In our quest for revival and restoration, we recognize that before we can fully experience New Testament power, we must first return to New Testament patterns, principles and priorities. When the patterns are right, the Glory of God will manifest and His power will be released. The early Believers “continued steadfastly in the Apostle’s Doctrine, in fellowship, the breaking of bread and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42). As God restores these apostolic truths to His Church today, He is laying a foundation that can be built upon securely.
We must acknowledge that God is neither explained by nor limited to any set of doctrinal beliefs or statements. There is as well the danger, as church history has shown, of men limiting themselves by such articles, becoming totally unprepared to advance in God when the light of recovered truth begins to shine. We see the result of this in the many denominations and organizations around us. The trend among some, however, of declaring doctrine to be unnecessary or unimportant, is absolutely contrary to scripture. The Bible is clear on the importance of doctrine. It must not only be sound, pure and scriptural, but it must also be obeyed.
All beliefs have their roots in various teachings, true or false. These doctrines, when believed and practiced, determine not only our actions, but also our character and ultimately our destiny. Many otherwise sincere people have been led into deception. Thus, it is essential for us to be fully established in the doctrines as set forth in the scriptures. When a believer is established in the Apostle’s doctrine they will no longer be blown about by every wind of doctrine (Eph. 4:4) or become ensnared by the doctrines of demons (I Tim. 4:1).
— It does matter who and what we believe! —
(Titus 1:9,2:11; II Tim. 3; 14-17; I Tim. 4:6,13,16, 6:1-3)
In this age of “easy believeism” what the world needs most Is the reality of Jesus Christ and the true Gospel.
True Biblical Christianity is Pentecostal, Apostolic and Oneness.
We believe in the one everlasting True God who has revealed Himself as the Father in creation: through the Son in redemption; and as the Holy Ghost at work in the lives of believers. The basic and fundamental doctrine of this ministry shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance.
Statement of Faith
• In the One True and Living God who has manifested himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Dt 6:4; Mt 28:19, Lk 13:3, Jn 8:24)
• The Bible alone is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, our only guide to faith and conduct. (II Tim 3:16; II Pe 1:20-21)
• Created in the image and likeness of God, man was given authority and dominion over all creation. Through Adam’s transgression, sin and death entered into the world, man’s righteousness was lost and his authority and dominion was handed over to the devil. (Ge1:26-28; Ro 5:12; Lk 4:5-6)
• Because of his great love for us, God took upon himself the form of man and came to our aid. Thus, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God-truly God, truly man-was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of a virgin, was crucified, died and was buried. (Jn 3:16; Is 7:14; Jn 1:1-3; Jn 8:29; Acts 2:36; I Co 15:3,4)
• This same Jesus defeated Satan and all the powers of darkness, taking from them the keys of death and hell, and overcoming death itself, resurrected from the grave. No longer the only begotten Son, He arose the First-born from the dead, the First-born of a New Creation and First- born of many brethren. (Rev 1:5,18; Col 1:15-18 )
• Jesus ascended into heaven, giving gifts to men. Now seated at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for us all, He has sent forth his Spirit to indwell and empower believers. (Mk 16:19; Eph 4:8-11; Acts 2:33; Jn 16:7)
• As the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. You must be born again of water and the Spirit, receiving Him as Lord and Savior, in order to see the Kingdom of God. The righteousness, authority and dominion, lost by Adam in the Garden of Eden, is now restored In Christ. (Jn 3:5; Acts 2:38; I Tim 6:15; Jn 14:6; Jn 3:3; II Co 5:17,21)
• Water baptism is by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, in obedience to the direct command of the Word of God. In this ordinance, we are identified with our Lord in his death, burial and resurrection. (Mk 16:15,16; Acts 2:38; 8:12; 10:48; 19:5; 22:16)
• His promise to baptize believers with the Holy Ghost and fire. According to the scriptures and the experience of history, this is accompanied with the evidence of signs and wonders including speaking with other tongues, boldness to witness and ability to declare His Word in the demonstration of the Spirit and power. (Mt 3:11; Acts 1:4,5,8; Acts 2:4,38; Acts 4:31, I Co 2:4)
• All of the gifts of the spirit are functional in the church today, available to all believers. (I Co 12:1-12)
• In sanctification through the Word of God by the Holy Ghost, personal holiness and purity of heart and life. (Jn 15:3; I Th 4:3-4; I Pe 1:15)
• The substitutionary atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ paid not only for the salvation of our spirits but also for the healing of our bodies. Thus, divine healing, through faith in the Name of Jesus, is included in our redemption. (Is 53:4-5; Mt 8:17; I Pe 2:24)
• In the soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the eternal joy of the saved and the eternal punishment of the lost.
(I Th 4:14-18; Acts 1:9-11; Mt 25:31-46)
• As believers we have been given a universal commission to go into the entire world and preach the Gospel making disciples of all nations. These believers will lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. (Mk 16:15-20; Mt 28:18-20; Lk 24:47-49; Acts 1:8)
• God has set in his church, the five-fold ministry gifts of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, for the purpose of equipping of the saints. These anointed believers in turn carry out the work of ministry, thus building up the Body of Christ. (Eph 4:10-16)