The teachings of the church, its affiliate churches, schools, and ministry arms are based on the following clear statements of faith:
We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrant, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct, and the highest level of revelation, and the means by which all other revelation is to be judged. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).
THE GODHEAD AND THE TRINITY
We believe in the Eternal Godhead who has revealed Himself as one God existing in Three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
THE PLAN OF MANKIND
We believe in the creation, test and fall of mankind as recorded in Genesis; and the inability within himself to attain good standing with God (Divine Righteousness). (Romans 5:12,18)
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of humanity, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, fully God and fully Man.
(Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
THE CRUCIFIXION AND CALVARY
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples.
( I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
THE ASCENSION AND SECOND COMING
We believe in the Ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church.
(John 14:2-3; 2 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
SINNERS SAVED BY GRACE
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross — by which we obtain forgiveness of sins.
(Ephesians 2:8,9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:11)
We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, that Name being “The Lord Jesus Christ”, in order to fulfil the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:34-36;19:1-6)
HOLY SPIRIT BAPTISM
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural evidence, namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15)
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and Romans 12:6-8, manifested in the early Church.
HOLINESS AND SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE
We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of distinction from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as expressing the true Christian faith. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the early Church.
(Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14)
FIVE FOLD OFFICE
We believe in the Fivefold Headship Ministries of the Lord Jesus Christ which He gave to the Church, to equip the saints for the works of service, and to mature and build up the Body of Christ into the unity of the Faith and the perfecting of the Body.
These ministries include some who are Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, all of which will remain active until the Lord Himself returns. (Ephesians 4:11-16)
We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly known as the Communion of the Lord’s Supper, for believers.
(1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28)
We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgment in the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels.
(Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:14,15)
We believe in the eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16), and eternal punishment for the unbelievers.
(Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:14,15)
We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, comprising many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all its local affairs and ministry, in addition to propagating of the Gospel.
(Acts 15:22; with Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20).
GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORITY
We believe that the governing powers (National and State) are ordained by God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for the sake of reprisals by the state, but for a clear conscience before God – rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, honor to whom honor, respect to whom respect. We declare our loyalty to our State and its leaders and will assist in every way possible when consistent with our faith as Christian citizens.
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