His Courts of Praise

P.O. Box 1720, 22099 Hwy 36, Abita Springs, La., 70420 . . . . (985) 892-9229

Statement Of Faith

We believe that:

The bible is inspired by the Spirit of God, it is infallible and is applicable in every way, for mankind.     

(2 Pet 1:20-21; 2 Tim 3:16-17)

There is one God, who is eternal Spirit. (Who reigns throughout eternity, in the person of the Father, the person of the Son, and in the person of the Holy Spirit).   

( 1Jo 5:7; Jo 10:30; Jo 14:16-17; Matt 28:19).

Jesus Christ the only begotten, was born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, lived as a man, without sin;  He was crucified, spent three days in the grave, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father, ever making intercession for us.

(Jo 1:14; Luke 1:28-36; Acts 1:9-11; Heb 4:14-16).

Jesus Christ is and was co-eternal with the Father from the beginning.

(Jo 1:1; Col 1:15-18).

Salvation can only be obtained through faith in Jesus and His atonement.  There is no other way to heaven.

(Jo 14:6, 1Tim 1:15; 1Pet 1:18-19 Eph 2: 8-9)

Mankind is degenerate and in need of a Savior. 

(Rom 3:23).

Man must repent of his sins and accept the Lord Jesus as His Lord and Savior in order to obtain eternal life.

(Acts 2:37-38; Rom 10:9-17)

A repented life is a life of Holiness and Thankfulness.

(Heb 12:14, Matt 5:8, Psa 34:14)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit ensues Salvation and is accompanied with the evidence of Speaking in Tongues.

(Lu 11:9-13, Acts 2:1-4, 38-39; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; 19:1-6; Mk 16:15).

There are 2 ordinances commanded by our Lord.

I.  Water Baptism (by immersion) in the name of Jesus after the examples of the apostles.

    (Mk 16:16; Acts 2:38; 8:16;10:48; 19:5, Gal 3:27; Rom 6:1-5).  

II. Communion (by the taking of the elements, the bread and the cup)

    (1Cor 11:20-26; Mat 26: 26-30).

Divine Healing is a provision of the Atonement and can be obtained through faith and prayer.

(Isaiah 53:1-5; 1Pet 2:23; Mk 11:24; 9:23; Ja 5:15; Mat 21:22).

The Church was and is established by our Lord, and is necessary for teaching, fellowship, and all of its members should be actively participating. 

(Heb 10:25; 2Tim 2:15; Acts 2:42-47; John 4:20-24; 1Cor 12:12-28).

The second coming of Christ is inevitable and just as He has ascended to heaven, so shall He return.

(Acts 1:11; Mk 13:26; 2Thes 1:10).

When the Resurrection of the righteous occurs they will receive eternal rest and blessedness and when the Ressurection of the unrighteous occurs they will receive eternal torment.

(2Thes 1:7-9; Rev 14:13; Rev 20:10-15)