Beliefs

God

There is one God, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 5:48; Matthew 28:19)

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. The Scripture declares his virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; and His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:18-23; Hebrews 7:26; I Peter 2:22; 1 John 3:4-5; Acts 2:22; 10:37-38; Hebrews 2:9; Matthew 28:1-6; Acts 1:9,11; Philippians 2:9-11)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a divine person sent to dwell, guide, teach, and empower the believer and to convince the world of sin, righteousness, judgment and to discover freedom. (John 14:15–18, John 16:13; Acts 1:8, John 16:7–11, 1 Corinthians 3:17)

The fruit of the Spirit has nine by-products of a Spirit-filled life and is evidence of spiritual maturity. The gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit and exist to build up the body. We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts, but they must be exercised in an orderly way and in the context of love. (Galatians 5:22-23;1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:31, 14:1;1 Corinthians 14:26-33;1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

 

The Bible

The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute divine guidance of Christian faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16) 

 

Humanity

Humans were originally created in the image and likeness of God: they sinned through disobedience, incurring both physical and spiritual death. Therefore, all people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. People that are unrepentant and unbelieving will exist forever in conscious torment. The believer exists in everlasting joy and bliss. (Genesis 1:27, Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians15:20–23, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 21:1–4)

Salvation of Humanity

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people. Those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. (Titus 3:4–7)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit, growing rapidly in faith, separating himself from sin and the world, fully dedicating herself to the will of God, and thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service. (1 Thessalonians 5:23, Acts 1:8, Romans 6:1–14)

 

Healing

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church. (Matthew 8:16–17, James 5:13–16)

The Church

Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church. The Church is the body of Christ and has a three-fold purpose: to evangelize the world, to worship God, and to equip for ministry. (1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, (are redeemed through His cleansing death and shed blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 1:22–23; Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28, 14:12)

 

The Ordinances of the Church

Baptism in Water 

The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4). 

 

Communion 

The Lord's table is for all believers and consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ's sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness. (Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

 

The Judgment and End Times

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just (believers) and of the unjust (unbelievers); for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment. (1 Corinthians 15:20–23, John 5:28–29)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service. (Hebrews 10:37, Luke 21:27, Titus 2:11–14)