We Believe …
In the inspiration and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures, both the Old and New Covenant. We recognize its divine inspiration, and accept its teachings as our final authority in all matters of faith and practice
That God is one, defined in scripture as “echad” - a composite unity. He exist eternally as a trinity of persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Together, these three distinct persons make the one (echad) God.
That Jesus is the Son of God, and in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily. He was born of the virgin Mary, suffered and died under Pilate and raised from the dead on the third day.
The purpose of the first coming of the Messiah was to atone for the sins of mankind. The purpose of the second coming is to receive the believers unto Himself.
Through disobedience, man fell from his first state and became separated from God. Therefore, according to the Scriptures, all men are born with a sinful nature.
That Jesus’ death on the cross atones for the sins of mankind, as the final Passover lamb. The Passover celebration of the old covenant was a foreshadowing of the coming of the messiah, the Son of the Living God.
That salvation is through Jesus Christ alone. No other faith or tradition can save us. We are saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the fullness of the spiritual gifts for use in the ministry. These gifts did not pass away with the first apostles. Our unchanging God continues to offer these gifts to believers.
Gifts of the Spirit
Nine Spiritual Gifts of First Corinthians 12:1-14
Word of Wisdom
Word of Knowledge
Discernment of Spirits
Speaking in Tongues
Interpretation of Tongues
Working of Miracles
Gifts of the Spirit Romans 12:6-8
Five-Fold Ministry Ephesians 4:11
In a believers baptism, as an outward sign of an inner change. While baptism does not save it was commanded by our savior, Jesus Christ. As a believer we should desire to fully comply with His command. A proper baptism is done in “The name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
In the Holy Communion as an ordinance of the Church. The communion is a serious matter and should be preceded by prayer and reflection. It should never be entered into lightly or with the burden of unrepentant sin. We believe that when we partake in communion, Jesus is literally present. Communion is open only to those who have received salvation through Jesus Christ.
In God's end-time plan for the nation of Israel and for the world. A central part of prophecy is the physical and spiritual restoration of Israel, as taught in the Scriptures. The greatest miracle of our day has been the re-establishment or rebirth of the State of Israel according to prophecy.
We recognize that Jewish people (physical descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, whether through the mother's or the father's blood-line or by prior conversion) who place their faith in Israel's Messiah, Jesus, continue to be Jewish according to the Scriptures. Gentiles who place their faith in Jesus, are "grafted into" the Jewish olive tree of faith becoming spiritual sons and daughters of Abraham. The middle wall of partition has been broken and both Jew and gentile alike can enter into the throne room of God.
In the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost: the saved to eternal life with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the lost to eternal damnation and separation from God.
We acknowledge that the New Covenant body of believers is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have received Jesus the Messiah as the Promised Redeemer, Savior and Holy One of Israel. The "middle wall of partition" has been broken down and now we worship the God of Israel together, in perfect unity.
Revised on 03/17/2011