We Believe

 

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God
  • Our God is one, manifested in three – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit
  • Man is sinful and needs a Savior
  • Jesus came to redeem mankind through His propitiatory sacrifice
  • We are saved by grace through faith which produces the New Birth
  • Faith without works is dead – A living faith will produce corresponding action
  • Two New Testament Ordinances – Water baptism by immersion and Communion
  • We are called to walk in the perfect Love of GOD towards everyone.
  • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers as an experience subsequent to salvation and accompanied by speaking in other tongues
  • God has called us to live a holy life and that without holiness no one will see the LORD.
  • “Church” is not something we “do”,  it is the Body of Christ functioning in the Earth today as Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • That GOD requires a standard of holiness by his people relative to the movies and programs they watch, and the music they listen to. We believe that most modern secular music and entertainment media is destructive in nature, full of the spirit of the world,  and contrary to the Spirit of God and His Kingdom.
  • God’s Kingdom is advanced through Praise and Worship in the earth.
  • Kneeling, bowing, dancing, singing, laying prostrate, shouting, weeping and lifting our hands are all valid expressions of our worship representing that which is happening  inwardly.
  • Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of salvation and continuing during our lives here on earth
  • Healing is a part of the atonement and is for the physical, emotional and psychological ills of the human body and soul.
  • The laying on of hands is to be practiced for the purpose of imparting, ordination, and point of agreement
  • The gifts of the Spirit are to be active in the Church today
  • The ministry gifts of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher are to all function in the Church
  • Resurrection of the Just and the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Heaven is reserved for the righteous and Hell for the unrighteous

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What We Do Not Believe

(From the Acts 29 Network)

  • We are not liberals who embrace culture without discernment and compromise the distinctives of the gospel, but rather Christians who believe the truths of the Bible are eternal and therefore fitting for every time, place, and people.
  • We are not fundamentalists who retreat from cultural involvement and transformation, but rather missionaries faithful both to the content of Scripture and context of ministry.
  • We are not nationalists seeking to simply improve one nation but instead ambassadors of the King of Kings commissioned to proclaim and demonstrate the coming of His kingdom to all nations of the earth.
  • We are not religious relativists and do believe that there is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ alone.
  • We are not egalitarians and do believe that men should head their homes and male elders should lead their churches with masculine love like Jesus Christ.
  • We are not Open Theists and believe in the sovereignty and foreknowledge of God in all things.
  • We are not religious relativists and do believe that there is no salvation apart from faith in Jesus Christ alone.
  • We are not moralists seeking to help people live good lives, but instead evangelists laboring that people would become new creations in Christ.
  • We are not relativists and do gladly embrace Scripture as our highest authority above such things as culture, experience, philosophy, and other forms of revelation.
  • We are not Universalists and do believe that many people will spend eternity in the torments of hell as the Bible teaches.
  • We are not naturalists and do believe that satan and demons are real enemies at work in this world and subject to God.
  • We are not rationalists and do believe that not everything can be known but that God calls us to live by faith with mystery and partial knowledge regarding many things.
  • We are not evangelical feminists and do believe that God reveals Himself as a Father and is to be honored by the names He reveals to us without apology.
  • We are not embarrassed by the bloody death of Jesus Christ and do believe He died as a substitute for the sins of His people in selfless love.