Statement of Faith

The Bible is the inherent Word of God (Psalms 119:89, II Timothy 3:16)

There is one God who manifests Himself in 3 distinct entities; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost (Matthew 3:16 & 17)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God (God manifested in the flesh) and He is the only way to obtain salvation, not through works (Acts 4:12)

All mankind is born into sin and iniquity which is the inherent nature of man motivating him to break the laws of God (Romans 5:12)

You must be born again (salvation) by obeying the Scripture (Romans 10:9 & 10)

There are 3 baptisms unique to the Church Baptism into the body of Christ also known as salvation (Acts 8:12)

Baptism in the Holy Ghost which is the enduement of power with the evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 10:44-46)

Water baptism (Acts 8:36, Hebrews 6:2) Water baptism and Communion are ordinances of the Church(Mark 16:16, I Corinthians 11:23-31)

There is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun (Luke 19:19-31)

The supernatural of God is for today including miracles, healing of the sick, and gifts of the Holy Ghost (Acts 5:12, Acts 19:11 & 12)

Tithing and Offering afford the believer entrance into the supernatural abundance of God (Malachi 3:10-12, Luke 6:38)

The doctrine of laying on of hands is still relevant today to impart healing, blessing as well as setting people apart for service in the Kingdom of God (Hebrews 6:2, Acts 8:7)

Praise and worship is the right of the believer which includes spontaneous clapping of hands, raising of hands, singing, dancing, crying and/or laughing (John 4:23 & 24)

Satan is the enemy of mankind. He is a fallen angel, defeated by Jesus our Lord and Savior. It is that victory which has been granted to the believer (I John 3:8)

It is every believers responsibility to grow in the things of God and develop a relationship with Him through prayer, study of His Word, and be connected to a local church (Acts 2:39)

The church is God’s tool for evangelism, discipleship, participation for the believer, and protection against deception in the earth (I Timothy 2:15)

The rapture of the church and the second coming of Christ are future events relevant to the church today. These different events are a culmination of the end of an age and the beginning of a thousand year reign of Christ on the earth (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Other doctrines of Island Church include:

The virgin birth (Matthew 1:23)

Right standing with God (II Corinthians 5:21)

Concepts and principles of faith (Hebrews 11: 1-6)

Pastoral oversight (I Peter 5:1-3)

Ministry of deacons (Acts 6:2 & 3)

Basic doctrines of Christ (Hebrews 6:1 & 2)