1. Scripture is inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind. (1 Thessalonians
2:13; 2 Peter 1:21)
2. There is only one
true God revealed in 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4;
Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)
Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ as God’s Son; both fully human and fully God.
(Matthew 16:16; Mark 2:1-12; John 1:18; 14:9)
4. The fall of man. Man
willingly fell into sin ushering evil and death, pain and suffering—both
physical and spiritual--into the world (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans
5. Salvation of
mankind. Every person can have restored fellowship with God through Salvation –
accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness of sin (Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8;
Titus 2:11; 3:5-7).
6. Two ordinances of
the Church: 1.) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one’s own sin and
receiving Christ’s free gift of salvation (Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans
6:4). 2.) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of
Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians
7. Baptism of the Holy
Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for
witnessing, service and ministry as exemplified in the New Testament church (Mark
16:20; Luke 24:49; John 7:37-39; Acts 1:4, 8; 2:42-43; 4:8; 8:12-17; 10:44-46;
11:14-16; 15:7-9; Hebrews 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
8. The initial physical
evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is “speaking in tongues” as
experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the
Epistles (Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28).
initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is
made holy, but also a progressive, lifelong process of separating from sin as
believers by continually drawing closer to God and becoming more like Christ
(Romans 6:1-11, 13; 8:1-2, 13; 12:1-2; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1
Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; 1 Peter 1:5).
10. Mission of the
Church. The Church has a Mission to seek out those who are lost in sin and
offer God’s free gift of salvation. The Church is the Body of Christ and
consists of the people who have accepted God’s plan of redemption through the
sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, God’s Son (Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-20;
Acts 1:8; 4:29-31; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 12-14; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians
1:22-23; 2:22; 4:11-16; Colossians 1:29; Hebrews 2:3-4; 12:23).
11. Ministry of the
Church. Divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves
the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership in the Church
must commit ourselves to reach other for Christ, to worship Him with other
believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers—the Church (Mark
16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11, 16).
12. Divine healing is
an integral part of the Gospel and is for today. 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; James 5:14-16).
13. The Blessed Hope. Jesus
raptures His Church prior to His return to Earth (the Second Coming of Christ).
At this future unknown moment in time, all believers who have died will rise
from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are
alive will be caught up with them to be with the Lord forever (Romans 8:23; 1
Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:13)
14. The Millennial Reign
of Christ. Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His
benevolent rule over the earth for a literal 1,000 years. At that time, many in
the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior
who died for them and all mankind (Psalm 72:3-8; Isaiah 11:6-9; Ezekiel
37:21-22; Micah 4:3-4; Zechariah 14:5; Zephaniah 3:19-20; Matthew 24:27, 30;
Romans 11:26-27; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6).
15. The Final Judgement
will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for
their sin and consigned to eternal punishment the lake of fire (Matthew 25:46;
Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
16. New Heavens and a
New Earth. We look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that
Christ is preparing for those who love Him. All people, from all time, who have
accepted Him will live and dwell with Him there forever following his
Millennial Reign on Earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21-22)