Pastor Mayceo Smith II & First Lady Patrice Smith

Pastor Mayceo Smith II and First Lady Patrice Smith

What We Believe

The Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and is forever settled in heaven. Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Given by inspiration of God, it is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. The Word of God makes His people complete and thoroughly furnished in all good works. The Bible is sufficient within itself, nothing to be added and nothing to be taken away from it’s holy contents. Psalm 119:89, II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21, Revelation 22:18-19. 

One God

The Godhead is comprised of three manifestations of the One God. He is Father in creation, Son in redemption of mankind and the Holy Ghost in the grace dispensation. Inside Sanctuary

Genesis 1:26, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:14, 3:16-18, 8:58,10:30, Acts 1:8, II Corinthians 5:19 Colossians 2:9, I Timothy 2:5 


Salvation 
Souls are saved by grace through faith in the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. Through whom the lost are redeemed and sins are forgiven. He ever lives to make intercession for those who come to God by him. Jesus is the image of the invisible God and was born through virgin birth to be the Savior of all men, especially to them that believe. Simultaneously totally man and God incarnate. We must be born again according to the scriptures. Jesus stated, Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem . 

Luke 24:48 John 3:3, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-10, John 1:14, Colossians 1:12-15, Hebrews 1:3, 7:25, Isaiah 9:6, I Timothy 4:10.

Holy Ghost
God gives the Holy Ghost at the new birth experience. The initial, outward evidence of being filled is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance. The indwelling of the Holy Ghost indicates God’s seal and ownership. The fruit of the Spirit should be evident in a true Spirit filled disciple of Christ. Jesus promised the Holy Ghost would give us power to be witnesses, comfort us, abide with us, lead and guide into all truth and teach us.

Luke 11:13, John 3:3-5, 16:13, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 19:1-6, Romans 8:9, Galatians 5:22-25. 


Communion
In remembrance of Jesus, holy communion is an ordinance commanded to His followers, showing forth the Lord’s death till He come. The wine represents His blood and the unleavened bread respresents His broken body. This ordinance is a privilege to the regenerated in spirit. Jesus is our passover from eternal death into eternal life.
I Corinthians 5:7, I Corinthians 11:24-26.

Water Baptism
 
Upon a repentant heart and confession of faith in Christ Jesus, through the prompting of the Spirit of God, water baptism is a command instituted by Jesus for all true believers. Immersion in water is symbolic of Christ’s burial and resurrection to a new life obtained by the true believer. The goodness of God is what leads us to true repentance and the acknowledging that Jesus is both Lord and Savior. Baptism is an answer of a good conscience toward God.

Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Luke 24: 46-49, Acts 2:36-38, 10:43-48, Romans 2:4, 6:4-6, II Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 3:26-27, I Peter 3:21-22.