The Word. We accept the Holy Bible as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of both faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining unity, adopts the following Statement of Scriptural Truths as our guide. The Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of both faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. (II Tim 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)
The One True Godhead. The one true God has revealed Himself as the Eternally, Self-Existent, Self-Revealed “I Am”; and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association through the Trinity; that is as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29, Isaiah 43:10, Matthew 28:10).
Man, His Fall and Redemption. Man was created in the Image of God. But man, by transgression fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The Salvation of Man. The Grace of God, which bringeth salvation through the Blood of Jesus, hath appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and Faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is saved by the washing of Regeneration and the Renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by Grace through Faith, man becomes an Heir of God according to the hope of Eternal Life. (Titus 2:11, Romans 10:13-15, Luke 24:27, Titus 2:5-7). The inward evidence to the Believer of his Salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Ghost to his own heart and soul. (Romans 8:16) The outward evidence to all men is a life of “Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”
The Promise of The Father. All Believers are entitled to and should seek earnestly and accept ardently the Promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire, according to the command of our Lord. This was the normal experience of all the Early Christian Church. With this Baptism comes the endowment of power, the bestowing of the Gifts mentioned in I Corinthians 12:13-14. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the New Birth (Luke 24:49, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9). We believe Baptism with and in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22, 23. Vs. 22. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. “Vs. 23.” Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.” Also by the manifestations of the Spirit in I Corinthians 12. “The word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues“.
Sanctification. The scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, “Be ye Holy, for I am Holy.” Sanctification is a result of salvation, our spirit being transformed so that we may understand and receive the instructions given us in God’s Holy word. Entire sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s word. Sanctification is the will of God and is accomplished by the progressive, washing and obedience of His Word. “I die daily” is the constant death to self and selfish ambition and complete commitment to the will of God in our lives (Hebrews 12:14, I Peter 1:15-16, I Thessalonians 5:23-24, I John 2:6, Romans 8:3-4, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16).
The Church. The Church is the Body of Christ, the dwelling place of God through the Holy Ghost, entrance into which is the workmanship of God. Christ alone is the recognized Head of the Church, every born again believer is a member of the Church and should be loved and fellowshipped accordingly. While it is true that some have erred in matters of Doctrine, and laboring together with them may work a hardship. (Romans 12:18 “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”) We do recognize that fellowship is based on our “walking in the light as He is in the light.” (I John 1:7). We believe that the Holy Ghost will never lead the Body of Christ to walk contrary one to another and it is enjoined upon all to “strive to keep the unity of the Spirit until we all come to the unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:3, 13).
The Ministry. We believe that God has united us in one body, fitly joined together as lively stones, to reach the lost, to train and develop disciples, and to seek to place people within their callings. As to each of us has been given the ministry of reconciliation. We believe that he has given gifts unto men for the work of the ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16 , 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.)
Divine Healing. We believe that God has made abundant provision for the healing of our natural bodies and that in the Atonement of Christ and in His suffering wherein He bore our diseases, provision was made for our supernatural deliverance from the sickness of the body. We do not, however condemn those who use medicine and submit to the treatment of physicians. (I Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:, Romans 14:22).
The Blessed Hope. Our hope is in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross. We believe that after Jesus ascended on high to be with the Father, his purpose was to prepare a place for us that where He was that we would be also. We believe that someday soon Jesus Christ will return for His Church to catch us away where we would remain with Him, this event being called the ’Rapture’. The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is Imminent and is the Hope of the Church (I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Romans 8:23, I Corinthians 15:51-52, John 14).