These are the primary Christian doctrines and beliefs that we adhere to as a fellowship body from a proper, holistic, and orthodox understanding and interpretation of the Holy Bible.
We believe the Bible, all 66 books and letters in their original writing, to be the inerrant, inspired, and living Word of God. Even though it was written by many people on three continents in three original languages over a span of 1400 years, there is a remarkable unity and cohesiveness as the authors were all inspired by the Holy Spirit. These authoritative Scriptures alone are sufficient for knowing and understanding who God is as well His plan of salvation and redemption through His son Jesus Christ. Nothing can be added to or removed from this canon. Furthermore, the Bible is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that we may be equipped for every good work and lead faithful and obedient lives that glorify God by His grace. The Word is enduring and eternal, giving life to all who will receive it.
Psalm 19:7-14, Hebrews 4:12, John 1:1-5, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Deuteronomy 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 40:8
The Triune God
We believe that there is only one God, creator of the universe, eternally existent in three parts. This triune Godhead comprises of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, with each entity representing a distinct part of God, while still being fully God. God is perfect and holy, being all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. He is loving, kind, faithful and just, showing grace and mercy to those who will receive it, and administering wrath and judgement to those who do not. He has revealed His glory in creation and has demonstrated His love ultimately in the sending of His Son for sinners. Because of who God is and what He has done and will do, He is worthy of all praise, honor, and glory for all eternity!
Isaiah 46:9-10, Colossians 1:16, Matthew 3:16-17, Exodus 34:6-7, Revelation 5:13
Nature of Man
We believe that mankind was originally created in the image of God to reflect His glory. As a result of Adam’s sin and the fall of man, all of us have become inherently sinful by nature. Even though we can have a moral conscience and can perform good deeds due to common grace, there is still no one who is considered righteous. Our hearts are deceitful and wicked even though externally we may present ourselves as holy and pious. We are a fallen and depraved people who are deserving of eternal judgement, punishment, and death.
Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 5:12, Psalm 51:5, Romans 3:10-12, 23, Jeremiah 17:9, Isaiah 64:6, Hebrews 9:27
Salvation Through Christ Alone
We believe that God the Father lovingly sent Jesus into the world to provide a way of salvation for us. During His time of ministry on earth, Jesus foreshadowed the Kingdom of God through His miracles and healings, preaching about how salvation was possible through Himself alone. His ultimate mission however, was to humbly and willingly go to the cross to die for sinners. He received the punishment that we deserved, exchanging His righteousness for our unrighteousness. On the third day, Jesus rose from the grave, proving that His atoning work was complete and that sin and death were defeated. There is nothing more that we can do to receive this gift of salvation and new life, but to repent of our sin and place our faith and trust in Christ.
John 3:16, John 14:6, Philippians 2:5-8, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Ephesians 2:8-9
The Universal Church
The Church is the collective body of saved believers of Christ from all times and places. It is not a building or location, but rather every person who makes up the body of Christ. It is representative of people from all nations, regardless of ethnicity, social status, or gender. Its individual members are uniquely gifted to love, serve, and build up one another as well as those who are not in the body. We affirm the ordinances of communion and baptism practiced by the Church to remember the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ and to celebrate the gift of new life we have received. The Church is also described as the bride of Christ, who Jesus willingly laid down His life for and is making pure and holy. While the Church is still far from perfect, we continually gather to remind each other of the Gospel and worship God, exhorting each other to put sin to death and to pursue holiness by the grace of God. The mission of the Church is to go out and make disciples of all nations, proclaiming the good news of the Gospel and bringing forth the Kingdom to the cities and communities it finds itself in. The Church will keep on doing this as we wait in eager anticipation for the return of Christ, when He will judge the living and the dead and make all things new in eternity.
Romans 12:4-5, Galatians 3:28, Romans 7:9, Ephesians 5:25-27, Hebrews 10:24-25, Revelation 21:1-8