What We Believe

In the verbal inspiration and inerrancy of Scriptures, and the authority of both the
Old and New Testaments.

The Church of God is the universal, spiritual body of believers from every tribe, tongue, kindred and race of peoples, and is indwelt by God through the Holy Spirit and divinely empowered to fulfill ministry and her Great Commission on earth.

There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God The Father, God The Son, God the Holy Spirit

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

In the fall and sinfulness of man and that the only means of being cleansed from sin
is through repentance and faith in the redeeming blood of Christ.

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to personal salvation.

In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by who’s indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

Holiness is to be God’s standard of living for His people.

In the baptism of the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask
for it. The Holy Spirit in a person’s life is evidenced by changes in his life, including
a renewed love for God, and people, a commitment to the scriptures and holy living.

In water baptism by immersion and all who repent should be baptized in the name
of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Divine healing is available through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross.

We practice two ordinances; (1) Water Baptism by immersion after repenting of
one’s sins and receiving the gift of salvation. And (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation.

We practice annually during Holy Week the washing of one another’s feet.

In the Second Coming of Jesus; in the blessed hope, the imminent return of Christ
for overcoming believers.

In the bodily resurrection and final judgment of the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.

Marriage is God-ordained. “The creator made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:4-5) Marriage is to be an exclusive relationship, a lifelong faithful union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:23-30)

Behavioral; Temperance: We will practice temperance in behavior and will abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to our fellow man or which lead to addiction or enslavement.