We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is the only infallible guide and rule of our faith and practice (Psalm 119:89; Matthew 24:35; 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
We believe that there is one God. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and attribute, and fulfilling distinct but complementary roles in the great work of redemption (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:17; 1 John 5:7).
- God the Father: We believe in God the Father, the co-Creator with the Son and the Holy Spirit, who is the eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing, everywhere-present and unchangeable Creator of all (Deuteronomy 32:6; Psalms 103:13; Isaiah 63:16; Matthew 6:9; John 3:1, 5:19-23, 17:1-11; Acts 17:28; Romans 8:14-16; Ephesians 4:6).
- God the Son: We believe in God the Son, co-Creator with the Father and Holy Spirit, who took upon Himself human form, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and given the name Jesus. His death by crucifixion and His bodily resurrection reconciled the human race to God. He ascended to heaven where He is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us as the King of kings and Lord of lords (Isaiah 53:1-5; Matthew 1:21-23; John 1:1-3, 11:25-26; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:1-6; 1 Timothy 2:5).
- God the Holy Spirit: We believe in God the Holy Spirit, co-Creator with the Father and Son, who is now sent by the Father through the Son to convict the world of sin, lead us into all truth, and empower and equip the Church to carry on Christ’s work on earth (Genesis 1:2; John 14:26, 15:26, 16:8; Acts 1:8).
The Fall of Mankind:
We believe the human race has fallen from its original, created goodness because of the sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:27, 3:1-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:10, 3:23, 5:12, 5:19).
The Plan of Redemption:
We believe Jesus Christ was the sacrifice God planned from the foundation of the world for the sin of the human race. By shedding His blood and dying on the cross, Jesus made provision for the salvation of all people (Isaiah 53:5; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 7:25; 1 Peter 1:19-20).
We believe that because of our total inability to save ourselves, salvation is by God’s grace alone. It is received by faith, with repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior (John 3:3, 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe in water baptism by immersion. After conversion, water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as an outward sign of an inward work that it is commanded by God (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4).
We believe in partaking of the bread and the cup of communion in remembrance of the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection. We celebrate an open communion for all believers regardless of church affiliation (Luke 22:7-22; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; 2 Corinthians 13:5).
We believe that God has the power to heal the sick and afflicted based on Christ’s death on the cross. We also believe that God is willing to and does heal people today (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:18; Acts 3:16, 10:38; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ assures the believer of bodily resurrection and eternal life (Matthew 28:1-7; Romans 6:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer at the moment of salvation. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is distinct from salvation, releasing the power of the Holy Spirit through faith. Consistent with biblical accounts, believers should anticipate Spirit-baptism to be accompanied by speaking in tongues and other biblical manifestations. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to endue the believer with power from God, to offer an inspired witness for Christ, to lead the believer to a life of holiness and to equip for a Spirit-filled life of service (John 7:37-39, 14:16; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, 8:14-17, 10:44-46, 19:6; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16).
We believe every Christian should walk and abide in daily fellowship with the Holy Spirit and should also experience a continual renewing of God’s power to live a Spirit-filled life in their attitudes, thoughts, speech and conduct. In order to build up and equip individual believers and the Church of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts that are to be earnestly desired and exercised in the spirit of love. Every believer should aim to cultivating the fruits of the Spirit which are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (John 15:4, 15:8; Acts 4:31; Romans 8:1, 8:5, 12:1-2, 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:17, 12:7-11, 12:31; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:11, 4:30-32, 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; 1 Peter 1:15, 4:10-11; 1 John 2:6).
Second Coming of Christ:
We believe the second coming of Christ will be personal, visible, and triumphant(Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:36-44; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, 2:8; Titus 2:12-13; Revelation 1:7).
We believe Christians should assemble regularly for edification, worship, fellowship and proclamation of the gospel. All believers should do the work of the ministry according to their spiritual gifts and should tithe and otherwise contribute financially to their church (Psalms 111:1; Malachi 3:8-10; Acts 2:42-47, 16:5; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Hebrews 10:24-25).
We believe civil government is ordained by God and that all people should be subject to the laws of the land, except those laws contrary to Scripture. In times of war, the individual’s participation in actual combat and taking of human life shall be governed by one’s own conscience (Mark 12:17; Acts 5:29; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Hebrews 12:14).
Final Judgment and Hell:
We believe there will be a final judgment for all unbelievers. Hell is an actual place of great suffering, bitter sorrow and remorse reserved forever for the devil, his angels and all those whose names are not written in Christ’s book of life (Matthew 13:41-43, 25:41; Mark 9:43-44; Revelation 14:10-11, 20:10-15, 21:7-8).
We believe heaven is an actual place of happiness and security, where believers will dwell forever with God and receive the reward of their deeds done while on earth (John 14:2; 1 Corinthians 2:9, 3:10-15; Revelation 7:15-17, 21:4, 22:5).
Evangelism and Missions:
We believe that the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ commands us to carry the gospel message to the entire world, to every nation, ethnicity, culture and language. The growth and strength of the Church depends on its wholehearted sacrifice and support for world evangelization (Psalms 2:8; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 9:38; Mark 16:15; John 4:35-37; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 5:16; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; James 5:20; Revelation 5:9).
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