About the Bible
We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testament, is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives. (2 Timothy 3:15 – 17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).
About the Deity of Jesus
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The Scriptures declare:
(a) His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35).
(b) His sinless life (Hebrews. 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22).
(c) His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38).
(d) His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
(e) His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4).
(f) His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3).
About The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
About The Salvation of Man
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and “new birth” we must repent, by expressing repentance toward God, faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ and submission to His will. Come now, let’s settle this, says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool”. (Isaiah 1:18 NLT) (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).
About The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends, we need to be baptized in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With baptism of the Holy Spirit comes the endowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4, 8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This experience is distinct and subsequent to the experience of salvation.(Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
About Water Baptism
The ordinance of baptism by immersion in water is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation and who give clear evidence of their salvation are to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for remission of their sins and a clear declaration of their salvation in Christ Jesus. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.(Matthews 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4)
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – is the memorial of His suffering and death, prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined on all believers “till He come!” The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the Scriptures. (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23)
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil or carnal, and one of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Heb. 13:12).
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, by faith which causes us to depend daily upon our union with Christ, by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit, and by maturing in our relationship with Christ. (Romans 6:1-11, 13; 8:1, 2, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12, 13; 1 Peter 1:5)
About The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Since God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason-for-being part of the Church is:
- To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16).
- To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13).
- To be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12)
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to live holy, worship God, fulfill our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live. A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the three-fold purpose of leading the Church in:
(1) Evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20;)
(2) Worship of God (John 4:23, 24)
(3) Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16).
About Divine Healing
We believe God wants to heal, deliver and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to serve others more effectively. Healing is the privilege of all believers. (Psalm 107:20; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthews 8:16, 17; James 5:14-16)
About The Blessed Hope
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised. The resurrection of those who have died in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent “Blessed Hope of the Church.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)