According to the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Christian church, God is One and Triune. The biblical revelation attests that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God the Father God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and has created the universe for love. He created man in His own image to have fellowship and, after the rebellion and the fall of man, called him back to reconciliation with himself through Christ.
The Son Jesus Christ is God eternally. He existed, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and all things were done by Him. He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary, to carry out the redemption of man; from that, He is always a Christ with two natures: God and man, in one person.
The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is God, Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament, and was given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He trains the saints for service and testimony, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ. Baptism with the Holy Spirit, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and manifests itself in the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We affirm that the Bible, which contains the Old and New Testaments, is the only Word of God infallible and inspired by Him, and that its authority is final, ultimate and eternal. This Word cannot be added, subtracted or substituted in any way. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction and rebuke. It contains everything necessary to serve as guidance in Christian piety and practice.
The vicarious death of Christ on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits only apply to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. We affirm that salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and as a covenant between the Father and the Son, we are the beneficiaries of it and cannot be modified by our actions.
The Word of God clearly states that salvation is a free gift from God, based on the merits of the death of his Son, and of which we appropriate by faith. Salvation is received through personal repentance, placing our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus (justification) and accepting him in one’s life as Lord and personal Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of the beloved Son of God. In love, God chooses man to be saved and follow Him. Salvation must produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ, our Savior.
We believe that the Scriptures describe the life of holiness that we must have in this world as a balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Therefore, God’s provision for his children is total and his promises are final and forever. The deficiencies of the person and the church are due to the fact that sanctification continues to be a progressive process in the lives of saints. The Christian life is full of trials, suffering and war against a spiritual enemy. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence on the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
The goal of the Church is to make disciples of all nations through the government and establishment of the Kingdom of God on Earth and thus, present the complete saints in Christ. The five ministries mentioned in Ephesians 4 govern the Church, along with the elders and the service of the deacons, as well as other leadership functions mentioned in Scripture. We affirm the purpose of the church to offer worship to God, fellowship, ministry and teaching, and evangelism and service to the world. It is essential for the life of the church that biblical patterns of discipline are practiced and that the supervision of church discipline, both individual and corporate, be carried out by the leadership of the church.
The Priesthood of Saints
All believers are called to function as priests (representatives of God) to effectively and efficiently fulfill God’s faithful purpose in the body of Christ, in his family and in society in general.
The Baptism and the Lord's Supper
The Word of God places two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ in the church. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a testimony before all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is the identification with Jesus and is carried out in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the Lord’s death and is done in memory of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our loving participation in Him. Both ordinances are restricted to those who are believers.
We affirm the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ physically and in person, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The eternal state of both saints and non-believers will be determined in the final judgment, according to their relationship with Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible, the final establishment of the new heavens and the new earth.
We affirm that God reigns over a spiritual world in which a spiritual battle takes place between the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness.
Beginning of Human Life
We affirm the sanctity of human life and that life begins at the moment of conception.
Purity in Church
We affirm chastity for single Christian men and women, as well as the sanctity of Christian marriage.
Marriage is defined as the union between someone born as a man and someone born as a woman and that romantic and sexual contact between the same sex is a sin according to Romans 1: 26-27 and 1 Cor. 6: 9-10. Therefore, we reserve the right to marry couples who recognize themselves as such according to the Bible.
The healing of body, soul and spirit, as well as all of God’s provisions for his saints, are provided through the atonement, but they must appropriated by faith.