Statement of Faith and Doctrine
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God in its entirety. It is the all-sufficient basis for our faith and our practices. The Scriptures are the revealed Will of God from where we receive and maintain our general unity. The following Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine is intended as the basis for our unity. The phraseology used in the statements in not inspired or equal to Scripture but is held as reflections of the Scripture and essentials for a full-Gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers the entirety of Biblical truth but only the basis of fundamental doctrines.
Section I. The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the Infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to man’s unrenewed reasons and ideas. (2 Timothy 3:15′:17; 1 Peter 1:3-25; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:21).
Section II. The One True Godhead
The triune Godhead is composed of three separate and distinct personalities but remain one in unity. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are eternally self-existent, self-revealed, and Divine.
Section III. The Fall of Man
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man fell by voluntary transgression and thus incurred spiritual, physical, and emotional death, which is total separation from God (Genesis 1 :26-27, 2: 17, 3 :6, Romans 5: 12-21).
Section IV. The Salvation of Man
Man’s only hope of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Confession of the Lordship of Christ and a belief in the heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead results in salvation. The renewing of the of the Holy Spirit and the washing of regeneration, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God and receives eternal life. The evidence of salvation is inward through the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence of salvation is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Romans 3:24, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 10:8-10, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7).
Section V. The Ordinance of Water Baptism
The ordinance of baptism in water is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ should be baptized in water. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and have also been raised up with him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47, Romans 6:4, Mark 16:16).
Section VI. The Ordinance of Communion
The Lord’s super, consisting of the elements bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol by which we express our sharing of the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1 :4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11 :26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11 :26). This is to be done with proper heart preparation and should be enjoined by all believers until He comes again.
Section VII. The Baptism in the Holy Ghost
All believers are entitled to, and should expect and receive, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and Fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of the early Church. This experience is subsequent from and distinct from the experience of the new birth. (Acts 8: 12-17; 10:44-46; 11: 14-16; 15 :7-9). With the baptism in the Spirit comes the endowment of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
(Luke 24:49, Acts 1 :4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
Section VIII. The initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives them utterance (Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 11: 14-16, 15:7-9).
Section IV. The Church
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and the church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1 :22; 2: 19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Section V. Total Prosperity
Through the work of Christ on the Cross, man has been redeemed from sin, sickness, and poverty (2 Cor 5:19-21; Is 53:4; 2 Cor 8:9; Galatians 3:13-14). Salvation includes spiritual prosperity (John 3 :3, 11; 2 Corinthians 5: 17 -20, Romans 10:9-10, mental prosperity (2 Tim 1 :7, Romans 12:2. Isaiah 26:3), physical prosperity (Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:17,1 Peter 2:24), financial prosperity (3 John 1:2, Malachi 3:10-11, Luke 6:38,2 Cor 9:6-10, Duet 28:1-14, and social prosperity (Proverbs 3:4, Psalm 91). These benefits of salvation are possessed by a life of faith in the promises of the Word of God.
Section VI. Divine Healing
Divine Healing is the will of God and a manifestation of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness and a life of divine health is the privilege of all believers (Is 53 :4, Matthew 8: 16- 17, James 5:14-16).
Section VII. The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thess 4:16-17, Romans 8:23, Titus 2:13,1 Corinthians 15:51-52).
Section VIII. The Millennial Reign of Christ
The return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His saints from heaven to rule and reign for 1,000 years on earth. This will result in the establishment of universal peace and the salvation of national Israel.