Beliefs

What We Believe

ARTICLES OF FAITH

Article I

We believe in one true and living God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, equal in essence, power, and glory.

Article II

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he was born of the Virgin Mary and that the scriptures of the Old and

New Testament are the inspired Word of God, and that the New Testament is our rule of faith and practice.

The King James Bible is the only version to be read in our

churches. Other versions are of no more value than a commentary on the scriptures.

Article III

We believe that by the offense of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life by which the grace of God became equally accessible to all men. Romans 15:18

Article IV

We believe that sinners are justified by the grace of God, received by repentance toward God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Article V

We believe that the church of Christ is composed only of those who are partakers of the Holy Ghost and the powers of the world to come.

Article VI

We believe that those only who have received remission of sins are subjects for baptism and that immersion in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is the only mode.

Article VII

We believe that the Lord’s Supper and the washing of one another’s feet should be practiced by the saints of God until Jesus comes.

Article VIII

We believe that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth and that it is commanded to be preached too every creature: that all men are responsible for the manner in which they hear.

Article IX

We believe that there is but one true church and that every member thereof is an heir of God and joint heir with Christ, if so be that we suffer with Him that we may be also glorified together. Romans 8:17

Article X

We believe in the support of the ministry as set forth in the scriptures. I Corinthians 16:1-2, Acts 11: 29-30, Romans 15:28, II Corinthians 9: 6-11.

Article XI

We believe in the Doctrine of Salvation for sinners through the blood of Jesus Christ for a cleansing from all sin.

Article XII

We believe in Sanctification as taught in St. John 17;

Romans 12:1-2; I Thessalonians 5:11; 2 Timothy 2:21, to all believers in Christ as preparation for sacred service. It is the result of complete consecration and is a second work of Grace received after regeneration. Sanctification is wrought by the baptism of the Holy Ghost and is an increase of power,

makes the Christian more able to stand against the wiles of Satan, better qualified for the service of the Lord, and brings increased joy to the Christian’s heart. We do not believe in speaking in an unknown tongue as a witness of the baptism.

Article XIII

We believe in divine healing for the body as set forth in the fifth chapter of James.

Article XIV

We believe that we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the Righteous, and that He is the propitiation for our sins

and not for ours only but the sins of the world.

Article XV

We believe in the resurrection of the dead, of the just and the unjust and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.