OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
Our God is one but manifested in three persons – the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Phil 2:6) God the Father is greater than all; the sender of the word (Logos) and the begetter. (John 14:28; John 1:14)
The Son is the Word flesh covered, the One Begotten and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:14; John 1:18; John 1:1)
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26).
We believe Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. And since Christ has commissioned His people, the church, to go into all the world to disciple, to baptize, and to teach everyone everywhere to obey His Word, we desire, by His grace, to play our part in reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ.
THE HOLY BIBLE
We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God, without error and the authority on which we base our faith, conduct and doctrine.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried.
We believe Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that salvation is found by placing our faith in what Jesus did for us on the cross. We believe Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again.
Baptism in water, by Immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believes only. The Ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Matt 28:19; Rom 6:4; Col 2:21; Acts 8:36-39).
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST
The baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matt 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:4).
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ’s return. (Heb 12:14; 1 Thess 5:23; 2 Pt 3:18; 2 Cor 3:18; Phil 3:12-14; 1 Cor 1:30).
We believe every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God’s Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe the church is the spiritual body of Jesus Christ (its Founder, Head, and Shepherd) and that it encompasses all true believers at all times and places. The function of the church is to carry out the Lord’s expressed will through the power of the Holy Spirit. One of the central purposes of the church is to preach the Gospel (in both word and life), the good news that humankind can find salvation from sin through faith in Jesus Christ. All people who have placed their faith (confident trust) in Jesus Christ for salvation belong to the church and are, thus, the people of God. This community of believers is made up of people who are neither perfect nor sinless, but by grace their lives are coming more and more under the control of the Holy Spirit, expressing His love, joy, peace, and other Christ-like qualities.
SIGNS AND WONDERS
Through application of the New Testament Mysteries such as: The Laying on of hands to impart gifts (2 Tim 1:6; Deut 34:9); Holy Communion a celebration of Jesus’ victory over the devil (1 Cor 11:23-26); Anointing with oil for healings and supernatural interventions (Mk 6:13; Exo 30:25-31, James 5:14; Anointed Clothing Materials for special miracles (Acts 19:11-12)
We believe in signs and wonders as one of God’s special provision for the full manifestation of his children on the earth.
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privileged of every member of the church today. (James 5:14, 15; Mk 16:18; Isa 53:4,5; Matt 8:17; 1 Pt 2:24).
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST & THE RETURN OF THE LORD
The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “…this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “…the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess 4:16,17)
Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of Kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests. He shall reign a Thousand years. (Rev 20:6).
HELL & ETERNITY
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fire is Literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God. (Heb 9:27; Rev 19:20).