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Statement of Faith

As a Christian constituency of New Testament believers we believe in, and live by, God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth and in Jesus Christ, His Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God and born of the virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified dead and buried. He descended into Hell and He stripped Satan of his power. Upon the third day he rose again and Ascended into Heaven Where He is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. We believe in the Holy Spirit, The worldwide body of Christ (His Church), The forgiveness of all sins, The resurrection of the body, The communion of the saints, and life everlasting. We believe that through a daily profession of faith and trust in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, His death, burial, resurrection, and ascension; one may become a partaker of their inheritance in Him.


The Scriptures The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God written by holy men as they were instructed by God (2Timothy 3:16). Presenting to us the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and constituting the Divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice (2 Peter 1:21).


The Godhead We believe in one true and living God, who is everlasting, infinite in power, wisdom and goodness; that He is the Creator of all things, visible and invisible, and Preserver of all things (Romans 1:20; Colossians 1:16). In the unity of this Godhead, there are three persons of one individual essence, who are co-equal, co-existent and co-eternal; namely, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 3:16, 17; 28:18, 19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1,2, 18; 10:33; 14:26; 15:26; Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 9:14).


Jesus Incarnation We believe that Jesus came as a man, was born of a virgin Marry, and His father is God. We believe that Jesus was born without the inherited sin of Adam and, during his entire life, committed no sin. Jesus was the eternal Father made visible, apart from whom there is no God (I Tim. 3:16, John 10:30, Is. 9:6, Luke 2:11, Rev. 1:8).


Man, His Fall and Redemption We believe that Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in Our own image, after Our likeness. (Gen. 1:26-31)” But through Adam’s transgression and fall, sin came into the world (Romans 5:12). "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3: 10). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil, and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man to God (1 John 3:8)

Salvation We believe in the personal salvation of believers through the confession of sins, recognizing that Jesus Christ is the substitute for our sins, through His shed blood. It is by the grace of God, through faith in Jesus Christ and His shed blood, that we become an heir of God (Rom. 10:9,10, 1 John 1:9, Eph. 2:8,9).


The Church The true Church, built upon the Foundation of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11; Ephesians 2:20), is the Body of our Lord (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:27); Christ being the Head (Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18). Its earthly constituents are all true believers, born again of the Spirit (John 3:6) and of the Word (I Peter 1:23), who are living an overcoming Christian life (Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 21:27). To the Church, through its members, is delegated the various gifts and offices of the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27, 28) which are necessary for the successful evangelization of the world and the perfecting of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7; Ephesians 4:11, 12).


The Ministry God, through the Holy Spirit, definitely calls such as He desires to serve as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and specifically endues the one called with the talents and gifts peculiar to that office or offices (Ephesians 4:11-13). Under no circumstances should anyone be ordained or set apart to any such office unless the calling is distinct and evident.


Water Baptism We believe that the New Birth is a direct witness of the Holy Spirit and is an inward confession of Jesus Christ (Rom 8:16). We believe that following salvation through Jesus Christ you should be baptized. Baptism in water is by immersion, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39). This was the last command He left His apostles. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” (Matt. 28:19) Mark 16:16 reads, “He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved...”.


Baptism of the Holy spirit The Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire (Matthew 3:11), is a gift from God, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation, and is received subsequent to the new birth (John 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 2:4, 38, 39; 10:44-48). The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is accompanied by the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance as the initial physical sign and evidence (Acts 2:4).


The Lord’s Supper The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper is a commandment of our Savior; and being a memorial to His death and resurrection, is strictly limited to Christian believers (1 Corinthians 11:27). The time and frequency of its observance is left to the discretion of each congregation (1 Corinthians 11:26). Only unfermented grape juice, the fruit of the vine, as recommended by our Lord (Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:25; Luke 22:18) shall be used in connection therewith.


Foot Washing Foot washing is recognized among many believers as a Christian practice, and the time, manner and frequency of its observance is left to the discretion of each local congregation (John 13).


Gifts of Holy Spirit We believe in the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and that these gifts are given throughout the Body of Christ and are in operation today (I Cor. 12).


Divine Healing We believe in divine healing through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands (Mark 16:18; James 5:14, 15). It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is available to all who truly believe.


Second Coming of Jesus Christ We believe in the imminent return, second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church (His bride). "The dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air" (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).



Setting a Time for the Lord’s Return It is unwise to teach that the Lord will come at some specified time, thereby setting a date for His appearing. It is also unwise to teach, preach or publish visions of numbers and dates which would tend to fix the time of the second coming of the Lord (Mark 13:32, 33).


Hell and Eternal Retribution The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and therefore has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance (Hebrews 9:27). The Lake of Fire is literal (Revelation 19:20). The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned (Matthew 25:41-46) in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence, as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God.


Millennial Reign We believe in the millennial reign of Jesus – the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, and the millennial reign of Christ and His followers on earth (2 Thes. 1:7, Rev. 20:1-7). Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Revelation 20:6).


Great Commission We believe in the Great Commission – to minister God’s saving grace and to reach out to the poor and lost in spirit (Mark 16:15). And foremost, to honor and obey God’s command, “take the gospel into the entire world.”


Tithes We recognize the scriptural duty of all our people, as well as ministers, to pay tithes as unto the Lord (Hebrews 7:8). Tithes should be used for the support of the active ministry and for the propagation of the Gospel and work of the Lord. (Malachi 3:7-1l; Hebrews 7:2; 1Corinthians 9:7-l1; 16:2).