Basic Statement of Beliefs
- One True God
We believe in one true God, Jehovah, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. The creator of the universe. The one who revealed himself to us through the bible and His works around us. The God who called Himself the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The “I AM WHO I AM “, The Living and The Holy one, The Creator of Israel. The Lord of hosts.
Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:13-15, Exodus 6: 3, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:15, Isaiah 47:4, Psalm 19.
- Jesus Christ
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God who has been with God from the beginning. We believe that the world was made through Him, and that there is nothing made without Him. We believe He is the propitiation for the sins of man, and salvation is through Him. He is Life and the only mediator between God and man. He is our High Priest, who makes intercession for the saints before the Father. He is also our Prophet and King. We believe He is coming back to resurrect the saints and to establish His kingdom on earth with the saints reigning with him.
Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-4, 1 John 2:2, Romans 3: 25, 1 John 4:10, Galatians 1:4, John 11:25, Hebrews 3:1, Hebrews 4:14, Romans 8:34, Isaiah 9:6-7, Daniel 2:44.
- Holy Ghost
We believe in the Holy Ghost. We believe that the coming of the Holy Ghost is the promise of our Lord Jesus as seen in the New Testament church on the day Pentecost. The Holy Ghost is the power of God in believers to live the Christian life, and serves as a guarantee of eternal life.
Acts 1:8; 2:38; Romans 8:9, 14; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Ephesians 1:13–14.
- The Holy Scriptures
We believe both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired words of God and the all-sufficient words pertaining to life and godliness. The Holy scriptures are revealed to man for teaching (doctrine), reproof, correction, and instruction for right living. They were given to make man wise for salvation. We believe the Holy Scripture is pure and true (purified seven times), complete and all-sufficient, nothing can be added or removed.
2 Timothy 3:14-17, Psalms 12:6, 2 Peter 1:21, I Thessalonians 2:13.
- The Fall of Man
We believe death entered the human race because of the sin of man, and death spread over all human beings. Because of the sin of one man, all human race fall short of God’s Glory and was cut off from Him. Sin is the breaking of God law, and the wages one receives after sinning is death. Death is the eternal separation from God following physical death, resurrection and judgment.
Genesis 2:16-17, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1, James 1:13-15.
- The Salvation of Man
We believe God made a plan to save man after his fall by sending Jesus Christ to die as the substitute for Him. Christ was the perfect lamb, and His death is the once and for all sacrifice God needed to reconcile man back to Him. Salvation is through Christ by faith alone.
Genesis 3:15, Romans 5:8, John 3:16-17, I Peter 1:18-21, Ephesians 2:13, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:18.
- The second coming of Christ
We believe Christ is coming again the second time to establish God’s kingdom on earth. We believe His coming will be visible to all. In that day, He will resurrect all the dead faithful servants of God, and instantly change those obedient saints who are still alive and the resurrected saints into immortal spirit beings. After the battle of that great day of God Almighty, Christ will establish His kingdom on earth with the saints reigning with him.
Matthew 24:31; 1 Corinthians 15:52-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 16:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Daniel 2:44.
- The new heaven and earth
We believe in the new heaven and new earth in which righteousness will dwell. A time when God’s tabernacle is finally with men; when God dwells among men. In the new heaven and the new earth, there will be no death, sorrow, crying, or pain.
2 Peter 3: 13, Revelation 21:1-22.
- The resurrection of the death
We believe in the resurrection of the dead. We believe when people die, they do not go to heaven or hell, but rest in the grave awaiting the time of resurrection. Believers in Christ will first be resurrected at Christ second coming and others after the millennial reign of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18, 1 Corinthians 15: 50-52, Revelation 20: 1-5.
- The Holy days
We believe that the Holy days are fundamental feasts to the understanding of God’s salvation plan for man. The seven Holy days as mentioned in Leviticus 23 are: Passover, Feast of unleavened bread, Feast of Pentecost, Feast of Trumpet, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, Last Great Day. The bible described them as shadows of things to come, and we are to celebrate them.
Colossians 2:16,17, Leviticus 23.
- The 1000 years reign of Christ
We believe in the personal, visible, premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ to rule the nations on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords. He will sit upon the throne of David, during His thousand-year reign upon the earth, He will restore all things and establish the Kingdom of God forever.
Matthew 24:30, Matthew 24:44; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 19:16; Revelation 20:4-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-16; John 14:3; Isaiah 9:7; Isaiah 40:10-12; Hebrews 7:24; Jeremiah 23:5; Luke 1:32-33; Acts 1:11; Acts 3:21; Acts 15:16; Daniel 7:14, Daniel 7:18, Daniel 7:27).
- The Church ordinances
We believe that baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Spirit is one of the ordinances commanded by Christ. It is a symbolic step in God’s plan of salvation. It pictures our faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28: 19-20, Matthew 3:13–16; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–8; Colossians 2:12.
We believe in foot washing as one of the ordinances established by Jesus Christ. It is done in Passover as part of the Lord’s supper.
We believe in the Lord’s (Passover) supper as instituted by Christ our Lord. We believe it is a continuation of the Old Testament Passover supper; the main difference is that we do not need to kill a lamb any more because Christ is now our Passover lamb. It is a ceremony to be done at the appointed time every year (evening of every Passover) in memorial of His death. The celebration is basically the deliverance of the whole world from sin by God through Christ sacrifice. Foot washing is part of the ceremony.
Luke 22: 14-20, John 13: 1-15, Exodus 13:10, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.
- Laying hands of elders
We believe in the laying on of hands of elders, an act usually performed on special occasions, such as for the receiving of God’s Holy Spirit after baptism, at ordination, and anointing of the sick.
Acts 6: 6: 13:3; 8: 15-17; 19:5-6, Matthew 19:13-15; 16:17-18, James 5:14-15.
- One husband and one wife, and family unit
We believe in one husband (man) and one wife (woman). A healthy marriage relationship is the basis of the family, which in turn is the core of a stable society, and the church. In the creation of man, God created them male and female, with different characteristics and responsibilities. In order for God’s purpose of instituting marriage to be fulfilled, His order of responsibilities for the man, woman, and children must be followed. We believe marriage is a lifelong commitment, the only biblical reason for divorce is fornication.
Genesis 1:27, 1 Corinthians 11: 14-15, 1 Peter 3:7, Exodus 20:12; Malachi 4:5–6; Ephesians 5:22–29; 6:1–3; 1 Peter 3:1-7, Colossians 3:18-20, Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:7, Matthew 5:32; 19:9.
- The Ten Commandments
We believe in the Ten Commandments as God’s unchanging moral codes that are binding on all men. The Ten Commandments are first spoken by God to Israel at Sinai and then written by his finger. The Ten Commandments are the foundation of all God’s laws. When we obey them, they bring blessing, and we disobey them they bring curses.
Exodus 20: 1-17, Luke 10: 26-28, Matthew 22: 34-40, Matthew 19: 16-22, Deuteronomy 5: 6-21, 9:10; 30: 15-20, Romans 7:7-14, 13: 8-10, 1 John 3:22-24 .
- The Sabbath
We believe that the seventh day of the week (Friday sunset to Saturday sunset) is the Sabbath of the Lord our God. On this day, we are commanded to rest from our labors and worship God, following the teachings and example of Jesus, the apostles and the New Testament Church.
Genesis 2:2-3; Exodus 20:8-11; 31:13-17; Deuteronomy 9:10; Leviticus 23:3; Isaiah 58:13; Hebrews 4:4-10; Mark 1:21; 2:27-28; 6:2; Acts 13:13-14, 42-44; 17:2; 18:4; Luke 4:16, 31).
- Tithing and Offering
We believe that tithing is an act of worship, reverence, and obedience to God’s word, and should be a private matter between the individual and God Almighty, the giver of all things. Tithing is God’s method of financing His WORK. Free will offering is also a private matter. Tithe and offering should be given willingly, based on how God has blessed you, and should be done cheerfully.
Malachi 3:8-12, 2 Corinthians 8: 1-24; 9:6-11; 16:2, Matthew 6:1-4; 23:23, Genesis 14: 18-20; 28:20-22, Luke 11: 42, Hebrews 7:1-21, 1 Corinthians 16:2.