What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the highest authority for that which we regard as truth (John 17:17). It is the standard for everyone that will believe in its precepts and principles. Teaching mankind how to become a child of God and how to conduct ourselves as His people.

We believe in the four-part process of salvation:
1. Believing or Faith
2. Repentance
3. Water Baptism
4. Baptism of the Holy Ghost

Believing – A person must not only believe in Jesus, that he exists, but that he died for the sins of mankind and was buried and after three days He rose with all power. Also, know that your faith or belief in Jesus demands a response of obedience to his Word.

Whereby comes repentance….

Repentance – When a person truly repents of his/her sins, it means he/she not only acknowledges their sins but they are ready to change their lives and turn away from a sinful lifestyle. Jesus said in Luke 13:3, 5, “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”. Repentance is necessary! Jesus said, that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations…. (Luke 24:47)

Whereby comes water baptism….

Water Baptism – A person should be baptized (immersed) in water using the name of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the scripture (Acts 2:38). Peter emphatically states that after repenting, a person should be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. We are justified by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ and the blood is applied by faith when a person is baptized in Jesus’ name. The blood is in the name and the name is in the blood for without the name or the blood there is no remission of sins (Acts 2:38; Heb 9:22). Remember, Peter said, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Whereby comes the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit…

Baptism of the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit – Jesus told Nicodemus that “except a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). As part of the Great Commission, Jesus told the disciples “And behold I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry (wait) ye in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49). He told the disciples “But you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (Acts 1:8). These same disciples in there obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ went to Jerusalem and received the promise of power through the Holy Ghost in Jerusalem (Acts 2:1-4) and this miracle was evidenced by the speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Again, we see the evidence of receiving the Holy Ghost or Spirit when Cornelius’ household received the Holy Ghost in Acts 10:44-48 wherein they spoke in tongues. Also, certain disciples in Ephesus that came across the path of Apostle Paul received the Holy Ghost (speaking in tongues) and were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus (Acts 19:1-6).