The Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God. These Testaments reveal the will of God for all Christian faith and life. (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
In one God, Creator of all things, who is perfect and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Phil 2:6)
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Rom. 5:12-15; Rom. 3:10; Rom. 3:23; 1 John 3:8). Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God. (Eph. 2:8-10)
Eternal Life and the New Birth
Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced produces eternal life. (2 Cor 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4)
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30)
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 the laying on of hands as well as other scriptural practices. Healing is provided by the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14, 25; 1 Peter 2:24; Matt. 8:17; Isaiah 53:4,5).
Resurrection of the Just and Return of the Lord
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heave, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “… the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess 4:16,17). Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Rev. 20:6)
Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God (Heb. 9:27, Rev. 19:20).
Work of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit works in this present time in evangelism and world missions as well as in the manifestation of the Spirit in the local church as seen in 1 Cor. 12.