Statement of Faith
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2 1 Cor 13:13
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Cor 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1Tim 6:14-15)
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under his control daily.
(2Cor 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1Cor 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:1; Galatians 5:25)
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God. (Gen 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
About The Church
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph 1:22, 2:19-22; Heb 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23)
About The Bible
The Bible is God's word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2Tim 1:13; 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6: Proverbs 30:5-6)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. (John 2:25, 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1John 5:11-12; Mat 25:31-46)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works-only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. ( Rom 6:23; Eph 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal 3:26; Romans 5:1)
About the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
(Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11-12; Ephesians 4:16; IITimothy 1:5-16; 1Cor 12:1-31; 14:1-40; 1Peter 4:10)
About Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.(Joel 2:28-29; Mat 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39; 8:14-17; 10:38, 44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6)