The Scriptures The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Testament is our infallible guide. (2 Tim. 3:16, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21) Man's Fall and Redemption Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall sin came into the world. The Bible says, " ...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). Jesus came to give His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8). Salvation Is A Free Gift For All Salvation is a free gift of God to man, seperate from what we do and have done, and is given by the grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-10). Everyone has sinned, but Christ died for everyone. Everyone who asks and believes in God receives the gift of salvation (Rom. 10:12) God will always forgive us our sins and wants everyone to come to Him. Baptism In The Holy Ghost The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God and promised by Jesus to all believers and can be received after you are saved. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4) Sanctification The Bible teaches us to grow more and more like Christ. We believe that sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace that starts at the time for salvation and continues until Christ returns. (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30) The Godhead God is One, manifested in three Persons-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, all of which are equal ( Deut. 6:4; Phil. 2:6). God the Father created this world and sent the Word (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14). The Son is God who came to earth, died, and rose again to bring humanity back to God (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit is eternal and is a helper for believers today (John 14:16; John 15:26). Eternal Life and New Birth The first step toward salvation is repentance from sin. The New Birth is necessary to all men, and, when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12) Water Baptism Baptism in water is for believers only. It is a symbol of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection and is a sign of dying to your old self and living for Jesus. (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39) Healing Healing is for everyone and for every ailment. It comes from the power of God through the prayers of faith and by the laying on of hands. Christ provided it for us when he died on the cross and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; Peter 2:24) The Return Of Christ Jesus is coming back and the believers will rise with him ( Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17). Following the Tribulations, Christ will return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and we will reign with Him for eternity (Rev. 5:10; 20:6). Hell And Eternal Retribution Whoever dies without excepting Jesus will not go to heaven. The Bible says that Jesus is the only way. When a non-believer dies, he goes to hell and has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19-20).