What I Believe

I believe: Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and He is the Son of God. (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31, John 3:16)

I believe: Jesus Christ was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He remains at the right hand of God Almighty. (John 19:30, I Corinthians 15:3-4, John 20:11-16, Mark 14:62, Ephesians 1:20)

I believe: There is only one salvation for sinful man through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Through the decision the decision to accept or reject Him, and individual determines eternity in a literal Heaven or Hell. (Acts 4:12, Titus 2:11, Romans 10:13, II Peter 3:9)

I believe: In water baptism through emersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Mark 16:16, Acts 8:35-38)

I believe: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the God head. He is the force/power that created the universe and all life. (Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4)

I believe: The Holy Spirit indwells the believer at salvation and empowers him to live a holy/sanctified life. (John 14:15-18,26, Titus 3:5, I Corinthians 2:11, I Corinthians 6:11, Galatians 5:22-23)

I believe: In the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. (Matthew 3:11, Luke 11:13, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:1-6)

I believe: God uses believers to confirm His Word through signs and wonders, i.e., healing and demonic deliverance. (Mark 16:17-18, 20, Acts19:12)

I believe: The Bible is the infallible Word of God. It is created through His inspiration.  The Word provides all of the instructions necessary for holy living as it is read and preached. (II Timothy 3:16, Matthew 4:4, Hebrews 4:12, Romans 10:14, I Corinthians 1:22)

I believe: It is through worship the believer has a deeper personal experience with God. This is accomplished through prayer and meditation, various genres of gospel music, and through an impartation of the inherent Word of God in the form of scripture or a sermon.
(Luke 18:1, I John 5:14-15, Psalm 150, II Chronicles 20:21-22, Joshua 1:8, I Corinthians 1:19-21)

I believe: All mankind is subject to death of the body because of original sin. The soul and the spirit do not die, but after death enter into a conscious state of happiness or misery according to the character here possessed by rejection or acceptance of the Savior. (Ecclesiastes 12:7, Psalm 116:15, Romans 5:12  II Corinthians 5:8)

I believe: I the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

I believe: Tithes and offerings should be freely given to the local church (Genesis 14:18-20, Genesis 28:22, Malachi 3:8-11, Hebrews 7:1-17)

I believe: In the prosperity of God and that it is not a wicked thing. It provides an opportunity to give more to those in need.(Luke 12:32, III John 2, Psalm 35:27, Joshua 1:8, Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 66:12, Luke 6:38)