What We Believe
We believe in the one-eternal God who is Creator and Lord of all. He is one God yet three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will and character. We believe God is the Alpha and the omega, the same yesterday, today and forevermore. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Jeremiah 10:10, Isaiah 55:9, 1 Cor 8:6, 2 Cor 3:17, 2 Cor 13:14, Malachi 3:6, John 1:1, Hebrews 13:8, Revelation 22:13)
We affirm the divine inspiration, truth and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe the Bible was written by humans under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that this fact does not take away from the validity, but rather adds to God's amazing sovereignty and splendor. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation.
(Psalm 12:6, Psalm 18:30, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:130, Jeremiah 23:28-29, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21, John 10:35, Isaiah 55:11, Matthew 5:17)
We believe that what the Bible calls sin is sin. Period. We believe God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore and that He has not changed his view on sin to keep up with the times of culture. We believe all humans are born sinners as a result of the Fall of Man. We believe we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We believe sin separates us from God. We believe the penalty of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus. We believe that there is complete forgiveness available in Christ Jesus beginning with belief in the heart, confirmed through confession, made evident in repentance and proved by the faith which leads to obedience.
(Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:2, Luke 24:46-47, John 11:25-27, Romans 6:23, Romans 14:23, James 4:17)
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Jesus is the only way to the Father and the only way into Heaven. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent and be born again. We do not believe any amount of good works can earn one's Salvation or entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. However, we do believe that a truly born again believer will prove their saving faith through good works and fruit that comes from an overflow of their relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe this intimate relationship with God is cultivated by spending time in His presence.
(Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5-7, Isaiah 53:5-6, Isaiah 55:7, Matthew 1:21, John 1:12, John 3:16-19, John 15:8, Acts 13:38-39, Romans 1:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8-10, Romans 10:9, 2 Corinthians 5:17-20, Ephesians 2:8-10, Jude 3, Revelation 3:20)
The Gospel of the Kingdom
We believe Salvation is the doorway into the Kingdom of God and the beginning of eternal life with Him. Once you have been redeemed by receiving Christ as your personal savior, you become a citizen of Heaven and an ambassador of His eternal Kingdom on earth. When Jesus came he brought the Father's will and reign to earth as it is in Heaven. This is the Gospel of the Kingdom and He has now given his Disciples the authority and power to extend this Kingdom on earth by proclaiming the truth and waging war against darkness until the restoration of all things when God creates a new heaven and earth.
(Isaiah 9:6-7, John 1:12, Mark 1:15, Galatians 4:3-9, 2 Corinthians 5:20, Luke 4:43, Luke 9:2, Acts 28:31, Romans 14:17, 1 Corinthians 4:20, 2 Peter 3:9, Matthew 11:28, Acts 3:21)
We believe in baptism by full immersion after one's decision to follow Jesus. Baptism does not save the person, but is an immediate step of obedience after praying to receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection to life three days later.
(Luke 3:21, Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38-41, Acts 8:36-38, Ephesians 4:4-6, Colossians 2:12, Galatians 3:27)
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe all of the gifts of the spirit are alive and active today and that they are intended to be used for the building up of the church through wise stewardship. We believe these gifts must be desired, approached, and stewarded with great discernment combined with natural and spiritual maturity.
We believe one of the most rampant issues in the Church today is False Prophecy, False Teaching, False Apostles, and False Manifestations of the Holy Spirit. We believe disciples are called to expose these deeds in a loving and peaceful way. (Ephesians 5:11)
(Luke 11:13, John 20:22, John 14:16, 1 Peter 4:14, Galatians 3:14, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 1 Corinthians 14:1, 1 Corinthians 14:39, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Thes 5:20)
Five Fold Ministry
We believe that the offices of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are still functioning and should be the blueprint for the Church today. We believe these offices must be approached with great discernment and that we should not be haste in the confirmation and commissioning into these roles.
We believe Satan is real. We believe his mission is to steal, kill and destroy. The bible tells us that Satan is a finite being who cannot be everywhere at once. We believe Satan wages war through a chain of command in the spirit realm through principalities, authorities, rulers and spiritual wickedness in the high places. Yes, there is a spirit realm, also referred to as the second heaven or heavenlies. We believe demons are real and still exist today. To believe otherwise is to give in to some form of deception created by Satan himself. We believe that all believers are called to put on the armor of God and engage in this war against the demonic forces that are attempting to do three things -
- Prevent the salvation of souls
- Sever our intimacy with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
- Limit our effectiveness in the Kingdom
We believe that God created us male and female in His image. Biblical marriage is between one male and one female. We believe marriage is a covenant and not a contract. While our culture might be attempting to redefine marriage and many other things that contradict the Bible, Acts 321 will stand on biblical truth for all things including marriage, sexuality and gender.
(Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:6-9, Matthew 19:4)