STATEMENT OF FAITH
What We Believe
In obedience to the teachings of the Old Testament and the New Testament, this Church acknowledges Jesus Christ as the supreme head and unites all born-again believers who are members of the Body for worship and service, fellowship and exhortation, strengthening and establishing the Body of Christ, the proclamation of the Gospel, and the winning of men to the Lord. Thus fulfilling the commission entrusted by Christ, this Church looks forward to the coming of the Kingdom of God.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the entire Old and New Testament Scriptures are inspired of God. The Scriptures reveal God’s will for mankind and represent the supreme standard for the Christian’s faith and practices.
We believe in the only true God, the Being without an equal who exists in three Persons of One essence: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in status, power and glory, the Creator of all things in the universe, the infinite and perfect, true Supreme Being, from eternity to eternity.
God the Father
We believe that God is the Heavenly Father of all believers. He is Spirit, Light, the Life, and Love; He is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient; He is holy, righteous, and merciful. Man’s life, breath and very existence are entirely dependent on Him.
God the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Word Incarnate, who we conceived by the Holy Ghost and was born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified to death, shedding His blood for the remission of the sins of man; He rose from the dead on the third day, ascended into Heaven, and will come again to judge the world and to establish His Kingdom. He is the redeeming Savior of Mankind.
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Sprit who is a different Personality. The Holy Spirit convicts sinners, leading them to repentance and the new birth. He guides the believer into the truth. He is the Comforter who dwells forever in the heart of every believer.
We believe that man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. Through disobedience, man sinned and was separated from God. Thus, death came to all men. To become a child of God, a person must be convicted by the Holy Spirit, repent from his sin and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He is then born again, and is the recipient of salvation. Being justified through faith, he has peace with God.
We believe that the Church was selected by God before the foundation of the world. Christ is her supreme head and all the believers are united together as members of His holy Body in the fellowship of the Lord, in the spreading of the Gospel here and abroad, and in the winning of men to Christ, while awaiting the early appearance of the Kingdom of God.
All members of this Church should follow the teachings of our Lord, testify by their daily Christian experience, be mindful of their Father’s business (Luke 2:49), read the Holy Scriptures diligently (Act 17:11), pray constantly (Matthew 26:41), attend Church services regularly (Hebrew 10:25), love one another (John 13:34), be willing to devote their talents, time, money and lives for God’s use, be good stewards for our Lord (1 Peter 4:10, 1 Cor. 4:1), bear witness for God, lead others to the Lord (Mark 16:15), and look forward to our Lord’s return.
Baptism is the testimony of a believer before God and men. It is an ordinance required of a believer attesting to his death, burial and resurrection with Christ. This Church authorizes either baptism by immersion or by sprinkling. The person performing the baptism will determine the form of baptism. Baptism shall be administered only upon the recommendation of the Board of Elders after examining the candidate.
The Holy Communion is observed in obedience to the Lord’s command. It is observed in remembrance of our Lord by commemorating His death. All born-again believers who have been baptized may participate in the remembrance of our Lord through the Holy Communion and have fellowship with all believers. The Holy Communion shall be administered as the Board of Elders determines.