The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments are God’s final, infallible, complete and authoritative Word to man. God’s Holy Spirit inspired men to write the scriptures. The scriptures direct us not only in our beliefs, but also in our daily lives.
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. The scriptures declare His virgin birth and that 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 arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King. Those who have believed in Him will live with Him forever. Those who have not accepted Him as their Savior will be eternally separated from God.
THe fall of man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus. Salvation results in both inward and outward transformation. At the time of salvation, the person believing in Christ becomes “a new creation”. As the believer grows to Christian maturity, the Holy Spirit works in the believer to conform them to the image of Christ.
Ordinances of the church
Baptism in water:
Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to "fulfill all righteousness."
Jesus commands His followers to take the Lord’s Table (Holy Communion), consisting of the elements – bread and the cup. It is the symbol to express our sharing the divine nature of our Jesus, a memorial of his suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming.
The Baptism of the holy spirit
All believers are entitled to and should expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
We believe that God, through His Holy Spirit, works in His church today the same way He did in the New Testament Church. The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ. We believe in and seek to see functioning in our church the spiritual gifts taught in scripture, including gifts of miracles and healings.
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