We believe the Bible is the written and Holy Spirit inspired Word of God.  We believe that the truth found in the scriptures is absolute and infallible.  The scriptures are the final authority for the life of the believers and the church.  We believe all scriptures are given by inspiration of God and are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

 

2 Timothy 3: 15 - 17

We believe the word of God, the power of Jesus Christ for salvation because of the crucifixion/resurrection and the filling/controlling power of the Holy Spirit for service and holy living because of Pentecost.

 

Acts 20, 27; Acts 1:8

We believe in the values of all spiritual gifts for the edification of believers and the body of Christ.  We believe these spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ and are given without regard to ethnicity, social class or gender.

 

I Corinthians 12 – 13: Romans 12: 3-7: Ephesians 4:11-12, I Corinthians 13:

We believe in the divine presence of the Holy Spirit and his presence to believers for empowerment services.

 

I Corinthians 12

We believe in the autonomy of the local church as an independent entity with regard to matters of government, political operation and discipline.

 

I Corinthians 5:5: I Thessaloninans 5:21: 2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15: Acts 6:3-5, 11:22, 14:23: Titus 1:5

We believe in praise and worship of Almighty God as an acknowledgement and response to his person and work.

 

Psalm 46-50: John 4:23

We believe Jesus Christ as baptizer with the Holy Spirit where by he, by means of the Holy Spirit brings men and women at salvation into relationship with Himself and His body the church.

 

Matthew 3:11; John 1:33; I Corinthians 12:13

We believe in the dwelling of the Holy Spirit for all Christians; it is in fact this dwelling of the Holy Spirit that verifies and validates the believer as a part of the Body of Christ, for he only indwells in believers.

 

Romans 8:14-27

We believe that the Holy Spirit fills or empowers believers for service in the kingdom of God.  Being filled with the Holy Spirit is the result of continuing submission to divine power and control.  We believe all believers are baptized with the Holy Spirit and all believers should be filled with the Holy Spirit.

 

I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:18

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love.

We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other’s reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’s joys, and with tender sympathy bear one another’s burdens and sorrow; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Saviour in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay;  and through life amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

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