What We Believe

We believe in repentance, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the receiving of the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.         (Acts 2:4)

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  (Acts 2:38)

Furthermore, we believe this constitutes the new birth as recorded in St. John 3:1-8:

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

…and must be followed by a life of sanctification and holiness by those who will be ready for the soon appearing of Jesus Christ.