What we believe
- In the verbal inspiration of the Bible
- In God eternally existing in three persons, namely the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
- That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to Heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father.
- That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for the forgiveness of sins.
- That justification, regeneration and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
- In sanctification subsequent to the new birth through faith in the blood of Christ, through the Word, and by the Holy Spirit.
- Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
- In water baptism by immersion. That all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Divine healing by God through the anointing with oil and laying on of hands.
- In the Lord’s Supper
- We believe in the imminent, personal return of our Lord.
Why do we
Worship So Joyfully?
Worship is joyful and reflects both our appreciation to God and His Son and our love, joy, and peace found in our salvation. (Psalms 122:1; 66:1-2; John 4:23-24) “And be not drunk with wine wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing, and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:18-19
Clap and Lift Our Hands?
The act of clapping our hands is a form of praise which is mentioned frequently in the Scriptures. “Oh clap your hands all you people; shout aloud unto God with the voice of triumph.” Psalms 47:1 Lifting our hands is also a form of praise. More then fifty times in the Psalms the work translated “praise” means to extend the hands in praise. “Thus will I bless Thee while I live, I will lift up my hands in Thy name.” Psalms 63:4 “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath and doubting.” I Timothy 2:8
Pray for the Sick, Anoint with Oil, and Lay of Hands?
“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.” James 5:14-15 “And these signs shall follow those who believe: In My Name they shall… lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17-18
Dance Before the Lord?
“Then David danced before the Lord with all his might, and David was wearing a linen ephod.” 2 Samuel 6:14. “Let them praise His name with dance; let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and harp. Psalm 149:3. “A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to morn and a time to dance.” Ecclesiastes 3:4