The following is by no means an exhaustive listing
of the precepts of the Christian faith. The reader will find other
topics within this website, including our views on faith, holiness,
healing, renewing the mind, and examples of how God has worked in our
lives through the the Holy Spirit. If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact us. Our prayer is that if you do not know Jesus
Christ as your own personal Savior that you will make that decision
soon. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. He is the Ultimate Answer
for all things in life—our Peace, our Hope, our Purpose. May you
invite Him to come into your heart and be your Lord.
The Bible is the Word of God. It is inspired and inerrant in its original autographs.
It is a complete and final revelation of God.
There is one God and only one God. He is personal and knowable. He manifests Himself in
three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, without
sin, and the chosen Messiah who will one day set up his kingdom on
Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead, ascended back to heaven,
and will one day return to this earth again.
All persons are sinners, guilty before God, deserving of
judgment, and in need of a Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Salvation from sin, death, and hell is by God's
grace, based on
the work of Jesus Christ alone. It is received by faith apart from any
human performance or merit.
Eternal life is a gift of God and nothing can separate the believer from the love of God.
Unbelievers face eternal punishment. Believers
face eternal life.
All believers should attend a local church for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism,
service, worship, and to learn to be equipped for the working of the
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate work of grace and
has a manifold purpose.
It is God's will that every Christian be baptised
in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38-39). God wants people to become children of God in nature,
holiness and power like Jesus. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us
the same possibilities of relationship to the Father and power ministry
as Jesus had in His earthly ministry. God wants us to move into these
possibilities. We get authority (exousia) to be sons of God at the new birth (John 1:12), but we receive power (dunamis) after the Holy Spirit comes upon us and we are filled
with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8)
The main purpose of the Baptism in the
Holy Spirit in this life is to give us more power to demonstrate Christ
in our own lives and to lead people to Him in salvation. (Acts 1:8). The believer baptised in the Spirit will have more success
in delivering the gospel because the Holy Spirit is freer to work
through him or her. The Holy Spirit gives us power to heal the sick and
cast out demons (Mark 16:17-18) so that people can see and know that Jesus is alive
and that his salvation is real and makes a difference.
With the Holy Spirit working through
many believers, there are actually greater possibilities for the
effective proclamation of the gospel of the Kingdom than there were in
the days of Jesus' earthly ministry. The Baptism in the Spirit,
therefore, is an essential ingredient in the plan of God to multiply
Jesus' earthly ministry of preaching, healing and casting out demons so
that He can touch the whole world with its billions of people.