Statement of Faith
God is Sovereign Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the Universe. Everything is subject to His control; therefore nothing happens that He does not ordain. God possesses infinite power, Holiness, knowledge, Wisdom, Goodness, purity, and love. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Ref: Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, Genesis 3:22, Psalms 90:2, Mathew 28:19,1Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is both fully God and fully man. Jesus was born of a virgin and conceived by the Holy Spirit. He is co- equal with the Father. As our redeemer, Jesus lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. He rose from the dead after three days demonstrating His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s Glory and will return again to reign as king of kings, and Lord of lords.
Ref: Mathew 1:1, 22, 23 *(1 Sam 16:1, Micah 5:2)*, Isaiah 9:6, John1:1-8, John 10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Act 1:9- 11,1 Timothy 6:14; 15, Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in World to make man aware of their need for Jesus Christ and to effectively bring them to faith and repentance. The Holy Spirit lives in all Christians from the moment of regeneration. He guides believers into all truth and imparts to them His gifts. He empowers them to live fruitful and holy lives. As Christians, we seek to live under the Spirit’s control daily.
Ref: Romans 8:9, 13, John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians5:25
The Bible is God’s inspired word. It is truth without any Error. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural Guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme guide for Christian Beliefs and living.
Ref: 2 Timothy 1:13, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20, 21, Palms 119:105,160, Psalms 12:6, Proverbs 30:5.
Human beings are made in the spiritual image of God to be like him in character. Although man is the Supreme Object of God’s Creation, all human beings are marred by an altitude of disobedience towards God called sin. Every person is born with a sin nature, and within himself has no ability to please God or do what is good in His sight. We affirm the following from the Westminster confession of faith. “Man fell into a state of sin by his
disobedience and so completely lost his ability to win and spiritual good involving salvation. Consequently fallen man is by nature completely-opposite to spiritual good, is dead in sin and is unable by his own strength either to convert himself or to prepare himself for conversion” ‘9;3’ Man’s sin has caused God to Judge His creation Himself from man.
Ref: Genesis 1:27, Genesis 6:5, Psalms 51:5, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 59:1-2, Isaiah 64: 6-7, Jeremiah 17:9, Mathew 15:19, John 6: 44, John 15:5, Romans 3:10-12, 19, 23, Roman 5:6, 10, 19, Romans 7:18, Romans 8:7-8, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Ephesians 2:1-3,
Salvation does not depend upon anything in man, but rather upon Jesus Christ and what he has already done on the cross. Man deserves God’s punishment and condemnation for his sins. Through Jesus’ death, God’s justice was satisfied and the judgment man deserved was completely taken away. Through the finished work of Christ, all who believe are completely forgiven, reconciled to God, and put in right standing with Him forever
Salvation is God’s free gift and not merited in any way likewise, faith is graciously given by God. Everyone whom God elects, He effectively calls unto Himself through the gospel, drawing him by the Holy Spirit to bring him to repentance and faith in Jesus. Thus salvation is completely God’s work depending entirely upon God’s free sovereign grace.
Ref: John 6:44, Romans 3:24, Romans 8:30, Romans 11:5-6, 1Corithian 1:9, 24, 26, Ephesians 2:8-9, 2Thesalonians 2:13-14
Man can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Our salvation is received by faith alone in Jesus Christ completely apart from any good works or human merit of any kind. Saving faith is also a “Living faith” which naturally produces a life of repentance and good works as a fruit. It is impossible to have saving faith without repentance or having repentance without faith. They are parts of each other. “Repentance is a heartfelt sorrow for sin announcing of it, and a sincere commitment to forsake it and walk in obedience to Christ.” Repentance, like faith is a gift from God.
Ref: John 3:16-18, John 6:40, 47, Acts 5:31, Acts 10:43, Romans 1:6, 17, Romans 3:19-28, Romans 4:5, Romans 6:1, 2, 11-14, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2: 8, 9, James 2:17-18 , Acts 3:19, Titus 2:11, 12, 1John 2:4,15, 1 John 3:6-10, Hebrews 12:14
Everyone who is saved must be regenerated by God through God’s impartation of new spiritual life which causes the sinner to be born again and pass from the spiritual death to spiritual life.
Ref: Ezekiel 36:26-28, John 1:13, John 3:3-6, John 5:21, Romans 8: 7-9, 1 Corinthians 12:3, 2 Corinthians 5: 17, James 1: 18
Every person that God elects, and calls to Faith, He also justifies. “God’s justification of those who trust Him, according to the Gospel, is a decisive transition, here and now, from a state of condemnation and wrath because of their sin to one of acceptance and favor by virtue of Jesus flawless obedience culminating in His voluntary sin-bearing death” The basis of justification is not anything that is worked in man,. Rather, justification is based upon the righteousness of Christ alone, and His substitution death for our sins. Faith is
the means by which man is justified before God.
Ref: Acts 13: 39; Romans 3: 20-28, Romans 4:4, Romans 5: 1, 9, Romans 8:30, Galatians 2:16, Colossian 1:19-22, Titus 3:7
We affirm that atonement of Christ by which, in his obedience, he offered a perfect satisfying divine justice on our behalf according to God’s eternal plan is an essential element of the Gospel.
Ref: Is 53:4-12; Romans 3:2126; 1 Corinthians 15:1-3; 2 Corinthians 5; 3,21; 1 Peter 3:18 1 John 4:10; Revelation 1:5,
All whom God elects, calls, regenerates, justifies, He also preserve in such a way that they preserved in their faith until the end of their lives. Only those who so persevere are truly born again. Those will never perish or lose their salvation.
Ref:Matt 24: 13, John 6:37, 39, 44; 47; 10:27-29; Rom 8:30-39; 1 Cor. 1: 8; Eph. 1: 4,5 , Philip 1: 6, 1 Thess. 1:4; 5:9, 23, 24; 2 Thess. 4: 18; 2 Tm 1: 12; Heb 12:2, 14; 1 Peter 1:4,5, Jude 1.
God has ordained two rites under the new covenant that identify His people with his atoning death, His justifying resurrection, and His heavenly Coronation. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Those who Trust in Him for salvation are to be baptized in water to signify their new birth and citizenship in the Kingdom of heaven. Believers are also to be regularly to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, representing His Body and blood, proclaiming His victory over sin and death and His triumphant return.
Ref: Matt. 23:19, 20; Matt. 26:17-29; Mark 14:12-25, Matt. 16:16 Acts 2:38- 39; Col 2:11, 1 Peter 3:18- 22; Luke. 22:7-22; 1 Cor 11:17-34; Gal. 3:26-2
People were created to exist forever. Man will either eternally be separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Those eternally separated from God will experience eternal punishment in hell. Eternal life is to be eternally in union with God. Heaven and hell are to be real places of eternal existence.
Ref: John 3:16, John 14: 17; Romans 6:23; Rom 8: 17-18 Revelation 20:15; Cor. 7-9.