BIBLE: The Holy Bible, and only the
Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in
determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired,
infallible and inerrant (2Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans
TRINITY: There is one God, eternally existent
in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and
co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah
9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).
JESUS: 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 man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived
a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus,
atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on
the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the
Father, and will return again in power and glory (John 1:1,14, 20:28; 1Timothy
3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 2:5). VIRGIN BIRTH: Jesus Christ was conceived by
God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in
the virgin Mary's womb; therefore, He is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke
1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
REDEMPTION: Man was created good and upright,
but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus
Christ, the Son of God (Gen.1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
SALVATION: 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 (Ephesians 2:8-9;
Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22). REPENTANCE: Repentance is the commitment
to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which
allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate
salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
SANCTIFICATION: 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 (Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2
Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
JESUS' BLOOD: The Blood that Jesus Christ shed
on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind
of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and
our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin,
which is death (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans
3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29).
JESUS CHRIST INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS:
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live
inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives
over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They
put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried,
and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans
8:11; Revelations 3:20).
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT: Given at
Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension,
to empower the church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel
2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5, 2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38,
44-47, 11:15-17, 19:16).
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit
is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the
church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of
the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and
the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to
earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts
always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation
of Biblical parameters (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 2
Timothy 1:516, 4:14; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; 1 Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, (ecclesia) the habitation of God through the
Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus' great
commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the
church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all
believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23;
John 17:11, 20-23).
HEALING OF THE
SICK: 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 (Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17;
Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans
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.
(John 3:3-11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10).
2. Mental and
Emotional (2 Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3).
(Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).
(Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10;Deuteronomy 28:114; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians
RESURRECTION: 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 (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28,
21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21).
HEAVEN: Heaven is the eternal dwelling place
for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20,
19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4).
HELL: After living one life on earth, the
unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally
tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48;
Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
SECOND COMING: 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 (Matthew 24:30, 26:6364;
Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).