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Doctrinal Statement

The Bible:

We believe that the Bible is the only authoritative and inspired Word of God. The Bible is inerrant and infallible (Luke 21:33).

Bible is our ultimate authority in all matters of church life and social life. We do our best to seek, study, live and teach the truth written in the Bible (2 Tim 3:16-17).

We believe that the original autographs by the authors are inspired by God, including the choice of words and grammatical structures (2 Pet 1:21).

God:

We believe that the God of the Bible is the ONLY TRUE God. We reject all other religions and belief systems (Deut 6:4).

God is the creator of all things in this universe. He created the heavens and the earth and all things in them in six days. The earth is about 6000 yrs old. We reject all other theories about creation and evolution (Gen 1:1-2:3).

We believe that the Godhead is triune. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are fully God and yet distinct in persons (Matt 28:19).

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He is co-eternal with the Father and Holy Spirit. He is the only mediator between man and God (Heb 13:8, 1Tim 2:5).

We believe that Holy Spirit is a person and not just a power (John 14:16-17, 26). We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all those that believe upon Jesus Christ (1Cor 3:16).

We believe that the baptism of Holy Spirit is an historical event and all gifts of the Holy Spirit given to the early church have now ceased. We do believe that God can and will heal today, however the gifts of miracles and speaking in tongues are sign gifts given at the commencement of New Testament Church (1Cor 13:8-10).

Angels & heavenly beings:

We believe that angels are heavenly beings created by God, who execute the rule of God and minister to those who will be heirs of salvation (Luke 1:19, Heb 1:7,14).

We believe that there are powers and dominions currently in the heavenly places, which the church will replace in the age to come (Eph 1:21).

We believe Satan and the demons are also angelic beings created by God (Eze 28:13-16). Satan along with other demons, currently rule over the earth (John 12:31). The punishment of all the angels that rebelled against God is reserved; they will be tormented forever in the lake of fire (Jude 1:6, Rev 20:10).

Nature of man:

Man is made in the image of God (Gen 1:26). The whole man, the living soul is his body and spirit. However man is not divided into parts, but a composite of the whole and is a single unit (Gen 2:7, 1Thess 5:23).

At death, the whole man dies and at resurrection the whole man is raised up in a new body. After death, man does not go into heaven/hell/purgatory/limbo but is sleeping until the day of resurrection (1 Cor 15:35-58). We reject trichotomy, dichotomy, dualism, physicalism (materialism) and biological determinism theories.

Gospel & Salvation:

The Gospel is the good news of the forgiveness of our sins by Jesus Christ through his sacrificial death on the cross and the reward of entering into the Kingdom of God that He will establish at His second coming. (Matt 4:23 Mark 1:15, John 3:3, Rev 19:11-20:6).

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith. No one deserves God’s grace because of any works done in the past. But by His Grace, every one has an opportunity to be saved through faith proving it with works of faith (Eph 2:8-10, Matt 5:3-12, Heb 11:1, Heb 11:6, Eph 2:10, Rom 1:16-17, 2Pet 1:10, James 2:14-26).

The way of salvation is the gift that God gave us by His grace through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross.  (1 Pet 2:24, Isaiah 53:4-5, John 19:30, Rom 5:8, 2 Cor 5:21, Titus 2:11). Through the Gospel, we are called to become the disciples of Jesus Christ. To accept the gospel would mean that one should repent from their sins and believe upon the death, burial, resurrection and the second coming of Jesus Christ. One must continue to believe and obey the commandments of Jesus Christ to be saved. (Luke 9:62, 2 Tim 2:12, Phil 3:14, 1 Tim 6:12, Mark 13:13).

Those who believe and obey the commandments of Jesus Christ through a continual life of faith will receive the life in the age to come and glory, honor and immortality. (Rom 2:6-7, Rom 2:10). But those who do not believe and do not live a life of faith through obedience to the commandments of Jesus Christ will suffer torment in the lake of fire (Heb 10:28- 31, Rom 2:8-9, Rev 14:10, Rev 20:12-15, Rev 21:7-8).

We believe in the resurrection of both just and unjust. We believe that salvation is a future event that will take place at the judgment seat of Christ post resurrection. (2 Cor 5:10, Rom 14:6, Matt 25:31–46, Jude 14-15, Rev 22:12). The saved are the ones justified, declared as sons of God and inherit the kingdom of God (John 1:12, 1 Pet 1:3-5). To be saved means to not partake of the punishment in the lake of fire but enter into the joy of the Lord and His presence in the Kingdom of God and appointed to positions as sons of God. (Matt 25:21, 1 John 1:4, Rev 20:4-6, John 1:12, 1Pet 1:3-5).

We reject any teaching that places the burden of keeping any part of the old covenant law including circumcision and keeping the Sabbath. Jesus Christ has fulfilled the law and hence it is abolished (Matt 5:17, Gal 5:4, Heb 8:13, 10:9). There is only one gospel in the Bible, which both Jews and Gentiles must believe (Rom 1:16).  The gospel is based upon the promises God made to Abraham and to his seed. Those who live by faith are called the children of Abraham and will partake of the blessing of Abraham (Gal 3:6-9, Gal 3:14).

Church & Baptism:

Water baptism (immersion) should be the first response when someone believes on Jesus Christ and the gospel (Acts 8:36-38). Baptism marks the beginning of discipleship, which is by reckoning ourselves dead unto sin and to live in newness of life (Rom 6:3-14).

We believe that the new covenant is made with the church. The new covenant has replaced the old covenant which is done away (Heb 8:13, Heb 19:9). The church is the new Israel (1Pet 2:9-10).

Commitment and accountability to a local assembly of Christians is imperative for all those that seek to enter into the kingdom of God (Heb 10:25).

Jesus Christ is the head of our Church and His words are the final authority in the church (Eph 5:23). We believe that in the church there is no hierarchy or succession of apostolic authority but the stewardship of making decisions is with a group of elders. Elders are given the responsibility of teaching and preaching in the church (Acts 20:28). This task brings a great accountability on their shoulders however they are not to exercise lordship over members (Mark 10:42-44, 1Pet 5:5).

End times prophecy:

We believe that the end-time prophecy concerning the second coming of Jesus Christ and the end of this age is yet to be completed. Anti Christ and the False prophet will be human beings, who will be revealed prior to the tribulation (2 Thes 2:1-3, Matt 24:15, Dan 9:27). The church will continue on earth through the tribulation till the day Jesus Christ returns (Matt 24:29-30). At the moment of Jesus’ return the dead in Christ shall resurrect first and those that are alive will be transformed and together will meet Jesus Christ in the air (1 Thes 4:15-17).

Kingdom of God is not a present reality, but will be established by Jesus Christ after the 2nd coming (Rev 11:15). This event is the focus of the Bible and the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Heb 1:8-10). All promises and covenants made by God are related to establishing the kingdom of God on earth (Gen 15:1-5, 2Sam 7:13-16, Luke 1:32, Rev 19:15).