What we believe about being saved
We believe the Bible tells us to:
1. Repent of our sins.
2. Be baptized fully emerged in water in Jesus Name
3. Receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of Speaking in Tongues
Acts 2:38-39 Then Peter
said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of
Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of
the Holy Ghost.
39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
What we believe about the Bible
We believe the Bible to be inspired of God, the infallible word of God.
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” (II Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is the only God given authority which man
possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the
Church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible. It is to be read
and studied by all people everywhere. “No Prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the Prophecy
of old came not by the will of man: but Holy men spoke as they were moved by
the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:20,21)
“No Prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the Prophecy of old came not by the will of man: but Holy men spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (II Peter 1:20,21)
What we believe about God
We believe in the one ever living, eternal God: infinite in Power, Holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute Deity. This one true God has revealed himself as Father; through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit. ( I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; II Corinthians 5:19; Joel 2:28 )
" The first of all Commandments is, Hear o Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord " (Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4). "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through you all, and in you all" (Ephesians 4:6 ). See Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 42:8, 43:3, 11,13,15, 44:8,10, 45:3,5,6,12,21,22
The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the virgin Mary. As Paul says, “and without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in Glory” (I Timothy 3:16).
We believe that,“in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 2:9) “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell” (Colossians 1:19). Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man; in His deity he was God. His flesh was the Lamb, or the sacrifice of God. He is the only mediator between God and Man.“For there is one God, and one mediator between God man, The man Christ Jesus” (I Timothy 2:5)
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and is to come, the Almighty”. (Revelation 1:8)
The Name of Jesus
“ Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins”. (Matthew 1:21)
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12)
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11)
John 3: 1-7
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
(Acts 2 :37 - 41)
“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, the Apostles emphasized it to both Jew and Gentile. (Acts 2:38, 11:18, 17::30). The word “repentance” means a change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life. Jesus said, “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). “and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47)
The word “repentance” means a change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life.
Jesus said, “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).
“and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:47)
Every case of Baptism for the remissions of sins in the Bible was by immersion in water. Also every Water Baptism in the Book of Acts was in the name of Jesus.(Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5),(see Romans 6:3-5)
The Baptism of the Holy Ghost (Spirit)
“He (Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire”.(Matthew 3:11)
“Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence”. Acts 1:5)
“They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues(languages) as the spirit gave them the utterance”. (Acts 2:4)
In Acts 2:4, 10:46, and 19:6 they all spoke in tongues when they received the Holy Ghost.
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost.
For the Promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call”. (Acts 2:38-39)