Faith Declaration

 

The Bible is the Word of God

The Bible is the Word of God fully inspired, inerrant, written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; John 5:24)

The One True God

The one true God has revealed himself as eternally self existent Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further reveled Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare:

His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35)

His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1. Peter 2:22)

His miracles (Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38)

His substitutionary work on the cross (1. Corinthians 15: 3; 2. Corinthians 5:21)

His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1. Corinthians 15.4)

His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)

The Fall of Man

Man was created good and upright. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

The Salvation of Man

Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7)

The Ordinances of the Church

Baptism in water: The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10: 47, 48; Romans 6:4) The Holy Communion: a memorial of His suffering and death. (2. Peter 1:4; Luke 22:14-20; 1. Corinthians 11: 23-26)

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit as described in Acts 2:4,39. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8)

The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. (Acts 2:4)

Sanctification

By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command to sanctity. (1. Peter 1: 14-16: 2. Peter 1:4; Romans 12:1-2)

The Church and its Mission

The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-18; Ephesians 16:15-18; 4:11-16)

The Ministry

A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of edifying the Church. (Matthew 28:19-20; 2. Corinthians 5:19-20)

Divine Healing

Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)

The Blessed Hope

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent hope of the children of God. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52)

The Millennial Reign of Christ

The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years. (Zechariah 14:5; Zechariah 14:5,30; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-14, 19:11-14)

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the dead in Sin (without Christ) will be raised and judged according to their works. (Revelation 1:7; 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)

The New Heavens and the New Earth

The Apostle Peter says:”We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (2 Peter 3:13). The Lord revealed this truth to the Apostle John. (Revelation 21:1-5)