To prepare God’s people as catalysts of change In our community and our world from the Secret Place of His Presence (Matthew 5:14).
There is only one true God, manifested in three persons: God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit, known as the Trinity (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19).
In the Deity of Jesus Christ as God’s son born both human, through the virgin birth and divine. His life, His death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God the father and His second coming on earth (Matthew 1:23; Matthew 16:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 2:6).
Though originally good, as created by God in His image and likeness, man willingly fell into sin, ushering evil and death, both physically and spiritually until Jesus came and gave His life through His shed blood for the redemption of man (Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:6-7; Romans 5:14-15; Hebrews 9:22).
Every person can have restored fellowship with God through salvation as a free gift from God by accepting Christ’s offer of forgiveness from sin through faith (John 3:3-5; Romans 10:9-10).
Our Past, Present and Future sins has been forgiven once and for all (Hebrews 9:12; Hebrews 10:12, 14; Romans 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
In the practice of two ordinances (1) Water Baptism by immersion as a result of repentance from sin, symbolizing identification with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4; Galatians 3:27) and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death for our salvation (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 6:53).
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit as a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service with speaking in new tongues as initial evidence, and to manifest the ‘the fruit of the Spirit’ and to exercise ‘the gift of the Spirit’ for the edification of the church as well as the individual (Luke 24:49; Acts 2:4; Acts 19:2-6; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11).
The doctrine of sanctification that occurs initially at salvation, which is a lifelong progressive process of separation from sin as the believer continually draws closer to God and become more Christ like (Hebrews 12:14; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23).
Divinely called and spiritually ordained leadership ministry serves in the local church. The bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers – the Church (Acts 6:3; Titus 1:6-9; Ephesians 4:11-16).
Divine healing of the body is the right of the believer as provided for in Christ’s atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins) through the prayer of faith and the laying on of hands (Matthew 15:26; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; Mark 16:18, James 5:14-15)
In the Blessed Hope when Jesus raptures His Church prior to His return to earth (the Second Coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their grave to meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with Lord forever (Titus 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
In the Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule on earth for 1,000 years. At that time many in the nation of Israel will recognize and accept Him as the Messiah, the Savior who died for them and all mankind (Matthew 24:27; Revelation 1:7; 5:10; 20:6).
The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ work on the cross is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is real. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting, “used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15).
We look forward to the perfect New Heaven and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him forever following His Millennial reign on Earth. ‘And so shall we forever be with the Lord!’ (2 Peter 3:3-4).