We believe the Bible to be inspired of God, the infallible Word of God.  For "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).  

 

We believe the Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the Church must be based upon, and harmonize with the Bible.  It is to be read and studied by all men everywhere, and can only be clearly understood by those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit (1 John 2:27).  "No prophecy of scripture is of any private interpretation.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man:  but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost  (2 Peter 1:20-21). 

 

We believe that the Bible standard of salvation is faith in God, repentance from sin, baptism in water by immersion in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

 

We believe in the one ever-living , eternal God: infinite in power, holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity.  This one true God has revealed Himself as Father; through the flesh as Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation (1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Joel 2:28).

 

We believe that Scripture does more than attempt to prove the existence of God; it asserts, assumes and declares that the knowledge of God is universal (Romans 1:19,21, 28, 32; 2:15).  God is invisible, incorporeal, without parts, without body, and therefore free from all limitations.  He is Spirit (John 4:24), and "a spirit hath not flesh and bones" (Luke 24:39). 

We believe that God is indivisibly and numerically one.  The first of all commandments is, "Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord" (Mark 12:29).  (See also Deuteronomy 6:4).   His statements about Himself define His Oneness.  For example:  I, even I am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour (Isaiah 43:11); Thus saith the LORD your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel... (Isaiah 43:14);  I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God (Isaiah 44:6).

 

We believe this one God manifests Himself as Father, in creation; Son, in redemption; and Holy Spirit, in regeneration.  Before the incarnation, this one true God manifested Himself in diverse ways.  In the incarnation, He manifests Himself in the Son, who walked among men.  As He works in the lives of believers, He manifests Himself as the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe God used different titles, such as "Elohim," "God Almighty," El Shaddai," etc. in the old Testament.  However, His supreme name and the only saving name is JESUS, in whatever language it is spoken.  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him; and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth:  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11)   

 

We believe that Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh. "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:... and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of Peace"  (Isaiah 9:6).  This prophecy was fulfilled when the Son of God; the humanity of God; the very flesh of God; God Himself manifest in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16), was named.  "And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21).  ...and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, 'God with us'   (Matthew 1:23).

 

We believe  that the believer is called to holiness and purity of lifestyle; that we are to engage ourselves in behaviours and activities which are conducive to excellence in Christian growth, character, and Godliness; avoiding ungodly, unwholesome, immodest and immoral activities, dress and behaviours. (2 Corinthians 6:17-18, 7:1, Hebrews 12:14).

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