What We Believe
There is one God, the Creator of all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally existent in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the union of God and man. He is true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all men. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and is presently seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
The present day ministry of the Holy Spirit is to comfort and guide the believer, with the purpose of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ in the earth. During this age, He indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the believer for godly living and service. Every believer can be filled with the Holy Spirit and be empowered with any of the nine Gifts of the Spirit listed in I Corinthians 12.
Sin and Salvation
Man, beginning with Adam, was created in the image of God but fell into sin, which resulted in his spiritual death and separation from God. Only through belief (faith) in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who was sent to die and pay the penalty for sin (death), can one receive eternal life and a relationship with God. As a person makes the decision to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and confesses the lordship of Jesus in their life, they become "born again."
The universal church is composed of all those who are born again. Through the new birth, we are united together in the body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Lord and head of the church and has provided leadership for the local church through the ministry gifts, which only He can give. The church is the body of Christ with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.
The redemptive work of Jesus not only provides salvation for the believer but also healing and prosperity for our spirit, soul, and body. We are redeemed from the curse of the law - poverty, sickness, oppression, and any other thing that prevents us from fulfilling His plan. Our lives can be prosperous and healthy in every realm as we walk in the light of this redemption by faith in God's Word.
Rapture/Second Coming/Tribulation/Millennial Reign
At the end of this dispensation on earth, The Lord will come in the air and the Church (Believers) will be 'caught up' with The Lord. After this, there will be a Tribulation period of approximately seven years. During this time, there will be severe plagues, and God will attempt to turn man to Him. After this time, Jesus will then come to the earth (Second Coming) to establish His physical kingdom and begin His thousand-year reign. Men will be judges and believers will spend eternity with Christ.
New Heaven and Earth
At the end of the Millennial Reign and Great White Throne of Judgment, a new heaven and earth will be established along with a new Jerusalem city. There will be no more tears, death, sorrow or pain, and we will live forever in peace with Christ.
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