What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible word of God, written by Holy men of God as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the Apostles’ doctrine as according to Acts 2:42, “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” If anyone preaches any other gospel to you, let him be accursed (Galatians 1:6-9). And, “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed” (2 John 1:10).
We believe the one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the Virgin Mary. As written by Apostle Paul, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe in the Three Ordinances of the Church
- The Lord’s Supper / Holy Communion (Luke 22:19-20); “And He took bread and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you. This do in remembrance of me. Likewiise also the cup after supper, saying. This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” The use of unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine signifies the broken body of Jesus Christ and the shedding of His blood.
- Feet Washing (John 13:4-5) “He riseth from supper and laid aside His garments, and took a towel and girded himself. After that He poureth water into a basin and began to wash the disciples feet…” (John 13:14-15). If I the, your Lord and Master washed your feet; ye also outght to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example that ye should do as I have done to you.”
- Water Baptism by Immersion in the Name of Jesus (Acts 10:47-48, Acts 19:5); and as according to Acts 2:38, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:6).
We believe that Godly living should characterize the life and walk of all saints according to the pattern and example of Jesus Christ and the apostles (Titus 2:7; 1 Peter 2:21).
We believe that we are to “cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1); and abstain from all appearance of evil (Isaiah 1:16).
We believe in divine healing, through faith, and that healing is included in the Atonement (Isaiah 53:5).
We believe in the resurrection of the dead (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16); eternal and everlasting life of the believer (St. John 3:15-16, Titus 1:2); and eternal punishment of the lost (Luke 16:19-26, Revelation 17:8).
We believe in the imminent, personal return of the Lord, Jesus Christ (St. John 14:3,1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 22:12).