We believe that Christ is the risen Savior, who was the promised redeemer (Genesis 3:15). We believe that Christ is the Son of God (Matthew 8:29; John 1:18; 3:16; Romans 9:5; Hebrews 1:8), He was also born to human parents (Matthew 1:18; John 1:14; Romans 1:3; Galatians 4:4). Jesus had a physical body that grew and had normal physical needs (Matthew 4:2; Luke 2:40-50; 24:39; John 4:6; Hebrews 2:14). We believe that his is 100% God and 100% man.
We believe Jesus died on a cross as the substitute for the sins of mankind (1 Corinthians 15:1-3; Revelation 5:8-12). He rose bodily the third day after His death (Matthew 17:23; 28:5, 6; John 2:20-22). He ascended up to Heaven to God (Acts 1:3-11; Ephesians 1:20, 21; Hebrews 1:3).
We believe that we are called as saints to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world ( Matthew 5:13-14). We believe we have a responsibility to serve our community in general, bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world (Matthew 28;19-20), and to be servants not only to the spiritual needs, but to the total man (Matthew 25:35-40).
We believe that the bible is inspired by God and is inerrant. That means it is breathed out from Him (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21). We learn about God and understand God through the Scriptures (Matthew 16:17; 1 Corinthians 2:14). We believe that we should study His word and obey his commandments (2 Timothy 2:15; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3).
We believe that God established a few institutions in this world. One of them is the church. The study of the doctrine of the church is called Ecclesiology. This word comes from the Greek word that means “to call out from.” It could be said that the church is a congregation of believers called out from the world.
Jesus’ death was for the establishment of the church (Ephesians 5:25). The first church was in Jerusalem. Other congregations were established in various places. This started in Judea and Samaria (Acts 1, 2). Throughout the book of Acts there is a spreading of the Gospel and a constant establishment of churches. On a broad scale the church is the body of Christ made up of Christians (1 Corinthians 15:9; Galatians 1:2, 13). There is also the idea of a local church assembly where believers meet on a regular basis (Philippians 4:15; Colossians 4:16).
The purpose of the church is to worship God and bring glory to Him on the earth (Ephesians 1:4-6). It is to evangelize the world (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 2; Ephesians 3;8) and help people to grow into mature Christians (Ephesians 4:11-15). Shunning the attendance of church leads to false doctrine (Hebrews 10:25-28).
We further believe in the Holy Spirit, one God in the form of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit as
the three persons of God), Angels (heavenly hosts) and fallen Angels (Satan and fallen hosts).