The Holy Bible alone is the authoritative Word of God. It is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. It is the revealed, inspired, infallible and inerrant word of God (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Romans 16:25-26).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of the universe. These three are coequal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was fully God and fully man. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on a cross for humankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1, 14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:56; I Timothy 2:5).
The Holy Spirit is an active living third Person of the Trinity. He proceeds from the Father to convict of sin, help the believer to live victoriously, gain understanding of spiritual truth. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He distributes spiritual gifts to serve the church and a lost and needy world. Subsequent to the salvation experience, the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer to energise them for mission and effective living. The usual Biblical evidence of being baptised with or in the Spirit is the ability to speak in other languages or ‘tongues’. (John 16:7-13; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 2:1-4; 10:44-46; 1 Cor. 12-14; Rom 12:3-13; Eph. 4:11-13).
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. The Spiritual gifts are still alive today through the church. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt 16:18; 18:15-20; Acts 15:22; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, water baptism is a symbolic act of public declaration commanded by Jesus Christ as a sign of new life. This is through immersion in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).
The Communion: The Communion is a sharing in the union of Jesus with the church. The elements used in communion, bread and grape juice, represent the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and the celebration of communion commemorates Jesus’ sacrifice of a Cross (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25).
Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21, 3:19; I John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11).
Jesus Christ resurrected physically from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved to the resurrection of life and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44).
ETERNAL JUDGMENT (HEAVEN AND HELL)
There is final judgment for the entire human race. Heaven will be the eternal dwelling place for all who believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ after judgment. The Devil and his Fallen Angels with those who refuse the gospel will be eternally tormented in Hell (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom (Matthew 24:30, 26:6364; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7).