Tenets Of Faith

Grace and truth accepts the scriptures as the revealed will of God, and adopt these statements as Fundamental and Doctrine:

  1. The bible is the inspired word of God and the revealed will of God II Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:23:25, Hebrew 4:12.
  2. There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-eternal Matthew 28:19, I John 1:1, 14.
  3. Man was created in God's image. By voluntary transgression he fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God Genesis 1: 26-31, 3:1-4, Romans 5:16-21.
  4. Salvation of Man:
    1. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. On the cross Christ became sin and sickness providing both salvation and healing for all mankind (psalms 103:2). This salvation comes by believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth, Jesus as Lord. Romans 3:24, 10:8-10, Ephesians2:8.
    2. The inward evidence to the believer, is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The Outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love 1 John 3:23, John 13:35.
    3. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity Romans 10:9-10, 14:10-12, II Corinthians 3:10, Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-9; James 2:18.
  5. Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of Life Matt 8:19, Act 10:47-48, Romans 6:4.
  6. The celebration of the Lord supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a showing forth of the Lord's death till He comes I Corinthians 11:24-34.
  7. All believers are entitled to, and should earnestly seek the promise of the Father, i.e. the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ, with this comes the endowment of power for life and service Luke 24:49 Act 1:4-8, 2:38-39, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9; I Corinthians 12:1-31.
  8. The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial Physical Sign of Speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterances and by Spiritual power in public testimony and services Act1:8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:26.
  9. The church is the body of Christ. Each believer is an integral part Ephesians1:22, 2:19-22, Hebrew12:23.
  10. Total Prosperity:
    1. Spiritual John3:3,11; II Corinthians5:11-21; Romans 10:9-10.
    2. Mental II Timothy 1:9, Romans 12:2, Isaiah 26:3.
    3. Physical Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17.
    4. Financial III John 2; Luke 6:38 II Corinthians 9:6-10; Philippians 4:19.
    5. Social Proverb 3:4.
  11. Blessed Hope; Jesus is coming to gather all His saints to heaven 1 Corinthians15:51-52, 1Thessanonians 4:16-17; II Thessalonians 2:1.
  12. Those who reject the redemptive work of Jesus Christ will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead. They will burn in the lake of fire Revelation 19:20, 20:10-15.
  13. The millennial reign of Jesus: The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule and reign for one thousand years on earth as the scripture promised Romans 11:25,27; II Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-7. After this, there will be a new earth Revelation 21.