We believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth. There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is our Father (Matthew 6:9) and reigns over the universe as the Lord Almighty (Revelation 4:2-11). He created all that exists as Father (Genesis 1:1), Son (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17), and Spirit (Gen. 1:2).
We believe that there is One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15).
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God revealing the love of God to the world. (1 Thes. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; John 3:16).
We believe that all men, everywhere, are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, we believe that God will reward the righteous with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous to everlasting punishment in hell. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Rom. 3:23; 2 Cor. 5:10-11; Eph. 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7).
We believe that Jesus suffered, was crucified, died, and was buried.” Jesus’ physical life and death (Luke 23:46) are documented by the Scriptures and by Roman and Jewish historians as well. He came to be “the atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 2:2), dying in our place (2 Cor. 5:21) to pay the penalty for our sins and purchase our salvation (Rom. 5:8-9).
We believe that on the third day He rose again from the dead.” Jesus’ physical resurrection (Matt. 28:1-10) is the miracle which proves his divinity (1 Cor. 15:12-20). He rose again as he promised (Matt. 16:21), proving that God’s word is authoritative (Matt. 28:18), trustworthy (Matt. 5:18) and relevant today (2 Tim. 3:16-17). His resurrection was the central affirmation of early Christian preaching (Acts 2:29-33; 17:31, 1Cor.15:1-8).
We believe that Jesus ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.” Jesus’ ascension (Acts 1:9) further proved His divinity. He is now “at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us” (Rom. 8:34).
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Cor. 15:51-57; Rev. 20:11-15).
We believe in the Holy Spirit,” The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:4, 9). He indwells every believer at salvation (Rom. 8:18; 1 Cor. 3:16). His gifts for ministry (1 Cor. 12:28-29; Rom. 12:6-8; Eph. 4:11-13) are still operative today. We are called to submit to his leadership and seek His power for service every day (Eph. 5:18).
We believe in Baptism in the Holy Spirit. We believe all Christians are entitled to and should seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues according to Acts 2:4. This experience gives a Christian power to witness by his/her life and words.
We believe in the Holy Christian Church, the communion of saints. The Church was founded by Jesus (Matt. 16:18) and is His body for ministry today (1 Cor. 12:27). All believers (1 Cor. 12:13) from all time (Hebrews 12:1) are part of the universal Church.
We believe in the forgiveness of sins. We are saved by grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). Salvation is a gift from God (Rom. 6:23). We must each receive this gift personally (John 3:3) by confessing our sins to God (Proverbs 28:13) with repentance (Acts 3:19; 2 Cor. 7:10), asking Jesus to forgive them (Luke 11:4) and trusting in Him as our Lord and Master (Rom. 10:13).
We believe when we make this commitment to Jesus, He makes us a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) and holds us in His hand forever (John 10:28). As believers, we must continue to confess our sins to God and seek His forgiving grace (1 John 1:8-10). Since the results of sin are death (Rom. 6:23), those who refuse God’s offer of salvation in Christ are separated from Him forever in hell (John 3:18; Rev. 20:15).
We believe in the resurrection of the body, “Jesus’ resurrection assures us of eternal life with Him (1 Cor. 15:22). Believers never die (John 11:25-26). At the moment of physical death, we are instantly united with Jesus in Paradise (Luke 23:43).
We believe in the “Second coming of Christ”. We believe that the blessed hope of the Church is Christ’s return from heaven, to catch up the Christians who have died, together with those who are alive, to be with Him forever.
We believe in life everlasting. Christians will spend eternity with God in imperishable bodies (1 Cor. 15:42-44, 53-55), worshipping Him forever (Rev. 5:13). Jesus came to give us abundant life now (John 10:10) and eternal life with Him in heaven (John 14:1-3). These statements constitute “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). They form the theological foundation for all that our ministry does, to extend God’s Kingdom around the world (Hab. 2:14).
We believe in the “End-time events”. We believe Christ will return with His saints to establish a 1,000-year reign of peace. After this will come the final judgment of the wicked, and then a new heaven and a new earth.
We believe in the “Church and its mission”. We believe the Church is the body of Christ with a divinely called ministry. Its purpose is to evangelize the world, worship God and encourage believers to grow in the likeness of Christ.