What We Believe

THE HOLY BIBLE

We believe the sixty-six canonical books of the Holy Bible, as originally written were inspired of God, hence free from error.  The Holy Bible is true and the infallible Word of God; it is the final authority of our faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:19-21). 

  

GOD

We believe in one holy and eternal God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection (Gen. 1:1; Isa. 45:5). 


JESUS CHRIST

We believe Jesus Christ was begotten without human father, by being born of the virgin Mary with the power of the Holy Spirit.  He is both God and man, the second divine Person of Trinity and the Savior of the world (John 1:1-18; Col. 1:15-20; 2:9). 


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit is the third divine Person of the Triune God, equal with God the Father and the Son and of the same nature.  He applies to man the work of Christ (Matt. 28:19; Acts 5:3-4).


CREATION

We believe in the Genesis account of creation (Gen. 1:1; Gen. 1:26).


THE DEVIL 

We admit that the Devil or Satan and demons (fallen angels) are real; he is the author of false religions, the adversary and the enemy of God, His Christ and the children of God (Isa. 14:12-15; Luke 10:18; 2 Cor. 11:12-15).


MAN

We believe man is not a matter of evolution but was created in state of innocence by God. Tempted by Satan, man sinned and has fallen short of the glory of God.  Sin has separated man from God and His purpose for man’s life.  Only Jesus Christ has power to reconcile man to God (Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7; Gen. 3; 1 Tim. 2:5).


MARRIAGE

We believe marriage is a Divine Institution which is made of one biological man and one biological woman (Gen. 2:18, 21-25; Heb. 13:4).


THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN 

We believe Jesus Christ, to effect salvation, was born of God, lived a sinless life and died on the cross at Calvary as the sinner’s substitute, shedding His blood for the forgiveness and remission of mankind’s sins (Rom. 3:25-26; Gal. 1:3-5; Eph. 1:7).


SALVATION

We believe salvation is by grace, not by works, through faith, the gift from God to anyone who believes.  In order to receive forgiveness of sin and the New Birth, we must repent of our sins, believe on Jesus Christ, and fully submit to His will for our lives (John 3:16-18; Eph. 2:8-9).


SINCERE FAITH 

We admit that sincere faith in Jesus Christ is seen and demonstrated through pure and holy life and works of faith of a professing believer to honor our God (Eph. 5:8-9; Col. 3:9-10; Jam. 2:14-26). 


BAPTISM

We believe baptism of the Holy Spirit is real and the living experience for a believer; the Holy Spirit indwells, seals, and empowers a believer to live a new life, to worship God, and to use spiritual gifts to benefit all.  Baptism by immersion of a believer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit is to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 12:13; Matt. 28:19). 


THE FAMILY

We admit that the family or household is God’s foundational institution for the church and human society (Deut. 6:6-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Tim. 3:1-7).


THE CHURCH

We believe the universal [invisible] church or the Body of Christ is made of all believers under the headship and lordship of Jesus Christ (Matt. 16:18; John 17:20-26); 

The local church [ekklesia] is a group of professing believers in Jesus Christ who have the necessity to meet in a particular location on a regular basis to worship God and for teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer.  The local church is a Divine Institution which is commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-44; Heb. 10:25). 


THE LORD'S SUPPER 

We believe the Lord's Supper or the Holy Communion is one of ordinances given by Jesus Christ to be observed by every local church until He comes (Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 11:23-31). 


TITHING AND GIVING 

We believe tithing is holy and God’s command, which is to give back to God the tenth of our all incomes (10 percent of one’s gross income before taxes); Giving financial and material gifts is above and beyond the tithes to support and advance God’s kingdom.  Both tithing and giving are one of the fundamental acts of worshiping God (Lev. 27:30-33; Mal. 3:8-12; Acts 20:35; 2 Cor. 9:6-8). 


THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe the Holy Spirit has individually equipped us with His gifts for the edification of the Body of Christ so that we can successfully fulfill the Great Commission and achieve His purpose for our lives, to fulfill our roles in the church and the community in which we live (Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 1 Pet. 4:10).


GOD'S BLESSINGS

We believe God rewards faithful believers and givers with both spiritual and material blessings; and God protects the blessings of faithful believers from any harms (Deut. 28:1-14; Mal. 3:10-12; 2 Cor. 9:8-11).


MIRACLES

We believe genuine and fake miracles are still taking place today as it was in the past. Although miracles seem to be rare in these days, the Holy Spirit still performing genuine miracles in our lives (John 14:12-13; Acts 3:16; 8:9-13; Heb. 13:8).


CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe a civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of the Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth (Rom. 13:1-7; Titus 3:1).


BODILY RESURRECTION

We believe in Christ’ bodily resurrection from the dead and His ascension into heaven, which is the assurance of believers’ bodily resurrection (Mark 16:6; 1 Cor. 15).


CHRIST'S SECOND COMING

We believe in the imminent Second Coming of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which shall be preceded by the rapture event that can take place at any time, even now.  We are premillennialists (John 14:3; I Thess. 4:16-17; 5:1-11; Rev. 1:7; 3:11-21).


ETERNAL DESTINATION

We believe eternal destination to either Heaven or Hell is by choice and determined by individual response to the Lord Jesus Christ (Dan. 12:2; 2 Pet. 3:7; Jude 7; Rev. 20:15).