Core Beliefs

  • The Scriptures

    We believe that the Holy Bible (The Scriptures) is the Word of God, written by men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and it serves as our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

  • The Holy Trinity

    We believe in the Holy Trinity, the Christian Godhead as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7-8; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

  • The True God

    We believe there is one, and only one, living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is equal in all attributes of deity and characteristics of personality. We believe God is the supreme ruler of heaven and earth, for God is the creator of all things therein made the earth out of nothing and man out of the ground. (Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,3; 4:24; Acts 5:3,4; Romans 1:20; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:5,6)

  • The Church

    We believe the Church is not a building; rather, it is a body of believers. It is not static, but dynamic and forever growing physically and spiritually. We believe that the Scriptures command believers to faithfully gather together for prayer, worship, and fellowship in an effort to glorify God and God only. We believe the Church is also where the ordinances of the believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as instructed and established by Jesus the Christ are observed. We believe the church is a guided community by spiritual leaders and other supportive leaders working together in love and unity for the Glory of God. Moreover, and most essential, we believe the head of the Church is Jesus the Christ, and its governance is theocratic and not democratic. (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:24-25;)

  • Jesus the Christ

    We believe that Jesus the Christ was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. We believe, as Scriptures state, that He is true God and is true man. Moreover, we believe He is the second person of the Holy Trinity. (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:25-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13)

  • The Holy Spirit

    We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity, the unseen presence of GOD and was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to give humankind access to the saving work of Jesus the Christ. The Holy Spirit is responsible for the revelation of the Scriptures to the believer. We believe the Holy Spirit inspires persons to speak and act in the world, brings callings for ministry and bestows spiritual gifts for living. Moreover, we believe the Holy Spirit does the convicting and regenerating. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells the believer, thereby allowing each believer to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit: joy, love, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. (John 14:16-17, 26; Galatians 5:22)

  • Baptism

    We believe the Scriptures teach that Baptism, as modeled by Jesus the Christ, is by immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Hence, Baptism is the symbolic representation of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, symbolizing our death to sin and resurrection into new life. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:28-41; 8:36-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13)

  • The Lord’s Supper

    We believe that those who partake in the Lord’s Supper should be born-again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord, Jesus the Christ. Moreover, we believe the bread and wine are symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus the Christ, taken to proclaim the Lord’s death until He returns; preceded always by solemn self-examination. (Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

  • Humanity

    We believe that man was created in holiness, made in the image of God and under the authority of God, but willfully transgressed and fell from that holy and happy state. Consequently, man incurred both physical and spiritual death, ultimately separation from God. Since then, all humanity is born with a sinful nature and in need of a Savior. (Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-19, Romans 5:12)

  • Salvation

    We believe that because of Adam’s transgression, the world was in need of a Savior. Consequently, as taught in the Scriptures, Jesus the Christ died for our sins rose from the grave on the third day with victory and power; and, whosoever believes in Him and accepts Him as Lord and Savior shall have life everlasting. Moreover, those who come by grace through the repentance and faith are born again of the Holy Spirit. (John 3:36; Acts 4:11-12; Romans 10:9-13)

  • The Second Coming

    We believe Jesus’s promise of His second coming. We believe Christ will return to receive His bride, the universal church, in GOD’s own time and providence. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

  • Eternity

    We believe in afterlife, either in the presence and joy of God (Reward) or in eternal separation from God (Damnation). The just will be resurrected. They and believers who are still alive will be caught up together with God. On the contrary, there will be a resurrection of the unjust to be condemned to everlasting suffering apart from God. (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15)