We Believe in . . .
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (I Thessalonians 2:13; I Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16)
Our God is one, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Philippians 2:6) God the Father is greater than all; the sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter. (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14) The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:14; John 1:18; John 1:1) The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal.
MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man is a created being, and made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world, therefore, as sin came into the world through one man, and death as the result of sin, so death spread to all men, no one being able to stop it or to escape its power] because all men sinned. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; Romans 3:10; I John 3:8) Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8)
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (John 3:3-5; II Corinthians 7:10; I John 5:12)
Baptism in water is by immersion. It is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: “On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.
The Bible teaches us that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We Believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Hebrews 12:14; I Thessalonians 5:23; II Peter 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; I Corinthians 1:30)
Healing is for the physical ills of the body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Ministry today.
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:1) His coming is imminent. When He comes “…the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air… “.(Acts 1:11)
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God.
God created the family before establishing the ministry. We believe in strengthening the family structure.
Finally, we are a ministry of diverse cultures, believing in teaching the Word and exalting God through Praise and Worship.