Our Doctrines of Faith

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We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and it is without error in the original manuscripts, and it is the final authority in faith and doctrine, as well as all other practices and behavior that we may observe personally and corporately as a church. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Pet. 1:20-21, Psalm 119)

We believe that there is One Triune God who eternally exists in three persons– the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three persons are inseparable and co-equal in power and nature, and eternally united in will and purpose. (Gen. 1:1-2, 26, Deut. 6:4, Matt. 3:16-17, 28:18-20)

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (Luke 10:21-22, Matt. 23:9, Jn 3:16; 6:27, Rom. 1:7, 1 Tim. 1:1-2; 2:5-6, 1Pet. 1:3, Rev. 1:6)

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Son of God who took on the garment of humanity so He can die on the cross for our sins. He is the Lamb of God. slain before the foundation of the world to be the Savior of men. He was crucified and was buried, but on the third day, He bodily resurrected, ascended into heaven and will soon return as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (John 1:1-5, Phil. 2:5-11, Col.1:15-20, Heb.1:1-6)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person in the Triune Godhead, sent by the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ to indwell and seal believers to secure our eternal salvation. He is the giver of spiritual gifts to the church so that every believer can function and serve under His empowerment. (Jn. 14:16-18, 26, 16: 7-15, Gal. 5:16-18, 22-26)

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ for whom Christ is the Head, and composed of every born-again believer from the time of Pentecost to the rapture of the Church. It is a living entity through the Holy Spirit in whom we were baptized into at the moment of faith. This called-out body of believers in the local church is the visible manifestation of the Universal church, through whom God will work out His plan as mandated in the Great Commission. (Matt. 16:18, Acts 2:1-21, 38-47, 1 Cor.12:12-20)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lordʼs Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lordʼs Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt. 28:18-20, Rom. 6:3-5, 1Cor.11:23-26)

We believe that all men are sinners and deserving eternal death because of Adamʼs sin. Our sinful nature was the residual effect of that sin that cause men to be totally depraved and cannot know God on their own. It was only Godʼs mercy through Christ that we received salvation. (Genesis 3, Rom.1:18-32, Rom. 3:23, 6:23)

We believe that salvation is through the finished work of Christ on the cross. We can only be saved when we appropriate for ourselves through faith His atoning sacrifice which came by Godʼs grace. It is a faith that is active– we know and understand it in the mind, as our hearts actively trusts in Him, and our mouth confesses the “He is Lord”. (Rom. 5:8-9, 6:23, 10:9-13, 1 Tim. 2:3-6)

We believe that Satan was a fallen cherub and an arch enemy of God. He is a spiritual being destined to be cast in the eternal lake of fire, along with all those who will follow his lead. He is actively working in the world today against God and His church in as futile attempt to derail that which God has already divinely decreed. (Isa.14:12-15, Ezek. 28:12-19, Eph. 6:10-13, Rev. 20:10-15))

We believe that we are currently living in the last days as prophetically described in the Bible. We believe that Christ will first return for His church invisibly, in an instantaneous event call the “Rapture” of the church. This will be followed by a great time of tribulation and trial comes to earth that will last for seven years. After which, Christ will return visibly to earth to rule it from Davidʼs Throne for a thousand years known as the Millennial Kingdom. (1 Cor. 15:50-55, 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 5:1-11, 2 thess.2:1-12, Rev. 20)

We believe that Christian marriage is a sacred institution ordained by God for the well being of mankind and the propagation of the human race. It is the spiritual and physical union of one biological man and one biological woman according to Scripture. (Gen. 2:24, Mat. 19:4-6, Eph. 5:22-33)

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