2. There is only One God
We believe there is only One God
who has manifested Himself in the world in various forms throughout the ages. And that He has specially revealed Himself as
Father in the creation of the universe, as Son in the redemption of humanity, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling in the hearts
of the believers. The first commandment is, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" (Mark 12:29, Deut. 6:4). "But to
us there is but one God" (1 Corinthians 8:6).
3. Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was
born miraculously of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit and that at the same time He is the one and only
true God (Romans 9:5; 1 John 5:20). We believe that God took upon Himself human form (John 1:14; 1 Tim. 3:16).
that the divine attributes and the human nature of God were incorporated in an incomprehensible yet perfect form in Christ
Jesus. We believe, therefore, that Jesus Christ is God (Colossians 2:9).
4. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism of the Holy
Spirit as promised by God in the Old Testament and as poured forth after the glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ (Joel
2:28-29; John 7:37-39, 14:16-26; Acts 2:1-4). Furthermore, we believe that a person demonstrates that they have been baptized
with the Holy Spirit through the evidence of speaking in new tongues or languages as the Spirit leads them.
We also believe
that the Holy Spirit helps us form a Christian character (Galatians 5:22-25). This same Spirit endows us with gifts for the
edification of the Church (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-12; Ephesians 4:7-13).
5. Water Baptism
We believe in baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus
Christ and that it should be administered by an Ordained Minister. Baptism should be by immersion because it represents the
death of man unto sin which is like unto the death of Christ (Romans 6:1-5). And in the name of Jesus Christ, since this was
the practice of the Apostles and Ministers who baptized during the early period of the Church according to the Holy Scriptures
(Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:6, 22:16)
6. The Lord's Supper
We believe in the literal practice of the Lord's
Supper as instituted by Him (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).
The object of this ceremony
is to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ until His return to earth and to demonstrate the communion and fellowship
existing among the believers. The Church also practices the additional ceremony of washing each other's feet in conjunction
with or without the Lord's Supper as an act of humility and Christian fellowship (1 Tim. 5:10)
7. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
We believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ
which took place on the third day after His death as recorded in the Gospels (Matthew 27:60-64; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 25:1-12,
25:36-44; John 20:12-20). This resurrection had been foretold by the prophets (Isaiah 53:12).
8. The Resurrection of the Just and Unjust.
We believe that there will
be a literal resurrection of the dead in Christ and that they will be given a glorified and spiritual body in which they will
live forever in the presence of the Lord (John 5:29; Acts 24:15; 1 Thess. 4:16; 1 Cor. 15:35-54). We believe also that there
will be a resurrection of the unjust, but these will awake from the tombs, only to be judged and hear the hard sentence that
will make them heirs of eternal fire (Matt. 25:26; John 5:29; Rev. 20:12-15; Mark 9:44).
9. The Rapture of the Church
10. The Final Judgement
after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall
fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear
the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of
man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels
with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the
We believe the Lord has prepared a judgement
day in which all men who have died without Christ and those living upon the earth will participate. The Church will not be
judged on this occasion. Upon termination of this judgement, the present heavens and earth will be renewed by fire and the
faithful will dwell in the New Jerusalem (1 Cor.5:10; 6:2-3; Daniel 7:8-10, 7:14,18; Romans 2:16, 14:10; Rev. 20:5-15, 21:1-6).
11. Divine Healing
We believe that God has the power to heal our physical bodies and is effected
through the combination of the faith of the believer and power in the Name of Jesus Christ, whose Name is invoked when praying
for the sick. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that those who believed in His Name would lay hands on the sick and they would
recover (Mark 16:18). The sick should be anointed with oil in the Name of Jesus Christ by Ordained Ministers to effect the
promise of the Lord (John 14:13; Psalm 103:1-4; Luke 9:1-3, 10:9; I Cor.12:9; James 5:14-16).
We recommend that all members
and Ministers of our Church abstain from criticizing medical science, since God has given men and women the ability to continue
discovering the secrets of the human body.
We believe that all members of the Body of Christ should
be holy, that is, separated from sin and consecrated to the service of the Lord (Lev.19:2, 2 Cor.7:1; Ephesians 5:26-27; 1
Thess.4:3-4; 2 Tim.2:21; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:16).
We believe that marriage is holy since it was instituted
in the beginning (Gen.2:21-24; Matt.19:1-15; Hebrews 13:4). Couples who have not fulfilled the requirements of civil law in
regards to marriage should do so before being baptized. We believe that when a couple unites in marriage, they should remain
united until death. Upon the death of one, the other is free to remarry and does not commit sin if he or she marries in the
Lord (Romans 7:1-3; 1 Cor.7:39). We believe, furthermore, that marriages should take place solely among faithful church members.
14. Church and State
We believe in the separation of the Church and State and that neither
should intervene in the internal affairs of the other since this fulfills a biblical precept (Mark 12:17). Christians should
participate in civil activities insofar as their own personal inclinations, ideas and opinions permit. They should obey the
civil authorities and all laws and ordinances issued by them unless these are contradictory to their religious principles
or constrain them to act against their conscience (Romans 13:1-7)
15. Military Service
We recognize human government as ordained by God
(Romans 13:1-2). We admonish our members to affirm loyalty to our country. According to the following scriptures, it is believed
and interpreted that the followers of our Lord Jesus Christ should not shed human blood taking lives and destroying their
properties (Matt.5:19, 26:52; Hebrews 12:14, Romans 12:19; James 5:6; Rev.13:10). All members, therefore, are advised to answer
voluntarily to the call of their country, whether in time of peace or war and serve in any capacity no matter how hard or
dangerous it may be, as long as it is of NONCOMBATANT CHARACTER (1 Tim.2:1-3)
16. The "Sin unto Death"
We believe that there is a sin unto death and
that if this sin is committed the right to salvation is lost (Matt.12:31-32; Romans 6:28; Hebrews 10:26-27; 1 John 5:16-17).
Therefore, we recommend that the faithful abstain from giving ear to doctrines that promise eternal security to the Christian
without regard to their conduct. The Bible teaches that we must remain faithful unto the end (Romans 2:6-10; 1 Cor.9:26-27).
17. Financial System of the Church
We believe the system the Bible teaches,
for the purpose of obtaining the funds necessary to carry out the work of the Lord, is that of tithes and offerings and that
this should be practiced by Ministers and believers alike (Gen.28:22; Malachi 3:10; Matt.23:23; Luke 6:38; Acts 11:27-30;
1 Cor.9:3-14, 16:1-2; Galatians 6:6-10; Philemon 4:10-12; Hebrews 13:16).
18. The Ministerial Body
We believe that the Ministry is a calling of God and that the Holy
Spirit confers upon each Minister the privilege of serving the Church in distinct capacities and with distinct gifts, whose
manifestations are all towards edification of the Body of Christ (Romans 12:6-18; 1 Cor.12:5-11; Ephesians 4:11-12).
is up to the ecclesiastical governments which are duly organized to examine the candidates for the Ministry to determine whether
they should be approved to serve therein and assign them their duty (Acts 1:23-26, 6:1-3; 1 Timothy 3:1-10, 4:14, 5:22; Titus
We also believe that the Holy Spirit uses its Ministers in various ways according to the needs of the work of
the Lord and the capability and personal disposition of the Minister. No one can be placed in a higher position than that
of which he is worthy (1 Tim.3:13; Romans 12:3).
We believe that the Bishopry is the highest office work in the Ministry
and that special respect and consideration should be given those who occupy it without giving less consideration to those
that occupy positions of lesser responsibility.