What we believe

The following highlights some of the biblical principles for which we stand:

The inspired Word of God. The Bible does not merely contain the Word of God, but it is the Word of God (2 Peter 1:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Samuel 23:2)

  • The revelation of God to humanity in the divine Trinity:
    • as God, the Father (Matthew 6:9; Romans 8:15; Ephesians 3:14-15)
    • as God, the Son - true God and true man (Isaiah 44:6; John 20:28; Romans 9:5; 1 John 5:20; Revelation 1:7-8; Revelation 1:17-18)
    • as God, the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 63:10; Matthew 12:30-32; John 14:26; Acts 5:3)
  • All mankind has sinned and can be saved through Jesus Christ. One can be delivered from the power and penalty of commited sins, an instantaneous, miraculous change of the moral nature through repentance and faith in the atoning death of Christ. Only through and by him is salvation possible. (Romans 3:9-12; Romans 5:18-19)
  • Entire sanctification, i.e, Holy Spirit moral cleansing and Holy Spirit baptism subsequent to forgiveness and conversion, "Being sanctified by the Holy Ghost". (Romans 15:16). (See also John 14:16-17; Acts 2:38; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)
  • The salvation offered by God enables one to lead a victorious life over sin (Romans 6:14-18; 1 John 3:6)
  • All truly saved Christians, are members of the Church of God, the body and bride of Christ (John 1:12; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Ephesians 2:19-20; Ephesians 4:3-6; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 1 Corinthians 12:18; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Acts 20:28)
  • The Lord gave his Church 3 ordinances - not sacraments - to be practiced:
    • water baptism of the believer by immersion signifying death to the world and resurrection to the new life in Christ (Matthew 3:16; Acts 8:38-39)
    • The Lord's Supper as a memorial for the suffering and death of Christ for our sins (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:25-29)
    • foot washing, an example of christian humility exemplified and expressly commanded by Jesus Christ (John 13:14-17; 1 Timothy 5:9-10)
  • Divine physical healing, in answer to the prayer of faith (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:14-17; James 5:14-15)
  • The second coming of Christ will bring the end of this world. Then the time of grace will have ended and the final judgement of the dead and the living, both believers and unbelievers, will take place in order that they receive their eternal rewards in heaven or everlasting punishment in hell. (John 5:28-29; Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-5:2; Luke 16:19-31)

     

    For further reading, please see "What the Bible Teaches".

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