Doctrines of Salvation

 We believe salvation is GOD’s free gift to us who believe in His son, Jesus Christ.
This gift must be accepted. The death of Christ is the way that men can come to God from their sin. The only means of being cleansed from sin is by repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus into his life by faith.

(See Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; John 3:16; Romans 5:8)

Therefore, because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.
Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God. It is God’s grace and keeping powers that assures us of our eternal hope.

(See John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; I Peter 1:2-5)

Furthermore, we believe that all those who are saved are to be baptized by immersion in water to identify him with Jesus Christ and the Christian faith.
Every church member is commanded to be baptized.

(See Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:16; 19:5; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:4; Galatians 3:27)

Also, we believe that there is an experience subsequent to salvation in which the believer is filled with the Holy Spirit, which the scriptures call power from on high.
The baptism of the Spirit in this manner is a one time act however the fillings of the Spirit are continual throughout a Christian’s life.

(See Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 19:6; Ephesians 5:18-19)