Statement of Faith
- The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated from God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men. Scripture thus speaks with the authority of God while reflecting the backgrounds, styles and vocabularies of its human authors. We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.
- We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Each possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning God created ex nihilo the world and all the things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom, and goodness. By His sovereign power, He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence, He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes.
- Jesus Christ is eternal second person of the Trinity who was united forever with true human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all by dying on the cross as their substitutes, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He also is the head of the church.
- The Holy Spirit is eternal third person of the Holy Trinity. He is the Spirit of God as well as the Spirit of Jesus Christ. He resides in the heart of believers who accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. He is the helper of believers.
- Man is sinful by nature, and is dead due to his sin. After death, judgment is appointed for him by God. But when man receives Jesus Christ, he passes from judgment into eternal life with God.
- A Christian's life should center around loving God and loving other human beings with all their spirit, soul and body. In order to live such a life, he should pray, worship, witness, read the Bible, and have fellowship with fellow believers as well as the Holy Spirit.
- The Church is an organism headed by the Lord Jesus Christ. All the believers of a church are its members who come together to make the church function as one entity. Church is also the temple of God with Jesus Christ as its High Priest. All the believers are to be priests of the temple. The church is also a new man in that there is no class.
As for truths beyond those described above, the Bible is the source of the final authority. AII members must observe the stated doctrines above, and when discussing doctrines not specifically stated in this section, they are encouraged to refrain from making dogmatic statements. Instead, they should seek love and harmony.