The following are our convictions and beliefs about the fundamental truths of our faith in God and His son Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe the “Holy Bible” is the only book worthy to be called “Word of God” and all the 66 books (both Old and New Testament) within it are inspired and infallible. It is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that those who believe and obey it may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16). We consider the scriptures of the Holy Bible to be the supreme and ultimate authority in matters related to faith and practice. It is our conviction that there is no other writing that can stand inequality with the Holy Bible.
We believe in one God who revealed Himself as eternally existent in three distinct Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:1-4, 2 Corinthians 13:14) and yet one in being, essence and glory (John 10:30). We renounce every teaching that denies the existence of the Triune God or Godhead of Trinity.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ who was God in human form (John 1:18), the visible image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:15), conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:23), truly fully God and truly fully man at the same time (John 1:1, 14), lived a perfect and sinless life (1 John 3:5), died on the cross for atonement of sins of entire mankind (1 John 2:2), was physically resurrected from the dead (Matthew 28:6, 1 Peter 1:3), ascended to Heaven in His glorified body (Acts 1:9-10), appeared before the Father as our High Priest, Advocate and Mediator (Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25) and is coming again for His Church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
We condemn and deny every doctrine that does not recognize the Lord Jesus Christ’s deity or humanity or both, His virgin birth, His perfect sinlessness, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection and ascension, His sovereignty and His second coming.
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who is the absolute Person and God (Acts 5:3-4). We believe that on the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came to make His permanent dwelling in believers. The Holy Spirit is not just some kind of power or force but is described in the Bible as having the knowledge, will and emotion (1 Corinthians 2:11-12, 12:11, Ephesians 4:30). He regenerates sinners (Titus 3:5) whereby a person is born again to be a child of God and dwells in believers
(Romans 8:9, John 14:17). The Holy Spirit convicts people of sin, righteousness
We renounce all teachings that deny the personhood and deity of the Holy Spirit. We also renounce all weird manifestations contrary to the word of God that occur while being claimed to be filled/baptized in the Holy Spirit which is often accompanied by a lot of emotional stirring.
We believe man is eternally lost and separated from God due to sin (Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23). All disobedience to the commandments of God and rebellion against Him is sin (1 John 3:4). Sin entered the world through Adam when he disobeyed God and thus brought spiritual and physical death to all mankind (Romans 5:12). We, the children of Adam, have inherited sinful nature since birth and are totally depraved in all our words, thoughts and deeds. We deserve to be rightfully punished for
violating the law of a righteous and holy God. We became God’s enemies by sinning against Him through doing our own will (Romans 5:10). The punishment for sin is death, i.e. separation from God- the source of life (Romans 3:23). The Bible declares that all sinners will face wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed (Romans 2:5). Sin must be removed or paid for to be reconciled to God and the law requires a
We reject all teaching that does not acknowledge the fallen state of mankind and believes salvation can be obtained by good works.
We believe in the gospel of Lord Jesus Christ as preached by His disciples and apostles in the New Testament. The gospel which is the message of the cross is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16). The gospel is a bold, powerful and saving message that can truly reform the corrupt human heart. It is the good news about God’s love for all mankind (irrespective of race,
We reject all false teachings that have crept in Christendom about the gospel which emphasizes on physical healing, material prosperity, worldly success, religious activities, escaping hell and gaining entrance to heaven, good works or any temporal earthly blessings.
We believe a person is
We reject any teaching that contradicts with the above truth of God’s word on the subject of being born-again.
We believe Church is not a building or property you go to, it is a family of believers of Lord Jesus Christ who
We believe that the church is not just about programs or activities, rather it is a loving community where members walk in love for one another, pray for one another, watch over one another, bear with one another, care for one another in sickness or trouble, sympathize with one another, reconcile with one another while guarding themselves not to take offense, mindful of one another by being humble, gentle and patient (Hebrews 3:13, Ephesians 6:18, Galatians 6:10, Romans 12:13, Colossians 3:12-14, Romans 12:16-21, Ephesians 4:1-3).
The local church has the freedom to self-govern without any control from external authorities (Titus 1:5) and can work with other churches for extension of God’s kingdom (Romans 16:16, 1 Corinthians 16:20). We believe that small community churches function effectively as it will be easier to oversee, disciple and have an intimate fellowship to exercise spiritual gifts by every member (Acts 20:28, Hebrews 3:13, Acts 2:42, 1 Peter 4:10). When the small community outgrows, we believe it has to multiply to form another smaller fellowship. The church is not called to remain stagnant, complacent and small. We believe that a church has to be led by a plurality of elders who must have biblical qualifications as seen in the scriptures (Acts 14:23; 20:28; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 4:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Hebrews 13:17; James 5:14; 1 Peter 5:1-5).
We believe that all people are born and die in flesh only once. After death, all have to face judgment and eternity (Hebrews 9:27). We do not believe in re-birth, purgatory, universal salvation and transmigration. We strongly believe in the reality of Heaven and Hell as described in the Holy Bible (Hebrews 10:34, Revelation 20:15).
We believe in baptism by total immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son (Lord Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit which is an important step of obedience for a believer after salvation and is a means of making a public declaration of faith in Christ. We strongly believe that every born-again believer should be water baptized. Water baptism illustrates our identification with the death, burial
With this in view, we reject baptism as being required for salvation and do not practice infant baptism (paedobaptism).
TITHING AND GIVING
We believe tithing is an Old Testament requirement under the Law given to the Israelites where a 10 percent of income (crops, livestock
We do not force people to give offerings for the work of ministry and do not receive any money from unbelievers for God’s work (3 John 7). It is our firm belief that our God who called us to serve Him is more than able to