The Bible is the Divinely breathed Word of God. It is the supreme authority and master guide for all matters dealing with faith and daily living.
The One True and Living God is infinite, co-existing in three infinite persons – the Father, the Son who is the Word made flesh) and the Holy Spirit. God is totally and eternally loving, holy, righteous, all powerful, all wise, present everywhere; the creator, ruler and redeemer of all mankind and the entire universe. God the Father, is the head among equals of the Trinity.
Jesus Christ is genuinely God and truly man. He came to reveal and bring us to the Father. As Holy Scripture states, He (Jesus Christ) was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He was and is the true and only Messiah (the Christ); begotten and sent of God the Father. He lived a perfectly sinless life and died on the cross as the only acceptable substitute and sacrifice for the sins of every person. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father reigning and interceding as our risen Lord, coming King, loving High Priest and Advocate. He is the fullness of the Godhead bodily, the head of the Church, the first born of many brethren and superior in rank and strength to all principalities and powers.
The Person and Ministry of the Holy Spirit is just as scripture reveals and states: He is THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY SENT TO GLORIFY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. Among other manifestations, He convicts, draws, enlightens, indwells, guides, teaches and empowers the born-again believer to intimately communicate with and know the Lord and to consistently glorify Jesus Christ. Every born-again believer has the opportunity to enhance their Christian walk by being filled with the Holy Spirit, which can be evidenced by speaking in tongues, along with continuous surrender and loving obedience to our Lord.
Man was created and made by God, from God Himself and the ‘dust of the earth’ (Genesis 1:26-28) primarily for His glory (Eph. 1) to know and fellowship with God intimately through Jesus Christ, His Son. Further, we believe that God, in creating man in His image and likeness sets forth the distinctive qualitative difference between man and God, man and animal and man and plant life. (Genesis 1:26)
Sin and evil separated God and mankind when the first human beings willfully disobeyed God (Genesis 3). The result was the disconnection of mankind from the relationship previously known and experienced with God. This action also produced multi-generational consequences since mankind opened the door for disease, division, destruction and death to become part of the human experience on planet Earth.
Salvation is God’s granting of deliverance and preservation from the penalty, the power and ultimately the very presence of sin. Only through repentance, claiming and relying completely and solely upon the Lord Jesus Christ and His work accomplished through the shedding of His blood at Calvary and His resurrection, can one legitimately be declared, placed and kept in proper relationship with God.
The security of the born again believer is based solely upon the finished work at Calvary. We believe in the Justification of the believer, due to God's granting mankind His righteousness (right standing) through His forgiveness of sin. We believe in Sanctification, the process of renewing our thoughts and responses to life as we grow in grace and our knowledge of Jesus Christ. We believe in Glorification, which is a daily revealing of what Christ has done in a justified and sanctified heart and soul.
The Believer’s life of Purity is God’s commanded behavior resulting from the new indwelling nature birthed and enabled by the Holy Spirit. The life of Holiness is not optional. The life of Purity is expected and essential.
The True Church as defined by God’s Word, is the massive group of individuals world-wide, who have been “called-out” of satanic dominion and birthed by the Holy Spirit into the Kingdom of His (God’s) Dear Son! (Colossians 1 and I Timothy 3:15). The local Church should be a microcosm and local expression of what God is saying and doing universally through His people (Ephesians 4).
We acknowledge our rights under Christ, the Head of the Church, along with the provisions of the United States constitution, to govern our own ministry and personal affairs, and to submit to those persons and laws where they are consistent and harmonious with Biblical guidelines. We will never attempt to force or coerce anyone into our Beliefs, Practices, Convictions and Values; and we reserve the right to not be forced into accepting or participating in any Beliefs, Practices, Convictions or Values that contradict with the Holy Scriptures (the Bible).
Holy Communion - We take the Lord's Supper in a reverent and humble attitude as He commanded. This simple act, which involves individual self examination, keeps us in remembrance of the what our Lord and Savior has done for us. (1 Cor. 11:23-29).
Financial Giving to Support the Work of the Ministry - We believe in the 'firstfruits' expression of giving as encouraged in Proverbs 3: 9: Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase.
Financial giving is not a scheme by man. It is part of how we worship. Giving cheerfully and sacrificially of our finances is an opportunity to be good stewards of what God has given us. One of the primary ways we express our gratitude to God and dependence upon God is by financial giving. When we give in this way, we honor the Lord and we acknowledge the priority of His agenda above our own.
We call Believers to give, not by merely meeting an obligatory percentage, but to give according to the example of how the ministry of Jesus was supported and the 1st-century church was instructed; giving according to one's income and according to what God has put in one's heart. (See Teaching Videos: Removing the Fear of Compulsion, Corruption and Curses)
We are not denouncing the tithe. We are confronting the motivation in our hearts when it comes to giving money. Returning tithes and giving offerings are not done to get God to bless us, but they are done to acknowledge the reality that God has already blessed us.
The Kingdom of God is the righteous rule and reign of God established and operative in the hearts and affairs of men. It is both “now and not yet” fully come. The Holy Spirit uses the church to announce, instruct about and birth more persons into the Kingdom of God. The message and culture of the Kingdom of God constitute the frame of reference to be discovered and lived in once one has been born again.
Faith - is a lifestyle for Believers. It will always involve receiving insight FROM God, agreement WITH God and ultimately, obedience TO God. (Hebrews 11)
The goal of the true disciple of Jesus Christ is to live his/her life to the glory of God and the good pleasure of His will.
(Ephesians 1, 1 Timothy 1). Believers are also called to live in such as way, so as to be prepared for THIS LIFE AND THE AFTER-LIFE; live in a such a way as to obtain imperishable crowns (distinctions) which are to be rewarded to those who faithfully serve Christ in this life. (1 Corinthians 9: 4-27, 2 Timothy 2:5, James 1:12)