Articles of Faith & Doctrine

To be interpreted as expressed in and according to the Natural and Literal meaning of the respective passages of the Word of God referred to under each Article.  Click on an article for more information.  Clicking on the Bible reference passage(s) will open a new page and take you to BibleGateway.com.

01 - The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture

02 - The Trinity of the Godhead

03 - The Deity and the Virgin Birth of our

       Lord Jesus Christ

04 - The Personality, Deity and Present Mission

       of the Holy Spirit

05 - The Fall of Humanity

06 - The Total Depravity of Humans

07 - Salvation by Grace through Faith

08 - The Atonement of the Blood of Christ

09 - Regeneration by the Holy Spirit

10 - The Believer’s Eternal Salvation

11 - Sanctification

12 - The Baptism with the Holy Spirit

13 - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

14 - The Unity of the True Church in the

       mystical Body of Christ

15 - The Pre-Millennial Coming of Our Lord

16 - The Resurrection of the Body

17 - The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved, and

       the Eternal Punishment of the Lost

18 - The Personality of Satan

19 - Divine Healing of the Body

20 - Baptism

21 - The Lord’s Supper

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12 - The Baptism with the Holy Spirit

We believe that when the Holy Spirit came upon the whole company of believers on the Day of Pentecost as promised by Christ, they were collectively baptized into one body, which was the birth of the Church, the Body of Christ. Since that time this baptism occurs individually at the moment of salvation, at which time the believer is also indwelt by the Spirit.

We believe that the New Testament distinguishes between being indwelt by the Spirit, which is true of all believers, and being filled with the Spirit, which is the believer’s privilege and duty, producing power in Christian witness. There is one baptism with the Spirit, and it is into the Body of Christ, but there are many fillings.

John 14:15-18

I Corinthians 3:16

Romans 8:9

Matthew 3:11

I Corinthians 12:13

Ephesians 5:18

Acts 2:4:  4:8-31

Ephesians 1:13-14