The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of Holy Men of old who spoke and write as the Holy Spirit moved them. The New Covenant as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine. (II Timothy 3:16, I These. 2:13, II Peter 1:21).
Our God is One, but manifested in three person-the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co-equal. (Philippians 2:6)
God is greater than all; the Source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter. (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14).
The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning. (John 1:1; John 1:8; John 1:14).
The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Farther and the Son and is eternal. (John 15:26).
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". "As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one". Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God. (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23; I John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, production works acceptable to God. (Ephesians 2:8).
Eternal Life and New Birth
Man's first step toward salvation is Godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all mankind, and when fulfilled pronounces eternal life. (II Cor. 7:10; I John 5:12; John 3:3-5).
Baptism in water is by immersion and is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Matt. 28:19, Romans 6:4, Col. 2:12, Acts 8:36-39).
The following recommendation regarding the Water Baptismal formula is adopted, to-wit:
"Because of your profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and His blood that cleanses you from all sin, I baptize you my (Brother/Sister) in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in the Name of Jesus the Name above every name."
Baptism in the Holy Ghost
The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and Fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of the speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance. (Matt. 3:11, John 14:16-17. Acts 1:8, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 19:1-7, Acts 2:4)
The Bible teaches that without Holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of Salvation. (Heb 12:14, I Thess. 5:23, II Peter 3:18, II Cor. 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14, I Cor. 1:30).
Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and it is the privilege of every member of the church today. (Mark 165:18, James 5:14-20, I Peter 2:24, Matt. 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-5).
Resurrection of the Just and the Return of Our Lord
The Angels said, "This same Jesus shall so come in like manner." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "The dead in Christ shall rise first; then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air." (Acts 1:11, I Thess. 4:16-17).
Following the tribulation, He shall return to earth, as King of kings, and the Lord of lords and together with His Saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years. (Rev. 20:6).
Hell and Eternal Retribution
The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and; therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal: and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in noting the duration of joy and ecstasy of the saints in the presence of God. (Hebrews 9:27, Rev. 19:20)
This church shall be organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or any superseding section in order to:
- Minister the Word of God.
- Conduct a regular religious worship service through various forms of ministries.
- Promote and encourage, through the ministries of the organization, cooperation with other organizations ministering within the community.
- Spread the Word of the Gospel by ministering to the faithful through seminars, radio, television, and other forms of mass media.
- To conduct a local and international church by the direction of the Lord Jesus Christ and under the leadership of the Holy Spirit in accordance with all the provisions as set forth in the Holy Bible.
- To maintain local and missionary church facilities.
- To conduct a school for the training of ministers.
- To license and ordain qualified individuals including graduates of the ministerial school.
- Provide Sunday School or any other type of school for the religious and educational instruction of the young, as well as for adults under the direction of the Church.