Faith & Beliefs

The Bible
The Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and contains every complete answer to man’s problems. The Bible reveals all from God; there are no other revelations to man. Any teaching or doctrine that is not substantiated by the Bible is false. The Word of God interprets itself; if it seems that the Bible is contradicting itself, then man’s interpretation is faulty.

God
There is one God, existing eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son(Word), and the Holy Spirit, Creator of all things. Anyone who claims that God manifests Himself in three modes or ways, is Oneness Pentacostal, United Pentacostal or Jesus-Only (different labels but the same thing) and does not believe in the triune God.

Humans are not gods; we are made in the image of God, which means we have a spirit. God is sovereign, omniscient, omnipresent; He is not beholden to man to do His work on earth or in heaven.

Sin and Christ’s Atonement
Everyone is separated from God because of sin, which is disobedience to God. One is reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, Who was the ultimate sacrifice on the cross. Because of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, we can spend eternity glorifying God. No one is reconciled to God through their own works; it is only by God’s grace that anyone is saved from God’s wrath. Without repentance, there is no remission of sin. See Decisionism

Water Baptism
Water baptism (total immersion in water) is the way for believers to identify with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is an outward sign of repentance and a new life in God, and is not a requirement of salvation. Water baptism is done in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit gives believers boldness to declare the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empowers believers to live every day in God’s will. Because of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life, the believer is able to discern spirits that are not of God. The fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of the power of the Holy Spirit in a believer’s life. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to each believer by God, as He wills, to edify and build up the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit is not evidenced by confusion and chaos.

Judgment of God
Anyone who is not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ only, will spend eternity in hell. Jesus will return and take all believers to heaven for eternity. No one knows when He will return; He will come as a “thief in the night”.

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