The “old Truth”
We believe that, as God’s people, we need to get back to the old Truth which is God’s biblical word. We need to step away from the tainted teachings that are filled with traditions and push so many people away from the church and God’s loving Grace.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, without error in their original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in the faith of the believer and to all of life. It cannot be added to, subtracted from or superseded in any regard.
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man in 100% unity. Jesus Christ, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died our death on the Cross, rose in the body from the dead and ascended to heaven. We believe He is the only one that can bridge the gap between God and man.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal.
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ – His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, and is not a result of our good works or of any human effort.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord, and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses us from our old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. All believers are biblically encouraged to earnestly desire the manifestation of these gifts in their lives. Spiritual gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters.
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.