WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that there is one living and True God ( Isaiah 43:10 ; 44:6 ; 44:8 ). He has always been God ( Psalm 90:2 ). He is Holy ( Rev. 4:8 ), Eternal ( Isaiah 57:15 ), Omnipotent ( Jer. 32:17,27 ), Omnipresent ( Psalm 139:7-12 ), Omniscient ( 1 John 3:20 ) etc,. He is Love ( 1 John 4:8 , 16 ); Spirit ( John 4:24 ); Truth ( Psalm 117:2) ; Creator ( Isaiah 40:12,22,26 ), etc. He is to be worshiped ( Gen. 24:26 ; Ex. 4:31 ; 2 Chron. 29:28 ; 1 Cor. 14:25 ; Rev. 7:11 ).: He is to be served ( Matt. 4:10 ; 1 Cor. 6:19 ; Phil. 3:7 ; 1 Thess. 1:9 ; Heb. 9:14 ). He is to be proclaimed ( Matt. 28:19 .; John 14:15. ; Acts 1:8 ).
About Biblical Innerancy
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God, fully inspired, without error or contradictions in its original manuscripts. It is the one and only infallible, authoritative, and trustworthy rule for faith and life. ( 2 Peter. 1:21 ,2 Tim. 3:16).
About The Trinity
There is one God in whom there are three eternal, simultaneous persons — the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit . All three are the one God, coeternal, coequal, etc., yet there is only one God, not three, and not one person who took three modes, or forms. ( Isaiah 44:6,8 ; 45:5 ; Gen. 1:26-27 ; 3:22 ; Matt. 3:17 ; 28:19 ; Luke 10:35 ; 2 Cor. 13:14 ).
About The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came from the Father and Son to convict the World of sin, and to show God’s righteousness and judgment. Also, to regenerate, sanctify and empower for ministry all who believe in Christ. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer in Jesus Christ, and that He is an abiding Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19) to supply the believer with Power to be Christ’s witness (Acts 1:8, Acts 2, Romans 15:18-19) ,and that He should be sought and cherished by every believer. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all biblical gifts and manifestations of the Spirit.
About Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, Conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, ( Luke 1:42 ) sinless life, miracles, and teachings, His substitution atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven and perpetual intercession for His people. Jesus Christ is the Word (God) who became a man. (Phil. 2:5-11 ; Col. 2:9 ; 1 Tim. 3:16 ; Heb. 1:5-13 ; John 1:1-3 , 14)
About Substitutionary Atonement
God so loved us that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. Jesus became man and bore our sins in His body on the cross ( 1 Peter. 2:24 ) and died in our place suffering the consequences of the breaking the Law that was due us. He became sin on our behalf ( 2 Cor. 5:21 ). As a result, God’s justice was satisfied and Christian believers are released from eternal punishment. ( Isaiah 53:4-12 ; 3:18 ; Matt. 1:21 ; Rom. 5 ; 1 John 2:2 )
About Man’s Condition and Justification by Grace through Faith
Man is fallen, corrupt, and wicked. Man believes in God by grace through faith, is unable to come close to God through his own efforts, nor can he win salvation by his attempt at good works, nor once saved does he maintain his salvation by his works, nor can he understand the spiritual things of God on his own. Eternal punishment in hell and separation from the blessed presence of God are the consequences of the unregenerate person’s sinfulness. (John 6:44 ; 15:5 ; Rom. 8:7 ; 1 Cor. 2:14 ; 2 Cor. 3:5 ; Phil. 2:13 )
Sanctification is the process by which the Holy Spirit makes us more like Christ in all that we do, think, and desire. ( 1 Thess. 4:7 ; Eph. 2:10 ; 1 Tim. 4:4 ; 1 Peter. 3:15 ). This process continues all of the Christian’s life and is a the result of salvation, not a cause of it. Furthermore, the effort of sanctification does not maintain salvation.
About The Christian Church
We believe in the universal church, and a local expression of which Christ is the Head. We believe the manifold wisdom of God will be made known through the church, and that the Kingdom of God will advance through the church. God calls Christians to his Church where the Word of God is preached, where baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion) is administered, where believers are discipled and disciplined, and where believers serve to build up one another. (Matt. 16:1)
About The Laying On Of Hands
We believe in the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Holy Spirit in believers lives, for physical and Spiritual healing, for ministry (2 Tim 1:6) for ordination of five fold ministers (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Teachers and Pastors) Elders and Deacons.
About The Second Coming Of Christ
Jesus Christ will bodily and visibly come from heaven with great glory and majesty. Then all human creatures will appear in person before Him to be judged — men, women, and children, who have lived from the beginning until the end of the world. The evil ones will receive everlasting torment. The faithful ones will receive everlasting life on a new world. So we look forward to that great day with longing in order to enjoy fully the promises of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. ( Matt. 24; Rev. 19 – 21 )