What We Believe
There is only one eternal, all powerful and Holy God revealed in three distinguishable, yet indivisible, expressions: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; John 14:15-17).
LORD JESUS CHRIST
Is the only Savior, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, completely God and completely man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14).
Died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-6,9; Romans 4:25).
Ascended bodily to heaven, and is exalted as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (John 14:1-3; Phil 2:9-11; Rev 17:14; Rev 19:11-17).
Will return to the earth in person (second coming) for the church (I Tim 6:14-16; I Thess 4:13-18; Mt 24:30-31, 42, 44).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Sent by the Father to live inside the believer to empower man through baptizing us in His Spirit so that we can live a transformed life. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15; Romans 8:26-27; I Corinthians 14)
Is a life-giving Spirit that brings physical healing to the believer in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).
Empowers Christians through the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the Early Church.
The Bible is God's eternal, inspired and infallible Word in its entirety and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine (II Timothy 3:16, 17; I Corinthians 2:13; II Peter 1:19-21).
Was created, tested and fell as recorded in Genesis; and man is totally depraved and unable to attain to divine righteousness (Romans 5:12,18; 8:1-9; 6:23; 3:23; 7:18,21-25).
Is saved by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12-15; Romans 5:11).
Lives eternally: eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16,36) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-58; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).
CHRIST DISCIPLESHIP & CONDUCT
Christians, once saved need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and in water by immersion in the name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6).
Christians should live a Spirit-filled life, separated from the world in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith (Eph 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
Christians should participate in the table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers as a memorial celebration of the fellowship of the Body of Christ and our redemption through His blood (I Corinthians 11:28-32).
Satan is a spiritual entity who is himself purely evil and perpetrates evil in the cosmos. he is assisted by a vast host of demons and evil spirits whose purpose is to thwart the redemptive purpose of God for the earth and its inhabitants. Jesus has given us both the authority and ability to resist the devil and his minions and to destroy his work in the earth. It is our privilege and duty to do so as His representatives.
He, his fallen angels, demons and all evil spirits who follow him will eventually be judged by God and relegated tot he eternal torments of hell. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).
Government: A plural eldership with a governing ("senior") minister who qualify on the basis of Scripture in spiritual life, character, domestic life, rulership ability, and pastoral grace (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; II Timothy 4:1-2; I Peter 5:1-2).
Purpose: The last instrument that God is using to extend His kingdom prior to the second coming of Christ (Ephesians 3:8-11; Matthew 6:18; Ephesians 1:20-22).
Autonomy: The local church is completely autonomous - that is, it is self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating - in its mature state (Acts 13:1-3).
Accountability: Every believer in Christ must be subject to God's authority in a specific local church for spiritual protection and long-term fruitfulness (Hebrews 13:17).