We Believe that…
There is no other God but the Creator as described in the Bible;
The Bible is the infallible word of God and is the absolute standard for us to live by;
All men have sinned and fall short of the glory of God;
Men need to believe, repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to be saved and received eternal life;
Christ will come again for redemption and condemnation
We believe the Creator (Genesis 1:1) as described in the Bible is the only God in heaven and on earth (Isaiah 44:6).
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are three in One (Genesis 1:26, 11:5-7, Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; John 8:58, 10:38, 14:16-20, 15:26; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 8:9; Hebrews 1:8). He is omniscient (Psalm 33:13-15; Proverbs 5:21; 1 John 3:20), omnipotent (Genesis 17:1; Matthew 19:26), and omnipresent (Jeremiah 23:23-24). He is the God Almighty of the past, present and future (Psalm 90:1-2; Revelation 1:8).
We believe Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:15-16; John 8:28, 13:19). He is the only “beloved Son” of our living God (John 3:16).
He is the Messiah whom the Jewish nation is longing for (John 4:25-26). He is equal to God the Father, sharing the same honor, same glory, same quality and same eternity (John 8:58, 10:30；Revelation 1:8, 17-18). He is willing to humble himself (Philippians 2:6-8), sent by God (John 3:17, 5:36-37), being incarnated as the Son of man (John 1:1-4, 14) and came into this world to be our Savior (John 3:16-17). He had no sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) but died on the cross for our sins (Isaiah 53:4-6; Luke 23:33; 1 Peter 2:24). He resurrected on the third day (Luke 24:1-7), appeared to many disciples (John 20:16-20, 26-28; Acts 1:3, 10:40-41; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8), walked with them (Luke 24:15), ate with them and taught them many lessons (John 21:12-14). After 40 days, He was taken up to heaven (Acts 1:9). He is now sitting at the right hand of God, interceding on our behalf (Romans 8:34) and ruling all things (Ephesians 1:20-23; Ezekiel 1:18). He will come back again to judge the world (Matthew 25:31-32; Mark 14:61-62; Acts 1:10-11). Those who believe in Him will rise to live eternally and those who do not believe in Him will rise to condemnation (John 5:29; Revelation 20:11-12, 15).
We believe the Holy Spirit is sent by God, who is the Counselor (John 15:26) and the Spirit of truth (John 15:16-17).
He is, the Spirit of God, representing Christ to dwell in every Christian (John14:20; 1 Corinthians 3:16), protects us, takes care of us, comforts us and teaches us to know and obey the truth (John 14:26-27; 16:8-16). He leads us to the path of the righteousness and helps us to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:16-23). He testifies about Jesus (John 15:26), and encourages us, guides us and gives us the ability to be the witnesses of Jesus (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 4:31; 16:6-10). He gives Christians different gifts to serve our Lord (Romans 12:6-8). He intercedes for Christians in accordance with God’s will. (Romans 8:26-27). The Holy Spirit testifies our Christian identity (Romans 8:16; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians1:13, 4:30). We receive the Holy Spirit as a gift from God when we believe, repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38-39). Therefore, water baptism for the remission of sin and baptism by the Holy Spirit are both happening simultaneously (Matthew 3:16; Galatians 3:27-28; 1 Corinthians 12:13). Speaking in tongues is not the best proof for baptism of the Holy Spirit (2 Thessalonians 2:2-3) and those who received the Holy Spirit does not necessary have the gift of speaking in tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-11). We know that the Holy Sprit is in us because of the promise of God (John 14:16-17; Acts 2:39) and the bearing of the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:16-18; Galatians 5:22).
We believe all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe the original text of the Scripture is infallible. Both the Old and New Testament were written for us to know the Truth and it is the absolute standard of our life (Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 1:4; John 6:63; 20:30-31; Galatians 1:11-12; 2 Peter 3:15-16; Revelation 22:18-19).
We believe God created man and everything in the universe (Genesis 1:1; 2:7, 22).
Man and woman were created to tender and rule over all the creatures created by God (Genesis 1:26), to be fruitful and increase in number (Genesis 1:28), for companionship and partnership (Genesis 2:18), and to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). Although Adam and Eve had the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), they did not follow God’s instruction and disobeyed God’s order. They had sinned and ruined God’s perfect creation. Since then, sin entered the world and all had to bear the consequence of sin. Sin brings both physical (Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12-14) and spiritual death (Isaiah 59:2; Colossians 1:21), and subsequently sinners are to be thrown into the lake of burning sulfur with Satan (Revelation 20:10, 14-15). Jesus Christ is man’s only Savior (Acts 4:12). As Christians, although our flesh will die (Hebrews 9:27), our spirit will live forever with a new body given by God (1 Corinthians 15:42-49) in the new heaven and new earth prepared for us by God (Revelation 21:1-4).
We believe Jesus Christ is our only Savior (Acts 4:12).
Man is saved by the grace of God and through his faith in God (Romans 3:23-26; Ephesians 2:8). “Faith” is to believe the God as described in the Bible is the only true God who created heavens and earth (Deuteronomy 6:4, 5:7-10). “Faith” is to believe that Jesus is God’s “beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17, 16:16-17, 17:5; John 1:14, 18, 3:16, 18, 1 John 4:9). He is the “word became flesh”, the Christ who came to the world to redeem our sins (John 1:1-14). He is the Messiah whom the Jews has been waiting for (John 1:40-42; 4:25-26). “Faith” is to admit we do not have the ability to save ourselves from sins but only through Jesus Christ (Romans 6:23; 7:18-25). “Faith” is to submit and obey God’s commands (Matthew 7:21-23; Acts 2:37-38; James 2:19-20), committing fully to Christ (Matthew 16:24; Galatians 2:20). When we “believe” in our Lord Jesus Christ, we would confess our sins, repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27). We would also leave everything behind to follow Him (Matthew 4:20, 22, 8:22, 13:45-46, 16:24; Galatians 2:20, 6:14), join the body of Christ (the church), worship and serve God (Acts 2:41-47). Therefore we believe “baptism” is an inseparable part of “Faith” (Acts 2:41; 18:8; Galatians 3:26-27). “To be baptized” and “to baptize” are the commands of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:16; Matthew 28:19). “To be baptized” in the name of Jesus Christ means to die, to be buried, and to live with Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-11). It means to be united with Christ (Matthew 28:19 in the Greek text can be translated as “to be baptized into (eis) the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”; Romans 6:3; Galatians 3:27). When we obey God to turn away from sins and are baptized in the baptism ordained by God to commit ourselves to Him in full surrender, our sins are forgiven and we would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit as promised by God (Acts 2:38-39, 22:16). The New Testament form of baptism is by immersion (Matthew 3:16; John 3:23; Acts 8:38-39; the Greek New Testament word for baptism is baptisma which means immersion).
We believe the church is the body of Christ.
Although we are many, we are one in Christ. Christians are scattered all over the world to plant local churches which are groups of Christians who worship and serve God at a specific location (Acts 8:1, 13:1, 14:23, 15:41, 20:17, Romans 16:1, 4, 5; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 4:17). We believe each individual church is separated with other churches by location only. They should be one in Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:28; Ezekiel 1:18). Christ is the head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23), Church is the body of Christ, and each of us is a part of the body (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:23). Therefore, neither any churches nor church related organizations have the rights to set themselves more superior than other churches and control over other churches. In the same manner, no Christian is more superior and has the power controlling over other fellow Christians (Mark 9:34-35; Luke 9:46-48; 1 Corinthians 12:22-26; 1 Peter 5:1-3). We, as brothers and sisters, are all equal in Christ.
We believe the “Holy Communion (also known as Eucharist or breaking of bread)” is essential in our worship as Jesus Christ told His disciples to do this in remembrance of Him (Matthew 26:26-29).
First century Christians made this a common practice in their worship (Acts 2:42, 46, 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). The bread and wine being served in Communion symbolize the body and the blood of Christ and they do not transubstantiate into the flesh and blood of Christ.
We believe the mission of the church is to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).
This includes spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8), bringing more men and women into the Lord (Acts 5:14, 11:21), teaching them the truth of the Scriptures (Matthew 28:20; Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 3:15, 4:11-13), training disciples (2 Timothy 2:2), planting churches (Ephesians 4:11-16), equipping, sending and supporting our brothers and sisters in Christ to carry on the same mission.