WHAT WE BELIEVE
1.) ABOUT GOD
We believe that there is only one true sovereign and loving God who eternally exists in three Persons as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the independent creator of heaven and the universe and is all-knowing, all-powerful, perfectly just, loving and completely truthful and holy. He is worthy of all honor, praise and glory as the creator, sustainer, and beginning and end of all things. (DEUTERONOMY 6:4; MARK 12:29; ISAIAH 43:1,10,21; MATTHEW 28:19; EXODUS 20:2,3; REVELATION 4:11; 5:9-10)
2.) ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND HIS MELLENIAL REIGN
We believe that Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man. That He was conceived by a virgin, and was sent on earth to pay for the penalty of our sins. By His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect sacrifice for sin once for all time and was raised from the dead on the third day. Later, He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is the head of the Church and intercedes for believers. We believe He is coming back to earth bodily and visibly to set up His kingdom. (II THESSALONIANS 1:7; REVELATION 19:11-16; REVELATION 20:1-7)
3.) ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God and possesses all the Divine attributes. He indwells all believers, baptizes them into the body of Christ and seals them at the moment they trust in Jesus Christ to be their only Savior and Lord. He controls and empowers the true believers to live the Christian life in response to their obedience, confession of sin and submission to Him. Believers are instructed to be filled by the Holy Spirit and not to grieve Him. The main work of the Holy Spirit is to convict the world of sin, and of righteousness and judgment. The Holy Spirit also guides the believers into all truth. He does not bring glory to himself but will bring glory to Jesus. The evidence that the Holy Spirit truly dwells in the believer is the manifestation of the fruit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (EPHESIANS 1:3; 5:18; 4:30; JOHN 16:8,9; 16:13,14; GALATIANS 5:22).
4.) ABOUT THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible is the word of God revealed to man. It is supernaturally inspired, inerrant and infallible. It is our supreme authority in all matters of faith, doctrine and conduct and is superior to conscience and reason. (II TIMOTHY 3:15-17; II PETER 1:21; HEBREWS 4:12; I THESSALONIANS 2:13)
5.) ABOUT MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
We believe that man was created good and upright, in the image of God, but by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, by virtue of Him who is the Son of God, who died for our sins and rose again from the grave. We also believe that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in the Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. We believe that Salvation, with its forgiveness of sins, impartation of a new nature, and eternal life, is a free gift from God received when a person trusts in Jesus Christ to be his only Savior and Lord. Salvation is given by God’s grace received through faith and cannot be earned by man through good works, baptism, church membership or by any other means. We also believe that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. (GENESIS 1:26-31; 3:1-7; ROMANS 5:12-21; TITUS 2:11; EPHESIANS 2:8, 9; ROMANS 10:13-15; LUKE 24:47; TITUS 3:5-7; I JOHN 5:11.12; I JOHN 5:18) We believe that the inward evidence to the believer of this salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (ROMANS 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness, true holiness and bears the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (EPHESIANS 4:24; TITUS 2:12; GALATIANS 5:22-23).
6.) ABOUT BAPTISM IN WATER
We believe that the water baptism is an act of obedience to Christ’s command. It is a public confession of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. It symbolizes our identification with Christ. As Christ died for our sins, we die to sin. As Christ was raised from death, we walk in newness of life with Him. (MATTHEW 28:19; ACTS 10:47,48; ROMANS 6:4).
7.) ABOUT THE LORD’S SUPPER
We believe the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine is the symbol of Christ being the bread of life offered and was broken for us; and His blood shed for our sins. Believers are enjoined to celebrate the Lord Supper in remembrance of Him (1 CORINTHIAN 11: 23-26).
8.) ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, composed of all believers in Christ, the habitation of God through the Holy Spirit, with Divine appointments to fulfill the great commission and to be light and salt of the earth. (EPHESIANS 1:22; 2:19-22; HEBREWS 12:23; MATTHEW 5:13, 14)
9.) ABOUT EVERY CHRISTIAN’S MISSION
We believe that it is God’s will and command for every Christian to be actively engaged in sharing to others how to establish a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ and in discipling those who respond to this good news. (MATTHEW 28:18-20).
10.) ABOUT SANCTIFICATION
We believe that each believer in Christ must pursue a holy life by walking in obedience to the Word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit thereby is changed from glory to glory to the character of Christ. (HEBREWS 12:14; I PETER 1:15, 16; I THESSALONIANS 5:23, 24; I JOHN 2:6; ROMANS 8:3, 4; II CORINTHIANS 3:18; 1 JOHN 3:2-3).
11.) ABOUT DIVINE HEALING
We believe that the sick should be prayed for, with the anointing with oil by the laying of hands upon their request. We believe God is sovereign over the sick and we can trust Him both in His allowing healing or not, knowing that all things work for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. (MARK 6:13; 16:18; JAMES 5:14; ROMANS 8:28)
12.) ABOUT THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
We believe that the dead in Christ, together with all believers who are alive, will be translated to the Kingdom of Heaven when Jesus Christ comes again. It is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church. (I THESSALONIANS 4:15-18; ROMANS 8:23; TITUS 2:13; I CORINTHIANS 15:51-55)
13.) ABOUT THE LAKE OF FIRE
We believe that the devil and his angels, the beast and all false prophets, and whoever is not found in the Book of Life, will be cast out into everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (REVELATION 19:20; 20:10; 21:8).