TENETS OF FAITH
The Bible is the Inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God.
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
There is one true God comprised of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal. Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead.
(Matt 28:19; 1 John 5:7) (Is.9:6; John 1:1-14.)
Man was created in God’s image. By voluntary transgression, he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
Salvation of Man
On the cross Jesus Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (Ps.103:3). This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, Jesus is Lord.
(Rom.3:24, 10:8; Eph. 2:8).
The inward evidence to the believer is the direct witness of the spirit (Rom.8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love.
(1John3:23; John 13:35)
Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however, our works are the evidence of our faith and will determine our reward in eternity.
(Acts 16:3; Rom. 10:9-10,14:10-12, 1 Cor. 5:10; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-7, James 2:18).
Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts10:47-48;Rom.6:4).
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a remembrance of Jesus (1 Cor. 11:24-30).
All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ. With this comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their use in the work of the ministry. This experience distinct from the subsequent experience of the new birth
(Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9, 1 Cor. 12:1-31).
The evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of the spiritual power in public testimony and service.