What We Believe
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant.
(see Prov. 30:5; Rom 16:25-26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent “I am”, the creator of heaven and earth and the redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. (See Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt 28:19; Luke 3:22)
Jesus Christ is God the Son. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the Cross for humankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (see Isa. 9:6; John 1:1-14; 20; 28; Phi. 2:5-6; 1 Tim 2:5; 3:16).
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (see Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18; 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell. Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (see Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21).
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (see John 6:44-65).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God not a result of our good works or of any human effort (see Rom. 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (see Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (see Rom. 8:29; 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1-3; Heb. 2:11).
The blood Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100 percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (see John1:29; Rom. 3:10-12,23; 5:9; Col. 1:20; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5; 5:9).
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord of their lives as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead (see John 1:12; 14:17,23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. It was sent by Jesus after His Ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth (see Joel 2:28,29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; 17,38,39; 8:14-17; 10:38; 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the Resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (see Rom. 1:11; 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:1-40; Eph. 4:16; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:5-16; Heb. 2:4; 1 Pet. 4:10).
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the Body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (see John 17:11; 20-23; Eph. 1-22; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23).
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convent is commanded by Jesus to be “Baptized in water in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (see Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48).
The Lord's Supper
A unique’ time of communion in the presence of God when the bread and the cup (the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross (see Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26).
Healing of the Sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in Jesus’ commission to His disciples. Healing of the sick is given as a sign that is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (see Ps. 103:2,3; Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16,17; Mark 16:17,18; Acts 8:6,7; Rom. 11:29; 1 Cor. 12:9,28; Jas. 5:14-16).
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected, they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (see Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42-44; Phil. 1:21-23; 3:21).
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Matt. 5:3, 12, 20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4).
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels (see Matt. 25:41;
Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (see Matt 24:30; 26:63; 64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7).
The institution of marriage, according to God’s word and as sanctioned by this church will only be between one man and one woman. (see Gen 2:24; 1 Cor. 6:9-10).
Regular giving of finance, with due consideration being given to the Biblical principle of tithing (One tenth of income). (see Deut 14:22; Nehemiah 10:38; Numbers 18:26).
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