…that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, consisting of the Old and New
Testaments, which is the authoritative guidance for this congregation (II Timothy 3:16).
· …in one God, who is eternally
manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1,
John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth (John
· …that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself (II Corinthians
5:19). Jesus Christ died on the cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day for our sins (John 3:16,
· …that the Holy Spirit is the Comforter that came to dwell with us, and in us (John
· …that genuine repentance
is a prerequisite for a conversion experience. Those that come to Jesus Christ with a repentant heart will not
be turned away (John 6:37).
water baptism by immersion (Acts 2:38, Acts 19:5, Romans 6:4). Water baptism is an outward sign of the inward work
of repentance (I Peter 3:21).
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers independent of religious affiliation. The Holy Spirit
empowers the believer (Acts 1:8), and is a separate and distinct experience outside of water baptism (Acts 8:16, Acts 10:44-48).
· …that the initial sign
of Holy Spirit Baptism is Speaking in Tongues (Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-48). We recognize that there
are other signs of the Holy Spirit's presence in our lives (Galations 5:22-23).
· …in the Laying on of Hands
for ordination of Pastors, Elders, Divine Healing and for receiving gifts of the Holy Spirit (Titus 1:5, Mark
16:18, I Timothy 4:14).
the last days, which include the Second Coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the final judgment of all, and their
eternal reward (I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Hebrews 6:2).