What We Believe

1. About the Bible

The Bible (both Old Testament and New Testament) is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings. It is the supreme source of truth for our beliefs and living (1Cor 2:13; 2Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

 

2. About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe, who has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4; 2Cor 13:14).

 

3. About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead demonstrating His power over sin and death. Afterwards He ascended to heaven and will return again as reigning King (Daniel 7:14; Matt 25:31-46; Luke 1:35; John 1, 2, 14; Rom 3:24-25; Rom 8:34; 1Cor 15:51-59; 1Thess 4:13-18; Heb 7:25; Heb 9:24; 1 John 2:1-2; Rev 19:11-16).

5. About the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He has a personality, and He works in regeneration, sanctification and preservation. His ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and implement Christ’s work of redeeming the lost and empowering the believer for godly living and service (Rom 8:9; Rom 12:3-8; 1Cor 12:1—14:40; Eph 1:13-14; Eph 4:11–13,30; Eph 5:18-20).

 

6. About Human Beings

Human beings are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has incredible potential for good, all people are marred with sin. This state separates people from God and creates the need for salvation (Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:22-23; Eph 2:1-12).

 

7. About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by good works of any kind. Only through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone do we receive eternal life, which never ends because we are kept forever secure by the power of God (John 1:12; John 3:16-18; John 6:38-47; John 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1,38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; Eph 2:8-9; Eph 4:30).

 

8. About the Church

The Church is a spiritual body of which Christ is the head and is composed of only saved people. This Church expresses itself in the local assemblies whose members have associated for worship, for instruction, and for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. Each local church is self-governing in function and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority (Eph 2:20-22; 1Cor 1:2; 1Thes 1:1; Heb 10:23-25).

 

9. About Eternity and the Last Things

We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God because of our faith alone in Christ alone. The Lord’s return will be personal, imminent, and will bring rewards to the faithful (Mark 9:43-48; 1Cor 15:51-52; 2Cor 5:10; 1Thess 4:13–5:11; Rev 20:3, 15; 22:3-5).

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