|The Bible is Inspired
We believe the entire Bible; both Old & New Testaments are inspired of God. It was not just the ideas that were inspired; even the choice of words were inspired as the original writers were moved by God to write what God instructed. 1) We believe the Scriptures are God’s revelation of himself to mankind 2) They are infallible 3) They are the divinely authoritative guide for our faith, belief, and manner of living.
|The One True God
We believe God has revealed himself as having always existed without any outside cause or agent bringing Him into being. He is the creator of the heaven and earth and the One who redeems, saves, or rescues mankind from sin and its painful consequences. God has further revealed Himself a a single Being consisting of 3 interrelated persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
|The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus, the Son of God, has always existed. In order to complete His sacrificial mission, He became human by being born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived a perfect life, without sin. In order to restore fallen mankind, He died on the cross as a substitute for the sins of every person. He was raised from the dead by the supernatural power of God. Since His resurrection He has been exalted, and is seated at the right hand of God.
|The Fall of Mankind
Man was created good and upright. However, mankind, by willful choice, ignored God’s instructions…choosing to engage in what they knew was wrong and evil. As a result, mankind fell from innocence and goodness and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
We believe all men are born with a sinful nature. Mankind’s only hope of redemption from the fallen sinful state is through the blood of Jesus Christ- blood that was shed as Jesus died on the cross. We believe that this salvation is available to all who will receive it.
We believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God. All those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior should be baptized in water as a public profession of their faith in Christ and to experience what the Bible calls the circumcision of the Spirit. This act of baptism symbolically declares to everyone that the old sinful life and life-style died and a new spiritual being has been raised with Christ.
The Lord’s Supper or Communion, consisting of bread and the fruit of the vine is a memorial of Christ’s suffering and death- and that thereby, we have received our salvation.
|The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to receive the baptism in the Holy spirit, and therefore should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is separate from salvation, and follows the new birth experience. The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them audible expression.
Sanctification is the act of separating ourselves from evil and identifying with things that are good, upright, and morally pure. It is a process that takes place as Christians devote themselves to God.
We believe the Church consists of ALL people who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ as the only remedy for their sins.
Involvement in ministry in response to a divine call is scripturally ordained in the Bible. It is a provision of our Lord for leading the church in; 1) evangelization of the world 2) worship of God 3) building a body of believers
Divine Healing from God is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided in the Atonement. Healing is a privilege of all believers.
|The Blessed Hope
All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever. The scriptural truth of the Lord’s soon return is “the Blessed Hope”.
|The Millennial Reign
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of all Christians, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for 1,000 years.
|The Final Judgement
When the wicked dead-those who have died without accepting Christ’s salvation-will be raised and judged according to the way they lived. Anyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be sent to everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
|The New Heavens and the New Earth
According to God’s promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell and reign forever.