What We Believe
We believe there is one eternal God who is
the Creator of all things. He is all-powerful,
all-knowing, and all-loving. We believe this
world and all humanity began with Him and
is all held together by Him. God is eternally
existent in three persons: The Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three
are co-equal, also known as The Trinity.
(see Genesis 1:1,26,27; Genesis 3:22;
Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;
1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe Jesus Christ is God the Son,
the second person of the Trinity. He was
born of a virgin to God as His Father and
Mary as His earthly mother. While on earth,
Jesus was 100 percent God and
100 percent man. He is the only man ever
to have lived a sinless life. He died on
the cross for humankind and thus atoned
for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
He rose from the dead on the third day,
ascended to the right hand of the Father,
and will return again in power and glory.
(see Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, John 1:14;
John 20:28-29; Philippians 2:5-6;
1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe the Holy Bible, and only the Bible,
is the authoritative Word of God It alone is the
final authority for determining all doctrinal truths.
In its original writing, the Bible is inspired,
infallible, and inerrant and therefore fully
reliable and relevant to our lives today.
(see Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25,26;
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21).
In order to receive forgiveness and “new birth,”
we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe we are saved by grace through faith
in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of
our good works or of any human effort.
(see Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31;
Galatians 2:16; Galatians 3:18;
Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:22).
We believe repentance is the commitment
to turn away from sin in every area of our lives
and to follow Christ. In order to receive
forgiveness, we must repent from our sins,
which allows us to receive His redemption
and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
(see Acts 2:21; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit was given
at Pentecost and is the promise of the Father,
sent by Jesus after His ascension.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit gives us the
“Dunamis” (power) of God to live how
He wants us to live and to be witnesses of
Jesus Christ to the whole earth.
The purpose of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is
to empower the Church to preach, teach,
and spread the Gospel throughout
the whole earth.
(see Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11;
Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; Acts 2:1-4,17,38-39;
Acts 8:14-17; Acts 10:38,44-47;
Acts 11:15-17; Acts19:1-6).
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is manifested
in our lives through various spiritual gifts,
or tools, that are meant to build and
sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity
of the resurrection, and confirm the power
of the Gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts
is not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts
may occur in various combinations.
All believers have a combination of the gifts
working in their lives on a daily basis
and that, on certain occasions, believers
who are baptized in the Holy Spirit
have access to all the gifts or tools as needs
arise in their world around them.
These gifts always operate in harmony with
the Scriptures and should never be used
in violation of Biblical parameters.
(see Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,
Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16;
1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Timothy 1:6-7;
1Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 14).
We believe people were created to exist forever.
We believe we will either exist eternally
separated from God by sin or eternally with God
through forgiveness and salvation.
We believe that Heaven is the eternal dwelling
place for all believers in the Gospel of
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will
be judged by God and sent to Hell, where they
will be eternally tormented with the Devil and
the Fallen Angels.
(see Matthew 5:3,12,20; Matthew 6:20;
Matthew 19:21; Matthew 25:34,41;
John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1;
Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4;
Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27;
Revelation 14:9-11; Revelation 20:12-15;
We believe Jesus Christ was physically
resurrected from the dead in a glorified body
three days after His death on the Cross.
As a result, both the saved and the lost will
be resurrected. Those who are saved, are
saved to the resurrection of life; and those
who are lost, are lost to the resurrection of
eternal separation from God.
(see Luke 24:15-16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21;
John 20:26-28; John 21:4; Acts 24:15;
1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23;
We believe the church is the Body of Christ,
the habitation of God through the Spirit,
with divine appointments for fulfillment of Jesus
’ Great Commission. Every person who
is born of the Spirit is an integral part of
the church as a member of the body
of believers. There is spiritual unity
of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(see Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 2:19-22;
Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).