Our Statement of Faith
1. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe the Bible is totally infallible, flawless, and without any contradiction in any and all parts. We also believe the Bible is the full revelation from God and every truth about God must be in agreement with God’s Word.
(2 Timothy 3:16)
2. We believe there is only one God.
Eternally existent and manifested in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that each one of these three persons is God in fullness having the nature, attributes and perfections pertaining only to Deity, namely; omnipotence (all things being possible to Him, having all power); omnipresence (with no spatial limitations); omnipatience (with no time limits) and omniscience (knowing all things, past, present and future).
(Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
God the Father is the first person of the Godhead and is the ultimate authority within the Trinity. He is the originator of God’s Will, which includes all the eternal purposes, plans, and times for all things. He is the Originator, Possessor, and Provider of everything.
(Ephesians 4:4-6; James 1:17-18)
God the Son is the second person of the Godhead. He is the Executor of God’s will, Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. After three days and three nights of burial, He was raised by the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit, and manifested Himself for 40 days as a resurrected Christ, after which He ascended unto the heavens and is seated at the right hand of the Father. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has been highly exalted, and bestowed with the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Operation of God’s will is the key of His ministry, the process by which all things are made. He is The Word in action.
God the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He is the Steward of God’s Will, source of all power, and supernatural manifestations of Deity, making all things happen according to God’s counsel. He is the Enabler of men and women, including Jesus Himself in His human state, to will and to do God’s plans and purposes throughout the ages. To glorify the Son of God is His main duty. He is in charge of the Outcome of God’s will. The resulting glory of everything God does comes through Him.
(Acts 1:8, John 16:13-15)
3. We believe that God has created all things.
We believe that God created the Heavens and the Earth and everything in them both visible and invisible. Apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
(Colossians 1:16, John 1:3)
We see God’s creation classified in three primary ways:
a. Angelic creation. God created an innumerable company of spiritual beings known as angels. Lucifer (the son of the morning), being the highest in rank, sinned through pride, turning himself into Satan. When cast down from heaven, a third of the angels followed him, who are now the demonic forces of darkness, contrary to God and everything He does. Those angels who kept their state and remained true to God are before His throne from where they are sent forth as ministering spirits, to render service to those who are the heirs of salvation.
(Hebrews 1:14, Revelation 12:8-9, Ezekiel 28:12-19)
b. Creation of the natural world. God created the heavens and the earth and everything that lives and dwells in them in six days.
c. Creation of Mankind. Man (male and female) was created on the sixth day of Creation in the image and likeness of God, by a direct and immediate act of God; in a state of purity, with the main purpose of having fellowship with His Creator.
4. We believe in The People of God (Israel).
The Old Testament of the Bible reveals God’s plan of choosing a special people through whom He could establish His earthly kingdom. This choosing came through those who, after being called by God, totally and thoroughly obeyed Him by faith. Once this nation was established and settled in what is known as the “Promised Land,” its purpose was to worship God and evangelize among the nations. When they rebelled and forsook Him, going after other gods, He sent prophets and messengers calling them to repent. When they rejected the call, He forsook them and their enemies defeated them, but as soon as they showed true repentance, He re-established them in their land and gave them victory over their enemies. At this point in time Israel as a nation remains in unbelief but the time will come when Jesus will return and their spiritual blindness will be removed. God’s purpose for Israel will be fulfilled during the Millennium when they will lead all the nations into the true worship of God.
5. We believe in The Church.
We believe that the Church is God’s habitation among men. This is the new and spiritual creation of the redeemed ones who are called out, to gather together. The Church is called to leave the things of this world and walk in a deeper communion and fellowship with their God, His Word, and their fellow believers in Christ. The Church’s commission is to call others to repent of their dead works, to experience salvation, and receive deliverance from the penalties and powers of sin. The Church is comprised of these redeemed ones, who are God’s habitation on earth.
(1 Corinthians 3:16; Eph 1:22-23)
a. We believe that Christ, not a man or group of men, is the head of the Church, and thus every church must have direct and continual communication with Him.
b. We believe that the purpose of the Church is summed up in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. God’s purposes of propagation, revelation, and habitation are fulfilled by the preaching the gospel and making disciples.
(Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-18)
c. We believe that Christ, by the Holy Spirit, trains and develops the ministries, which are God’s servants, to work in love and unity for the edifying of every local church. These are the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, elders, deacons, helps, and governments.
(Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 12:28)
d. We believe that through the nine gifts of the Spirit the supernatural power of God is manifested.
(1 Corinthians 12:7-10)
e. We believe that the nine fruits of the Spirit are Christ’s character developed in the believer. This fruit provides evidence of the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit demonstrated in the everyday life of the believer.
6. We believe the New Testament teaches three baptisms:
i). The Baptism into Christ’s Body by the Holy Spirit. This becomes a reality the moment we first believe in Christ as the one and only sufficient Savior of mankind. This is referred to as our new birth.
ii). The Baptism in the Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ. This Baptism takes place when we are filled with God’s Spirit and is initially confirmed by the believer’s ability to speak in tongues and manifestation of other spiritual gifts. This enables us to be channels of God’s supernatural power.
(Luke 3:16, Acts 1:8)
iii). The Baptism in Water by another member of the Body of Christ. This baptism comes as the answer of a good conscience toward God, after receiving the new birth in Christ and could come before or after the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Water baptism is an act of obedience to God’s Word signifying to the world and to God, not only of their faith in Christ, but their willingness and desire to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
(Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16)
7. We believe every human being has a need for redemption.
Since the original couple was tempted and willfully transgressed God’s command they fell from the state of innocence in which they were first created into a state of sin and separation from God’s presence. Finding themselves in this sinful state, they committed sin after sin, perverting themselves and others around them. This inherited sinful nature passed to their children from generation to generation. We believe there is none righteous, none that does good, not even one. Moreover, there is no way for mankind to redeem himself from that perversion of sin, because no good works can result from a perverted nature. The only sure destiny for sinful mankind is eternal damnation, which reminds us of our fallen nature and our need for a Redeemer.
8. We believe in Jesus Christ’s Substitutionary work at Calvary.
Being a perfect sacrifice with no sin, Jesus took the place of mankind, making a way of redemption for those who believe in His finished work at the Cross. Everyone who receives by grace through faith His substitutionary work becomes completely redeemed for eternity from all the debt of sin and its eternal punishment.
9. We believe in the Second Coming of Christ.
We believe in the return of Jesus Christ which will include the Rapture and Resurrection of all the believers in their respective order and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth for one thousand years.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20:4-6)
10. We believe in Eternity.
At the end of Christ’s ruling for a thousand years on earth, there will be a great battle. Satan, being loosed after a thousand years of captivity is going to gather all the rebellious nations to fight against the Lamb. Satan will then be finally defeated and sent with all of his followers to the Lake of Fire where they will spend all eternity. However, Jesus Christ the Overcomer will spend a Glorious Eternity in Heaven together with all His redeemed ones.
(Revelation, Chapters 20-22)