Core Beliefs

 

GOD

God is the maker and king of the universe. He has forever reigned and existed as three distinct personalities: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God (Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Matthew 28:19).

 

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is God. He is equal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a life without sin in human form and gave Himself as the absolute, perfect sacrifice for the sins of humanity by dying on the cross at Calvary. After three days, He arose from the dead to demonstrate His victory over sin and death. He soared to Heaven and will come back again to reign on earth as Lord and King. Jesus is the only name by which a person can be saved (John 1:1-5, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

 

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is coequal with God the Father and God the Son. He is even now in the world to make mankind aware of their personal need of Jesus Christ. He lives in every born-again believer from the point of salvation. He produces within the Christian the power to live for Christ. He provides understanding to know spiritual truth and wisdom in living out that truth for God’s glory. The Holy Spirit enables every true follower of Christ certain spiritual gift(s) once they are born again. As Christians we are to seek daily to live by the Spirit of God and not be controlled by our human flesh (Acts 1:8; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17).

 

SCRIPTURE

The Bible is the very breath of God in written form. It was penned by human authors under the heavenly direction of the Holy Spirit. It is the first and final source of truth for Christian beliefs and practices. Since it is divinely inspired by God, it is perfect without error (2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12).

 

MANKIND

People are created in the spiritual likeness of God. People are the crowning object of God’s design and creation. Even though every person has the potential to live a good and moral life, they are stained and soiled by sin. Sin separates all humanity from God and produces spiritual death which leads to a place called Hell for all eternity. Mankind must be saved from their sin in order to have eternal life in a place call heaven (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23).

 

SALVATION

Salvation is freely given when we repent and receive Christ by faith. It is simply by God’s grace. We can never earn our salvation by good works or vain religion. God’s forgiveness can only be found through Jesus Christ for our eternal salvation. Eternal life begins the very moment when we receive Jesus Christ by faith as our Savior and Lord (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-10).