What We Believe
Elim Tabernacle is a Bible-based/small group church. That means we seek to believe and practice what is explicitly taught in the Bible. Based on the Bible, we believe the following:

Note: scriptural support is listed below each statement

About the Bible:

The Bible is the true and inspired Word of God, complete for living today and forever.

- 2 Timothy 3:15-17

About God:

There is only one God, who loves us immeasurably, and reveals Himself to us as the Father in creation, the Son in redemption, and the Holy Spirit in regeneration.

- Deuteronomy 6:4Ephesians 4:4-6Colossians 2:91 Timothy 3:16

About Worship:

The Bible says to give unto the Lord the glory due unto His Name, and to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. We are instructed to clap our hands and give praise with an audible voice.

- Psalms 100; Psalms 150

About Sin and Salvation:

Everyone has sinned and needs to be delivered from sin and its consequence. Salvation comes by grace through faith.

- Romans 3:23-256:23Ephesians 2:8-9

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives. We need to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

- I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4

About Faith:

Faith in God involves more than mental assent; it involves obedience to God’s Word (the gospel). Obedience is not to be considered works that earn salvation, but as acts which correspond with living faith.

- Hebrews 11:1, 6; Romans 10:17; Ephesians 2:8-9

About the Gospel:

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news that He died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. Obedience to the gospel means experiencing death through repentance, burial through baptism, and resurrection through a new life generated by receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit.

-John 3: 1-7; I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4

About Christian Living:

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.

- Mark 12:29-31

We believe we should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly.

- II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14

We believe God changes people’s lives through the power of His Spirit. This includes physical and emotional healing, deliverance from addiction and restoration of relationships.

- I Corinthians 12:8-10

About Healing:

God still provides physical and emotional healing, deliverance from addiction, restoration of relationships, and transforms lives.

- Isaiah 53:5; James 5:14-15

About Communion:

The cup and the bread are taken by believers together in remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us, until He comes again at the end of this age. We enjoy incorporating this into one of our weekly services, usually about once every 3 or 4 months.

- Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:26-29

About the Future:

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

- 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

- Revelation 20:11, 15