Statement of Beliefs

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1. The Bible, in its entirety, is the inspired Word of God and the only infallible rule of faith. II Timothy 3:16

2. There is one God, Maker of all things, being in Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 John 15:26 II Corinthians 13:14

3. Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. Matthew 1:18-25 Luke 1:27-38

4. There is personal salvation of believers through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:26:28 Revelation 1:5

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5. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, accompanied by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit of God gives utterance (as in Acts 2:4) is distinct from the new birth experience. Matthew 3:11 Acts 1:4, 5 Acts 1:8

6. The gifts of the Spirit, listed in I Corinthians 12, are now available to all believers. I Corinthians 12:4-10

7. There is divine healing, through faith, included in the Atonement. Isaiah 53:5 I Peter 2:24

8. The casting out of demons is an essential part of Christ’s commission to the church. Luke 10:19 Mark 16:17

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9. Intensive world evangelization and missionary work, with signs following, is the Lord’s Great Commission to the church. Mark 16:15 Mark 16:20

10. There will be a resurrection of the dead, eternal happiness for the saved, eternal punishment for the lost. John 3:16-18 John 11:25, 26

11. The Christian’s hope is the imminent, personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 4:16, 17 Titus 2:13

12. That the institution of marriage has been ordained by God as the union of one man and one woman wherein a man and a woman are united as husband and wife, respectively, and the two will become one flesh. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Ephesians 5:21-33

13. Water Baptism by immersion. Matthew 28:19