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    God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons namely the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three persons are co-equal and are One God. He is infinitely perfect.

    Scripture References:Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 5:48, 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2, 2:1; 1 Corinthians 13:14

    Creation of Man

    We were originally created in the image and likeness of God. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. We fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. We are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior.

    Scripture References: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Isaiah 59:1-2


    We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sins or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is eternal damnation. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

    Scripture References: John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; 1 John 5:11-12; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15;

    Matthew 25:31-46

    Jesus Christ

    Jesus Christ is Son of God existing as True God and the True Human Being. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the Cross, the Just for the unjust, as substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed Blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He is at this very moment on high as our great High Priest. He will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords establishing His Kingdom, Righteousness, and Peace.

    Scripture References: Matthew 1:22-23, 26:64; Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1:36-38; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 2:9, 4:14-15, 8:1; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3-4, 5:9; Acts 1:9-11, 2:23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13

    Holy Spirit

    The Holy Spirit is a divine person sent to dwell, guide, teach, and empower the Believer. He is equal with the Father and Son of God. He is present in the world to make us aware of their need Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of Salvation. He provides the Christian with power of living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

    Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:15-18; Acts 1:8-9; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:1; Galatians 5:25


    Salvation is a gift from God provided through Jesus Christ for all people. Those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of Eternal Life beginning the moment one receives Christ into their life by faith and become the Children of God.  We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works – only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into our life by faith.

    It is the Will of God that each Believer be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly (completely); be separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the Will of God. 

    Scripture References: Acts 1:8; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:4-7;

    Galatians 3:26; 1 Thessalonians 5:23

    Security of Our Salvation

    Because God gives us Eternal Life through Jesus Christ, the Believer is secure in Salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

    Scripture References: John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

    The Bible

    The Bible is God’s Word to all. The Old and New Testaments were written by human authors, by the inspiration of God under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the complete revelation of His Will regarding our relationship with Him and the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine and Christian living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any error.

    Scripture References: 2 Timothy 1:13, 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

    The Church

    The Universal Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His Blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into the entire world to be a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.

    The Local Church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of god, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel and observance of the ordinances of the Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.

    Scripture References: Ephesians 1:22-23; Matthew 28:19-20, 8:16-17; Acts 2:41-47; James 5:13-16


    Baptism is by immersion of the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit which symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrections of Jesus Christ and is one’s public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior. While Baptism is not required for Salvation, it is a Biblical command and demonstrates one’s love and obedience to Christ. This is an ordinance of the Church to be observed in its present age.

    Scripture References: Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20

    Communion/The Lord’s Supper

    Communion or The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance given to all Believers by Jesus Christ to remember His suffering and death on the Cross for us and to symbolize the New Covenant. The elements of bread/wafers and wine/juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. It is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the Cross.

    Scripture References: Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

    Rapture/Second Coming of Jesus Christ

    We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the everlasting blessedness of the save in Heaven, and the everlasting punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in Hell.

    Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; John 5:28-29; Hebrews 10:37; Luke 21:27; Titus 2:11-14