The basis of our belief is the Bible. Both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired and only infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is truth and truth makes people free.
2 Tim 3:15-17, Jn 8:32
As the Bible teaches there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Gen 1:1,26, Ex 3:14, Luke 3:22, Jon 1:1, John 14:16, John 20:28
Jesus Christ is eternal God, the incarnate Son of God, and the promised Messiah of Israel - possessing all the attributes of Deity. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, provided a one time sacrifice for the sins of all mankind through His atoning death. Jesus was bodily resurrected and ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father.
John 1:1-4, Matt 1:23, Heb 1:1-4, 1 Cor 15:3-4
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit sent by Jesus and God the Father, was given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers believers in Jesus Christ for service and witness, with spiritual (grace) gifts today just as He did at Pentecost. The Holy Spirit cleanses us from our old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ, evidenced by His fruit and gifts.
Luke 24:49, John 14:16- 17, 26, Acts 1:8, Acts 8:14-17, 10:44-48, 1 Cor 12: 4-11, Gal 5:22-23
The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, which was shed for us when He died on the cross. Salvation is available for all who receive grace by trusting in Jesus Christ alone.
Acts 4:12, Titus 3:4-7, Eph 2:8-9, Jn 10:11,25-26, Jn 14:6, 1 Jn 5:11,12
The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ, and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation. Through the infilling power of the Holy Spirit, the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
Luke 11:13, Jn 14:16-21,26, Ro 8:9-11, Gal 5:16-18, 1 Jn 2:27
The Word of God clearly conveys the ordinance of water baptism. It is an outward sign and testimony of the new life God has begun in the individual’s life through salvation in Jesus. Water Baptism is identified with Jesus and is affected in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Ro 6:3-7, Acts 8:35-38, Col 2:12
The church is the body of Christ. The members are those who by faith, trust in the finished work of Jesus on the cross for their sins. The purpose of the church is to glorify Him while making Him known to the world.
Acts 2:42-47, 1 Cor 12:14-27, Eph 1:22-23, 4:11, Col 1:18, Heb 10:25
According to Matthew 28:19, Jesus clearly commands His followers to be engaged in making disciples. In order to make disciples, Christians should yield to the power of God through grace reflecting Christ in their personal conduct and then share their faith to those who do not yet believe – proclaiming the truth with love.
Matt 9:36-38, Acts 1:8, Ro 10:9-15, 1 Pt 3:15
Israel is God’s first born and He keeps His covenant with them and has not rejected them. It is God’s desire that all Israel be saved and this salvation can only be gained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (same for Jews as for Gentiles.)
1 Sam 7:24, Ro 11:29, Ro 10:1, Ro 11:26 , Acts 15:11
The Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth in power and glory to rule, and everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God. Those without a relationship with Christ will experience eternal punishment.
Jn 11:25-26, 1 Cor 15:51-57, 1 Thess 1:10, 1 Thess 4:16-17, Rev 20:11-15