There is one God who has manifested himself as Father in creation, the Son in Redemption, and the Holy Ghost in Regeneration. We affirm the Trinitarian view that Jesus was the living son of God the father and both fully human and fully divine. We believe that there are three representation of the Godhead, the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost.
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. It was written by men of old as the Holy Ghost moved on them. No contention is made for a perfect translation, and care should be given to understanding God’s Word as it was intended to be understood, by the original recipients, maintaining historical and cultural context.2 Tim. 3:16; Matt. 24:35
Redemption is a gift of God purchased by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is available to all and obtained through faith, grace, and obedience to the Word of God. The Apostolic message calls for; Belief in Christ, Repentance, Water Baptism by full immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. Acts 2:4,38-39; Acts 8:16; Acts 10:46-48; Acts 19 5-6; Acts 22:16; 1 Cor. 14:5,18; Rom. 8:9, 11, 15-16; Gal. 3:13, Gal. 5:4,18; 1 Jn. 5:8; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Heb. 9:22; Rom. 6:4-6; Titus 3:5
Holiness is an ongoing process of separation from sin and growing closer to God and God’s will. We encourage every believer to live a life of modesty, moderation, honesty and morality. We are to flee sin in pursuit of God’s righteousness in our lives. Heb. 12:1; Rom.8:5-14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thess. 5:22; 2 Cor. 6:17; 1 Jn. 2:15; Gal. 2:20
Those who have responded to the Word of God, not only as believers, but as doers, make up the church of Jesus Christ. The church is also known as the Bride of Christ and bears His Name in covenant relationship. Jesus, not any other individual or entity should determine who is His bride.1 Tim. 3:15; Ephes. 5:27; 1 Peter 2:9; Jn. 3:3-5; Rev. 21:2; Acts 15:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thess. 5:22; 2 Cor. 6:17; 1 Jn. 2:15; Rom. 8:7; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:16; Acts 10:48; Acts 19:5; Acts 22:16
Gender & Orientation
We believe gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation are irrelevant to our relationship with God. In God’s eyes, both in Christ’s body and in Heaven, there is neither male nor female. We believe that God is no respecter of persons in the forming of marriages. We believe God’s ideal for sexual expression is that it be between only two people, both of lawful age, both fully consenting, unrelated, and united by love in partnership. Gal. 3:28; Mark 12:25
Scripture teaches that Jesus will return for His church. We also believe that there will be a seven-year tribulation during which time the anti-Christ will be revealed. Following the Great tribulation, the Battle of Armageddon will be fought which will culminate in Christ’s victory over Satan. Thus begins Christ’s one-thousand year Earthly reign of peace. This millennial reign will end with the judgment of the human race and the assignment of all people to their eternal reward or punishment. Rom. 2:4-8; Rom. 14:12; 1 Cor. 3:13-15; Matt. 24; 1 Cor. 15:5152; 1Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 7:14; Rev. 16:16; 1 Jn. 2:18; 2 Thess. 2:3-4; Rev. 19:1-22