Holy Scripture is God’s own word written by men as the Holy Spirit inspired them to write. It is an infallible record of God’s self-discloser to mankind. The scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life practice and doctrine (2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore our premise is that the truths contained in scripture need to drive all that we do in life and ministry. We believe that the inerrant, inspired word has authority over and is sufficient with every issue we encounter.
There is only one true and living God who is eternal, infinite, perfect, and unchangeable. He has chosen to reveal himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Gen.1:26, 11:7, Luke3:21-22, John 14:16).
Man is a sinful being in need of redemption (Genesis 1:16-31, 3:1-7, Psalms 51:5, Ecclesiastes 7:29, John 5: 6-44, Romans 5:12-21, I Corinthians 2:11) and that the Lord Jesus Christ is God. He became man when conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18) in order that He might redeem the sinful man. Christ became man without ceasing to be God. Christ redeemed man by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless substitution sacrifice on the cross, to satisfy God’s judgment against sin. (Matthew 20:28, John 1:29, Romans 3:25).
The Holy Spirit is the giver of life convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8-11). Through the proclamation of the Gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He gives birth to new life and dwells in the life of the regenerate (John 3:5-6).
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the son, who in turn came to glorify the Father. He leads the believer into understanding and applying the truth of God’s word. (John 14:15-17, 25, 26).
The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and seeks to produce His fruits in us (Gal. 5:22-23). Though indwelling sin remains a reality, the Spirit of God comes to lead us to the knowledge of the Lord. In addition to regeneration and sanctification, the Holy Spirit also empowers believers to serve the body of Jesus Christ. While all believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit at conversion, the Scripture clearly shows the going empowering of the Holy Spirit.
Sinful man is saved by the grace of God and not by character, law or good works. The death and resurrection of Christ are adequate for salvation of all and offered to all. However, salvation is appropriated only by faith in Christ. Those who repent and believe in Christ as a savior and lord are born again, adopted into the family of God, and receive the gift of eternal life. John 3:16; Romans 3:21-25).
The same Jesus who ascended to Heaven (Acts 1:9-11) will come back. The dead in Christ will resurrect from the rest of the dead, and the living believers who will be alive at the time of His coming shall be caught up in the air to Christ (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to the resurrection of eternal life and the lost to the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15, I Corinthians 15:51-57).
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that, all true believers are members of His body, the Church. We, therefore, believe that every believer shall be a faithful member of a local church. (Ephesians 1:22-23, I Corinthians 12:12-27).
The Believer’s relationships with the world- To help those without Christ become passionate worshipers of Christ by sharing the gospel of Christ and establishing churches locally and globally. The ministry of evangelism is a responsibility of both the Church and each Christian. We are therefore called upon by the Lord to be His witnesses, in deeds and word of mouth. (Romans 10:9-15, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20, 1 Peter 3:15).
The redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isaiah 53:4-5, James 5: 14-15, I Peter 2:24).