WE BELIEVE the scripture of the Old and New Testament to be
the inspired Word of God, presenting to us the complete
revelation of His will for the redemption of mankind and
constituting the divine and only rule of Christian faith and
practice.(II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
WE BELIEVE that God is a Trinity in unity manifested in three
persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that man is created in the image of God but through
Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world.
(Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23)
WE BELIEVE that salvation is made possible through the
meritorious work of Jesus Christ on the cross; that we are
saved by faith thru grace. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)
WE BELIEVE that the true church is the body Jesus Christ,
Jesus Himself being the head. It is made up of all true believers
who witness a born again experience. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians
WE BELIEVE that God calls men and women to serve in the
fivefold ministry and specifically endues the one called with
the talents and abilities peculiar to that office. Under no
circumstances should anyone be set apart to ministry unless the
calling is distinct, evident and confirmed by the Presbytery.
WE BELIEVE that water baptism is by immersion and is a
direct commandment of the Lord for all believers. The ordinance
is symbolic of our identification with Christ in His death,
burial and resurrection. (Mt. 29:19, Rms. 6:4, Col. 2:12)
WE BELIEVE that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from
God and is available to all believers. The Baptism in the Holy
Spirit is a second work of grace received after salvation, the
initial sign of which is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit
gives utterance. (Jn. 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4)
WE BELIEVE that sanctification is a definite yet progressive
work of grace in the life of a believer beginning with the new
birth and consummating at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
(II Cor. 3:18, II Peter 3:18, I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14)
WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of human life, that God determines
the boundaries of life and holds in His hands the two fragile ends
of human experience. He is active in the conception of life and
the conclusion of life, in birth and in death. This truth imparts
extraordinary value to every life, independent of gender, race,
socioeconomic position, age, or health status. Those who hold to
biblical creation must attach great worth to human life and will
stand in its defense. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13,15; 1 Corinthians
WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of marriage as established by the Holy
Scriptures, that God created marriage, and that the only legitimate
marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24;
Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; Ephesians 5:22-33).
WE BELIEVE in the healing of the body by Divine Power, that divine
healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness
is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers
(Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:1 ).
WE BELIEVE in the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that
belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly, and alms that
are given to the poor. We believe prosperity is the will of God for every
believer and always to be associated with God’s purpose (Deuteronomy 8:18;
2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15).
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the saints (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
the eternal judgment of the wicked (Hebrews 6:1-2) and the bodily return
of Jesus Christ to the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).