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                          CORE BELIEFS

1. The Bible is the inspired word of God.
   
2 Timothy 3:15-17      2 Peter 1:21
 
2. There is one true God, self-existent, one  being of three              persons: God the Father,  God the Son, the Lord Jesus

    Christ and  the Holy Spirit.
   
John 14:16-17             Matthew 28:19
 
3. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.
   
 Matthew 1:23           Philippians 2:9-11

4. Humankind willingly fell out of relationship with God  

    through sin.
   
Genesis 1: 26-27       Romans 5:12-19

5. Only the shed blood of Jesus can redeem  individuals  
    from sin and death.

    Luke 24:47                Romans 8:16

6. The ordinances of our church are  water baptism and holy 

    communion.
   
Romans 6:4               I Corinthians 11:26

7.  All believers are entitled to the baptism in the Holy Spirit, 
    distinct and subsequent to the new birth as promised by

    the Father.
   
Acts 1:4,8                 Luke 24:49

8. The initial evidence of the baptism of  the Holy Spirit is            

     speaking in tongues.
     
Acts 2:4                   I Corinthians 12:4-10,28

9. Sanctification is a lifelong process of separation from sin

    and identifying  with Christ's death and resurrection.
   
 I Peter 1:15-16         Romans 12:1-2

10. The Church is Christ's body, God's habitation and exists

      for a four-fold purpose.
     
Ephesians 1:22-23;2:22     Hebrews 12:23

11. The Church is to be led by divinely called and scripturally               ordained ministry.
     
Ephesians 4:11,16            Mark 16:15-20

12. Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel.
   
 Isaiah 53:4-5                     James 5:14-16

13.The resurrection of the righteous dead and the rapture of             believers is the blessed hope of the Church.
   
 I Thessalonians 4:16-17      I Corinthians 15:51-52

14.The second coming of Christ includes the visible return of             Christ to reign for one thousand years.
     Revelation 19:11-14            Isaiah 11:6-9

15.Final judgment awaits the wicked, both living and dead.
   
 Matthew 25:46                   Mark 9:43-48

16.A new heavens and new earth are promised in the Bible

     for the redeemed in Christ.
     
2 Peter 3:13              Revelation 21, 22