The following is a
brief explanation of our beliefs.
Bible in its original language is the Holy, inspired,
infallible Word of God.
is One, but Triune, eternally existing in three Divine Persons: God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ),
and God the Holy Spirit. God is the one and only Sovereign Ruler over all the universe. (Our doctrine
concerning the Godhead is Trinitarian, as opposed to the modalistic or unitarian view held by
"Jesus Only" Pentecostals. Although we seek and promote unity with ALL believers, we believe it does
matter who we believe God is — i.e., three "manifestations" or "persons" — and our desire is to be those "true worshipers" Jesus spoke of who worship God in Spirit and Truth.)
Christ is the only begotten Son of God the Father. He is God the Son. He is the Word of God who was made
flesh. He voluntarily laid aside His Holy and Sovereign estate to become a human-being by means of a
miraculous immaculate conception through a virgin woman named Mary. He is Lord. He is the only Savior and
Redeemer of mankind, which redemption He effected through His bodily death, burial, and resurrection.
& Redemption of Man:
the sin of Adam and Eve, mankind, the human race, fell into
utter spiritual death and corruption. All of mankind,
every human, has sinned and fallen short of the glory of
God. Jesus Christ was manifested for the purpose of
redeeming mankind and restoring mankind's fellowship with
God. This redemption, however, is individually appropriated
by each person through personal faith and acceptance of
Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
is a specific act, yet an on-going, life-long process.
It is a mandatory requisite of the Gospel, for forgiveness
of sins, and for eternal salvation.
Birth, Regeneration, Justification:
these are bestowed by God as a free gift on the basis of
undeserved, unearned favor (grace), through faith, unto everyone
who will receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. All
who do, receive forgiveness of sins, are restored to
fellowship with God, are spiritually Born Again
(regenerated) by the regenerative work of the indwelling
Holy Spirit, and are saved from eternal damnation.
is a life-long, progressive work effected by the Holy Spirit
in the life of the believer, making him or her holy and
consecrated unto God. It is a mandatory prerequisite
in order to see the Lord in eternal fellowship.
in water is a commandment of the Lord for every believer as
a testimony and symbol of his or her identification with
Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection.
in the Holy Spirit:
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a free gift and promise of God
available to all believers subsequent and adjunctive to the
New Birth. The initial, but by no means only,
evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a supernatural
ability and unction to speak in language(s) not understood
by the believer. The spirit of the believer is
regenerated at the New Birth, and the entire person of the
believer, spirit, soul, and body, is immersed, or
baptized, in the Spirit in this transaction.
of the Spirit:
nine Gifts of the Spirit listed in First Corinthians 12:8-10
are all supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit for
the common good of the intended recipients. They are
distributed by the will of the Holy Spirit through believers
who have been empowered by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit,
who may manifest them through yieldedness and obedience.
Ministry Offices, Elders, & Deacons:
Himself has bestowed upon certain men of His
choosing the spiritual gifting of Apostles, Prophets,
Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers, whose function is to
spiritually equip, edify, develop, mature, and activate
believers unto effective service, to the end that through
the effectual contribution of every believer, the corporate
Body of Christ will be fully edified and developed.
These five offices constitute the eldership of the Church,
which is to say, Fivefold Ministers are all Elders.
The role and responsibility of governing the Church on Earth
has been delegated by Christ, the Head of the Church, to the
men He has anointed and appointed unto these Fivefold
Ministry offices, i.e., Elders. Apostles and Prophets
are the foundational ministries of the Church and are to be
operable within the Church throughout the Church Age.
Scripturally, the office of Deacon is one of servitude
unto appointed eldership for practical implementation of
ministry operations and functions, not an office of
governance. In a nutshell, Elders govern;
Healing & Health:
healing and health are provided in the atonement of Christ
for every believer. Divine healing of human
infirmities is effected through the power of God, sometimes
by means of the prayer of faith, and sometimes (albeit, not
necessarily) by means of the laying on of hands by
periodic partaking of the Lord's Supper is a
non-ritualistic, joyous and thankful commemoration of the
Lord's death by which abundant spiritual benefits were
supplied unto us, as well as a celebration of our eternal
communion with Him and our fellow-believers.
of the Just, Rapture of the Church, Return
return of Christ is imminent. When the Church-Bride
has become fully matured and prepared for eternal marriage
unto Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ shall literally return in
the clouds in the atmosphere above the Earth, at which time,
"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 (these events being
The Resurrection of the Just and The Rapture [gathering
together] of the Church)." At the conclusion of
the seven-year Great Tribulation, Christ shall Bodily return
to the Earth, accompanied by the Saints (true believers), to
establish the literal reign and government of His Kingdom
upon the Earth.
& Eternal Retribution:
who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is
without any further hope of salvation, is eternally
separated from God, and will be forever banished to a
literal Lake of Fire, i.e., Hell, for everlasting