Our Beliefs

The Apostle's Doctrine

During Jesus' earthly ministry, He chose 12 disciples, who would become apostles after His death, burial, and resurrection.  On the Day of Pentecost, as recorded in the book of Acts, these men began their ministry as apostles as they spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world--as they were commanded by Jesus to do.

As a local church, we are Apostolic because we believe and practice the doctrine they were given by Jesus Christ to save the lost and to establish the believer.  Beyond the maze of men's traditions there is truth to be found and experienced in the doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 Pentecost:  What's That?

The day of Pentecost was observed in Jerusalem fifty days after the celebration of the Passover, which commemorated Israel's deliverance out of Egypt.  It is significant that this day was chosen by the Lord to begin the fulfillment of Joel 2:28:  "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh...."  Acts chapter 2 records where the Holy Ghost was initially poured out for all to recieve during the Feast of Pentecost.  As a local church, we are Apostolic in doctrine, and Pentecostal in experience. 

Who is Jesus?

Many have questions regarding the difference between Trinitrianism and Oneness.  The answer to these questions is found in the Bible.  The term Trinity was never an issue with the disciples because they believed in only One God.  The word trinity is NOT in the Bible.  God is a Spirit that had no physical appearance until He manifested Himself in the flesh of the Christ child:  Jesus.  As the Son, Jesus became the means for our redemption.  Then through the power of His Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost), we are able to receive a portion of God's Spirit in us that enables us to live victorious over sin and self. "Christ in you, the hope of glory..."

What Is Sin?

This question is of vital importance because of the fearful judgment against those who commit sin.  "The soul that sinneth, it shall die," thunders the Old Testament (Ezekiel 18:20).  In like tones, the New Testament declares:  "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23).  The one who lives in sin throughout his earthly life and faces God without having obtained divine forgiveness will be sentenced to eternal perdition. 

Except Ye Repent

The three words of this title come from Luke 13:5, which reads, "Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish".  Plainly, then, the tragic alternative to repentance is eternal perdition.

In view of this fact, it is extremely important that everyone knows what repentance is and how it is accomplished.  Repentance starts by turning away from your past mistakes and failures.  Then it continues as you turn from this world and self, as you turn completely to Jesus Christ with all of your heart, mind and soul.

Why We Baptize in Jesus Name

The subject of water baptism has long been called a great issue and no doubt has been made such by many church leaders of the past and present.  History records how biblical baptism got changed.  Know the true way to be baptized (Acts 2:38).  God has clearly defined in His Word that "there is only One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism" (Ephesians 4:5).

The Gift of the Holy Ghost

The gift of the Holy Spirit has become the topic of much discussion in our day.  Men and women of all persuasions and from all walks of life have become interested enough to search for greater understanding of this phenomenal spiritual experience.  Capturing headlines, dominating the content of many religious periodicals, and generally creating excitement, this canon of apostolic faith deserves a sincere appraisal.  It's still happening and it's for you!

Why Did God Choose Tongues?

He was a deacon in a fashionable church, but he did not believe in the Pentecostal doctrine relative to the baptism of the Holy Ghost.  Yet he had been exposed to that belief through members of his immediate family.  One night, at the close of an Evangelistic service in an Apostolic church, he went forward to pray and was overwhelmingly filled with the Spirit of God.  He spoke in other tongues fluently and was so inundated in the Spirit that even hours later he could not speak English.  Definitely, this was a biblical experience accompanied not only by speaking in another tongue, but also by the joy and peace of the Holy Ghost.  Other personal testimony can verify that the Lord is still pouring out His Holy Spirit upon those who believe and obey.

After Death:  What?

Can anyone think of a more relevant question?  All of us pass through the narrow passageway leading from this life to the next--the passageway we call death.  We shall all experience the transition into a new realm, another existence beyond this life and world we know today.  There is an Eternity awaiting you.  How you live will determine where you spend Eternity.  Take time and prepare for Eternity.

Divine Healing

God is the Great Physician.  His knowledge of the human mind and body is complete.  He can do more for the sick and the diseased than can all earthly doctors and surgeons combined.  He created us--is it not reasonable, then, to believe that He can heal us when we are sick?

The Scriptures Decree Modesty in Dress

In ancient times, as throughout many countries today, a person's social rank could be determined by his dress.  Similarly, dress is a significant measurement of Christian conduct and practice.  Christians can often by identified as such by their outward appearance.  As society and cultures become more ungodly, it is more important for the godly to remain modest.

The Way We Worship

If you have never had the opportunity to be in a Spirit-filled service before, you will discover that Biblical expressions of worship are still practiced today.  Join in with us as we praise God together in spirit and in truth.