1. THE SCRIPTURES
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind. The Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and morals. The Word of God is the direct revelation of the will of God for all men and for all time. (Matthew 4:4, II Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 4:12-13, 1 Peter 2:2, II Peter 1:20-21, 3:2)
2. THE ONE TRUE GOD
We believe the one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM" and has further revealed Himself as one God, existing in three persons - The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; , Isaiah 43:10, 11, 48:16; Mark 12:29, Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:4-6)
3. THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the 2nd member of the Godhead, who pre-existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Through the Incarnation and Virgin Birth, Jesus took upon Himself the form of Man, thus revealing Himself as the God-Man. Jesus Christ was sinless, perfect, crucified, buried, resurrected, ascended, glorified and He will come again to earth a second time. He is the perfect Mediator between God and Man because in the person of Christ is the fully divine and the fully human, perfect in both aspects. (Colossians 1:15-19, Philippians 2:5-8, I Timothy 2:5-6, John 1:1-3, 14-18)
4. THE CREATION OF MAN, THE FALL AND REDEMPTION
We believe that man was created good and upright, for God said "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31: 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
5. SAVED BY THE GRACE THROUGH FAITH AND RECEIVING OF HOLY GHOST AS THE EVIDENCE OF SALVATION
We believe the grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 23:47, Romans 10:13-15, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
This salvation experience occurs when an individual confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and believes in his heart that God has raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9-10 , John 3:16-17). The "inward" evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The "outward" evidence of his salvation to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
6. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is co-equal, co-eternal and co-existent with the Father and with the Son. His ministry upon the earth is to convict and covert man as well as be the great paraclete (comforter, counselor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener and standby) to the Church. The baptism of the Holy Spirit and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus to all believers and is received subsequent to and in addition to the New Birth. The initial evidence of speaking with other tongues, as well as other manifestations described in Acts 2, accompanies this experience. This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
Whereas there is one initial baptism, there are many subsequent infillings of the Spirit. The purpose of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is so that we, the believers, may have power to be witnesses. (Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2, 1 Corinthians 12)
7. ORDINANCES - WATER BAPTISM AND COMMUNION
The Lord Jesus Christ, Head of the Church, established two ordinances for the Church to follow: Water Baptism and Communion. Baptism in water, by full immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord. While it is not necessary for salvation, it is for all believers. This ordinance is an outward sign of an inward work. It symbolizes a believer’s identification with Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection.
The ordinance of Communion is also a commandment of the Lord Jesus that must be received consistently until His return. Only believers can come to the Table of the Lord, which consists of the bread and the cup, which was broken for us. The bread speaks of His body, which was broken for us. The cup speaks of His blood that was shed for us. Both elements are witnesses of the New Covenant believers now enjoy while prophetically declaring His soon return. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4, Hebrews 10:22, I Peter 3:21, Luke 22:14-20, I Corinthians 11:17-30)
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the Christ's return. (I Thessalonians 5:23, II Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14, I Corinthians 1:30).
9. THE CHURCH AND IT'S MISSION
We believe the church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23). We believe a divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: The edifying of the Body of Christ and the expansion of the Kingdom of God (Mark 16:15-20, Ephesians 4:11-13).
10. THE RETURN OF JESUS AND THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
Jesus promised to return for His church. Scriptures tell us that when Jesus returns the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we, which are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them to the Lord. Following the Tribulation, Jesus shall visibly return to earth, accompanied by the saints, to set up His Kingdom upon the earth. He shall reign with His saints on the earth for a thousand years, during which time Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit. After this 1,000-year period, Satan will be loosed for a short time, ending in his eternal torment in the lake of fire while the Great White Throne Judgment occurs for those who never received the Lord in their earthly lifetime. Then the new heavens and the new earth will be revealed and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (I Thessalonians 4:16-17, I Corinthians, 15:51-52, Revelation 20, Revelation 21)
11. THE HELL AND THE ETERNAL RETRIBUTION
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The Lake of Fireis literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the Lake of Fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27, Matthew 25:31-46, Mark 9:43-48, 16:15-16)