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The following is a brief explanation of our beliefs.

Scriptures: The Bible in its original language is the Holy, inspired, infallible Word of God.
Godhead: 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.)
Jesus Christ: Jesus 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.
Fall & Redemption of Man: Through 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.
Repentance: Repentance 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.
Salvation, Eternal Life,
New Birth, Regeneration, Justification:
All 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.
Sanctification: Sanctification 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.
Water Baptism: Baptism 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.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The 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.
Gifts of the Spirit: The 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.
Fivefold Ministry Offices, Elders, & Deacons: Christ 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; Deacons serve.
Divine Healing & Health: Divine 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 believers.
The Lord's Supper: The 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.
Resurrection of the Just, Rapture of the Church, Return of Christ: The 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.
Hell & Eternal Retribution: Everyone 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 punishment.
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