1. The Church
We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one and that it is universal and indivisible, composing of all men regardless of nationality, language, race or custom who have accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour having been baptised into His Body by the Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:13)
2. There is only One God
We believe there is only One God who has manifested Himself in the world in various forms throughout the ages and that He has specially revealed Himself as Father in the creation of the universe, as Son in the redemption of humanity, and as the Holy Spirit dwelling in the hearts of the believers. The first commandment is, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” (Mark 12:29, Deut.6:4). “But to us there is but one God” (I Corinthians 8:6).
3. Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born miraculously of the Virgin Mary through the work of the Holy Spirit and that at the same time He is the one and only true God (Romans 9:5; I John 5:20). We believe that God took upon Himself human form (John 1:14; I Tim. 3:16).
We believe that the divine attributes and the human nature of God were incorporated in an incomprehensible yet perfect form in Christ Jesus. We believe, therefore, that Jesus The Christ is God (Colossians 2:9), (Isa 7:14 – 15; 9: 6 – 7, Matt 1: 23,
John 1 : 1 – 14)
4. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as promised by God in the Old Testament and as poured forth after the glorification of our Lord Jesus Christ (Joel 2:28-29; John 7:37-39, 14:16-26; Acts 2:1-4). Furthermore, we believe that a person demonstrates that they have been baptised with the Holy Spirit through the evidence of speaking in new tongues or languages as the Spirit leads them.
We also believe that the Holy Spirit helps us form a Christian character (Galatians 5:22-25). This same Spirit endows us with gifts for the edification of the church (Romans 12:6-8; I Cor. 12:1-12; Ephesians 4:7-13).
5. Water Baptism
We believe in baptism by immersion in the Name of Jesus Christ and an Ordained Minister should administer it. That Baptism should be by immersion because it represents the death of a man unto sin, and resurrection unto life, which is like unto the death and resurrection of Christ (Romans 6:1-5). And in the name of Jesus Christ, since this was the practice of the Apostles and Ministers who baptised during the early period of the church according to the Holy scriptures (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:6, 22:16).
6. The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the literal practice of the Lord’s supper as instituted by Him (Matthew 26:26-29; Mark14: 22-25; Luke22: 15-20; I Cor.11: 23-26).
The object of this ceremony is to commemorate the death of our Lord Jesus Christ until His return to earth and to demonstrate the communion and fellowship existing among the believers. The Church also practices the additional ceremony of washing each other’s feet in conjunction with or without the Lord’s Supper as an act of humility and Christian fellowship (I Tim. 5:10).
7. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
We believe in the literal resurrection of Jesus Christ, which took place on the third day after His death as recorded in the Gospels (Matthew 27:60-64; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 25:1-12; 25:36-44; John 20:12-20). This resurrection had been foretold by the prophets (Isaiah 53:12).
8. The way we dress & Conduct ourselves
We believe that Gods children should not dress worldly. The beauty of holiness must be seen and demonstrated both inwardly and outwardly. That women should not wear or put on that which belonged to a man neither should a man that which belong to a woman. The children of God must be sober, grave and temperate. Gen 35:2 – 4, Ex 33:5 – 6, 1st Peter 3: 1 – 6 1st Tim 2 : 9 – 10, Titus 2:1-12
9. Divine Healing
We believe that God has the power to heal our physical bodies and is effected through the combination of the faith of the believer and power in the Name of Jesus Christ, whose Name is invoked when praying for the sick. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that those who believed in His Name would lay hands on the sick and they would recover (Mark 16:18). The sick should be anointed with oil in the Name of Jesus Christ by Ordained Ministers to effect the promise of the Lord (John 14:13; Psalm 103:1-4; Luke 9:1-3,10:9; I Cor.12: 9; James 5:14-16).
10. The resurrection of the Just and Unjust
We believe that there will be a literal resurrection of the dead in Christ and that they will be given a glorified and spiritual body in which they will live forever in the presence of the Lord (John 5:29; Acts 24:15; I Thess. 4:16; I Cor. 15:35-54). We believe also that there will be a resurrection of the unjust, but these will awake from the tombs, only to be judged and hear the hard sentence that will make them heirs of eternal fire (Matt.25: 26; John 5:29; Rev.20: 12-15; Mark 9:44).
11. The Rapture of the Church and the Millennium
We believe that the church, composed of the dead in Christ and the faithful living upon the earth at the time of the rapture, will be lifted, will meet the Lord in the air and will take part in the wedding feast of the Lamb of God. We believe this will take place before the Great Tribulation. Thereafter, the Church will descend with the Lord to earth to pass judgment upon the nations and it will reign with Christ for a thousand years. This period will be proceeded by the battle of Armageddon, which the Lord will end descending upon the Mount of Olives with all His host of angels (I Thess. 4:14-17; I Cor. 15:51-54; Phil. 3:20-21; Isaiah 65: 17-25; Dan.7: 27; Romans 11:25-27; Rev.20: 1-5).
12. The Final Judgment
We believe the Lord has prepared a judgment day in which all men who have died without Christ and those living upon the earth will participate. The Church will not be judged on this occasion. Upon termination of this judgment, the present heaven and earth will be renewed by fire and the faithful will dwell in the new Jerusalem (I Cor.5: 10; 6:2-3; Daniel 7:8-10, 7:14,18; Romans 2:16, 14:10; Rev.20:5-15, 21:1-6).