Beliefs

Please note that while the following Statement of Faith deals with our key beliefs, it does in no way capture the limitless wealth of knowledge and revelation contained in the Scriptures, which are the source of all that we believe.

* The Holy Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:2). Our first obedience is to the Scriptures, and not man’s wisdom or traditions.

* There is one God in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17, Gen 1:1, 26). Key attributes of God are his love as well as his holiness.

* Man is created in the image of God, but through Adams’ transgression, sin came into the world (Romans 5:12, Romans 2:23).

* Salvation is made possible through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross and that we are saved by repentance and faith in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9). Eternal life is obtained by faith and grace alone. On the other hand, faith without works is dead; righteous works will naturally spring from a life of abiding in Christ. Worship will also naturally flow from the redeemed, in praise of Him who alone is worthy.

* The Church consists of people from every nation who, through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, have been born again by the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, which is His Body on earth today. This church is not determined by denomination, or any effort of man, but by the sovereign work and possession of God as testified through the presence of His Spirit.

* The sanctifying work of Holy Spirit in the believers helps them to become overcomers and more like Christ. We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit can operate through believers today. Through signs and wonders, the Spirit is bringing glory to Jesus and is positively impacting the nations (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Mark 16:17-18).

* The five-fold ministry was given by Jesus to the church to equip the saints for the work of the ministry and for building up the body of Messiah (Eph. 4:11-12).

* Satan has been defeated through the finished work of Messiah, yet believers are involved daily in a spiritual war. So we must daily put on the full armor of God (Eph. 6:10-17).

* God is faithful to His promises to His people Israel and desires to draw both Jew and Gentile together as One into covenant relationship with Himself. We believe that the Church has not replaced Israel but that God will fulfill His purposes for Israel in relationship to the Body of Messiah in these last days.

* All men will be bodily resurrected: the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-13). Unbelievers shall appear at the Great White Throne of Judgment and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment (Matt. 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; II Thess. 1: 7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15).

* Christ will visibly return, rapture His Bride, and establish His earthly, 1000-year Messianic Kingdom (Ps 89:3-4; Dan. 2:31-45; Zech. 14:4-11; I Thes. 1:10, 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 3-10, 19:11-16, 20:1-6).