The Scriptures Inspired We believe the Holy Bible, consisting of both the Old and the New Testaments, is the inspired revelation of God to man. Therefore, the Scriptures are the infallible, authoritative rule for all matters of faith and conduct. We believe in God, the Creator of the Heavens, the Earth and all things. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
The One True God We believe the One True God, who is eternally self-existent, is the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. Almighty God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is The Savior, Redeemer and Restorer of all. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
The Deity of Jesus Christ We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ who is the eternal Son of God (Luke 3:22) or God manifest in the flesh. The Scriptures declare:
His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)
His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)
His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
His redemptive work (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
His bodily resurrection (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Phil. 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
The Spiritual New Birth We believe in the spiritual new birth of repentant sinners who, having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His resurrection, receive the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit. This experience, provided by the vicarious death and redemptive work of the blood of Jesus Christ, brings a person into a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 3:3-8; Romans 3:24-25; 10:9-13)
The Holy Spirit Baptism We believe the Holy Spirit baptism, as experienced in the early Christian Church, is promised to all believers in Christ, imparting to them spiritual gifts (charisma), to edify the body of Christ and equip for Christian service. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31) This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth. (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9)
The Church of Jesus Christ We believe the Church of Jesus Christ is the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, having been born of the Spirit, is a valuable part of the body of Christ. We further believe in a called and ordained five-fold ministry for the purpose of the evangelization of the world and the edifying of the body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)
The Second Coming of Christ We believe in the second coming of Christ to receive the church unto himself and rule and reign forever. The return of Jesus Christ is imminent and will precede his reign upon the earth and the final judgments. Afterward there will be a New Heaven and New Earth. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 11:15; 20:12-13; 21:1)
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