Basic Beliefs/Tenets Of Faith

Basic beliefs or tenets of faith:

1. There is one true God eternally existing as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:4-6

2. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. 2Timothy 3:16

3. The birth, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is a fact and is well documented in the Holy Bible. John 20:31

4. The Holy Spirit is a Person. John 16:13

5. God is Spirit and the believers are to worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

6. All mankind has been separated from God because of Adam's transgression, and can be reconciled back to God through the last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 15:21-22,45

7. The only way to receive eternal life is to be born again into the kingdom of God through believing and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. John 1:12-13; 3:5; 14:6, Romans 10:8-10,13, 1Peter 1:23

8. The baptism with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues enables the believer to be endued with power and be a witness of Jesus Christ to fulfill the great commission. Acts 1:8, Mark 16:15-18, Matthew 28:19-20

9. Water baptism is an outward sign of what already has happened on the inside. Acts 8:12; 8:35-39; 9:17-18; 10:43-48

10. Communion is served using symbols of bread and wine is to show the Lord's death until He returns. 1Cor 11:26

11. Divine healing and the forgiveness of sins belong to all believers as kings and priests unto God in Jesus Christ. 1Peter 2:24, 1John 1:9, Rev 1:6, Isaiah 53:4-5

12. The promises of the scriptures for victorious living are received through faith. Romans 10:17

13. There will be a resurrection of the bodies of all believers in Jesus Christ at the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. 1Cor 15:51-53, 1Thes 4:13-18

14. There will be a resurrection of all unbelievers (those who never received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior), who will appear at the great white throne judgment. Rev 21:22

15. There will be a new heaven and a new earth established with the New Jerusalem for the people of God. Rev 21:22