Statement of Faith
We have accepted and adopted the following Statement of Faith and Constitution. We shall seek, by the grace of God, to be governed by the Constitution as set forth, and will also seek to teach, propagate and live the doctrines contained in the Statement of Faith.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God. Since we believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, the Bible is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
2 Peter 1:20-21
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the entirety of the scriptures and that they cannot be added to or subtracted from. That together they make a complete picture of God’s perfect plan and will for our life from creation to the fall of man, the ramifications of sin in this world, Jesus’ life, substitutionary death, resurrection and guidance on inner healing and deliverance through the sanctification process until Christ’s return for His bride in the end times before His eternal reign.
God the Father
We believe the Godhead as the Trinity defined by God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the first person of the Triune Godhead and is referenced as the one “who cannot be seen.
“Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He [who was with the Father and] who is from God; He [alone] has seen the Father”
As children of God the Father, we live a life of obedience yielded to our Father to carry out His will. (John 6:38). We are able to desire and do His will by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
Jesus the Son
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19; Ephesians 1:20); and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-13).
We believe that Jesus’ death on the cross gives us not only eternal salvation with Him but also gives us access to physical healing, deliverance from unclean spirits and the inner healing of wounds as we progress through our sanctification process until we are gloriously reunited with our Bridegroom. Jesus’ death on the cross took on all of our sin as well as our sickness, disease, suffering, pain, torment and oppression if we will walk in obedience and are willing to give Him these things we hold so tightly to.
The Holy Spirit is the promised seal and guarantee for all believers in Christ. By indwelling in every believer, The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, guides, instructs, and empowers believers in Godly living and service through the ongoing process of sanctification. Through The Holy Spirit, believers are set free and healed from the bondage of sin, as they are transformed into the image of Christ.
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Son in convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and the judgment of evil. Spiritual Gifts are manifestations of The Holy Spirit for the common good of the world. These gifts are given by God, according to His will, through His Spirit, and are available to all believers today. These gifts include: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous works, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15-18; John 3:3-8; 14:15-17, 14:25-26, 15:26, 16:5-15; Acts 1:8; 2:17; Romans 8:9, 16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe that all men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and that men are justified on the single ground of personal faith in Jesus Christ based on his all sufficient sacrificial death for our sins. It is only by God’s grace through faith alone we are saved.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” John 3:16-19
(Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)
We believe that as a result of our sinful nature and the sinful nature of others we give legal right to the enemy to torment us and allow negative spirits to enter our lives either through our own sin or sin committed against us. With the help of The Holy Spirit and the blood covering of Jesus’ death on the cross we stand in the authority given to us by Father God to command these evil spirits to leave our lives and they must submit to the authority in us and leave taking with them all evidence of the schemes of the enemy.
Sanctification is the process of transforming believers into the image of Christ. Subsequent to salvation, it is brought through faith in Jesus Christ, the Word of God, and the power of The Holy Spirit. A life of holiness is God’s command for followers of Jesus, as evidence of salvation, through the power of The Holy Spirit. [Romans 12:1-2, 6:1-13, 8:1-2, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Peter 1:5, 15-16]
Sanctity of Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them.”
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.”
However we also believe that because of the cross there is grace and forgiveness for a multitude of sins including abortion. While we never condone the choice of abortion there is no condemnation in the body of a Christ and we love and welcome anyone who would like to come and heal from these deep wounds and the scars they leave on our heart, body and mind.
The Covenant of Marriage
We believe that God has uniquely created us male and female, and we affirm that God’s plan and benevolent intentions for human sexuality are found within the context of marriage between one man and one woman. We affirm the goodness of sexuality in the context of marriage, the importance of purity, fidelity, and the sacredness of marriage.
“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19:4-6