Our Beliefs

We Believe In….

 

GODThere is one eternally existing true God who is infinitely perfect, and exists in three persons referred to as the Holy Trinity… Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 
JESUS CHRISTwho is the person of God, the Son. He took upon Himself a human nature, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He suffered crucifixion, was buried, bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven to God the Father.
 
THE HOLY SPIRITis a divine person of God sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer and convict the world of sin, judgment and righteousness.
 
THE BIBLE...is the fully inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and practice. 2 Tim 3:15
 
MANis created in the likeness and image of God and, yet, entered into a fallen state of sin through the rebellious acts of the first man, Adam and Eve. All men, being born from Adam, are born separated from God in this fallen state of sin and must be reconciled to God.
 
SALVATIONreconciliation of man to God has been provided for, once and for all, through the shed blood, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Those who repent of their sin, accept by faith this sacrifice and are born of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life and are restored to fellowship with God.
 
THE INFILLING WORK OF THE
HOLY SPIRITit is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. Also, included are the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit as depicted in scripture.
 
SECOND COMING OF CHRISTis the literal and visible return of Christ to earth and the consummation of His kingdom along with the resurrection of the saints.
 
THE CHURCHconsists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, redeemed by His blood sacrifice and are born of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church; which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness and preach the gospel to all nations.
The body of believers in Christ in a local assembly are those who gather together for worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and the observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). We are an “all generation church” and embrace racial and ethnic diversity. We believe that the local church should look, sound and feel like Heaven.
 
We believe that ministry gifts were given to the Church which are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the Body of Christ to carry out the work of the ministry of the gospel.
 
HEALINGfor the spirit, soul and body was provided for by the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
TITHESare to be given to the local church assembly to which a believer is connected and receiving spiritual nourishment and support. We recognize 10% of our income as the biblical standard of tithe while gifts and offerings are considered above and beyond that standard.
 
SANCTITY OF LIFE INCLUDING
THE UNBORNbegins at conception and is due the right of the sanctity of human life.
 
SANCTITY OF THE MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIPexists only between a man and a woman only.
 
SEXUAL SINSsuch as adultery, fornication and homosexuality are not sanctified by God as acceptable human sexual practices or lifestyles. The person engaging in these behaviors is practicing a sinful act against God and His precepts. Just as any other sinful act as described in the Bible, they are in need of the cleansing act of repentance and the restoration of the soul and spirit by the love and mercy of God.
 
THE GREAT COMMISSIONWe must be more outward focused than inward focused. We take Jesus words seriously in Matthew 28:19,20 -when He said to Go, Make disciples, Baptize, and Teach obedience to Jesus’ commands. We are a regional church of outreach into the city of Thomasville and the surrounding area.