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Our Faith

We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one and that it is universal and indivisible.
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The Church

We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one and that it is universal and indivisible. Composing of all men regardless of nationality, language, race or custom. Who have accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior having been baptized into His Body by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).

There is only One God

We believe there is only One God who has manifested Himself in the world in various forms throughout the ages.

 

And that He has specially revealed Himself as Father in the creation of the universe, as Son in the redemption of humanity, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the believers. The first commandment is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29 , Deut. 6:4). “But to us there is but one God” (1 Corinthians 8:6).

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Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born miraculously of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit and that at the same time He is the one and only true God (Romans 9:5; 1 John 5:20).

 

We believe that God took upon Himself human form (John 1:14 ; 1 Tim. 3:16).

 

We believe that the divine attributes and the human nature of God were incorporated in an incomprehensible yet perfect form in Christ Jesus. We believe, therefore, that Jesus Christ is God (Colossians 2:9).

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised by God in the Old Testament and as poured forth after the glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ (Joel 2:28-29; John 7:37-39, 14:16-26; Acts 2:1-4). Furthermore, we believe that a person demonstrates that they have been baptized with the Holy Spirit through the evidence of speaking in new tongues or languages as the Spirit leads them.

 

We also believe that the Holy Spirit helps us form a Christian character (Galatians 5:22 -25). This same Spirit endows us with gifts for the edification of the Church (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-12; Ephesians 4:7-13).

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Water Baptism

We believe in baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ and that it should be administered by an Ordained Minister.

 

Baptism should be by immersion because it represents the death of man unto sin which is like unto the death of Christ (Romans 6:1-5). And in the name of Jesus Christ, since this was the practice of the Apostles and Ministers who baptized during the early period of the Church according to the Holy Scriptures (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:6, 22:16)

The Lord’s Supper

We believe in the literal practice of the Lord’s Supper as instituted by Him (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:15-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).

 

The object of this ceremony is to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ until His return to earth and to demonstrate the communion and fellowship existing among the believers. The Church also practices the additional ceremony of washing each other’s feet in conjunction with or without the Lord’s Supper as an act of humility and Christian fellowship (1 Tim. 5:10).

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

We believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ which took place on the third day after His death as recorded in the Gospels (Matthew 27:60-64; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-12, 24:36-44; John 20:12-20). This resurrection had been foretold by the prophets (Isaiah 53:12).

The Resurrection of the Just and Unjust

We believe that there will be a literal resurrection of the dead in Christ and that they will be given a glorified and spiritual body in which they will live forever in the presence of the Lord (John 5:29; Acts 24:15; 1 Thess. 4:16; 1 Cor. 15:35-54).

 

We believe also that there will be a resurrection of the unjust, but these will awake from the tombs, only to be judged and hear the hard sentence that will make them heirs of eternal fire (Matt. 25:26; John 5:29; Rev. 20:12-15; Mark 9:44).

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