We believe that the Scriptures of both Old and New Testaments constitute the inspired Word of God (Matt. ; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). We believe in its inerrancy, its entire trustworthiness, its completeness as a revelation of God's will for the salvation of men and women, and its divine and final authority for all matters of Christian faith and life (2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three coequal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14).
We believe that man came into being by direct creation of God and that man is made in the image and likeness of God (Gen. 1:26-27).
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures (Matt. ; John ; Col. 1:15). He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Father, He now intercedes as our High Priest and Advocate (Heb. 4:14; 9:24; 1 John 2:1).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune God (Matt. 28:19; Acts 5:3-4).
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin (John 16:8-11), regenerates those who believe (John 3:5), and indwells, baptizes, seals, empowers, guides, teaches, and sanctifies all who become children of God through Christ (1 Cor. 6:19; 12:13; Eph. 4:30, 3:16. Rom. ).
We believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts to each member of the body of Christ (1 Cor. ;
Eph. 4:7). Each believer is to exercise his spiritual gift(s) for the common good to the building up of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:7-12).
We believe that salvation is a gift of God’s grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Eph. 2:8-9). Christ shed is blood to accomplish justification through faith, propitiation to God, redemption from sin, and reconciliation of man.
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor. 4:8; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24).
We believe that it is the privilege of all who are born again to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word (Rom. ; 1 Tim. 1:12; 1 John 5:13). We also believe that Christian liberty should never serve as an occasion to the flesh (Gal. ).
We believe in the One True Church, the Body and Bride of the Lord Jesus (Eph. 4:4; -32), which he began to build on the day of Pentecost (Matt. ; Acts ) and will complete at His second coming (1 Thess. -17).
We believe in future life, bodily resurrection and eternal judgment. At the end of the age the bodies of the dead shall be raised. The righteous shall enter into full possession of eternal bliss in the presence of God and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal death (Rev. 20;11-15; 21:8; Mark -48; Jude 13).
Separation from the World
We believe in separation from the world. Since our Christian citizenship is in heaven, as the children of God we would walk in separation from this present world, having no fellowship with its evil ways (2 Cor. 6:14-18; Rom. 12:2, Eph. 5:11), abstaining from all worldly amusements and unclean habits which defile mind and body (Luke 8;14, 1 Thess. 5:22; 1 Tim. 5:6; 1 Pet. 2;11; Eph. 5:3-11; Col. 3:17; 6:19-20).
The believer, having turned to God in penitent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is accountable to God for living a life separated from sin and characterized by the fruit of the Spirit. It is his responsibility to contribute by word and deed to the universal spread of the gospel (Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5;19; John ).