What We Believe
We believe in:
There is only one God who is eternally existent in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- God the Father
God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things. He created man in His own image and after His likeness for fellowship and partnership in the manifestation of His heavenly Kingdom on earth. God the Father is faithful to His original intent for the earth and mankind, and sent His Son Jesus the Christ to redeem and reconcile man to Himself, thereby granting him access and acceptance with God.
- The Son
Eternally God. together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through whom all things were made. For man’s redemption, The eternal son became incarnate, being conceived by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; forever one Christ with two natures—fully God and fully man.
- The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness. The baptism in the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing—body, soul, and spirit—and all of God’s provisions for His saints, are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is effected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God’s beloved Son. Salvation is an act of free will in response to God’s personal love for mankind. It is predestined only in the sense that God, through His omniscience, foreknew those who would choose Him. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior and the Word of God.