What We Believe
We are a church striving to become a 21st Century Apostolic Church. We are founded upon the belief that the Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God. We believe in the great commission and are endeavoring to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with love, mercy, and compassion.
We believe there is only ONE GOD: He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), as the Son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (Indwelling Spirit). (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-14; Isaiah 9:6; John 14:9).
We believe in WATER BAPTISM: by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sin. Through baptism, we identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6; Colossians 2:11-14; Acts 2:38).
We believe in the Infilling of THE HOLY GHOST: with the initial sign of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6)
We believe in the manifestation of the GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: He ministers to His people through tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy; words of knowledge and wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healing, helps and government. (Mark 16:15-18; Acts 5:16; 2 Corinthians 12:1-11)
We believe in HOLINESS/SEPARATION: After we are saved from sin, we are commanded, “Go, and sin no more.” (John 8:10,11) We are instructed to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world (Titus 2:11,12) and warned that without holiness no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). We must present ourselves holy unto God (Romans 12:1-2), cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (II Corinthians 7:1) and separate ourselves from all worldliness (James 4:4).
No one can live a holy life by his or her own power, but only through the power of the Holy Spirit. We do not live holy to earn salvation but rather live a holy life as a reflection of the new nature that was put within us when we were saved. (John 8:11; Acts 1:8; Romans 12:1; II Corinthians 6:16-18; II Corinthians 7:1; Titus 2:12; Hebrews 12:14; James 4:4)
We believe in THE SECOND COMING of Christ and THE RAPTURE of THE CHURCH: Jesus Christ is coming back to earth in bodily form just as He went away. Jesus Christ’s return to earth in person is a doctrine clearly set forth in apostolic times. Whereas, the Word of God teaches the imminent second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to the earth, it also teaches that there will first be a catching away, or rapture, of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe the rapture to be at hand and likely to occur at any moment. The rapture of the church will occur 1st, following a 7 year tribulation as told in Revelation and then the 2nd Coming of our Lord and King Jesus Christ to rule and reign.
We believe at the rapture of the church the dead in Christ shall rise from their graves, and we that are alive and remain shall be caught up, or translated, to meet the Lord in the air. (Matthew 24; Luke 17:20-37; Acts 1:10-11; 3:19-21; I Corinthians 1:7-8; 11:26; 15:51-52; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13)