BELIEVE:
TO BE PERSUADED WITH A FIRM BELIEF,
 TO PLACE CONFIDENCE IN TO THINK SOMETHING IS TRUE

WE BELIEVE
THE SCRIPTURES – THE BIBLE IS THE INSPIRED WRITTEN WORD OF GOD, GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT BY HOLY MEN AS OUR
INFALLIBLE GUIDE TO LIVE THIS LIFE AND LEARN CONDUCT AND DOCTRINE (2TIMOTHY 3:16, 2 PETER 1:21,
WE BELIEVE
THE TRINITY – OUR GOD IS ONE, BUT MANIFESTED IN THREE PERSONS – THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WE MUST
UNDERSTANDING THAT GOD THE FATHER IS GREATER THAN ALL, HE IS THE CREATOR THE SON IS THE EXECUTOR AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE
REVEALER OF ALL TRUTH
WE BELIEVE
REDEMPTION PLAN - MAN IS A CREATED BEING, MADE IN THE LIKENESS AND IMAGE OF GOD HAVING DOMINION AND POWER OVER THE
EARTH, BUT THROUGH ADAMS TRANSGRESSION AND FALL, SIN ENTER THE WORLD, BUT JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF GOD WAS MANIFESTED TO
UNDO THE WORKS OF THE DEVIL, HE GAVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM ON CALVARY CROSS AND HIS SHED BLOOD REDEEM AND RESTORE US BACK
TO GOD (ROM 5:14, JOHN 3:18)
WE BELIEVE
THE NEW BIRTH AND ETERNAL LIFE- WE BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO GOD IS THROUGH JESUS CHRIST, (JOHN 14:6) JESUS SAID I AM THE WAY,
THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE NO MAN COME TO GOD BUT BY ME, AND BY BELIEVING AND CONFESSING GOD’S WORD ACCORDING TO ROMANS
10:9 WE RECEIVE JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR AND GAIN ACCESS TO ETERNAL LIFE
WE BELIEVE
WATER BAPTISM- BAPTISM IN WATER IS A DIRECT COMMANDMENT OF OUR LORD, AND IS FOR THE BELIEVER ONLY. THIS ORDINANCE IS
SYMBOLIC OF THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION, JUST AS CHRIST WAS RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER SO
WE SHOULD ALSO WALK IN THE NEWNESS OF LIFE. (ROMAN 6:4) BAPTISM IS AN OUTWARD SHOWING OF AN INWARD KNOWING OF WHAT
CHRIST HAS ACCOMPLISHED FOR US ON THE CROSS
WE BELIEVE
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST- THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AS THE INDWELLING IS GIVEN TO ALL BELIEVERS TO DRAW FROM AS A WELL
(JOHN 4:14) THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER ACCORDING TO (ACT 1:8) THIS EXPERIENCE IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF
SPEAKING IN TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT HIMSELF GIVES US UTTERANCE IS AN OUTPOURING OF HIS POWER AS A RIVER (JOHN 7:37-39)
WE BELIEVE
SANCTIFICATION- THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT WITHOUT HOLINESS NO MAN SHALL SEE THE LORD. WE AT OECC BELIEVE IN THE DOCTRINE OF
SANCTIFICATION AS A DEFINITE, YET BELIEVE IT’S A PROGRESSIVE WORK OF GRACE A DAY BY DAY JOURNEY UNTIL CHRIST RETURNS
WE BELIEVE
DIVINE HEALING- HEALING IS FOR THE PHYSICAL ILLS OF THE HUMAN BODY AND IS WROUGHT BY THE POWER OF GOD THROUGH THE PRAYER
OF FAITH AND BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS. IT IS PROVIDED FOR US IN THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST AND IS THE PRIVILEGE OF EVERY MEMBER
OF THE CHURCH TODAY (JAMES 5:14-15 MARK 16:18, ISA. 53:4-5, 1 PETER 2:24)
WE BELIEVE
THE RESURRECTION AND RETURN OF OUR LORD- THE ANGEL OF THE LORD SAID TO JESUS DISCIPLES, “THIS SAME JESUS WHICH IS TAKEN UP
INTO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE A MANNER AS YOU HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN” HIS COMING IS IMMINENT (CLOSE, NEAR,
APPROACHING) WHEN HE COMES THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST: THEN WE WHICH REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH
THEM IN THE CLOUDS TO MEET THE LORD IN THE SKY. (ACTS 1:11, 1 THESS 4:16-17)

*FOLLOWING THE TRIBULATION, HE SHALL RETURN TO EARTH AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS AND TOGETHER WITH THE HIS SAINTS,
WHO SHALL BE KINGS AND PRIEST, HE SHALL REIGN A THOUSAND YEARS (REVELATIONS 5:10, 20:6)

WE BELIEVE
HELL AND ETERNAL LIFE- THE PERSON WHO PHYSICALLY DIES IN HIS SINS WITHOUT ACCEPTING CHRIST IS HOPELESSLY AND ETERNALLY LOST
AND AT THIS POINT HAS NO FURTHER OPPORTUNITY OF HEARING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WHICH BRINGS FORGIVENESS OF SINS. THE LAKE
OF FIRE IS LITERAL AND HELL IS AN ETERNAL PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE NOT ACCEPTING GODS HAND OF LOVE, AND FOR THOSE WHO ACCEPT
JESUS WILL LIVE OUT THEIR LIFE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOREVER IN HEAVEN