THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Scriptures, 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)
THE ONE TRUE GOD
The one true God has revealed
Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the
Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer
of mankind. He has further revealed Himself
as embodying the principles of relationship
and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11,
Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)
THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
The Scriptures declare: His virgin birth, His sinless
life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the
cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead,
His exaltation to the right hand of God.
(Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, Luke 1:35,
Hebrews 7:26, 1 Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22,
Acts 10:38, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21,
Matthew 28:6, Luke 24:39, 1 Corinthians 15:4,
Acts 1:9, Acts 1:11, Acts 2:33,
Philippians 2:9-11, Hebrews 1:3)
THE FALL OF MAN
Man was created good and upright; for
God said, "Let us make man in our own image,
after our likeness." However, man by voluntary
transgression fell and thereby incurred not only
physical death but also spiritual death,
which is separation from God.
(Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17,
Genesis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19)
THE SALVATION OF MAN
Man's only hope of redemption is through the
shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
(Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15,
Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7,
Romans 8:16, Ephesians 4:24, Titus 2:12 )
THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism
by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures.
All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior
and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to
the world that they have died with Christ and that
they also have been raised with Him to walk in
newness of life. Holy Communion: The Lord's
Supper, consisting of the elements, the
bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol
expressing our sharing the divine nature of
our Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of his suffering
and death, a prophecy of His second coming,
and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"
(Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48,
Romans 6:4, 2 Peter 1:4, 1 Corinthians 11:26)
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
All believers are entitled to and should
ardently expect and earnestly seek the
promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy
Spirit and fire, 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 enduement of power for life
and service, the bestowment of the gifts and
their uses in the work of the ministry.
(Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4, Acts 1:8,
1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46,
Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9, John 7:37-39,
Acts 4:8, Acts 2:43, Hebrews 12:28,
Acts 2:42, Mark 16:20)
THE INITIAL PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is
witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking
with other tongues as the Spirit of God
gives them utterance.
(Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 12:4-10,
1 Corinthians 12:28)
Sanctification is an act of separation fro
that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
1 Thessalonians 5:23,
Hebrews 13:12, Hebrews 12:14,
1 Peter 1:15-16, Romans 6:1-11, Romans 6:13,
Romans 8:1-2, Romans 8:13, Galatians 2:20,
Philippians 2:12-13, 1 Peter 1:5)
THE CHURCH AND IT'S MISSION
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 Church of
the Firstborn, which are written in heaven.
(Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22,
Hebrews 12:23, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20,
Mark 16:15-16, 1 Corinthians 12:13,
Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28,
1 Corinthians 14:12, Psalms 112:9, Galatians
2:10, Galatians 6:10, James 1:27)
A divinely called and scripturally ordained
ministry has been provided by our Lord for
the fourfold purpose of leading the Church
in: evangelization of the world, worship of
God, building a body of saints being perfected
in the image of His Son and meeting human
need with ministries of love and compassion.
(Mark 16:15-20, John 4:23-24,
Ephesians 4:11-16, Psalms 112:9,
Galatians 2:10, Galatians 6:10,
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the
atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
(Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16)
THE BLESSED HOPE
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.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23,
Titus 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST
The second coming of Christ includes the
rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope,
followed by the visible return of Christ with His
saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
(Zechariah 14:5, Matthew 24:27,
Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:7,
Revelation 19:11-14, Revelation 20:1-6,
Ezekiel 37:21-22, Zephaniah 3:19-20,
Romans 11:26-27, Isaiah 11:6-9,
Psalms 72:3-8, Micah 4:3-4)
THE FINAL JUDGMENT
There will be a final judgment in which
the wicked dead will be raised and judged
according to their works. Whosoever is not
found written in the Book of Life, together
with the devil and his angels, the beast and
the false prophet, will be consigned to the
everlasting punishment in the lake which
burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death.
(Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48,
Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:11-15,
THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH
"We, according to His promise, look for new
heavens and a new earth wherein
(2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21, Revelation 22)