We Believe there is one living true God everlasting, of infinite power,
wisdom, and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible
and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three Persons
of one substance of eternal being, and equal in holiness, justice,
wisdom, power and dignity; The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
We Believe that The Son, who is the Word of The Father, the very and
eternal God, of one substance with The Father, took man's nature in the
womb of the blessed virgin; so that two whole and perfect natures, that
is to say; The Godhead and manhood were joined together in one Person,
never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, the very God and perfect
man, who actually suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to
reconcile The Father to us, and to make atonement, not only for our
actual guilt, but also for original sin
We Believe that Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took
again His body, with all things appertaining to the perfection of
man's nature, and ascended into heaven and there sits until He
shall return to judge all men at the last day.
4. We Believe The Holy Ghost, proceeding from The Father, and The Son, is very and eternal God.
We Believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures
known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two
departments Old and New Testaments.
We Believe the Bible is the Word of God, the full and complete
revelation of the plan and history of redemption.
We Believe that eternal life with God in heaven is a portion of the
reward of the finally righteous; and that everlasting banishment from
the presence of the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of
the persistently wicked.
We Believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins
that are past, for the regeneration of the penitent sinners and for
salvation from sin and sinning (Romans 3:25)
9. We Believe, teach and firmly maintain the scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone.
We Believe that Jesus shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the
justified believer from all indwelling sin and from it's pollution,
subsequent to regeneration (I John 1:7-9)
We Believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in
regeneration and consummated in glorification, We believe that it
includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace received by faith
subsequent to regeneration ( Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9 ). Sanctification
delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by
life-long growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ ( 11 Cor. 4:16; 11 Peter 3: 18 ).
We Believe that the Pentecostal baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is
obtainable by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the
fully cleansed believer, and the initial evidence is speaking in
tongues as the spirit gives utterance (Luke 11:13, Acts 1:5,
13. We Believe in divine healing as in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5,Matthew 8:16-17, James 5:14-16)
14. We Believe in the imminent, premillennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and love and wait for His appearing.
We Believe it is the responsibility of every believer to dedicate their
life to carrying out the great commission (Matthew 28:19-20)
Raymond Samuel Younginer.
1896-1996. WWI Veteran. Drafted into the U.S. Army at 22 years of age
in 1918. Basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. Served with the 4th
Training Battalion, 156th Depot Brigade to June 29, 1918; Battery A,
9th Regiment Field Artillery RD to August 9, 1918; Battery D 21st
Field Artillery. American Expeditionary Forces to February 21,
1919; Evacuation Hospital 18th American Expeditionary Forces to March
15, 1919; Battery D, 21 Field Artillery to discharge. American
Expeditionary Forces August 21, 1918 to July 26, 1919. Honorable
Discharge July 30, 1919. 5th Division in a replacement
detachment stationed in France. [SCDAH]