What We Believe
What We Believe About....
Salvation is a gift of God brought to us by grace through faith alone (as the sole condition that's needed to be born again) in Christ alone. In fact, since universal sin through death entered the human race through one man, no one can enter the kingdom of God (or have eternal life) unless they are born again. No degree of reformation however great, no attainment of morality however high, no culture however attractive, no baptism or any other type of ordinances or religious rituals or practices however administered, can help mankind born sinful to take even one step to heaven; but a new position has to be imparted from above at the very moment of faith in Jesus Christ and His promise to give everlasting life to all who solely believe in Him.
(Gen 15:6; Lev 17:11; Isa 64:6; John 3:1-16; John 4:10-13; John 5:24; John 6:47; John 11:25-27; Rom 4:3-5; Gal 3:13; Gal 6:15; Eph 2:8-9; Phil 3:4-9; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Pet 1:18-19, 23; Rev 22:17)
Thus only those who believe Christ's promise alone are eternally saved and become sons of God
(John 1:12-13; Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24, 25; John 3:16; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7, 8; Hebrews 2:14–17; Isaiah 53:4–7; 1 John 4:10; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:24).
We believe the entire word of God is inspired by Him
(Prophets attest to this, e.g., 2 Sam 23:2-3; Isa 59:21; Jer 1:9, as well as Christ in Matt 5:18; 22:42-43; Mark 12:36; John 10:35; 16:12, and finally the apostles in Luke 10:7; Acts 1:16; 4:24-25; 28:25; 1 Cor 2:13; 14:37; Gal 1:7-8; 1 Thess 4:2, 15; 2 Thess 3:6, 12, 14; 1 Tim 5:18; Heb 3:7; 10:15-16; 2 Pet 1:20-21; 3:16).
The Scriptures come to us without error in its original words. Therefore, we believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be verbally and plenary the inspired Word of God, in the original manuscripts. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and as the sole rule of life and sole revelation of God to man as 2 Timothy 3:16 states. Since the entire word (i.e., the sixty-six books of the Bible) of God is inspired, we are committed to teaching the entire counsel of God in the OT and NT.
Since the Scriptures are both "timeless and timely," we believe that its relevance and applicability is for people of all ages and all times. Thus we are committed to teaching the applicability of Scripture in our lives by showing believers how they can put it to work in their lives (2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:20-21).