We Believe

…the Lord our God is One Lord. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is Father in Creation, Son in Redemption, and Holy Ghost in Regeneration. 
He is One.

Isaiah 9:6; Matthew1:22, 23; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3,4;
1 Corinthians 15:3,4; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Timothy 6:14; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14,15


…the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God and there is no separation between the Holy Spirit and God.  The Holy Spirit is also called the Comforter.
 
John 14:16-18; John 14:26; John 16:7; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 3:16;
2 Corinthians 3:17
 
…the Bible is God’s word to us.  It was authored by God and written by men under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Furthermore, we believe the Holy Bible accepted as Canon by the early Christ Church is the only written word of God.
 
Psalms 12:6; Psalms 119:105-106; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:16;
2 Peter 1:20-21
 
…humanity was created in the image of God to live like Him in character.  Apart from the grace of God, humanity has no ability to attain relationship or likeness with the Creator.
 
Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 3:21;
Hebrews 9:13-14
 
…repentance is a gift from God.  We must recognize the need to turn toward God and away from sin.  Repentance is turning away from the sinful life and moving toward a New Life in Christ
 
2 Chronicles 7:14; Ezekiel 18:20; Acts 11:18; Romans 6:23;
2 Corinthians 5:15
 
…all believers should be buried with Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism.  Water baptism symbolizes a washing, burial, circumcision of the heart, a clear conscience toward God, and the beginning of a New Life in Christ.

Matthew 28:19; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38 Galatians 3:27; 
Colossians 2:11-12;
1 Peter 3:21
 
…the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues is a Gift from God and is the endowment of power given to the believer for sanctification, evangelism, understanding of spiritual truth, and for guidance.
 
John 14:16-21; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:38-39; 
1 Corinthians 2:12-13; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 3:17
 
…the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are active in the church today
 
1 Corinthians 12: 4-7; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Corinthians 14
 
…the Five Fold ministry of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are for perfecting of the saints to do the work of God.
 
1 Corinthians 12:28-31; Ephesians 2:20; Ephesians 4:11-16
 
…in the literal second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the dead in Christ will rise and the live in Christ will be caught up to meet them in the air to dwell in His presence forever.
 
Daniel 12:2, John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17;
1 Corinthians 2:7-9;Revelations 20:15; Revelations 22:1-7


…the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God and there is no separation between the Holy Spirit and God.  The Holy Spirit is also called the Comforter.

John 14:16-18; John 14:26; John 16:7 1 Corinthians 2:12; 
1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:17

 
…the Bible is God’s word to us.  It was authored by God and written by men under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Furthermore, we believe the Holy Bible accepted as Canon by the early Christ Church is the only written word of God.

Psalms 12:6; Psalms 119:105-106; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
 

…humanity was created in the image of God to live like Him in character.  Apart from the grace of God, humanity has no ability to attain relationship or likeness with the Creator.

Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1-2;
Romans 3:21; Hebrews 9:13-14

 
…repentance is a gift from God.  We must recognize the need to turn toward God and away from sin.  Repentance is turning away from the sinful life and moving toward a New Life in Christ

2 Chronicles 7:14; Ezekiel 18:20; Acts 11:18; Romans 6:23;
2 Corinthians 5:15

 
…all believers should be buried with Jesus Christ in the waters of baptism.  Water baptism symbolizes a washing, burial, circumcision of the heart, a clear conscience toward God, and the beginning of a New Life in Christ.

Matthew 28:19; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38 Galatians 3:27;
Colossians 2:11-12; 1 Peter 3:21

 
…the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues is a Gift from God and is the endowment of power given to the believer for sanctification, evangelism, understanding of spiritual truth, and for guidance.

John 14:16-21; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 2:38-39; 1 Corinthians 2:12-13;
1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 3:17

 
…the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit are active in the church today

1 Corinthians 12: 4-7; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 Corinthians 14
 

…the Five Fold ministry of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are for perfecting of the saints to do the work of God.

1 Corinthians 12:28-31; Ephesians 2:20; Ephesians 4:11-16
 
…in the literal second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the dead in Christ will rise and the live in Christ will be caught up to meet them in the air to dwell in His presence forever.

Daniel 12:2, John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17;
1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Revelations 20:15; Revelations 22:1-7