Statement of Faith
Article III (Constitution)
- The entire Bible of sixty-six books is consisted of Old and New Testaments as inspired by God and is inerrant and unchangeable. It is the sole and supreme authority and standard for the Christian faith and walk. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; Ps. 119:89; Jn. 12:47-48; Rev. 22:18-19).
- God is eternal and self-existing, and is the Creator and Lord of all things in heaven and earth, including mankind. He is the Triune God of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1; Ex. 3:14; Isa. 44:6; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Deu. 6:4.).
- Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, wholly God and wholly man. He was the Word became flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of Virgin Mary. Of His own volition He died on the cross, shedding His blood for the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of mankind, was buried and resurrected after three days, ascended into heaven and now sits on the right hand of God the Father as the only intercessor between God and man (Matt. 1: 18, 22-23; Jn 1: 14; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Acts 1:9; Heb. 10: 12; 7:22-25; Rom. 8:34; 1 Tim. 2:5).
- God the Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son in divine nature, in power and in existence. He convicts man unto repentance and effects the regeneration of sinners. He indwells the hearts of believers, teaching them the truth, bestows power to them to live lives of holiness and service to God (Jn. 14:16, 26; 16:8-14; Acts 1:8; I Co.r 12:4-1 1; Jn. 3:5-6; Rom. 8:9-16, 26-27).
- Man was created by God in His own image and form. Through the fall of Adam, sin entered into the world, contaminating the human race. Because of sin, man is separated from God, became corruptible and cannot save himself (Gen. 1:26-27; 3:1-24; Rom. 3:23; 5:12, 14; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3).
- Man’s redemption is possible solely through the grace of God. Only by accepting and trusting the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross, His death and resurrection can sinners be declared righteous, sins forgiven, and born again through the Holy Spirit, to become the children of God and preserved by God forever (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 10:9-10; 3:24; 5:8, 18; 2 Cor. 5:2 1; Titus 3:5; Jn. 3:5; 1: 12-13).
- The Church is the Body of Christ, the Household of God, and formed by the regenerated believers. All believers, through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, become the members of the Body of Christ, with Christ as the head of the Church. (Eph. 1:23; 5:23; Col. 1: 18; Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; 1 Tim. 3:15).
- Baptism and the Holy Communion are the ordinances celebrated by the church; they are believers’ testimonies before God and men (Matt. 28:18-19; Rom. 6:1-4; 1 Cor. 2: 23-29).
- The hope of glory of the Church is the imminent return of Christ, the rapture of the Church, and the establishment of a glorious kingdom reigned by Christ and the believers (Titus 2:11-13; 1 Th. 4:17; 1 Cor. 15:52; Jn 14:1-3; Acts 1: 11; I Tim. 2:12; Rev. 20: 4-6).
- In the last days, the dead will be resurrected, the believers will dwell with the Lord forever, the unbelievers will be separated from the Lord and receive eternal punishment (Rev. 20:1 I15; Jn 5:29; Matt. 25:46; Mk. 9:48; Heb. 9:27).