What We Believe

Our Focus

Our main focus is to please God and be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ. Our focus is the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. We believe this starts with self-denial to follow Christ (Matt 6:33; Matt 16:24).

We believe without faith, it’s impossible to please God. We believe faith leads to obedience and good works, but it’s not the good works that saves us, it is obedience to Jesus Christ that saves us (Heb 11:6,8; Eph 2:8-10).

We must strive for perfection (which is maturity), because Christ is coming back for “a bride without spot or blemish.” With the Holy Spirit’s help, she (us, the church) will be made ready for Christ (Eph 5:26-27; Rev 19:7).

Love

We love each other according to the bible’s view of love and not the world’s view of love (1 Cor 13:4-7). The biblical definition of love is expressed here. We also believe that loving Jesus is by keeping his commandments (John 14:15).

The Church

We believe that there is a false church and a true church. The false church is the collection of people who don’t respect God, nor desire holiness and the kingdom of God, but rather worldliness and their sinful pleasures. The true church is the contrary (2 Cor 11:3-4; 2 Tim 3:5; Rev 17:4-5).

We believe that the church is the collection of believers who have been born again and is also known as “the body of Christ.” We do not believe that a single individual is the church (1 Cor 12:27; Col 1:18.24).

The churches mission is to go out, preach the gospel of salvation and disciple those who want to follow Christ (Matt 28:19).

We believe in the 9 gifts that are distributed from the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:9-10), the 5 administrations that are distributed from the Lord Jesus (Eph 4:11) and the 7 operations that are distributed from God the Father (Romans 12:6-8), all of which originate from the same God (1 Cor 12:4-6, Rom 11:29).

We believe that those who are called to lead (Rom 12:8) are to be servants to Jesus Christ and to the people, and that we are to follow their example, but ONLY as they follow Jesus’ example (Matt 20:25-28; 1 Cor 11:1 KJV).

Fasting, fellowship, praise, prayer and bible study are essential to spiritual growth (Matt 17:19,21; Heb 10:23-25; Ps 150:6; Matt 6:9-15; Ps 1:2).

The Hebrews

We believe that most of the so-called black people in America, and scattered abroad, are the true Hebrews of the Bible. The curses outlined in the book of Deuteronomy 28, and other passages of scripture, reveal who the true people are. Therefore, we reject the so-called Jews in Israel today (European Ashkenazi).

You can visit our study on it here. However, we want to be clear, we don’t agree with the teachings of most Hebrew groups today (specifically regarding keeping the Law, for the Bible speaks of a New Covenant). You can visit this page for more on that.

Sin

All sin is wrong. If we keep on sinning we will not inherit the kingdom of God. It’s our goal to overcome sin through the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:9-10; Rom 6:1-2, 23; James 4:17; Gal 5:16-18; 22-23).

We believe that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world and the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance, confession, and faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16, 1 John 1:7-9; Eph 1:6-7; Heb 9: 22).

The Holy Spirit

Without the Holy Spirit of God, no man can come to Jesus nor do they belong to the Father in heaven. All men need the help of the Holy Spirit in order to understand spiritual things and to enter into heaven (John 3:5-7; 1 Cor 2:14; 1 Cor 6:9-11; 2 Thess 2:13, Rom 8:9,16).

We believe in the indwelling, the filling, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:15-18; Acts 1:5-6; Acts 2:4; John 14:16- 17; Rom 8:9).

We believe only the Holy Spirit enables us to live a holy life by yielding and letting him work in and through us (2 Thess 2:13; Rom 8:6-14; Rom 12:2; Gal 5:16; John 15:5).

We are not under the law, but under the grace of God. We believe legalism is a sin, so we must be led by the Holy Spirit. Now, while the Holy Spirit will lead us to do good works, it is not the works that save us, it is our faith (obedience) in Jesus Christ (Rom 6:14; Gal 5:18; Titus 2:11-12 NIV; Eph 2:8-10; Gal 5:22-23).

God and his Word

We believe the bible is inspired by God and is infallible . The bible is the standard we come from (2 Tim 3:16; Proverbs 30:5).

God speaks in various ways: through men, dreams, situations, audibly, from inside our minds and through his Holy Scriptures (Hab 2:1-2; 1 Kings 19:12; Acts 2:1-4).

Deity and the Trinity

There is one God eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:7 KJV; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; Matt. 28:19)

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule over the nations.

Reference: John 1:1-14; John 10:24-30; Matt 1:23; Luke 1:34-35; 2 Cor 5:15-21; 1 Cor 15:3; Rom 4:24; Acts 1:9; 1 Cor 15:4; Matt 25:31-33; Acts 1:10-11; Rev 20:6.

Demons and Hell

Demons are real. Demons inhabit and influence those who continue to yield to sin. We have been given the power to discern them, and, by the will of God, cast them out of those who want to be free (Eph 6:12; Luke 10:19; James 4:7).

We believe in the resurrection of both, the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation (Matt 25:31-34, 41, 46).


7 Things we don’t believe

  1. Salvation is in good works or keeping the law
  2. Mankind has no sin nature
  3. Saints can never lose their salvation
  4. All religions lead to the same god
  5. Everyone eventually goes to heaven
  6. Remarriage while former spouse is living is OK
  7. Women can pastor and teach God’s flock