Our Beliefs

ABOUT GOD
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe (Genesis 1:1, 26-27). He has eternally existed in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19). These three are equal and are one God

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Romans 1:3-4). He is co-equal with the Father (John 1:1-4). Born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:22-23), He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death (Romans 5:8-9, 1Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1Peter 2:24). He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords (Acts 1:9-11, 1Timothy 6:14-15).

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make mankind 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 spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right (John 14:16-17, 16:7-13, Galatians 5:25, 1Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 1:13).
As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. We believe the baptism in the Holy Spirit may be obtained by a definite act of appropriating faith on the part of the believer, and that the first evidence of this is the speaking with other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance (Acts 1:4-5,8, 2:1-4).

ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit (2Peter 1:20-21). It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error (Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6, Proverbs 30:5, 2Timothy 3:16).

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation (Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 8:3-6). Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life (Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2, Romans 3:23).

ABOUT SALVATION 
Salvation is God’s free gift to all mankind but we must accept it (John 1:12-13). We can never be saved by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness through the shedding of Jesus’ blood can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty (Romans 3:24-26, 5:1, 6:23, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:4-10). When this happens a person is (1) born again, (2) forgiven of sins, (3) set free from the power of sin (Romans 6:16-22).

ABOUT WATER BAPTISM
We believe water baptism is an outward testimony to an inward work already accomplished in the heart of the believer. Baptism is administered according to Christ’s command, “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

ABOUT ETERNITY
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally 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 real places for eternal existence (Matthew 25:31-46, John 3:16, Romans 6:23, 2Corinthians 5:1-8, 1John 5:11-12, Revelation 20:15).