We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God; that itis a revelation from God to man, and is an infallible rule of faith and conduct, superior to human conscience and reason.
(2 Timothy3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe there is only one God, manifested in three persons: theFather, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (John 1:1; John 5:6-8; John 15:16; John 16:28)
Man and His Fall
We believe man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and fall, became the custodians of a sin nature. Moreover, we understand that man’s only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
(Genesis 1:2; Romans 5:14; Romans 3:23)
Even in our sin, God loved us and sent Jesus to die for us. As a result, if we confess Christ openly, believe that He died for our sins, and was raised from the dead, wecan and willbe saved. (Romans 5:8 & 12; Romans 10:9-19)
We believe that water baptism is a symbol of two things: One, the burial of our old lives and our resurrection to new life in Christ; and two, our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. As such, we understand it to be a public testimony of the new believer, signifying the great change he or she has already experienced as a result of his or her salvation.
(Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We understand the baptism in the Holy Spirit to be a second encounter with the Holy Spirit, in which a believer is endowed with supernatural power, the evidence of which is manifested in the form of spiritual gifts, for the purpose of equipping Christians with power for public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
We believe the ordinance of communion is a sacred act whereby believers share in the consumption of bread and wine (or the like) as a commemoration of the death of Christ for our sins. Moreover, we understand that this is to always be preceded by solemn, self-examination. (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)
We believe “the tithe is Holy and belongs to God.” In addition, we recognize that believers who refuse to tithe are “robbers” and are evoking a “curse” upon their lives. Conversely, we also understand that the practice of tithing opens the windows of heaven, accessing the tither to the blessings therein. (Malachi 3:8-11)
We believe the church to be the body of Christ, and the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Moreover, we understand each born-again believer to be an integral part of the general assembly, for which Christ is coming back without a spot or wrinkle. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)
The End Times
Also understood to be the eschatology, we subscribe to a premillennialist view of the End Time period, which begins with the Rapture of the Church followed by the following events: the Great Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ, the Millennium Period, the Battle of Armageddon, and the eventual recreation of heaven and earth.
(1Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans11:25&27; Revelation 19:11-16, 20)
We believe that Christ’s death on the cross not only accesses man to salvation, but also to physical healing. As such, with the exception of the divinely pre-appointed death of a believer, it is the will of God for the sick to experience physical healing and wholeness.
(Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)
We believe it is the will of God that all believers live life totally. This means that God wills for believers to live a full, complete or abundant life; hence the existence of our church – Total Life Christian Center. (John 10:10)