Statement of Faith

The purpose of this statement is to lay the foundation of common faith, fellowship, and cooperation adopted by the church. While the writing style of this statement is not inspired and this written truth (which is essential for every true Christian ministry) does not cover the entire Biblical truth, it does, however, meet our need of presenting these basic doctrines.

A. The Inspired Word

We believe that the verses of both the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man. They are infallible and represent the foundational authority of the administration and rule of faith. Divine inspiration incorporates equally and complimentarily all parts of the original manuscripts and guarantees their full value. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:21)

B. Eternal God

We believe in the unity of the living, true, eternal and self-existent God, who revealed Himself as One God in three Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  1. God the Father: We believe in God the Father, the first Person of the Divine Trinity, who is the Eternal Being, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and the Giver of the Law. All things are subject to Him that He may be all in all. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 15:28)

  2. The Lord Jesus Christ: We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second Person in the Essence of the Trinity, who is the Son of the Eternal God, and who became flesh through the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. We believe in his sinless life, miraculous ministry, redemptive death, bodily resurrection, victorious ascension and permanent intercession. (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 7:25-26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 1:9, 2:22, 10:38; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21)

  3. The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Divine Trinity, who is one with the Father and the Son, who is ever present and working in the church, and who leads sinners to repentance and renewal, and sanctifies believers unto perfect truth. (John 14:26, 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14-16)

C. The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created good and righteous. However, his isolation from God, as a result of his free-will voluntary sin, led not only to his physical death but also to his spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

D. The Salvation of Man

We believe in salvation by faith in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, was buried, and rose on the third day. In Christ’s atoning blood, salvation was made available to all mankind through his sacrifice on the cross. This experience is also known as the second birth and is an instantaneous and complete work of the Holy Spirit, through which the sinner who believes is renewed, is justified, and becomes part of the family of God, a new creation in Christ Jesus and an heir to eternal life. (John 3:5-6; Romans 10:8-15; Titus 2:11, 3:4-7; 1 John 5:1)

E. Divine Healing

We believe that the healing of sickness is made available through the work of atonement and is a privilege for all believers. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

F. The Church and its Mission

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and the dwelling place of God through the Holy Spirit. It is the witness to the presence of the Kingdom of God in the present age and includes universally all who are born again. (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Romans 14:17-18; 1 Corinthians 4:20)

We believe that the mission of the Church is:

  1. To proclaim the good news of the salvation of all mankind.
  2. To edify and train believers for spiritual ministry.
  3. To glorify God through worship. (Matthew 10:42, 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-13)

G. The Sacraments of the Church

  1. We believe that water baptism by full immersion is expected of all who have repented and have believed in baptism. Thus, they would be declaring to the world that they had died with Christ and had been raised with him to walk in the new life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
  2. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a declaration of the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, in which all believers participate until the second coming of the Lord. (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:20-34)

H. Sanctification

We believe that sanctification means separation from all evil and consecration to God. Experientially speaking, sanctification is both immediate and gradual. It is the result of the power of the blood of Christ and the life of resurrection in the believer through The Holy Spirit, who directs the attention of the believer towards Christ, teaches him through the Word, and develops Christ’s character in him. (Romans 6:1-11, 8:1-2, 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Hebrews 10:10-14)

I. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit grants the believer the power to live and to serve Christ. This experience is distinct from that of the second birth, follows it, and is received by faith. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, 2:1-4, 8:15-29, 11:14-17, 19:1-7)

J. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We believe in the operation of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit in the present time (1 Corinthians 12) and in the ministry of the gifts of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13; Romans 12:4-8) in order to edify and expand the Church.

K. The End Times

We believe in the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ in person, in order to gather his people to him. With this blessed and anticipated hope, we purify ourselves just as he is pure in order to be prepared to meet him at his coming. (John 13:1-3; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 1 John 3:2-3; Revelation 20:1-6)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind, in the attainment of ultimate, eternal joy for all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the eternal punishment of all those whose names are not written in the Book of Life. (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:22-24; Revelation 20:10-15)