Practical Living through Biblical Principles

What We Believe

Our core doctrines, include the belief that there is only one true God; that God exists and manifested in the form of a Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit); that God is omnipresent and omniscient; and that God is sovereign and holy. Our core principle is the belief that Jesus was the Son of God but became a man and was sent to earth to save mankind from death and sin.

The Holy Scriptures
The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are truths from the Word of God without error in the original writings. It is the lifeline for mankind. The Holy Scriptures is the Word of God, given by God to mankind, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct and the conscious. (2Timothy 3:16, 2Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).

The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19).

The Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He was and is God manifest in the flesh. His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His work and His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:14, Luke 1:26-38, Hebrews 4:15, John 2:11, Luke 24:39, John 1:29, Acts 1:9-11).

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has existed through all eternity. In the Old Testament, he is also referred to as the Spirit, the Spirit of God, and the Spirit of the Lord. In the New Testament, he is sometimes called the Spirit of Christ. As member of the Godhead, the fullness of the Holy Spirit and perpetuity of spiritual gifts. (Luke 24:49, Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Hebrews 13:8, 1Corinthians 12:7-11).

Man’s Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12-21).

The Salvation of Man
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ro. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47).

Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Ro. 8:16). The outward evidence to all is a life of holiness (1Thess. 4:7, 2Tim.1:9).

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Savior and Lord. Baptism in water by immersions. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been resurrected on earth to walk with Him in the newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Ro. 6:4).

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48, 51, 53-57; Luke 22:19, 20; 2Pet. 1:4; 1Cor. 11:25).

The Promise of the Father
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With it comes the in filling of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1Cor. 12:1‐31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

Sanctification Process
By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Heb. 12:14; 1Pet. 1:15, 16; 1Thess. 5:23, 24; 1John 2:6).

The Church
The church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Jesus told Peter, “…Upon this rock, I will build my church…” Each believer is an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:27–29; 1Corinthians 12:27–29; Ephesians 1:21–23; 3:20–22; 4:1–3; 5:21–27; Colossians 1:17–19; 1Thess. 2:4).

Divinely called and scripturally ordained, Ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-¬‐ fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15, 20; Eph. 4:11-13).

Divine Healing
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).

The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church (1Thess. 4:16; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).

The Lake of Fire
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).