We identify with very fundamental Bible Doctrines in the area of Salvation, Repentance, Faith, Baptism, Bible Study, Prayer, Witnessing, Fellowship, Financial Stewardship, and Eternal Judgment. We also identify with the Spirit Filled doctrines of Healing, Gifts of the Spirit, Baptism of the Spirit and Deliverance.
Salvation is an unconditional and eternal security given by God through Jesus Christ. We can not loose it, but we can walk away from it.
- Salvation is obtained by believing in Jesus Christ as the son of God. (John 3:16)
- Salvation is based on faith in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ as God’s substitute for man’s sins. (Romans 5:1 and Romans 10:9)
- Salvation is a gift from God by grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)
Repentance is turning away from sin and moving towards God and His will for our lives.
- Repentance is the first outward step that a sinner takes towards God. (Mark and Acts 2:38)
- Repentance is God’s will for all mankind. (Acts and 2 Peter 3:9)
- Repentance should be every believer’s decision when they are convicted of sin. (James 5:19,20 and Acts 3:19)
Faith is, believing in, trusting in, the Creator God whom we can not see but by all He is and has done that we do see.
- Faith is how we know that God exists, how we please God and how we receive from God. (Hebrews 11:1,6)
- Faith is how we get saved and stay saved. (Romans 10:9)
- Faith is how we receive answers to prayer. (Matthew and Ephesians 2:8)
We are baptized by One Spirit into One Body. There are two baptisms; water baptism and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
- Every born again believer should be water baptized. (Mark and Matthew 28:19).
- Every born again believer should be baptized in the Holy Spirit and can pray in tongues. (Matthew and Acts 2:1-4 )
- You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. (Acts 1:8)
5. Bible Study:
Bible Study helps us become a disciple of God. To be a disciple is to be a learner of God through what He has revealed to us.
- Every believer should study the bible. (2 Timothy 2:15)
- Every believer should become a man or woman of God, by becoming a student of the Word. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- Every believer who desires to be a success in life must: Meditate on the Word, confess the Word, and Obey the Word. (Joshua 1:7-8)
Prayer is communication with God.
- God’s will is that you be a praying person. (1 Timothy 2:8 and Colossians 4:2)
- God’s will is that you pray all the time. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Witnessing is giving testimony of what God has done in our individual lives.
- Every Christian should be a fisher of men. (Matthew 4:19)
- Every Christian should desire to help spread the gospel. (Matthew 16:15)
- Every Christian should use the power of the Holy Spirit to witness for Jesus. (Acts 1:8)
Fellowship is coming together as friends with our eternal born again family.
- The church is made up of brothers and sisters who need one another’s fellowship. (Acts )
- The church has assembly meetings to teach the Word and provide Christian fellowship. (Hebrew )
9. Financial Stewardship:
Giving the tithe predates the Law. The tithe (one tenth of everything) is recorded in Genesis 14, 28. Both Abraham and Jacob gave a tithe unto the Lord.
- Tithing 10% of your income is brought into the storehouse to support God’s work and the spreading of the gospel. (Malachi 3:10)
- Tithing and giving are God’s way of blessing you. (Proverbs 3:9.10 and Luke 6:38)
10. Eternal Judgment:
In the New Testament the word ETERNAL is used at least 47 times mostly referring to eternal life and eternal salvation. Jesus was questioned about this over and over.
In John the purpose of Jesus’ coming to earth was so that man would not come to eternal destruction but to eternal life.
Jesus teaches about eternal destruction in Matthew 10:28, a subject not discussed too much in today’s church. But we know that all of us will give an account of our lives.
- Every human will be judged for what he has done with his life in this world. (2 Corinthians and Romans 14: 10-12)
- Every person who believes in Jesus Christ for salvation receives eternal life. (John and 1 John ).