1. One God
We believe that there is only one true and living God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5–7; 1 Corinthians 8:4), who exists by himself, and the eternal “I AM,” the creator of heaven, and the earth, and the redeemer of mankind.
We believe that God is an infinite and omniscient Spirit (John 4:24), perfect in all his attributes. He chose to reveal Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14) – one, in essence, existing eternally in three and each equally deserving of worship and obedience.
A. God the Father
We believe that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, ordains and disposes of all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6).
- Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9)
- Spiritual Father only for believers (Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18)
- Neither the author nor the approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38–47),
- save from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ
- Adopt as his own all those who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption, the Father of His own (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9).
B. God the Son
We believe that Jesus is the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all divine excellences, and in these He is co-equal, consubstantial and co-eternal with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9).
C. God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine, eternal Person with all the attributes of personality and divinity, including intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), will (1 Corinthians 12:11),, eternity (Hebrews 9:14), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10),, omniscience (Isaiah 40:13-14), omnipotence (Romans 15:13) and truthfulness. (John 16:13). In all divine attributes, he is co-equal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3–4; 28 :25-26 ; 1 Corinthians 12:4–6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and Jeremiah 31:31-34 with Hebrews 10:15-17).
We believe that God created man in His image (Genesis 1:26) Man was created sinless with rational nature, intelligence, will, self-determination, and moral responsibility to God (Genesis 2:7, 15-25; James 3:9)
3. The World
We believe that God created the world and all the things in it, for His own pleasure and the pleasure of His creatures (Revelation 4:11; I Timothy 6:17).
4. Helping the Poor
We believe it is the intention of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to feed the hungry (Matthew 25:34–40; Isaiah 58:7–8); caring for the poor (Matthew 19:21; Psalm 112:9; II Corinthians 9:6-9); and care for widows and orphans (James 1:27).
We believe that God created marriage (Gen. 2:22). It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one (Gen 2:24).
We believe that justification is the legal act by which God declares the sinner innocent of his sins. It is not that the sinner is now sinless, but that he/she is “declared” sinless. This declaration of righteousness means that the person is justified before God. This justification is based on the shed blood of Jesus, “… which has now been justified by his blood… (Rom. 5:9) where Jesus was crucified, died, buried and rose again (1 Cor. 15:1-4)
We believe that every believer is sanctified (apart from) for God by justification and is therefore declared a saint and is therefore identified as a saint. This sanctification is positional and instantaneous and should not be confused with progressive sanctification. This sanctification has to do with the position of the believer, not his current walk or condition (Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 2:11; 3:1 ; 10 :10, 14; 13:12; 1 Peter 1:2).
8. The Assurance of Salvation
We believe in the assurance of eternal salvation. As believers in Jesus Christ, you trust that you are in God’s family and therefore have eternal life 1 John 5:13. Every clear verse about eternal salvation, such as John 3:16, emphasizes the basis of assurance because God keeps His Word.
The privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the witness of the Word of God, which, however, clearly prohibits the use of Christian freedom as an opportunity for sinful and carnal life (Romans 6:15-22; 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13, 25–26; Titus 2:11-14).
9. Eternal Security of the Believer
We believe that God’s salvation is eternally secure. Eternal security means that once saved, always saved. A believer cannot lose his salvation. Our salvation was initiated by God before the foundation of the world. All the redeemed, once saved, are guarded by the power of God and are thus safe in Christ forever. (John 4:13-14; 5:24; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; 11:25-26; Romans 5:9-10; 8:1, 31-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24).