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Our Beliefs

About God…

  • We believe there is but one living and true God, everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible.
  • He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2)
  • He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God (Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ…

  • He is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father (John 1:1-15; 14:10-30)
  • He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6)
  • He was crucified, dead and buried and arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4)
  • He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Hebrews 4:14-15; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

About the Holy Spirit…

  • The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Song of God (II Corinthians 3:17)
  • He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ (John 16:7-13)
  • He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation and provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. (John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16 and Ephesians 5:18)

About the Bible…

  • The bible is God’s Word to us (II Timothy 3:16)
  • It was written by human authors, under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit and contains 66 books and divided into two departments, Old and New Testament.. (II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13)
  • It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is the inspired Word by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. It is the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption. (Psalm 119:105, 16012:6; Proverbs 30:5)

 About Human Beings…

  • People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. (Genesis 1:27)
  • People are the supreme object of God’s creation. (Psalm 8:3-6)
  • Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin” (Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23)
  • We are separated from God and obtain problems in life because of our disobedience (Isaiah 59:1-2)

About Salvation…

  • The most basic need that any has is the need for his sins to be forgiven. There can be no true happiness or real fulfillment until one is made a new creature in Christ. Salvation is a need that:
  • Cannot be met by ourselves (Romans 3:23-26; Ephesians 2:4-8; Galatians 2:16; I Timothy 1:15, Titus 3:4-5)
  • You can receive by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness for the penalty of our sins. (John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23b)
  • Brings forth both inwardly and outwardly change when met (Acts 10:43; 13:38; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; I John 1:7-9; 2:12)
  • We believe that in order to receive eternal life in heaven and receive your reward you must first receive salvation.

About Sanctification…

  • The word sanctification means to “make holy”. It is God’s will for every believer to strive to live a holy life on a daily basis. To do so we need the wonderful experience of sanctification. We believe it is definite, instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration (Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9 Romans 6:1-14)
  • Jesus died that we might be holy. (John 17:17-19; Hebrews 10:10-14; 13:12-21)

 About the Baptism of the Holy Spirit…

  • One of the greatest privileges of the born again and cleansed believer is to receive the gift of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost by faith. The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father and the Son to the church on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:1-4)
  • We believe the initial evidence of receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit is by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:4)
  • In addition to speaking in tongues, the spirit filled believer will bear fruit of the Spirit in his/her life
    (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • The Holy Spirit gives power and boldness to the believer to become strong and able to witness for Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8)
  • While speaking in tongues is the initial evidence, the gifts of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit must be evident in the life of the spirit filled believer. (I Corinthians12:1-22; Romans 12:3-8; Galatians 5:22-26)

About Divine Healing…

  • The scriptures clearly teach that God is willing and able to heal bodily diseases and sicknesses. (Exodus 15:26 and James 5:14-16).
  • We believe divine healing as in the atonement (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:14-18;
    James 5:14-26).
  • The bible does not condemn the work of doctors, nurses or healing by natural means. All who are seeking help and healing for the sick are doing a good and important work.

About the Second Coming of Christ…

  • The Lord Jesus Christ said that he was personally going to come back to take believers to be with Him in heaven. (John 14:1-3)
  • We believe in the imminent, personal, premillennial, second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (I Thessalonians 4:15-18; Titus 2:13; II Peter 3:1-4; Matthew 29:29-44)
  • Every Christian should be faithful to the work of the Lord and always be ready for the Lord’s coming. (II Timothy 4:8)

About the Great Commission…

  • The Lord Himself left the church and all believers this commandment…..”go ye into all the world to preach the gospel” (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20)
  • The Holy Spirit gives us power and boldness to be witnesses to the world. (Acts 1:8)
  • We must always be ready to share our faith with the world. (I Peter 3:15)
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