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1. The Scripture Inspired
The scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).
This is our basis for truth.
 
2. The One True God
The one true God has revealed himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth, the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10,11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).
There is only one God who is the creator of everything and the rightful ruler over everything and everyone.
 

3.    The Deity of the Lord Jesus

The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare his:
a. Virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)
b. Sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22)
c. Miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
d. Substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
e. Bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
f. Exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9, 11; Hebrews 1:3).
He alone was qualified to pay the price for our sins by taking on the judgement and death we deserved.
 
4. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
It is God, the Holy Spirit who is at work in the earth today through the church and believers. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the church was birthed on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and by which it is sustained today. All believers are entitled to and should seek the promise of the Father, the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the release of His power through our lives. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With the infilling of the Holy Spirit comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration to God and dedication to his work (Acts 2:42), and more active love for Christ, for his Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
The Holy Spirit is God's gift to dwell in us for guidance, comfort, and empowerment for serving.
 
5. The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).
Adam's spiritual DNA was passed down to us and we are all guilty before God and deserving of judgement.
 
6. The Salvation of Man
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
a. Conditions of Salvation
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
b. The Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).
Jesus made an exclusive claim as the only way to God. Our only access to God is through Him.
 
7. The Ordinances of the Church
a.  Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4).
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is a prerequisite to the privileges of a Church relation.
b. Holy Communion the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination.
The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of his second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all believers 'till he comes!
These are not just rituals but supernatural connections to God.
 
8. Sanctification
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of "holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord" (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to obey the command: "Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15.16) (Romans 6:1-11,13; Romans 8:1,2,13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12.13; 1 Peter 1:5).
Living in relationship with God means that we are becoming more like Him in character and attitude.
 
9. The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ and each believer is an integral part (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23). Since God's purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of his Son, the priority of the Church is to be:
a. An agency of God for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16);
b. A corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13); and
c. A channel of God's purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of his Son (Ephesians 4:11, 16; 1    Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12).
   The Church is to represent God in the earth. It is His means through which the world is blessed.
 
10. The Ministry
A divinely-called and scripturally-ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a threefold purpose of leading the Church in:
a. Reaching the world (Mark 16:15-20),
b. Worshipping God (John 4:23,23)
c. Building a body of believers being transformed into the image of his Son (Ephesians 4:11- 16)
Ministers are people who God has called to be servant-leaders. God has made everyone capable of ministry.
 
11. The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of Christians who have already passed away and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51.52).
Jesus will return to set things in order in the earth as they were at the beginning and dwell with mankind.
 
12. The Final Judgment and The New Heavens and the New Earth
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the Devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and earth, wherein dwells righteousness (2 Peter3:13; Revelation 21- 22).
Every person will be required to stand before God and respond to one issue that will determine their eternity. "What did you do about Jesus, did you accept God's sacrificial gift, or did you reject Him?"
 
 
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