What We Believe...

DECLARATION OF FAITH
We Believe:
 
1.  In the verbal inspiration of the Bible
 
2.  In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father,
     conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary.
 
3.  That Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. That He
     ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the
     Intercessor.
 
4.  That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that
     repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for necessary
     for forgiveness of sins.
 
5.  That justification, regeneration and the new birth are wrought by faith in
     the blood of Jesus Christ.
 
6.  In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in blood of
    Christ; through the Word and by the Holy Ghost.
 
7.  Holiness to be God's standard living for His people.
 
8.  In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
 
9.  In speaking with other tonques as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is
     the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost,
 
10. In water basptism by immersion, and all who repent should be 
      baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy
     Ghost.
 
11. Divine healing is provided for all in the Atonement.
 
12. In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.
 
13. In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to  resurrect the
      righteous dead adn to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 
      Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
 
14. In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous and eternal
      punishment for the wicked.
 
 
DOCTRINAL COMMITMENTS
 
1.  Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19.
 
2.  Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7.
 
3.  Regeneration. Titus 3:5.
 
4.  New Birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9.
 
5.  Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians
     1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12.
 
6.  Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14.
 
7.  Water Baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts
     8:36, 38.
 
8.  Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the en-duement
     of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8.
 
9.  The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial
     evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4;
     10:44-46; 19:1-7.
 
10.  The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,
       20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17; 1 Corinthians
       18; Ephe-sians 2:19-22; 3:9,
       21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7;
       Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17.
 
11.  Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7,10, 28, 31; 14:1.
 
12.  Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19;
       Hebrews 2:4.
 
13.  Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9;
       Philippians 1:11.
 
14.  Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah
       53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
 
15.  The Lord's Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
 
16.  Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9,10.
 
17.  Tithing and giving. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke
       11:42; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; Hebrews 7:1-21.