Who Jesus Is
Jesus is God, the King of all creation. He literally became a man for the purpose of dying on a cross as a sacrifice and rose from the grave to defeat the god of this world so the human race could have the choice to choose Him. All things were created through Him, by Him, and for Him.
Jesus is not just a good prophet. Jesus Himself said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Me.” We know that Jesus was either insane or He truly is the only way to the God of the universe.
Jesus is life, joy, peace, grace, and salvation. Without Him we are nothing, but with Him we are heirs to throne of heaven. All will one day bow their knees to Jesus, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He is the reason we have church. He is the reason we have joy and peace. He is real, He is alive, and He will change your life if you allow Him!
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. (2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Thess 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)
Our God is One, but manifested in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal (Phil 2:6).
Man, His Fall And Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. All have sinned, and come short of the Glory of God. As it is written, There is none righteous no, not one. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Rom 5:14, Rom 3:10, Rom 3:23, 1 John 3:8)
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8)
Eternal Life And The New Birth
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (2 Corinthians 7:10, 1 John 5:12, John 3:3-5)
Baptism in water by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Col 2:12, Acts 8:36-39)
Baptism In The Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 2:4)
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration, and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Heb 12:14, 1 Thess 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 2 Cor 3:18, Phil 3:12-14, 1 Cor 1:30)
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ. (James 5:14-15, Mark 16:18, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1 Peter 2:24).
Resurrection Of The Just And The Return Of Our Lord
Jesus is coming back again. When He comes the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thess 4:16-17)
After the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Revelation 5:10, 20:6)
Hell And Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal.