WHAT WE BELIEVE
SOME OF THE BASICS ABOUT OUR CORE BELIEFS
One God, the Trinity, Tri-Un Being, the God-Head is the fullness of the God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit operating as one Holy God but with different personalities or responsibilities as one entity that cannot be separated from one another. There is only one true God (YHWH) who is spirit with no ending or beginning, who created all, is self-sufficient, perpetual in power and strength and rules over all. The Father is represented as the source of all life and power, the Son is represented as the physical expression of the God Head in the person of Jesus Christ for the purpose of salvation, the Holy Spirit is the essence of God being made manifest in the lives of those who believe and who works out the spiritual plan of God in the earth until Christ’s return (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; John 10: 30; John 17:21; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 1:17, 1 John 5:7).
Creation, in the full, was initiated and completed by God in the embodiment of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, also known in today’s culture as the Trinity (Genesis 1:1, 26; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1:10).
Separation from God was caused by the sin of man through the first man Adam by being disobedient to the Word of God (Genesis 2:16-17; Genesis 3; Romans 5:15-17).
Salvation by was provided by God because of His love for us to bring man back into covenant and right relationship with Him. Through the perfect sacrifice of His son Jesus Christ, those who accept His death, burial, resurrection and believe on Him will be saved upon expressing His name with their lips and accepting Him into their hearts. Salvation is eternal and cannot be removed or taken from the believer. We are sealed until the day that Christ returns for all who believe on Him. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; 1 John 1:9; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 4:30).
Indwelling of the Holy Spirit is given to every believer for spiritual understanding, overcoming the temptation of sin, operating in the authorized power of God, having access to the gifts of the spirit, making disciples of others, being identified by the Father as belonging to Him and for the overall purpose of living a changed life as a child of God (Mark 1:8; John 14:16; John 14:26; John 16:7-8; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Hebrews 2:4; 1 John 2:20; 1 John 4:13).
Baptism by Water as being fully submerged is performed as an outward expression of each new believer to symbolize the death, burial and resurrection and in following the example of Jesus as He was baptized. It is a sign that the former life has died and that we have been raised to new life in Christ Jesus. The work of water baptism is for a sign and does not provide salvation (Matthew 3:13-16; Acts 11:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:27).
Spiritual Gifts and Baptism in the Holy Spirit are available to each and every believer who desire to be endowed through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Spiritual gifts are operated through the power and liberty of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of inspiring, energizing and empowering the believer for the work of the ministry and are still in operation in the church today. The baptism of the Holy Spirit also releases the believer’s spiritual prayer language (or tongues) that is essential in building up (edifying) the spirit man. Though the gifts that are received are vary, all are important and vital to the body of Christ and are to be operated through love (Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17-18; Luke 19:26; Acts 1:4-5; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4; Acts 19:1-5; Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 1:5; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 1 Corinthians 12; 1 Corinthians 14:1-5; 2 Corinthians 1:21; Ephesians 2:20; Ephesians 3:5; Hebrews 2:4; Jude 1:20).
5 Fold Offices in the Church and Church government were created and established by Jesus Christ, being the first Apostle, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, to create order and structure within the body of Christ, to ensure proper growth and expansion of the body, for proper operation of spiritual gifts, spiritual protection of the believers and accountability of all offices. These gifts/offices (Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers) given to the church by Jesus are to be in operation until we all attain the unity if the faith, which will occur at the return of Christ (Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Ephesians 4; 1 Corinthians 12: 27-28; Romans 1:5; Hebrews 3:1-2).
Resurrection and Rapture are the guaranteed promise to ever believer. Christ, who was raised from the dead, went back to the Father to make preparation for us to join Him in eternity. When Christ comes back for all believers both the living and physically dead, spirits of those who have died in Christ will be rejoined with their bodies and will be given newly transformed immortal bodies like the Christ. Those who are alive when Christ returns will also then be transformed from their mortal bodies into immortal bodies to be like Christ. We will all be raptured into heaven to live with God (John 11:25-26; John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17; Revelations 21:2-4).