Statement Of Faith
A. THE SCRIPTURES INSPIRED
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Tim. 3:15, 17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).
B. THE ONE TRUE GOD
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM", and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28:19).
C. MAN: HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION
Man was created well and upright, for God said, "Let us make man in our image and after our likeness". Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Ro. 5:12-21).
D. THE SALVATION OF MAN
1. Conditions of Salvation
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Ro. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47).
2. Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of his/her salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Ro. 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (1 Thess. 4:7, 2 Tim.1:9).
E. BAPTISM IN WATER
The ordinance of baptism which symbolized the burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by fully submerging. By all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed in Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have been released to walk with Him in newness of life (Matt. 28:19; Ro. 6:4).
we believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts. 2: 1-4)
We do not observe the celebration of Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and valentines day due to their pagan origin. (Matt. 12:38-40, Jer. 10:1-4 Luke. 2:8).
The Seventh-Day Sabbath is God gift to humanity from creation. (Mark. 2:27). Written into the Ten Commandments by his own finger. In addition, kept, and taught by Jesus, In addition observe by the Apostolic (Acts. 18:4 Exodus. 20 8-11 Luke. 6:6).
We do not believe in the eating of any unclean meat such as Pork, Crab, Shrimp, shellfish. (Lev. 11:4-20)
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
We believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Following biblical principles (Gen 2:19-24, Lev. 18:22, Matt. 19:4-6, Eph. 5: 22-23, Heb. 13:4). The strong feeling of this organization against divorce grows out of the clear statement that God hates divorce (Malachi. 2:16).
THE LORD'S SUPPER
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers "until He comes" (John 6:48,51,53-57; Luke 22:19,20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).
THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With it comes the infilling of power for life and service, and the Bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
F. SANCTIFICATION PROCESS
By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God's Word (Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 1:15, 16; 1 Thess. 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6).
G. THE CHURCH
The church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Believers are an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. (I Thess. 2:4)
Our Lord has provided divinely called and scriptural ordained ministry for a two-fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of Christ (Mark 15:16, 20; Eph. 4:11-13).
I. DIVINE HEALING
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers (Isa. 53:4, 5; Matt. 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).
J. THE BLESSED HOPE
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church (1 Thess. 4:16; Ro. 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Cor. 15:51,52).
K. THE LAKE OF FIRE
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb's Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake, which burns fire, and brimstone, which is the second death (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15).