Matthew 16:26, 1 John 2:1

Matthew 16:26, 1 John 2:1

statement of faith

The Bible is the inspired written word of God. It is absolute truth and the standard for faith in God.

The Trinity is one God in three persons, Father, Son Jesus the Christ and Holy Spirit.

Jesus the Christ is the Son of God and, as the second person of the Trinity, is God.
   
Man was created in God's image by God but was separated from God through the fall of original sin.
   
Salvation is received through the change of mind away from sin and forward towards God in faith of the Lord Jesus Christ.
   
It is biblical to practice baptism by immersion as a declaration to all as a believer to die to sin and to rise together with Christ, as a new creation. It is also biblical to remember the Lord's Supper through communion, a symbol expressing the believer's sharing in service to Christ, a memorial of Christ's persecution & death, and an acknowledgment of belief in the return of Christ.
   
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a next step experience available to all believers. It is believed to enhance, empower and expand the effective service and life of believers. It is received when asked for with or without the evidence of a prayer language.

The anointing of the Holy Spirit is real and active today. It is available to all believers. It is believed to empower the performance of work on behalf of another.
   
Sanctification is the process of being set apart by God and for God's purposes. It is initial in the acceptance of Christ's sacrifice for sin, progressive in the daily commitment and action to die to self and live out the teachings of Christ and concludes in the ultimate transition of the "mortal putting on immortality" after judgment. Progressive sanctification requires a daily and continual yielding to the Holy Spirit.
   
The Church's mission is to find and train all who will receive Christ to serve in His kingdom and accept being lost in sin without Him; the Church is the Body of Christ, consisting of all people who accept Christ, regardless of denominational background.
   
Servants serve the Church to equip it for works of service in planting, prophecy, shepherding, teaching and evangelism.
   
Divine healing of the sick is provided for in the blood of Christ.
   
The rapture of the Church is biblical and valid according to the scriptures.
   
The rapture of the Church will be followed by the visible return and millennial reign of Jesus the Christ..
   
There will be a final judgment and result of mercy in Christ to heaven's kingdom or judgment without Christ in hell's kingdom.
   
There will be future new heavens and a new earth where the righteousness will live and dwell forever more.