We believe in the existence of God, and that He is a Spirit (John 4:24). The Bible teaches that there is only one God (Deut. 6:4, Gal. 3:20), not multiple gods. Upon further study, we find that one very important manifestation of the Spirit of God was in Jesus Christ, at which time God’s Spirit came to the earth in the form of a man (2 Cor. 5:19, Col. 2:9,10 John 1:1,14, I Tm. 3:16). Jesus Christ came to take away the sin of the world (Isaiah 53:5, 6), and offer salvation to all who obey His plan. (Hebrews 5:9).
We believe that God and Jesus are One (John 10:30, John 14:8-10).
The Bible gives plain instruction regarding appropriate worship. It quickly becomes obvious that God enjoys engaged, interactive worship. We find instruction to lift our hands (Psalm 134:2), sing aloud (Psalm 98:4), play instruments (2 Samuel 6:5), clap our hands (Psalm 47:1), and dance before the Lord (Psalm 150:4). During any service, you will probably see all these things occur-please understand we are excited about what God has done for us!
We find in Bible study that while faith is a necessary first step of salvation (Hebrews 11:6), it alone does not provide salvation. A study of Biblical teaching as well as Biblical examples of salvation include the following steps:
Repentance of sins (Luke 13:5, Acts 17:20)
Baptism (by immersion) in Jesus’ Name (John 3:23, Acts 8:16, Acts 10:48)
Receiving the Holy Ghost (Spirit) evidenced by speaking in an unknown tongue (Acts 2:38, Acts 10:45-46, Acts 19:6).
Though much of the church world has chosen to omit this truth, we feel that our salvation experience should not be determined by what is popular now, but rather by what God instructs through His Word.
We find that God’s Spirit (the Holy Ghost) in us brings about changes in our lives, both internally and externally (2 Cor. 5:17). As God is Holy, so should we be (1 Peter 1:15, 16).
It is our desire to abstain from sin and immorality, while maintaining an attitude of love and compassion for those around us, both within and outside the church fellowship. We are expected to and should desire to set an example of holiness in conduct, appearance, conversation, and lifestyle in general.
GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
The Bible specifically teaches that spiritual gifts are intended for those that have been filled with the Holy Ghost (Hebrews 2:4). There are many “Gifts of the Spirit” (1 Cor. 12:8-10), all of which are given according to God’s own will and are used in the church today.
According to the Bible, divine healing, miracles, messages in tongues with subsequent interpretation, prophecy and other gifts should not be considered abnormal, but rather an expected result of the spiritual growth of those who have received the gift of the Holy Ghost as described in Acts 2:38.