FAITH STATEMENT

We believe:

 

U  The Inspired Scripture - The Word of God is the Holy Bible inspired by God and revelation from God to man. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thess. 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)

 

U  The Trinity - Our God is the one manifested in the following personalities: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19, Mark 12:29, Hebrew 3:7)

 

U  Man, his fall and Redemption - Man is created in the image of God and in His Likeness, but through the transgression of Adam and Eve, sin came into the world. Jesus gave His life to restore man back to God. (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23, 1 John 3:8)

 

U  Salvation - We believe in the forgiveness of sins and personal salvation by repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:16)

 

U  Baptism in Water - Baptism in water is by immersion and is a command from our Lord Jesus for believers only. It is a symbol of Christian’s identification with Christ in His crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, ascension and newness in Christ.

 

U  Baptism in the Holy Spirit - Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God, as promised by Jesus Christ, and is received subsequent to being born again. An initial evidence of speaking in other tongues accompanies this experience, as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matt 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 1:8)

 

U  Sanctification - We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation. (Hebrews 12:14, Thess 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18)

 

U  Divine Healing - Healing is for both the body and soul, by the power of God through the prayer of faith and the laying of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ and it is the privilege of every believer today. (Mark 16:18, James 5:14-25, 1Peter 2:24)

 

U  Resurrection of the Just and the Return of our Lord - When He comes, “the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air”. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thess 4:16-17). Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings and Lord of lords, and together with His saints they shall be Kings and Priests, He shall reign for a thousand years. (Revelation 20:6)

 

U  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 the repentance. The lake of fire is eternal. The term “eternal” and “everlasting” used in describing the duration of punishment of the lost, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence, as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrew 9:27, Revelation 19:20)

 

U  Holy Communion - We believe that Holy Communion consists of the bread, representing the broken body of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fruit of the vine (juice), representing the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. We remember His death during the partaking of this sacrament.

 

U  Holy Matrimony - This is an Institution of God. (Hebrew 13:4)

 

U  The Sabbath - The Sabbath is a day of rest, which is the Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Acts 20:19, 1Corinthains 16:2)