What We Believe
The Holy Bible
We believe the Holy Bible, which includes 66 books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God. It is through the divine revelation of God’s word that he reveals his person and divine nature to all mankind.
We believe in the absolute truth and authority of the Holy Scriptures. It is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness
— Jn 1:1, 14; Jn 6:63; Isa 40:8; Matt 24:35; 2 Tim 3:16-17
We believe in the one and only true eternal God, who is the creator of heaven and earth and the giver of life. He is one in being but three in person: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The eternal Godhead is co-eternal, co-existent, and co-equal and have the same essence in deity.
— Gen 1:1, 26-27; Deut 6:4; Isa 44:6-8; Matt 3:17; Jn 14:16, 26; Jn 15:26-27; 2 Cor 13:14
We believe man is created in the image of God to have fellowship with God. However, the first man, Adam, transgressed against the commandment of God, and thus sin came in through one man. The sin of one man meant that all have sinned and deserve death. It is only through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we can once again approach a holy God and have fellowship with him.
— Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:6, 5:17-19; Rom 6:23
We believe in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, lived a perfect and sinless life. He became the ultimate sacrificial lamb for sin on behalf of man, once for all, to satisfy the righteousness of God. Christ Jesus is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which we can be saved.
God’s Spirit comes in and takes up residency in us when we confess and turn from our sin, inviting him to be our Lord and Savior by faith alone. Our salvation is a free gift of God.
— Lk 1:35; Matt 1:21-23; Jn 1:29; 1 Tim 2:5; Acts 4:12; Rom 10:8-11
We believe that water baptism is the first step of obedience by faith after receiving Jesus Christ as one’s personal savior and God. It’s a public confession that our old and sinful life has been buried with Christ and that we are being made alive in newness of life in Christ. It is a testimony not only before man, but before the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness, that we have officially changed address and have become a citizen of heaven.
— Acts 8:35-37; Matt 10:32-33; Gal 2:20; Col 1:13; Phil 3:20
We believe communion is another commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ. The unleavened bread represents his body, which is broken for us. The wine represents the shedding of his blood on our behalf. This is the new covenant in his blood. Believers are to take communion as often as we meet together, as we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Only believers can take part in the communion. We are to partake with an attitude of faith, self-examination and humility.
— Matt 26:26-28; Jn 6:53-54; 1Cor 10:16-17; 1Cor 11:24-28
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe Jesus Christ came the first time as the savior of the world. After he made the ultimate sacrifice of himself on the cross for mankind’s transgression, he rose from the dead for our justification. He appeared to many before he ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father.
We believe in the promise of Christ Jesus that he will come a second time as King of kings, Lord of lords, ruler and judge of all. It will be a literal physical return and every eye will see him. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trumpet of God. The dead in Christ shall rise first, then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air.
There will certainly be a physical resurrection of both the just and the unjust for the day of judgement. Those who are justified by faith in Jesus Christ receive eternal life. Those who are not justified by faith in Jesus Christ receive eternal damnation.
There will be a new heaven and new earth, and there will be the holy city of new Jerusalem.
— Jn 3:16; Rom 4:25; Heb 12:2; Rev 1:7-8; 19:11-16; 1Thess 4:14-18; Acts 24:15; Jn 5:29; Rev 21:1-7