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beliefs

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our foundation

Jesus declared, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6. We believe this to be a fundamental truth, and the basis of our doctrine and theology. 

the one true God

the deity of Jesus Christ

Consisting of Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life - and no man comes to the Father, but by Him. 

The Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah, is the Son of God.

 

The scriptures declare: His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary work on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; and His exaltation to the right hand of God. 

the scriptures

the salvation of man

Infallible and Inspired:

 

The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to humanity. The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice, and when correctly interpreted and obeyed, it is the expression of His Lordship in written form in the church and in the life of believers.

 

(2 Timothy 3:1, John 10:34- 35, John 1). 

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Messiah, the Son of God.

 

The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness, peace, joy, and true holiness. Salvation (a relationship with God) is only obtained through faith in Jesus Christ, and that is manifested through calling on His Name (praying using the name - Jesus, Yeshua). Salvation is not given to all humans by default – Faith, and confession of that faith in Jesus Christ, is necessary for obtaining a whole life from God

 

(Romans 10:9-10, Acts 2:21, Joel 2:32) 

the ministry

the church's mission

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: evangelizing the world; worship of God; and building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. We believe in the priesthood, or ministry of all believers.

 

(1 Peter 2:4-5, 1 Peter 2:9, Rev 1:6) 

The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the spirit is an integral part of the church. God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to restore relationship with man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son. 

all people are welcome

baptism and communion

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life.

 

The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion), consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine - is the symbol expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of HIs suffering and death; and a prophecy of His second coming. 

All people, regardless of age, race, gender, and/or sexual orientation can receive the born-again experience through Jesus Christ

 

(Acts 10:35, Romans 10:11) 

jewish heritage

the blessed hope

We worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and recognize the significance of the Jewish roots of our faith. We not only love and support both the nation of Israel and the Jewish people, we teach and celebrate the Feast of God as outlined in Leviticus 23. 

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ. 

baptism in the holy spirit

gifts of the spirit

All believers are entitled to, and should expect and seek, the promise of the Father: the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our

Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church.

 

With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the obtainment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the experience of the new birth.

 

With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit; a deepened reverence to God; an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work; and a more active love of Christ, His Word, and for the lost. 

We believe in, and expect, the supernatural manifestation of God’s presence in our services as is evidenced by the gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12), and that His Word is confirmed with signs and wonders following (Mark 16:20). 

divine healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. Also, we believe if anyone is sick then the Elders should be called upon to anoint the sick with oil and the Lord will raise him/her up

 

(James 5:15). 

evidence of the baptism

sanctification

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use. 

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and dedication unto God. The scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection.