Jude 3 - Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God. We believe the Word of God is verbally and plenarily inspired in the original writings, and that God has preserved His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6-8). We believe the Word of God to be inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21). The Bible is our sole and final authority for faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons- the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit-co equal in power and glory and having the attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4,ll Corinthians 13:14).
GOD THE FATHER
We believe in God the Father, an infinite personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. (John 3:16-17, John 4:24, John 17:5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and save man from the penalty and power of sin. (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5). We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross in our place as a substitute for us and that our salvation is made sure by His resurrection.(Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5). We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was raised bodily and that He ascended to Heaven and is now at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He indwells and seals every believer until the day of redemption(John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14). We believe that he is our comforter in this world and our guide into all truth. (John 14:16-17,John 14:26) We believe that we are commanded to be filled with the Holy spirit in order to live the Christian life.(Ephesians 5:18)
We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 20:21). We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing minus nothing. We believe that Jesus Christ died for every man, and that each individual chooses to accept or reject the grace of God (Hebrews 2:9; I John 2:2). We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19)
We believe in the eternal security of all blood-bought individuals or believers and that such inheritance is incorruptible, and undefiled, and that each believer is kept by the power of God and nothing can separate us from Him, ourselves included. We believe that believers can lose the joy of fellowship with God, can grieve God and can quench the Spirit of God in him or her, but not lose his/her salvation. John 3:16; 5:24; 6:37-39; 10:27-30; Romans 8:35-39; Philippians 1:6; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:5; 1 John 5:11-13; Jude 24
We believe that the New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers who have voluntarily joined themselves together to carry out the Great Commission. The Lord is doing His work in this world through local churches. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. Christ is the only head of the church(Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11) (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; I Peter 5:1-4).
ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
We believe Immersion is the BIBLICAL method of baptism. Why baptism by immersion? First, Jesus was baptized that way (Matthew 3:16). Second, every baptism in the Bible was by immersion (Example: Acts 8:38-39). Third, the word ‘baptize’ means ‘to dip in water.’ The Greek word for baptize is baptizo, which means ‘to immerse or dip under water.’ Fourth, it best symbolizes a burial and resurrection (Romans 6:3-4). We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a solemn and beautiful figure our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior, through whom we died to sin and rose to new life. That it is the answer of a good conscience toward God and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership.(Acts 8:36-38; John 3:23; Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 3:16; Col. 2:12; I Cor. 11:23-28; Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2;41,42).
2.The Lord's Supper:
The Lords Supper is an opportunity to obey a command of Christ and to recall his sacrifice for us, his presence with us, and his certain return (1 Corinthians 11:24-28)
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God. II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1
THE LAST DAYS
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of 1,000 years. Following this one-thousand-year reign is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and new earth. (I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22)