or philosophy into Biblical teaching.
We reject the overemphasis of spiritual gifts or experiential signs and wonders to the exclusion of Bible teaching.