Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

 

Holy Trinity

We believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the Creator & Finisher of all things.

Genesis 1, Colossians 1:16, John 19:28-30

Holy Scriptures

We believe the holy scriptures in its entirety are the inspired Word of God and good for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21

Jesus Christ the Messiah

We believe that Jesus Christ is the expected Messiah spoken about in the Old Testament. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God born of the Virgin Mary who sacrificed himself by crucifixion for us on the cross and was risen from the dead. He ascended into heaven, took seat at the right hand of the Father and will return someday for the church – that is the Body of Christ.

Isaiah 7, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 50, Isaiah 53, Isaiah 11, Matthew 1:23, Matthew 27:32-56, 1 Peter 2:22

Salvation & Atonement for Sin

We believe that Jesus Christ was the expected Messiah who died and rose again for our salvation and atonement for sin. We believe that our heavenly Father is reconciling us back to himself. We believe that a personal relationship with the Father is crucial to our salvation. We are ambassadors for Christ.

John 3:3, Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10, Luke 19:10, Acts 28:28, Ephesians 2:8, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20

Confession & Sanctification

We believe that all believers should make regular confession for the cleansing and healing of our hearts. We believe that we can be made pure and righteous through sanctification in Jesus Christ and in Spirit. Holding it all in & concealing sin causes shame or guilt that interferes with a healthy relationship with God. Once confessed usually provides an immediate inner healing & freedom. Our senior pastors take voluntary confession confidentially.

1 John 1:9, 2 Timothy 2:21, John 17:19, Acts 26:18, Romans 3:23, Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 10:14, Hebrews 13:12

Baptism

We believe in baptism by water, spirit and fire. The baptism of water is one of confession and repentance symbolizing death and resurrection – a new man. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is one of authority giving the disciples and apostles the power of God on earth – the same authority that Christ carried in the Spirit. The baptism of fire is one of the Holy Spirit that purifies and cleanses the body of Christ by the purging of evil.

Matthew 3:11-12, Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:8, Mark 16:16, Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 2:38

Worship in Spirit & Truth

We believe that Men & Women of God must worship in spirit and truth. There is an evil out there that seeks worship of its own. Its more important now than ever before that believers seek the truth in scripture. We must test the spirit whether they are from God. The only way to test the spirits is to know the Word of God. All works of God will line up with the Word of God. When you know the Word of God you will be able to discern the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

True worship is Not just an event or the playing of music. True worship is God-centered, Christ-focused, Spirit-empowered and based on the Word of God. To worship in spirit & truth is a daily action that includes hearing the word, meditating on the word, obeying the word, praying, listening, singing and serving. True worship is not self-seeking but God-seeking. We believe that when we come together in prayer or in study that we are active in the unity of worship.

John 4:23-24, John 20:28, 1 John 4, 2 Thessalonians 2, 1 Timothy 4

Discipleship

We believe that life long learning (discipleship) is crucial to the life of any believer. Many people have found themselves in a miserable state and have not seen the abundant life that Christ had for them because of a lack of knowledge. Discipleship is a life long process, we are always growing and changing as the Lord teaches us. Through the discipleship process we can grow our relationship with the Lord by getting to know his character. We can also strengthen our relationships with others. We are also called to disciple others.

Hosea 4:6, Matthew 28:18-20, John 8:31-32, John 13:34-35, John 15:8, Acts 2:42

Healing

We believe in the power of divine healing emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. We believe the miracles that occurred during the life and ministry of Jesus Christ are still available to us today. We believe that healing comes by being ministered to, discipleship, prayer, the laying on of hands by the elders and through the anointing of oil.

Genesis 20:17, 2 Kings 20:5, Job 33:25-26, Matthew 8:2-3, Matthew 9:20-22, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 10:1, Matthew 10:7-8, Mark 2:9-12, Mark 3:14-15, Mark 6:13, Luke 17:12-16, John 9:6-7, John 12:3, James 5:14, Psalm 23:5

The Body of Christ

We believe that we are all brothers and sisters in the body of Christ and experience the same or similar suffering as other believers. We are in this battle together and no one should look down on a believer for needing or seeking deliverance and freedom in Christ. As the Body of Christ, we should be a support system for each other. Each believer is unique and has different gifts making the Church whole. The Church as a whole is more productive when it has all its working parts since we are all members of the same body.

Matthew 20:28, Mark 10:45, John 13:1-17, Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35, 1 Corinthians 9:19, 1 Peter 4:10, 1 Peter 5:8-9, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

Ministers

We believe that we are all called by Christ to be ministers of the gospel.  Men and women alike are called to follow Christ both in discipleship and making disciples through teaching. Regardless of gender, all teaching should be respectful and edifying for the Kingdom of God. All teachers must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine according to the holy scriptures.

Matthew 7:12, Mark 10:7-8, Luke 2:41-52, John 13:34-35, Psalm 68:11, Romans 2:11, Romans 12:10, Romans 16:7, Galatians 3:26-28, Timothy 2, Philippians 2:1-7, Titus 2, 1 Peter 2:17, 1 Corinthians 11:3