SCRIPTURES: We believe in the
scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in the original writings
as being the inspired, infallible, and the inerrant Word of God.
We believe the Bible to be our supreme and final authority in all
matters regarding faith and life. (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21).
II. THE GODHEAD: We believe
in one Perfect, Infinite, Holy and Eternal God, Creator of all
things, eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son
and Holy Spirit, each having the same nature, attributes and perfection
and each worthy of the same worship and obedience. Gen. 1:1, 1:26:
Matt. 3:16-17 and John 10:30)
III. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:
We believe in (1) Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of god
(John 1:18); (2) His virgin birth (Luke 1:35, Isaiah 7:14); (3)
His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins
of men (Rom. 3:25; Heb. 9:14); (4) His literal bodily resurrection
from the dead (Luke 24:36-43, Acts 17:31); (5) His present ministry
as our Intercessory High Priest in Heaven (Heb. 7:22-28, 8:1-2);
(6) His personal literal, and imminent return (John 14:2,3; Acts
1:11; I Thess. 4:16).
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT: We believe
that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He baptizes,
indwells, seals, regenerates all believing sinners at the moment
of salvation ( I Cor. 12:13, 3:16; Eph. 1:13-14; Titus 3:5). He
convicts men of sin (John 16:8) and distributes to each believer
at least one spiritual gift for service (I Cor. 12:11).
V. SALVATION: We believe that
(1) Salvation by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord
Jesus Christ is available freely to every man (John 3:16; Eph.
2:8-9); (2) All who receive Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord are
born again into the Family of God and are eternally secure from
all condemnation of sin. ( John 1:12; I John 5:13; John 3:18);(3)
Salvation occurs instantaneously the moment one receives Jesus
Christ in their heart and lives. (Rom. 10:9,13).
VI. THE ORDINANCES: We believe
that Jesus Christ gave two ordinances for His Church to follow:
(1) THE LORD’S SUPPER (COMMUNION), it was left as a memorial
of our Lord’s death until He returns (I Cor. 11:23,25);
(2) BAPTISM, our Lord commanded that we baptized His disciples
(Matt. 28:19). It is a necessary public testimony of one’s
obedience and identification with his Lord but is not a pre-requisite
or post-requisite to salvation.
VII. PROPHETIC VIEW: We believe
in the personal pre-millennial and pre-tribuational rapture of
the Church (Rev. 3:10; I Thess. 5:9); (1) Christ will come for
His saints and gather them unto Himself
(I Cor. 15:51-58; I Thess.
4:13-18); (2) Christ will also come with His Saints to judge the
nations for sin (Zachariah 14:4-5; Rev. 19:11-16). We believe in
the bodily resurrection of the unjust unto the Great White Throne
Judgment and the eventual condemnation to everlasting conscious
punishment in the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:11-15)
VIII. MISSIONS: Because all
men are lost without Christ and they cannot believe on Him if they’ve
never heard about Him. We believe it is our responsibility to
support those on the mission fields with prayer and finances as
God enables us on the local, national, and international levels.
IX. BELIEVER’S PRIESTHOOD: We
believe that each believer is an equal member of the holy and royal
priesthood ( I Pet. 2:5,9). Because all believers are priests we
need no mediator other than Jesus Christ to approach God directly.
(Heb. 4:16; 10:19; Rev. 1:6).