Believers empowerment through the Church
The Chruch is the body of Christ, with each believer being a part and fellowship of it. (Ephesian 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23). We believe the church of Jesus Christ was founded on the Day of Pentecost and is consisting of all Christians everywhere organized into local assemblies. We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit which were at work in the Church of the first century are operational today. This includes signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts described in the New Testament. Diving healing is one such gift and an integral part of the Gospel provided for the atonement and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53: 4-5; Mathew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16, NIV).
The Church of Jesus Christ has been called to have a dynamic relationship with the Holy Spirit, empowering the members to learn, live out, and teach the trans-cultural truth of the Good News to the world. We believe that all matters concerning the life and beliefs of the churches are to be settled by the Word of the God. Though the church is to be guarded and protected by gifted leaders, all are subject to the authority of the biblical scriptures.
The perpetual command of the Great Commission to all believers is to take the Gospel to the world. We believe that the Chruch, through the Holy Spirit has the power and authority of Jesus to heal the sick, cast out demons, and raise the dead. He also empowers every disciple with various gifts and power to be an effective witness for Him in the world-wide mission of making disciples. We believe that Christ’s strategy for building His Chruch can be clearly identified in Scriptures as a multiplication of churches-Communities of Christians committed to maturing in Christ-likeness and to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Ordinances of the Church
- We believe, baptism in water by immersion is commanded in the Holy Scriptures and an outward expression of inward spirit. All who repent and believe on Christ as their personal Lord and Savior are to be baptized. This declares to the world that they have died with Christ and are raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Mathew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4).
- We believe the Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper consists of the elements bread and the fruit of the vine. It is a symbol of our sharing the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4) and a reminder of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26, and also a prophecy of His Second coming (1Corinthians 12: 1-31).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit. With it comes inducement of power for life and service (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8′ 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
The Holy Sanctification
A sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and of dedication to God (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). Scriptures teach a life of, ” Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)
A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry is for the threefold purpose of leading the Chruch in evangelizing the world (Mark 16: 15-20), Worshiping God (John 4:23-24), Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16).
The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their rapture together with those who are alive at the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (Romans 8:23; Titus 2: 11-14; 1 Corinthians 15:51; 1 Thessalonians 4:16).
The Final Judgement
There will be a final judgment of the wicked who are dead according to their works. These according to the scriptures are those who never put their hope and faith in Jesus, are sexually immoral of any kind, greedy and swindlers, idolater or slanderer, drunkard or swindler, and thieves and will never inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6: 8-10). Whoever is not found written in the Book of Life according to the scriptures will be consigned to everlasting punishment on to the lake of fire and others to everlasting Life (Mathew 25:46; Mark 9: 43-48; Revelation 19:20, 20:11-15, 21:8, Daniel 12:2).
A New Heaven, and A New Earth