Statement of Faith
2315 Hill Ave
Gadsden, AL. 35904
    1. Scripture: We accept the Holy Bible (KJV) as the inspired Word of God given to us by holy men of God as a guideline for salvation, Christian living and all truth ( II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21)

2. God: We believe in one, eternal, almighty God. This one true God had revealed Himself to man as the creator of all things (Genesis 1:1; John 1:10; Colossians 1:15-17). this one true God is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In Old testament times the Almighty manifested Himself in divers ways: such as Jehovah, God, or the Father (Exodus 3:14, 6:3; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 83:18; Isaiah 43:10-13, 44:6). As the prophets of old have spoken: He revealed Himself in the New Testament times as the Son Of God ( Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:21-23; Luke 2:11; John 1:14; Colossians 1:18-19, 2:9; John 14:8-11). The scripture also declares Him as Comforter, Holy Ghost and the Spirit of truth (John 14:6, 16, 17, 26 and 16:7).

3. The Name of God: Various names are given throughout the entire Bible. Holy men of God referred to Him as the "Lord God" (Genesis 2:4), "Almighty God" *(Genesis 17:1), "I AM" (Exodus 3:14 and John 8:58), "Jehovah" (Exodus 6:3(, "Jealous" (Exodus 34:18; Matthew 1:23), "Holy One of Israel" (Isaiah 43:3, 14, 15,), "Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:23), "King" (Micah 5:2; Zechariah 14:9; Luke 23:28; Revelation 19:16); "Jesus" (Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:21-25; John 1:14; I Timothy 3:16), "Christ" (Matthew 16:16-18; Luke 2:11), "Living God" (Joshua 3:10), "Mighty God" (Jeremiah 32:18; Matthew 1:23).

4. Creation of Man and His Fall: God created man innocent, pure, and holy. Because of disobedience to God's Word - man fell from his holy estate and God drove Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Because of this disobedience sin entered into the world and upon all mankind. (Genesis 1:27; 3:1019; Romans 5:12, 17, 19, and 3: 10-23; Psalms 14:1-3).

5. Repentance and Conversion: The pardon of one's sins is brought about by true repentance, being Godly sorrowful for all past sins and truly forsaking all iniquities. The remission of one's sins is brought about through this true repentance and by being baptized in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1; 10:9, 10,13; Acts 10:43; 22:16; I Peter 3:21).

6. Baptism: The scriptural practice of water baptism is immersion in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ and is only for those who have fully repented and have turned from their sins and their love for the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of the Gospel in obedience to the Holy Bible and must be in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ, in accordance to the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5), thus obeying Matthew 28:19.

7. Baptism of the Holy Spirit: We believe, after having obeyed the command of repentance and being baptized, we shall receive the baptism of the Spirit. John the Baptist in Matthew 3:11 prophesied: "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire." Jesus said in Acts 1:5, "But ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." In Acts 11:16, Peter remembered the Word of the Lord, "That ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost." Jesus said, in Acts 1:8 "Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you." Jesus also said in John 14:26, "The Comforter which is the Holy Ghost shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you." The Book of Acts clearly states that when true believers were baptized with the Holy Ghost they all spake in tongues as the Spirit gave utterance (Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:2-6). The Bible also makes clear that this promise of God is for all that have obeyed God's Word (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:39; 10:45-46; 19:4-6). The Bible also makes clear that speaking with other tongues as recorded in Acts 2:4; 10:46; 19:6 and the gift of tongues as explained in I Corinthians 12 and 14 are of the same Spirit, but different in use and purpose.
8. The Gifts of the Holy Ghost: I Corinthians 12:4-11, "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with all. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning the spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues; But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."

As Paul has stated, there are diversities of gifts. The Bible teaches that there are nine spiritual gifts that are placed in the church by God.

As Paul stated in I Corinthians 14:12, "Forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church." Also, as Paul further stated in I Corinthians 14:26 "Let all things be done unto edifying." Therefore, the scripture teaches that these gifts are placed within the body to bring us to the full grown measure of Christ's stature (Ephesians 4:13).

The scripture further teaches in I Corinthians 13:10 that "When that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away." The scripture also teaches that these gifts were placed in the church and shall remain until He that is perfected had returned as King and Ruler of the earth ( I Corinthians 12:28-31). The Bible further teaches that as Spirit-filled believers we should covet and pursue these gifts ( I Corinthians 12:31).

9. Justification: Secured by Christ Jesus for us at Calvary.

10. Purpose of Grace: To fulfill the divine election and foreordination of God.

11. Sanctification: To become partakers of God's divine holiness.

12. The Law and the Gospels: The law of God and the gospels are inseparable, unchangeable, holy, just, and true.

13. The Church: We believe in the invisible church and also the visible church and the congregation of active, baptized believers and members.

14. Rituals: Baptism in water by immersion in the Name of the Lord, Jesus Christ; Lord's Supper, according to scripture; also the washing of feet.

15. Sabbath: We accept every day as God's day. We also accept Sunday as our special day of worship.

16. Civil Government: Divinely appointed for the order of society.

17. Righteous and Wicked: We maintain eternal life for the righteous and destruction for the wicked.

18. Of A New Heaven, Resurrection and Judgment to Come: The final state of man to be determined according to deeds done in the body while on earth.