The Bible is Inspired
2 Timothy 3:15-17
1 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Peter 1:21
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct
There is ONE True God
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
The Lord, Jesus Christ, is Fully God
1 Corinthians 15:3
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary work on the cross , His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His exaltation to the right hand of God
Humankind fell as a result of sin
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
God offers Salvation through Jesus, His Son
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit and the outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11-12, Titus 3:5-7, Romans 8:16, Ephesians 4:24).
We Practice Two Ordinances
Acts 10: 47-48
2 Peter 1:4
1 Corinthians 11:26
Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4)
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements --bread and the fruit of the vine-- is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers "till He come!"
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for everyone
1 Corinthians 12:1-31
All believers are entitled to and should ardently 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. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth . With the baptism in the Holy Spirit come such experiences as:
an overflowing fullness of the Spirit a deepened reverence for God
an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work
and a more active love for Christ, for His Word and for the lost
There is initial visible evidence of Baptism of the Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:4-10
1 Corinthians 12:28
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.
The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but is different in purpose and use.
Sanctification is a process that aligns us with God
1 Thessalonians 5:23
1 Peter 1:15,16
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. The Scriptures teach a life of "holiness without which no man shall see the Lord." By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command: "Be ye holy, for I am holy."
Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by the faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit.
God designed the church for a purpose and a mission
1 Corinthians 12:13
We believe the church exists to: be an agency of God for evangelizing the world, to be a corporate body in which man may worship God, to be a channel of God’s purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, & to be a people who demonstrate God’s love and compassion for all the world.
God calls some to lead in ministry
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the fourfold purpose of leading the Church in: evangelizing the world, worship of God, building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son, & meeting human need with ministries of love and compassion.
God provides healing through the atonement
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.
Our future is anchored in the blessed hope
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
1 Corinthians 15:51-52
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 and blessed hope of the church.
Christ will rule the earth for a millenium
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.
This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel, and the establishment of universal peace.
There will be a final judgement for all
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to the everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Christians will enjoy the New Heaven and New Earth
2 Peter 3:13
Revelation 21 & 22
We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.