Beliefs

  • Holy Scriptures
  • The Godhead
  • The Fall of Man
  • Plan of Redemption
  • The New Birth
  • Daily Christian Living
  • Water Baptism
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit
  • Sanctification
  • Divine Healing
  • The Second Coming
  • Heaven
  • 1)Holy Scriptures

    We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and conduct; that it was written by Holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

    References:

    • 2 Timothy 2:15
    • 1 Peter 2:2
    • 2 Peter 1:19, 21
    • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

    2) The Godhead

    We believe that there is one true and living God; that in the unity of the

    Godhead, there are three, equal in attributes, but executing distinct harmonious

    offices.

    God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth, and all that is therein, sent

    His only Son to redeem and reconcile the world to Himself.

    Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the

    Holy Ghost, became flesh and dwelt among us, the only Mediator between God and

    man.

    Holy Ghost, the third person of the Trinity, omnipresent, omnipotent, fulfilling

    on earth the office of reprover of sin, righteousness, and judgment, the

    Comforter, leader and guide to all who yield themselves to Him ministration.

    References

    • Matthew 28:19
    • Matthew 1:23
    • Genesis 1:1
    • 1 Timothy 2:5
    • John 1:14, 18
    • John 15:26
    • 2 Corinthians 13:14
    • John 16:7, 14
    • Isaiah 43:10

    3) The Fall Of Man

    We believe man was created in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression,

    fell from Edenic holiness and purity, and his only hope of redemption is through

    Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

    References:

    • Genesis 1:26-31
    • Romans 3:5, 16, 19
    • Romans 5:12, 21

    4) Plan of Redemption

    We believe that while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us; that His death was

    by Divine appointment of the Father as an atonement for sin. That upon simple

    faith and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ, all who call upon Him, may be

    justified by faith through His precious blood, that Salvation is through grace

    and not by only merits of our own.

    References:

    • 1 Peter 1:18-20
    • Titus 2:14
    • John 1:29; 6:47
    • Ephesians 2:8-9
    • John 6:37
    • Romans 6:23; 3:23; 5:1-2

    5) The New Birth

    We believe in the new birth as a definite experience of salvation and conversion

    from a life of sin to a life of righteousness and true holiness by Christ Jesus,

    the Redeemer of all making.

    References:

    • John 3:3
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17
    • Romans 6:11, 18
    • 1 Corinthians 1:30

    6) Daily Christian Living

    We believe that having been cleansed from our sins by the precious blood of

    Jesus, we should desire the sincere milk of the Word, that we might grow

    thereby, walking humbly in faith and love, and seeking the hidden life that will

    truly reflect the Christ within.

    References:

    • 1 John 1:6-7
    • 1 Corinthians 7:1
    • 1 John 2:6
    • Isaiah 35:8
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:23
    • Romans 8:5

    7) Water Baptism

    We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and the

    Son, and the Holy Ghost, is a command of our Lord; that it is an outward sign of

    an inward work; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of

    the Father, so we should walk in newness of life.

    References:

    • Matthew 28:19-20
    • Romans 6:4
    • Mark 16:16
    • Acts 2:41

    8) The Lord’s Supper

    We believe the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of His suffering and death. The

    broken bread, used in its commemoration is a type of the bread which came down

    from heaven, even Jesus Christ, whose body was broken for us; the wine, to

    remind us of the shed blood of the Savior, the Lamb of God. The ordinance spans

    his years from Calvary to the coming of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and is

    enjoined upon every believer.

    References:

    • Mark 14:22-24
    • 1 Corinthians 11:23-30

    9) Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a definite experience

    subsequent to the new birth. This endowment of power may be expected after the

    same manner as that in which He came upon the Jews and Gentile alike in

    Apostolic days.

    References:

    • Matthew 3:11
    • Acts 2:4
    • John 14:17-18
    • Acts 8:17
    • Acts 1:4, 8
    • Acts 10:44-46
    • Acts 17:6
    • 1 Corinthians 3:16

    10) Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit

    We believe the Holy Spirit has definite spiritual gifts to bestow upon the

    believing church of Jesus Christ. These gifts are divided unto every man

    severally as the Holy Spirit wills, and should be desired by every believer, in

    the order and proportion whereby they will best edify and benefit the church.

    References:

    • 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
    • Galatians 5:22-23
    • 1 Corinthians 14:12
    • Romans 12:6-8

    11) Sanctification

    We believe the scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall

    see God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command, “be

    ye holy, for I am holy.” Entire Sanctification is the will of God for every

    believer and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word.

    References:

    • Hebrews 12:14
    • 1 Peter 1:11, 16
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
    • 1 John 2:6

    12) Divine Healing

    We believe that the atonement provides deliverance for sickness and is the

    privilege of the believers.

    References:

    • Exodus 15:26
    • Acts 4:29-30
    • Isaiah 53: 4-5
    • James 5:14-16
    • Matthew 8:17

    13) The Second Coming

    The Rapture – The Resurrection of those fallen asleep in Christ and their

    translation with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is

    the imminent and blessed hope of the church.

    References:

    • 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
    • 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
    • Romans 8:23
    • Titus 2:13

    The Revelation – The return of the Lord with His Raptured Saints to set up His

    Millennial reign on earth, is the promise of the Word of God and the world’s

    only hope.

    References:

    • 1 Thessalonians 1:7
    • Revelation 19:11-14
    • Revelation 10:1-7
    • Romans 11:26-27

    14) Heaven

    We believe that Heaven is a place prepared for all those that believe upon the

    Lord Jesus Christ, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood

    of the Lamb. Their reward is everlasting life and joy in the presence of the

    Lord.

    References:

    • Revelation 7:14-17
    • Revelation 21:4
    • Revelation 22:5
    • John 14:2

    Non-denominational Church located in York PA