The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe. The following statements accurately represent the teaching of the Bible, and therefore represents what we believe.
The Triune God
- We believe in the unity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit in the God head as one true God who is sovereign over all things, working out everything in conformity to his will.
We believe that as the author of salvation, He adopts into his family all who are born again by faith. He gloriously upholds and providentially rules over all things, to accomplish the redemption of his people and the restoration of all creation.
- We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternally begotten Son, is fully divine, living Word of God who also became fully human. His sinless human life, humble obedience to his Father’s will, sacrificial death and bodily resurrection made sufficient provision for the salvation of all people.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is God indwelling every believer, purifying and empowering his people for holy living. He guides them into truth, comforts and encourages them, and enables them to fulfill the Great Commission.
- We believe in the divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of the Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Therefore, the Bible, consisting of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is true, reliable, without error or contradiction, infallible, wholly sufficient and authoritative in all matters of faith and way of life, for the conduct of every Believer both at the individual and communal levels.
- We believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He created humanity in his image as stewards of his creation.
- We believe God gave marriage, as a creation ordinance and gospel foreshadowing, consisting in the exclusive union of one man and one woman for life. The Bible also affirms the sacredness of the single state and that some may have the gift of lifetime celibacy.
- We believe that, made in his image, man was created without sin for fellowship with God and was commanded to be fruitful and exercise dominion over the earth.
- We believe that through disobedience, man fell to Satan’s temptation; thus, brought sin into the world and became subject to physical and spiritual death. Consequently, all human beings became corrupt in their nature leading to the universal sinfulness and guilt of all men – rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
- We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for our salvation. He voluntarily offered himself as our substitute, suffered, and died on the cross in our place – taking upon himself God’s righteous wrath.
- We believe that the death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ brought us redemption from guilt, penalty, dominion, and pollution of sin.
- We believe that Christ is the atoning sacrifice for the sins of the whole world; all who truly believe and receive Christ are fully justified and reconciled to God.
- We believe that God intends to transform his redeemed people by conforming them to the image of his Son through the infilling and sanctifying work of his Holy Spirit.
- We believe that the Word of God is vital for edification of believers.
- We believe that faith must express itself in a life of loving obedience to God and in loving service to others.
- We believe that Jesus will return for final judgment.
- We believe that the universal Church – the Bride and the Body of Christ, is a spiritual body comprised of all believers, over which Christ himself is Head and Lord.
- We believe the Church is to be a loving community of Christ’s followers who gather for worship, prayer, instruction in the Word, mutual encouragement and discipline.
- We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are not a means of salvation, but an outward signs of the salvation we have by faith through Christ.
- We believe we should proclaim the gospel and make disciples in the power of the Holy Spirit through evangelical missions, discipleship, taking care of the needy in the society and any other activity that makes the Lord known among the nations.