STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Old and New
Testaments are the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
In the Word, we find the revelation of God’s eternal and unchanging will
for men of all ages. The Word is the divine and final authority for the
There is one God, the
creator of all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally existent
in three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the
union of God and man. He is true God and true man, conceived of the Holy
Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on
the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of all men. He arose bodily from
the dead, ascended into heaven and is presently seated at the right hand
of the Father as our high priest and advocate.
Man was created in
the image of God, but fell into sin, which resulted in his spiritual
death and separation from God. Only through regeneration by the Holy
Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. This process of
regeneration, referred to as being “born again” in the Word, takes place
through a combination of faith and confession. As a person makes the
decision to believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and
confesses with his mouth the lordship of Jesus in his life, a miracle of
regeneration by the Holy Spirit takes place. A new Christian is born
into the kingdom of God. For him, old things are passed away and all
things are new!
Baptism & Communion
Water baptism and
communion are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present
age. They are not, however, to be confused with or regarded as a means
of salvation. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection
provide the only grounds for justification and salvation.
The Holy Spirit
The present day
ministry of the Holy Spirit is to comfort and guide the believer, with
the final purpose of glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ in the earth.
During this age, He indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers the
believer for godly living and service
Every believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit, with speaking in
tongues as the initial physical evidence.
Every born again,
spirit-filled believer should maintain a consistent prayer life by
praying regularly with their understanding and in their heavenly
Faith & Victory
“Without faith it is
impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11:6) The Word tells us that the
“just [those who have been justified by the blood of Jesus] shall live
by faith.” (Romans 1:17) The redemptive work of Jesus not only provided
salvation for the believer, but also healing and prosperity for our
spiritual, soul, and physical man. We are redeemed from the curse of the
law – poverty, sickness, oppression, and any other thing that prevents
us from fulfilling His plan. Our lives can be prosperous and healthy in
every realm as we walk in the light of this redemption by faith in God’s
The universal church
is composed of all those who are born again. Through the new birth, we
are united together in the body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Lord and
head of the church, and has provided leadership for the local church
through the ministry gifts, which only He can give. Every local church
has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.
The Return of Christ
We believe in the
second coming of Jesus Christ in two-part in nature; He will come in the
air to resurrect the righteous dead and catch away the living saints the
rapture ; He will then come to the earth to establish His physical
kingdom, and begin His thousand-year reign.
There will be a
bodily resurrection of the dead — the believer to everlasting joy with
the Lord and the unbeliever to judgment and eternal punishment.