The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It shows us God's principles and standards for living. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. It is spiritual food that sustains us in all circumstances.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12)
There is one God and He is eternally existent in three separate expressions comprised of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All are One representing the God Head. These three are coequal and co-eternal.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19)
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only begotten Son of God the Father, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and provided for atonement of our sins by His death on the cross. He was resurrected after three days, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us. He will return again in power and glory.
(John 3:16; Matthew 1:18-20)
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. He proceeds from the Father and the Son and is eternal.
(Matthew 3:16; John 14:16; John 15:26)
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God. Through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. He was manifested to undo the works of the devil. When Jesus died on the cross, He became sin and sickness for us, providing salvation and healing for all. (1 John 3:8; Psalm 103:3)
Salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works. Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and by confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. (Romans 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 5:20-21)
Water baptism is by full immersion and is a direct commandment from our Lord. Baptism in water is for believers only and is an outward sign of an inward faith — a statement to the world that a believer has died, or put away the old ways of life, and has been raised to a new way of life in Christ.
(Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)
BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, as promised by Jesus Christ to all believers, is received subsequent to salvation. Believers are entitled to, and should expect and earnestly seek, the promise. According to Scripture, an uncompromising love for others, a boldness to witness the testimony of Jesus Christ, and an earnest desire for Christian service are the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, as well as speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
(Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4, 38-39; Acts 19:1-7)
Communion as the celebration of The Lord's Supper. It is a time of remembrance of what God has done for us.
(Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus' work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit. Divine provision was made for the physical, mental, and spiritual healing of the believer through the prayer of faith and by the laying on of hands. It is a privilege to every member in the Church today.
(James 5:14-15; Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ's character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
(Hebrews 12:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Peter 1:13-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 3:12-14; 1 Corinthians 1:30)
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.
(Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Revelation 21:1)
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.
(Hebrews 6:2; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 1 Corinthians 15:42-44; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15)
GOD'S WILL FOR PROVISION
It is the Father's will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
- Spiritual (John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)
- Mental and Emotional (2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
- Physical (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24)
- Financial (Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19)