Beliefs & Values
The Scriptures Are Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to humanity, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12).
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association by simultaneously existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19).
Man's Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31; Genesis 3:17; Romans 5:12-21).
The Salvation of Man
The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all mankind through the preaching of man’s repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit and, being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 24:47).
Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of his or her salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:7; 2 Timothy 1:9).
The Promise of the Father
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit. With the arrival of the Holy Spirit comes power for life and service and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience may be distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth (Acts 2:38; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
By the power of the Holy Spirit, we strive to obey the command, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word (Hebrews. 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 John 2:6).
The Church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer is an integral part of the Church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (I Thessalonians 2:4).
Divinely-called and scripturally-ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: (1) the evangelization of the world and (2) the edification of the Body of Christ (Mark 16:15, 20; Ephesians 4:11-13).
God created marriage. It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one (Genesis 2: 22, 24; Matthew 19:5-6).
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their transformation, together with those who are alive and remain in the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Romans 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake, which burns fire and brimstone and is the second death (Revelation 19:20; 20:10-15).
The New Heaven and New Earth
We, as promised in the scriptures, look for a new heaven and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).
- The Great Commandment
- The Great Commission
- The New Commandment
- The Golden Rule
- Healed people heal people.
- Loved people love people.
- Unified people unify people.
- Served people serve people.
- Blessed people bless people.