WE BELIEVE AND TEACH
That the Holy Bible, consisting of 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 book of the New Testament, is the inspired word of God. We take the Bible as the final authority in all matters concerning Christian conduct and work. We teach all the word of God, adding nothing to it and taking nothing from it.
2 Tim.3:16, 17; Prov. 30:5, 6 ; Rev. 22:18,19.
That the Godhead consists of three separate and distinct persons possessing separate, distinct, and recognizable personalities and qualities perfectly united in one. The father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost are different persons in the Godhead, nor merely three names for one person.
Mat. 3:16, 17, 2Cor. 13:14; Mat. 28:9, 20.
The virgin birth of Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. The Gospel of Christ, His cruxification, His atoning death, burial, bodily resurrection and ascension.
Isa. 7:14, Mat. 1:18, 25; Rom. 1:4; 1 Cor. 15:3,4.
The real man and total depravity, sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
Ps. 51:5, Job 14:4; 25:4, Rom. 3:23; 5:12-17, Mk. 7:21-23, Eph. 2:1-3.
That repentance is conscious acknowledgement of one’s position as a sinner and complete turning away from sin and its deceitful pleasures and that it is required from every sinner before he can truly and effectively believe in Jesus with saving faith.
Prov. 28:13, Isa. 55:7; Ezek. 18:21-23; Mk. 1:15; Lk. 24:46, 47; Acts 3:38, 3:19, 20:20, 21:2; Cor. 7:10, Heb. 6 1-3.
That Restitution is making amends for wrongs done against our fellowmen, restoring stolen things to their rightful owners, giving back where one had defrauded, making confessions to the offended and apologizing to those slandered so as to have a conscience void of offence towards God and man.
Gen. 20:1-8, 14-18; Ex. 22:1-17; Lev. 6:1-7; Num. 5:6,8; 2 Sam. 13:1-6; Prov. 6:3; Ezek. 33:14-16, Mat. 5:23, 24; Lk. 19:8,9; Act. 23:1-5, 24:16; Jam. 4:17-18, 5:6.
That justification is the act of God’s grace whereby one receive forgiveness and remission of sins and is counted righteous before God, through faith in the atoning blood of Jesus standing before God as though he had never sinned.
Ps. 32:1-2, Isa. 1:18; Mk. 7:9,Jn. 3:3-8; Acts 13:38, Rom. 3:24-30, 4:6, 5:12;2 Cor. 5:17-21; Gal.2:16; Eph. 2:8,9; Tit. 3:5; 1Pt. 1:23.
That water baptism is essential to our obedience after reconciliation with God. The baptism is one immersion (not three) “in the name of the father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” as Jesus commanded.
Mt. 28:19, 3:13-17, Mk. 16:15-16; Acts. 2:38, 8:38,39, 19:1-6, Rom. 6:4,5.
The Lord’s Supper
That the Lord’s Super was instituted by Jesus Christ that all believers (All members of the family of God) might partake thereof often, to “shew the Lord’s death till He comes”. Anyone who eats and drinks unworthily brings “damnation”, unto himself.
Mat. 26:26-29; Lk. 22:17-120; I Cor. 11:23-30.
That consecration is an act of total separation from the world and its deceitful pleasures and recognizing and accepting the divine ownership of all things (our money, time, talents, etc.). Dressing must be modest (both in cost and volume of materials), not obscene or exposing the body (for both men and ladies as found in those who are worldly). Ladies shall cover their heads during services whiles men shall not. We do not encourage the use of jewelries, but rather to shun altogether their use in order to curb excesses and/or avoid being stumbling blocks to others – unbelievers and weak in faith. We do not permit the use of alcohol, tobacco snuffing or chewing, or hard usage, as these defile our body, which is the temple of Holy Ghost. This is the beginning of practical Christianity which we believe should be the normal life of every Christian.
Ex. 33:29, I Chr. 29:5-16; Is. 3:16-24; Prov. 23:26; Rom.12:1; Num.32:12; 2Kings23:3; Phil.3:7,8; Tim. 2:9-10; 1 Pet. 3:3-5; Eph. 4:20; 1 Cor. 10:23-24, 31:1; 1 Cor. 3:16-18a; Jer. 10:2; Isa. 3:10-15; 1 Jn. 2:15-17.
That giving of Tithes and offerings is God’s financial plan for the church.
Acts. 20:35; 2 Cor. 8:1-15; Mal. 3:7-10; Matt. 23:23; Gal. 3:13.
That entire Sanctification is a definite act of God’s grace subsequent to the new birth, by which the believer’s heart is purified and made holy. It cannot be attained by work(s), struggle or suppression, but it is obtained by faith in the sanctifying blood of Jesus Christ and the word of God. Holiness of life and purity of heart are central to Christian living.
Lk. 1:74, Jhn. 17:15-17, 1 Thess. 4:3,7; 5:22-24, Eph. 5:22-27, Heb. 2:11; 10:10,14; 13:11, 12, Tit. 2:11-14; 1Jn. 1:7; Heb. 12:14.
Holy Ghost Baptism
That the Baptism in the Holy Ghost is the endowment of Power from on high upon the sanctified believer. It is “the promise of the father” and when one receive this gift of the Holy Ghost” it is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking a language unlearned previously, referred to as speaking in tongue as the spirit gives utterance.
Mat. 3:11; Mat. 1:8, Lk. 3:16-24, 49; Jn. 1:30-33; 7:37-39; Jn. 14:14, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:12-15, Acts 1:5-8, Mk. 16:17; Acts 2:-1-18; Acts 10:44-46; 19:1-6.
Holy Spirit, gifts and manifestation
That the manifestation and gifts of the Holy Spirit are for today and should be exercise in decency and orderliness. Manifestation should be according to the scriptures.
1 Cor. 12:1-31, 14:1-40.
That redemption from the curse of the law, Divine healing of sickness and disease as well as continued Health are provided for all people through the sacrificial blood and death of Jesus Christ and obtained through faith in His name only.
Ex. 15:26, Deut. 7:15, Ps. 103:1-5, Prov. 4:20-22, 53:4,5; Mat. 8:16, 17; 1Pt. 2:24, 1 Kg. 16:15-18; Lk. 13:16, Jn. 14:12-14, 10:10; Acts 10:38, 1Jn. 3:8, Jam. 5:14-16, 3 Jn. 2; Ga. 3:13-14.
That personal Evangelism is a God-given and God-ordained Ministry for every believer to be a compassionate and fruitful soul-winner, bringing others to Christ.
Mat. 28:19020; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:46-49, Jn. 17:18; Acts 1:18, 1-4; Ps. 126:5, 6; Prov. 11:30, Dan. 12:3; Ezek. 3:17-21.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
That the New Heaven and the New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness’ will be made by God and the redeemed shall dwell with God forever. This present earth, which has been polluted by sins, will pass away after the great white throne judgment.
Ps. 102:25, 26, Is. 51:6; 65:17; Mt. 5:18,24, 2Pt.3:12,13, Rev.21:1.
No unclean thing will be there. We shall know each other, our knowledge having been perfected. There will be no more death, sorrow, or sickness. There will be no more curse upon anything. There will be no more night, the glory of the Lord will be the light thereof.
Isa. 66:22, 2Pt. 3:12, 13, 1Cor. 13:12, 1 Jn. 3:2, 3 , Rev. 21:1-7, 22:1-5.
Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell
That there is Eternal Heaven And Eternal Hell. That Hell fire or the lake of fire is a place of everlasting punishment where sinners (all who do not have their names in the book of life) will suffer torments forever and ever. It was prepared for the devil and his angels Mt. 25:41 but God had decreed that the wicked and those who forget Him and reject Christ will also be cast there because of their sin and neglect of salvation.
Ps. 9:17, Mt. 25:46, Lk 12:4,5; 15:19-31, Mt. 5:22, 29,30; Mk.9:43-47, Rev.14:10, 11; Rev.20:10,12-15.
That Christ’s Millennial Reign is the 1,000 years literal reign of Jesus on earth, which will be ushered in by the coming of Jesus back to earth with ten thousand of His saints. At this time, He judges the nations that dwell upon the face of the earth.
Jude 14-15, 2 Thess. 1:7-10.
During this time, the devil will be bound.
Rev. 20:2, 3.
It will be a reign of peace and blessing.
Isa. 11:6-9, 65:25; Hosea 2:18; Zech. 14:9-20, Isa. 2:2-4.
The Great White Throne Judgment
That the great white throne judgment is when God finally judges all (the living and the dead, small and great) who ever lived in the face of the earth, according to their works. This is after millennium. At this time the final judgment, known, as the Great White Throne Judgment will be held. All those, from all ages, who have not yet been judged (Believers judgment as sinners was accomplished by Christ on the cross.
Jn. 5:24, 3:17-19
will stand before God at this time. The devil and his angels are judged at this time also and sent to the lake of fire forever.
Daniel 12:2,3, Mt.10:15, 11:21-24, 12:41,42, Jn. 5:28,29, Rom. 2:15-16, Rom.14:12, 1Pt. 2:4,9, Jude 6, 1; Acts 10:42, Rev. 20:1-5
Marriage Supper of the Lamb
The marriage supper of the Lamb will take place above, while the Tribulation continues on earth. Rev. 19:1-10. During this time also, the saints will appear before the ‘Bema’ (reward) seat of Christ to receive reward for the work done for the Lord while on earth
2 Cor. 5:10; 1 Cor. 3:8-15; Roma. 14:10-12
The second coming of Christ
That the second coming of Christ will be just as Literal and visible as his going away, and He is coming to execute judgment upon ungodly. He will also then set up His Kingdom and reign on this present earth for a thousand years.
Zech. 14:3,4; Mat. 25:31-46; 26:64; Mk 13:24-37, 2 Thess. 1:7-10; 2:1,8; Jude 14-15.
That the Resurrection of the dead is taught in the Bible as clearly as the immortality of the soul. Every individual who has ever lived will be resurrected, some to honour and glory and others to everlasting shame and contempt.
Jb. 19:25-27, Ps. 71:20, Isa. 26:19, Dan. 12:2, Jn. 5:28, 29; 1 Cor. 15:12-57, 1 Thess. 4:13-16, Heb.6:1, Phil. 3:8-11, Rev.20:4-6, 12, 13.
The Great Tribulation
That the Great Tribulation will occur after the rapture and will be a time of terrible suffering on earth. It is also referred to as the “Time of Jacob’s Trouble”
Mt. 24:21, 22, 29; Rev. 9:16, Mk. 13:19, 2 Thess. 2:3-13, Rev. 13.
During this time, the Anti-Christ will have a reign of terror, over this world. He will blaspheme and proclaim himself to be God.
Dan. 8:23-25, 2 Thess. 2:12; Rev.3:1-10.
That marriage is binding for life. Monogamy is the uniform teaching of the Bible. Polygamy is contrary to God’s perfect will and institution. The Bible forbids a believer marrying an unbeliever. Also, under the New Testament dispensation no one had the right to divorce and re-marry while the first companion lives. When a person becomes converted, necessary restitution this line must be done without delay if he or she has married wrongly.
Gen. 2:24; Deut. 7:1-4, Jos. 23:11-13, 2 Cor. 6:14-18, Chro. 31:10-31, Mal. 2:14, 15; Rom. 7:1-4, Eph. 5:31-33, Mt. 5:31, 32, 19:3-9; Mk 10:2-12, Lk 16:18, Jn. 4:15-19, Gen. 20:3-7.
That rapture (commonly referred to as the first phase or stage of the (SECOND COMING Of JESUS CHRIST)Is the taking away from earth of some living saints and some who died in the Lord. The Rapture will take place before the great Tribulation and can happen any time from now. ‘In a twinkling of an eye’ without a moment warning “the trumpet shall sound’ and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air; and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Jn. 14:1-3, Lk 21:34-36, 1 Cor.15:51-58, 1Thess. 4:13-18; 5:4-9, 2 Thess. 2:5-7, Phil. 3:11, 20, 21, 1Jn. 3:1-4.