Tenets of Faith

The Church is committed to being Bible-Based, Christ-Centered, Holy Spirit-Led, and Mission-Bound. We stand firmly under the Four Pillars of: Doctrine, Stewardship, Fellowship and Evangelism. The Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all sufficient rule of faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general unity, adopts the following Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine:

Section 1. The Scriptures Inspired. The Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired. It is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal, plenary inspiration; and it is a divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life. The official version of the Bible used for the edification of this church is the King James Version (KJV). (II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12)

Section 2. The One True Godhead. God exists eternally in three persons that are co-equal and co-eternal: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. These three are one God and each member of the Trinity is God. The Father is God. (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; I Peter 1:2) The Son is God. (John 1:1,14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; I John 5:20) The Holy Spirit is God. (Acts 5:3-4; I Corinthians 3:16)

Section 3. Man, His Fall and Redemption. God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and creation was by divine command. Man was created upright, but his disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. All prosperity inherits this fallen nature, which is cherished by indulgence, to that all who come to years of moral accountability, sin and come short of the glory of God. (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 3:23, 5:12- 21)

Section 4. The Salvation of Man. God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to  save sinners. A true believer is eternally secure and cannot lose his salvation, but sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his heavenly Father. (John 10:28)

Section 5. Redemption through the Blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross, Jesus Christ became sin, providing salvation and for all mankind being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. For by grace, we are saved through faith. (Psalm 103:3; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 10:8-10)

Section 6. The Evidence of Salvation. The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Romans 8:16; I John 3:23; II Peter 3:14)

Section 7. Faith and Works. Salvation through Jesus Christ, with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature and its hope of eternal life is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership or man’s effort. (James 2:14-26)

Section 8. The Birth, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus. Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, bodily and visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom. (John 1:1-14; I Corinthians 15:1-4)

Section 9. The Atonement for Sin. The Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin through his sacrificial death and shed blood. He has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us. Men are saved and justified on the simple and single ground of His shed blood. (I John 2:2 and 4:10; Galatians 3:13)

Section 10. Heirs to the Throne. All who receive Christ become joint heirs with Him and at death, their spirits and souls depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness. (Romans 8:17)

Section 11. The Rapture. The bodies of true believers will be raised to the likeness of the body of His glory and dwell forever in His divine presence. Jesus is coming again to gather all His Saints to Heaven. Those who have not accepted Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. (I Corinthians 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; and II Thessalonians 2:1)

Section 12. The Local Church. The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Every true Christian is to be a dynamic part of a local church since this is God’s primary context for spiritual development and community impact. (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Section 13. Disciples of Christ. The goal of every Christian is to become a disciple of Christ by growing toward spiritual maturity through the knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God and submission to the Holy Spirit, who indwells, baptizes and seals all believers at the moment of salvation. (Ephesians 4:30)

Section 14. Baptism. Any person who has accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior will be welcomed into the fold as a candidate for baptism. Candidates will be baptized by full emersion in water, declaring that they have died with Jesus and have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. Although baptism itself does not save the sinner, it identifies us with the Savior, thus every Christian should take advantage of that opportunity as soon as possible. After a series of lessons on what baptism really means, is and what it represents, that individual will then be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)

Section 15. Holy Communion. The Lord Jesus, the same night in which He was betrayed, instituted the Sacrament called the Lord’s Supper to be observed in His Church in perpetual remembrance of Him and in order to show his death till He comes. (I Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20) This Sacrament is the communion of the blood and body of Christ and should be given unto, and received by all the true followers of our Lord. But everyone should carefully examine himself that he may not eat and drink unworthily, not discerning the Lord’s body. (I Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:27-29)

Section 16. Baby Dedications. Children are a gift and an assignment from the Lord. We believe in dedicating their lives back to the Lord who gave them. Eventually, with training from parents and the church community, children will one day accept Christ for themselves and be baptized on their own profession of faith. (Psalm 127:3; I Samuel 1:21-28)

Section 17. Children. Jesus said, Suffer the little children and forbid them not to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Until a child accepts Jesus Christ for themselves, they WILL BE allowed to participate in all church ministry activities for youth, with the exception of Holy Communion. (Matthew 19:14)

Section 18. Holy Matrimony. Marriage is a covenant relationship between God, one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as delineated in Scripture. This is the only type of covenant that the church acknowledges and honors, and the only type of matrimony ceremony that the Pastor of this church will perform. The church takes seriously the responsibility to shepherd couples who are moving towards marriage and requires premarital counseling and reserves the right to deny a matrimony ceremony. (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:31-33)

Section 19. Gender. God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. (Genesis 1:26-27)

Section 20. Sin. Sin is any transgression against God and His Holy Word. The Scriptures teach a life of holiness and provides that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Knowing this, the church must endeavor to live a life free of sin. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the Word of God and not be dominated by sin. (Hebrews 12:14; I Peter 1:14-16; I Thessalonians 5:23-24; I John 2:6; Romans 3:23, 8:3 James 2:10; I John 1:9; I Corinthians 6:9-10; I John 5:16-17; Matthew 22:36-40; John 2:10)

Section 21. Tithe. The Scriptures teach the giving of ten (10) percent of one’s income to be an integral part of the Christian’s walk with the Lord. Abraham paid tithe before the Law was given and in the New Testament, Christ affirmed the paying of tithes. Tithing demonstrates God’s ownership in our lives, our stewardship of God’s provisions and our commitment of worship to God and service to the body of Christ. (Genesis 14:20; Genesis 28:22; Leviticus 27:30; II Chronicles 31:5; Malachi 3:8-10; Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42; Hebrews 7:6-9)

Section 22. Civil Government. The Bible teaches that government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society. Magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the Will of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Timothy 2:1-3)

Section 23. Compassion for the Sinner. Every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed towards any individual, regardless of sin or affliction, are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31)

Section 24. Biblical Authority. As the under shepherd, the Pastor is the authority for the interpretation of Scripture  and upholds biblical authority. According to the Scriptures, both ministers and deacons are qualified to serve as official spokespersons to/for the Church in the absence of the Pastor. Their positions allow them to teach, direct, and correct the congregation in matters of the Spirit. This authority is not to be used for the purpose of self-promotion nor to lord over the congregation. It is designed to ensure that the Will of God is accomplished and that the flock never goes without direction and oversight. (II Timothy 4:1-5; I Timothy 3:7-8; Acts 6:1-7; Ephesians 4:11-12; John 21:15,17; Titus 2:15)

Section 25. Employment. In order to preserve the function and integrity of the Church as the local Body of Christ and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide and agree to the Tenets of Faith and Doctrine of this church. Furthermore, we reserve the right and responsibility to apply biblical discipline in situations where refusal to adhere to this expression of belief is deemed to be detrimental to the function and integrity of the Church. (I Thessalonians 5:14; Matthew 18:15-19; Galatians 6:1-3)



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