The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, as the infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine.
(1 Thess 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
God is One manifested in three Persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Matt 3:16-17; Phil 2:6)
FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man was created in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. All have sinned, and none were righteous. But Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to undo the work of the devil. He gave His life to redeem and restore man back to God.
(Rom 3:23; Rom 3:9-10; Rom 5:12; Gal 3:13-14; 1 John 3:8)
SALVATION THROUGH JESUS
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God the Father raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. It is by grace through faith that you are saved. You can’t work to earn it. Salvation is a gift.
(Rom 10:8-10; I Cor 15:1-4; Eph 2:8)
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to believers. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance.
(Matt 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 19:1-7)
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
There are nine manifestations of the Holy Spirit recorded in the Bible given to the church, both to build up the Body of Christ during a public assembly and as a sign to those who do not yet believe. These are as the Spirit wills and we are instructed to desire them.
(I Cor 12:7-11; I Cor 14:1)
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today.
(Isaiah 53:4-5; Matt 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24)
LAYING ON OF HANDS
Power, anointing, or any other necessary quality can be transmitted by one person touching another. Laying on of hands for healing, to receive the Holy Ghost, and for ministerial ordination are all Biblical examples.
(Mark 5:22-23, 28-31, 41; Acts 8:16-18; Acts 19:11-12; Acts 28:8; I Tim 4:14)
Baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Baptism is not a requirement for salvation.
(Matt 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12)
Communion proclaims Jesus’ death until He comes. The bread symbolizes the Lord’s broken body. The cup represents the new covenant in His blood which provides us forgiveness and relationship with God. Communion is not a requirement for salvation.
(I Cor 11:23-31; Heb 9:1)