The Scriptures Inspired

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (Heb. 4:12; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25).

The One True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit as our -One true unified GOD.  (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Mt. 28:19; John 5:17-30, 32, 37; John 8:18; John 14, John 14:6; John 15). 

Man’s Fall and Redemption

Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21).

The Salvation of Man, Conditions for Salvation

The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Rom.  10:13-15; Luke 24:47; John 3:1-7; Mark 16:16; NKJV).

Evidences of Salvation

The inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom.  8:16).  The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (john 3:3-21; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Thess. 4:7,  2 Tim.1:9; Rom. 10:9-13).

Baptism in Water

The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Savior and Lord.  In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life (Matt.  28:19; Rom.  6:4).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is God's Spirit indwelling in the believer by faith, for empowerment to serve God's purpose and will. (Luke 11:13; Mat 3:11; Acts 1:4-5, Acts 2:4; Acts 4:31; Acts 11:14-16; Luke 24:49; 1 Cor 12:1-31). Physical evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4), the same as the gift of tongues (1 Cor 12:4-10, 28), and living life sanctified.

The Promise of the Father

All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit comes with the infilling of power for life and works of the works of ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Mark 16:15-20; ).  This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).

The Church

The church is Ecclesiastical and the holy Body of Jesus Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.  Each believer is an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Jesus is head over the church.  We are also led by the Holy Spirit and the Holy scriptures, The Holy Bible.  (NKJV: I Thess 2:4; Mt. 16:18; Eph 5:25-30; 1 Tim. 3:15; Eph. 4:11-16; John 14:15).

Ministry

Divinely called and ordained by our Lord for a two-fold purpose:  (1) Evangelism to the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15, 20; Mt. 28; Eph. 4:11-13).

Divine Healing and Miracles

Deliverance from sickness, afflictions and deliverance is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers Divinely and and by faith, prayer and laying on of hands (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:15-18; John 5:14; John 14:12; James 5:14-16).

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church (1 Thess. 4:16; Rom.  6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).  

The Rapture

We believe in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church through which all believers will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air, and be taken out of the world prior to the Tribulation that will then come upon the earth (
Isaiah 26:20Matthew 24:29-31Luke 21:36Romans 1:185:91 Thessalonians 1:104:13-16 and 5:92 Peter 2:7-9Revelation 3:105:7-10 and 7:13-14).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth are Scriptural promises and our hope (2 Thess. 1:7; Rev. 19:1l-16; Rom. 11:25; Rev. 20:l-7).

The Lake of Fire

Satan and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).  It is God's heart that none should perish, but all to have eternal life through Christ Jesus (Jn 3:16-17).

The New Heavens and New Earth

We, as promised in Scriptures, look for a new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells (2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:l).

Sanctification Process

Sanctification is the will of God for all Ecclesiastical believers.  We believe that every Christian is in the process of being transformed into the likeness of God through study of God’s Word, prayer, will, obedience, instruction, frequent church attendance and fellowship with other Christians. We strive to obey God's commandment, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.”. We believe in Life, pro-life, and living life as prescribed by God in His holy scriptures.  (NKJV: Mt 18:15-17; Exodus 20:14, 17; 20; John 14:15; Heb. 10; 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 1 Thess. 4, 5; Matthew 5:27-30; 19:4-6; 20; 22:36-40; 1 Cor. 6:9; 6:15-18; Gen. 2:23-25; Lev. 18:22; Romans 1:26-27; 16:17; 1 Tim 9-10; Titus 3:10-11).

Marriage 

God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the original basic culture of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament precepts (NKJV: John 4:16-18Romans 1:18-321 Corinthians 5:116:9-116:18-20, 7:1-16; Galatians 5:19-21;  1 Timothy 1:9-11). God ordained and blessed marriage as the sacred holy union between one man and one woman for the purpose of covenant, good will, child bearing, control sexual purity, family institution and relationship with Jesus Christ. (NKJV: Gen 1:26; Gen. 2:22-25; Mt. 19:4-6; Eph 5:3-7,31; Mark 10:6-9; Eph. 5:22-33; 2 Cor 7:1-5).

Gender and Orientation

God created two genders consisting of man and woman for the primary purpose of marriage, children bearing and family (NKJV: Gen 1; Gen 1:27-28). All gender switching, transgender or same sex orientation conflicts from God's original plan and is considered sin and an abomination to the Lord.  (NKJV: Deut 22:5; Rom 1:24-32; Deut 23:1; Lev 18:22; Lev 20:13; 1 Cor 6:9-20; Jude 1; Jude 1:7).  Teaching these principles of the Lord's commandments to all people in a peaceful, instructive and caring manner (2 Tim 4:2-4). 

ORDINANCES

Water Baptism

The ordinance of full water baptism (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls (Rom. 6:3-5; Col.2:12; Mark 16:16).

The Lord’s Supper

The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).  The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion) consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48,51,53-57; Luke 22:19-20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).