We Believe

We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
We believe the one true God has revealed Himself as being the eternally self-existent Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as a Trinity, that is, one Being existing in three Persons---Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, as revealed in the scriptures by His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead and His position at the right hand of God.
We believe that man was created good and upright.  However, man willfully sinned and thereby was subjected not only to physical death but also to spiritual death, which is separation from God.
We believe man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that baptism by immersion in water is commanded of all who repent and believe on Christ as Savior.  It represents having died with Christ and being raised with Him to walk in newness of life.
We believe the Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ's suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming. It is commanded of all believers "until He comes."
We believe all Christian are entitled to and should seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues according to Acts 2:4. This experience gives a Christian power to witness by his/her life and words.
We believe sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God.
We believe the Church is the body of Christ with a divinely called ministry.  Its purpose is to evangelize the world, worship God and encourage believers to grow in the likeness of Christ.
We believe deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement and is the privileged of all believers.
We believe the blessed hope of the Church is Christ's return from heaven to catch up Christian who have died, together with those who are alive, to be with Him forever.

From the Foundations for Faith:
An Introduction to Bible Doctrine (Gospel Publishing House)
1999-2006 General Council of the Assemblies of God