The New Birth: We believe that Salvation of the soul is only through the New Birth (John
3:3), which occurs when a person repents of their sin (II Cor 7:10), and places their faith and
trust in Jesus Christ alone (Acts 20:21), trusting completely in His shed blood for the
forgiveness of their sins (Romans 10:9). We believe in salvation by grace, through faith alone
(Ephesians 2:8,9), and that Salvation is not by baptism, church (denomination) membership,
traditions of men, good works, the testimony of others, or anything else, but the shed blood of
Jesus Christ alone (Romans 3:24,25).
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, who will convict the
lost Sinner of their sin (John 16:8), seal the Christian in eternal life (Eph 4:30), comfort the
Christian (John 16:7), convict the Christian of sin (John 16:8), guide the Christian into all Truth
(John 16:13), and give the Christian victory over sin. The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Eph 4:30)
and quenched (I Thes 5:19) by the Christian living a sinful lifestyle, or harboring sin in their
Eternal Security: We believe that salvation is eternal (John 3:36), and once a person is born
again, he/she can never "lose" that salvation (Eph 4:30, John 10:27,28,29 and John 5:24).
Speaking in tongues and performing signs and miracles: We believe that the gifts of
tongues and other sign miracles were given to the Apostles (Hebrews 2:3,4; 2 Cor 12:12), and
are not necessary to confirm being filled with the Spirit (Luke 1:15; John 10:41). All born-again
Christians are indwelt with the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 8:9, Colossians 1:27).
The existence of Satan: We believe that Satan is a literal, created being, who is the god of
this world (2 Cor 4:4) and is our chief adversary, who seeks to devour us (I Pet 5:8) through
his power (Eph 2:2), but he will ultimately be defeated by God when he is cast into the lake of
fire (Rev 20:10).
Separation from the world, while living in the world: We believe that born-again
believers should live lives of holiness and self control, being careful not participate in anything
that could bring reproach to Jesus Christ (Romans 12:1,2, I Corinthians 10:23-33, Titus 2:12)
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