The Scriptures :
The Bible consisting of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament is the inspired Word of God, spoken and written by men as inspired by the Holy Spirit. The new Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim 3:15,1 Thess 2:13; 2 Pet 1:21).
In one God, eternally existent in three persons – the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit (Phil 2:6;Mt 3:16) God the Father is greater than all; the source of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 1:4;14:28, 16:28). Jesus is the Son of God, One with the Father, the Word that became flesh, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1,14,18; 10:30). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father 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 Adams’ 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 works of the devil, gave His life and shed His blood to restore the mankind back to God (Rom 3:9,10,23; 5:12; 1 John 3:8; Gal 3:13-14).
Justification by faith in Jesus Christ’s atonement, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of the lost and sinful person. Salvation is God’s gift to man, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph 2:8). Man’s first step toward salvation is “godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth in Christ through Salvation produces eternal life (2Cor 7:10; 1 John 5:12; John 3:3-5). Salvation is received by believing with the heart and confessing with the mouth that Jesus Christ, the Son of God died for one’s sins and that God raised Him from the dead (Rom 10: 9,10). The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Rom 8:16) and the outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness (Ephes 4:24).
Water Baptism :
Christian baptism is the immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit of a believer who confirms the experience of being born again. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Through baptism, the believers declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Mt 28:19; Rom 6:4; Col 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit :
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who are believers in the dispensation and is received subsequent to their new birth in Jesus Christ.This experience is accompanied by the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Mt 3:11; Jn 14:16-17; Acts l:8; 2:4,38,39; 19:1-7).
The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are able to live a life of holiness and obedience to God. Therefore, sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the fulfillment of salvation. (Heb 12:14; lThes 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor 3:18).
Divine Healing :
Deliverance from sickness is brought forth by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and is the privilege of all believers. (Mark 16:18; Jn 5:14-20; 1 Pet 2:24; Mt 8:17; Isiah 53:4-5).
Return of the Lord Jesus Christ :
Lord Jesus Christ will return (second coming) as the King of kings and Lord of lords just as he promised. On His return, those who have died in Christ will resurrect, the saints who are alive and remain on the earth will transform, and together they will meet the returning Christ. (1 Thes 4:16-17; Rom 8:23; 1 Cor 15:51,52)
Holy Communion The Lord’s Supper :
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine- is to be observed as a memorial of our Lord’s sufferings and sacrificial death (1 Cor 11: 23-32) until the return of the Lord. The Lord’s Supper is administered to believers who have been water baptized by immersion subsequent to born-again experience. All participants should examine themselves before taking part in the Lord’s Supper.
Tithes and Offerings :
The practice of tithes and offerings as taught in the Holy Scriptures, according to Malachi 3:10; Luke 6:38; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.
The Church :
Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church which is a body of born-again believers who assemble to worship, carry forth the Great Commission, and minister as the Holy Spirit leads them.The believers should seek, as the early disciples did, to practice a life holy and acceptable to God.(Ephes 1 :22,23; Ephes 2:22; Heb 12:23 )