Our Creed, Discipline, and Doctrine
Our Creed, Discipline, Rules of Order and Doctrine is the WORD of God as taught and revealed by the Holy Ghost. (John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13)
Classes are available on Sunday mornings through our New Converts/New Members class, taught by Pastor Michael C. Newman
(God's Standard of Salvation) We earnestly contend for God's standard of Salvation. In the Word of God, we can find nothing short of a Holy, Spirit-filled life with signs following as on the day of Pentecost (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:4; 8:14-17; 9:17, 18; 10:44-48; 19:1-6; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 5:48; 1 Peter 1:15-16).
(New Birth) We believe that everyone must be born again to enter into the Kingdom of God (St. John 3:3,5). We further believe that to experience the new birth one must be baptized in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ by immersion and be baptized with the Holy Spirit (Ghost) with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit of the Lord giveth utterance. (Acts 2:4,38)
(Repentance and Remission of Sins) The only grounds upon which God will accept a sinner is repentance from the heart for the sins that he has committed. A broken and a contrite heart, He will not despise (Psalms 51:17). John preached that repentance and remission of sins be preached in His name (Jesus), beginning at Jerusalem (Luke 24.47). And Peter fulfilled this command on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).
(The GodHead) We fully believe in the mystery of the Godhead. We believe that Jesus was both human and divine, and further that the Godhead be understood to mean all of the fullness of God (Colossians 1:19 and 2:9). We believe that Jesus was Mary's son and Mary's God, Creator and creature, God manifest in the flesh; that the flesh of Jesus was the same as ours with the exception that it had no sin; that Jesus was the Eternal Father made visible, apart from whom there is no God. We believe that at the final consummation of all things there will be only one God, and that will be our Lord Jesus Christ.
(Translation of Saints) We believe that the time draws near for the coming of the Lord to make a change in the present order of things, and at that time all the righteous dead shall rise from the graves, and "we that are alive" and living righteous before God shall be translated or "caught up to meet the Lord in the air." (Matthew 24:36, Luke 17:20, 37; I Corinthians 15:51, 54; Philippians 3:20-21; I Thessalonians 4:13,17).
(The Millennium) Moreover we believe that the distress upon the world is the "beginning of sorrows" and will become more intense until there "shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since there was a nation even to that time," (Matthew 24:3-8; Daniel 12:1), and that period of tribulation will be followed by the dawn of a better day on earth, and that for one thousand years there shall be "peace on earth, good will toward men" (Revelation 20:1-5; Isaiah 65:17-25; Matthew 5:5; Daniel 7:27; Micah 4:1-2; Hab. 2:14).
(Wholly Sanctified Life) We believe that in order to escape the judgment of God and to have the hope of enjoying the glory of life eternal, one must be thoroughly saved from his sins, wholly sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4). And that a wholly sanctified life is the only true standard of Christian life (Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:15-17).
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