STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired supernaturally, to be inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its content and inspiration to be a divine authority for every age and every life.
Matthew 5:18; I Corinthians 2:13; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21
We believe there is one true God, eternally existing and revealed in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created everything, he supports everything, and governs everything.
Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14, 10:30, 14:15-17; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14
God The Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe that He was crucified, he shed His blood, died to pay the penalty for our sins, and his body was resurrected the third day of death. Forty days later He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of His Father, where he is head of the Church and intercedes for all believers. We believe that Jesus Christ taught and did signs, miracles and wonders, as revealed in the four gospels.
Isaiah 7:14; Hebrew 1:1-2,7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14,14:6
God the Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came from the Father and the Son to convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, in order to reform, sanctify, and to give powerful ministry to all who believe in Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person and is God possessing all the divine attributes. We believe the Holy Spirit dwells, baptizes and seals the moment of salvation in believers through Jesus Christ. He is the Comforter, Lord, Master and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
John 3:5, 16:7-11; Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 1:13,4:30,5:18; I Corinthians 6:19, 12:13
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but because of the sin of Adam, the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became alienated from God.
Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3,12
We believe that salvation is a gift from God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. We believe man is justified by grace through faith and not by works. We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice and therefore we are under condemnation; God reforms by the Holy Spirit those that repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord; Jesus Christ baptizes with the Holy Spirit the believer who seeks his heart, covering him with power for his service.
Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the head and all reformed persons are members that are united in the body of Christ of which He is Lord. The church is commissioned with the divine task of worship, gathering, teaching, evangelizing and exercising the spiritual gifts.
Acts 2:42-47, Romans 12:5; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23-24; I Corinthians 12:12-14
Ordinances of the Church
We believe that Jesus Christ entrusted two ordinances to the Church:
1) Water baptism by immersion
2) The Lord's Supper, as a reminder.
However, these two should not be considered as the essence of salvation. Both are evidence of obedience and fellowship with the Lord.
Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:12,35-38; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29. We also believe in the laying on of hands, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the anointing with oil, foot-washing, the dedication of children, ordination of pastors, elders and deacons, the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the sacred bond of marriage only between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:24.
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe in the personal return of Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom, the resurrection of the body, the final judgment and eternal blessing of the righteous and the endless suffering of the wicked.
I Thessalonians 4:18-18; I Corinthians 15:51; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; II Peter 3:10 We believe in what is called "The Apostles' Creed" which contains the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
Our supreme desire is to know Jesus Christ and to be formed in His image through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not a denominational church, nor do we oppose such denominations.
We believe that the only true basis of Christian fellowship is Love (Agape), which is greater than any differences we might have and that without this, we have no right to call ourselves Christians.
On worship service
We believe that worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore: We are flexible and open to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship services and praise and worship. We believe that the worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we give great place to music in our gatherings. We believe that the worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, our services are designed with great emphasis on the teaching of the Word of God, where He instructs us how He should be worshiped.
We believe that the worship of God is fruitful. Therefore, we look for his love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have when we are worshipping. The purpose of worshiping God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is to: Build the Church of Jesus Christ through the teaching of the Word of God and the ministry of the Spirit, to increase Christian faithfulness to "give greater goods of various forms in thanks to God", to motivate each Christian to reach "the measure of statue of the plenitude of Christ", and to be ambassadors of Christ in our community and the nations and to direct men and women to faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
John 4:24; II Timothy 3:16-17; I Corinthians 12:4-7; 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:13; I Corinthians 4:20-21; Matthew 28:19-20; John 3:16.
On the apostles' creed
I believe in God the Almighty Father, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Almighty Father, whence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.