What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is verbally inspired by God, without error in the original writings, and is the supreme and final authority for Christian faith and life (Rom. 15:4; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21)

The Godhead

We believe there is one God, Creator of all things and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, commonly referred to as “the Trinity.” (Gen. 1:26 ; Acts 5:3-4 ; Rom. 11:33-36; 1 Tim. 2:5 ; Heb. 1:8-10)

Humanity

We believe that God created the first man and woman in His own spiritual image and likeness. They disobeyed God, and as a consequence became subject to both physical death and spiritual death. As their descendants, we are sinners both by nature and by choice, and are totally unable of ourselves to do anything pleasing to God. (Gen.1:26-27; Rom.3:9-23; 5:12; 8:5-8; Eph. 2:1-3; Tit.3:5)

Salvation

We believe that God justifies ungodly sinners solely by His grace upon the grounds of the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection. This complete salvation is given as the free gift of God through faith, apart from our works, to those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Spirit and become children of God. (Rom. 3:24-28; 10:9-13; 1 Cor.15:1-4; 2 Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:8-9)

Eternal Security

We believe that all believers are eternally saved through Christ and are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of redemption. (Rom. 8:1; 8:28-39; Eph. 1:13-14, 4:30; Col. 3:1-4; 2 Thess. 2:13-14)

Dispensations

The Holy Scriptures are only properly understood through the framework of Dispensational Theology. The Bible is clear that God deals in different ways, at different times with different people. These changes in the outworking of God’s plan are referred to as “dispensations.” We recognize 7 distinct dispensations in Scripture. Each is marked by revelation from God specific only to that dispensation. The current dispensation, the Body of Christ, “the mystery” revealed to the Apostle Paul, is distinct from God’s plan for the nation of Israel. We find in Paul’s writings alone the revelation, position and destiny of the Church. (Rom. 16:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; Gal. 1:11-12; Eph. 3:1-12; Col. 1:24-29; 2 Tim. 2:15)

Baptism

We believe that anyone who accepts reconciliation to God is baptized by the Holy Spirit into the BODY OF CHRIST, and is thus identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection – water baptism has no place in God’s spiritual program of this dispensation. (I Cor. 1:17, 12:13; Romans 6:3-4; Eph. 4:5; Col. 2:12)

Mission

We believe that our responsibility to the world is to both proclaim the message of reconciliation and endeavor to make all man see what is the Dispensation of the Mystery. (I Cor. 15:1-4; II Cor. 5:14-21; Eph. 3:8-9)