We believe the Bible is complete and adequate in itself to serve as the guide for our beliefs and way of living. The truths set forth in the following are felt to be essential to a full-gospel, Bible-based ministry and to cover some basic fundamentals thought to be vital for successful Christian living.
1.) The Inspiration of the Scriptures:
We believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. Divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of the original writings, insuring their entire trustworthiness (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21).
2.) The Eternal Godhead:
We believe in the unity of the one true and living God who is the eternal, self-existent One, and has revealed Himself as one being in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19).
a. God the Father
We believe in God the Father, the first person of the triune Godhead, who exists eternally as the Creator of heaven and earth,the Giver of the Law, to whom all things will be subjected, so that He may be all in all (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:28).
b. The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the triune Godhead, who was and is the eternal Son of God; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary. We believe in His sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, and abiding intercession (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9; 2:22; 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
c.) The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is ever-present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying the believer into all truth (John 14:26; 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14-16).
3.) The Lord Jesus Christ Is Fully God
We believe that that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, has always existed. He is without beginning or end (Revelation 1:8). In order to fulfill His earthly sacrificial mission, He became human by being born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35). He lived a perfect live, without sin (Hebrews 7:26). He died on the Cross as a substitute for the sins of every person (1 Cor. 15:3, 2 Cor. 5:21). He was raised from the dead by the supernatural power of God (Matthew 28:6). Since His resurrection, He has been exalted and is seated at the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11, 2:33).
4.) The Fall of Man
We believe that humankind was created good and upright. However, voluntary transgression resulted in their alienation from God, thereby incurring not only physical death but spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:16-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
5.) The Salvation of Man
We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who died for our sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. By His atoning blood, salvation has been provided for all humanity through the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross. This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit whereupon the believing sinner is regenerated, justified, and adopted into the family of God, becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus, and heir of eternal life (John 3:5-6; Romans 10:8-15; Titus 2:11, 3:4-7; 1 John 5:1).
6.) Divine Healing
We believe that deliverance from sickness is provided in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16).
7.) The Church and its Mission
We believe that the church is the body of Christ and the habitation of God through the Spirit, witnesses to the presence of the kingdom of God in the present world, and universally includes all who are born again (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:22; Romans 14:17-18; 1 Corinthians 4:20). We believe that the mission of the church is to (a) proclaim the good news of salvation to all humankind, (b) build up and train believers for spiritual ministry, (c) praise the Lord through worship, and (d) demonstrate Christian compassion to all who suffer (Matthew 28:19-20; 10:42; Ephesians 4:11-13).
8.) The Ordinances of the Church
We believe that baptism in water by immersion is expected of all who have repented and believed. In so doing they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4). We believe that the Lord's Supper is a proclamation of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, to be shared by all believers until the Lord returns (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34).
9.) Sanctification Is a Process That Aligns Us With God
We believe that sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. In experience, it is both instantaneous and progressive. It is produced in the life of the believer by his appropriation of the power of Christ's blood and risen life through the person of the Holy Spirit. He draws the believer's attention to Christ, teaches him through the Word and produces the character of Christ within him (Romans 6:1-11; 8:1-2,13; 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 10:10, 14).
10.) The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is For Everyone
All believers are entitled to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and therefore should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is separate from salvation and follows the new birth experience (Acts 8:12017, 10: 44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9).
11.) There is an Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of Christians in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the initial physical sign of speaking in other tongues (unlearned languages) as the Spirit of God gives them audible expression (Acts 2:4). This form of speaking in tongues is basically the same as the gift of tongues (1 Cor. 12:4-10, 28). The difference is purpose and use. (The manifestation of tongues can be observed in the life of every Spirit-filled believer at the initial infilling. The audible expression of tongues should also continue to function in the Spirit-filled believer's personal prayer life. However, the gift of tongues, sometimes called messages in tongues, operates publicly, usually in congregational worship settings. This gift is followed by the gift of interpreting the tongues. Both are given to individuals within the church. Their purpose is for the spiritual benefit of the individual and the congregation.)
12.) The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the present day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12) and the ministry gifts of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13) for the edification and expansion of the church.
13.) God Calls Some to Lead in Ministry
Involvement in ministry in response to a divine call is scripturally ordained in the Bible. It is a provision of our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in evangelism of the world (Mark 16:15-20(, worship of God (John 4: 23-24), building a body of believers conforming to the life of Christ (ph. 4:11, 16) and meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion (Gal. 2:10, 6:10).
14.) Our Future is Anchored in the Blessed Hope
All Christians who have died will one day rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air. Christians who have not yet died will be raptured or caught up with them, to be with the Lord. Then Christians of all ages will live with God forever. The scriptural truth of the Lord's soon return is "the Blessed Hope" (Romans 8:23, 1 Cor. 15:51-52).
15.) Christ Will Rule the Earth For a Millennium
We believe in the premillenial, imminent, and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather His people unto Himself. Having this blessed hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves, even as He is pure, so that we may be ready to meet Him when He comes (John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 John 3:2-3; Revelation 20:1-6). We believe in the bodily resurrection of all humanity, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, and that everlasting conscious punishment is the portion of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; Revelation 20:10-15).
16.) There Will Be a Final Judgment For All
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead (those who have died without accepting Christ's salvation) will be raised and judged according to the way they lived. Anyone whose name is not fund written in the Lamb's Book of Life (the recorded list of people who received Christ's forgiveness), together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet will be sent to everlasting punishment in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matt. 25:46, Mark 9: 43-48, Rev. 19: 20, 20:1-15, 21: 8).
17.) Christians Will Enjoy the New Heavens and the New Earth
According to God's promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell and reign forever (2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21-27).